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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410608/toward-a-neuroscience-of-adult-cognitive-developmental-theory
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Fady Girgis, Darrin J Lee, Amir Goodarzi, Jochen Ditterich
Piaget's genetic epistemology has provided the constructivist approach upon which child developmental theories were founded, in that infants are thought to progress through distinct cognitive stages until they reach maturity in their early 20's. However, it is now well established that cognition continues to develop after early adulthood, and several "neo-Piagetian" theories have emerged in an attempt to better characterize adult cognitive development. For example, Kegan's Constructive Developmental Theory (CDT) argues that the thought processes used by adults to construct their reality change over time, and reaching higher stages of cognitive development entails becoming objectively aware of emotions and beliefs that were previously in the realm of the subconscious...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409999/errors-can-elicit-an-error-positivity-in-the-absence-of-an-error-negativity-evidence-for-independent-systems-of-human-error-monitoring
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Francesco Di Gregorio, Martin E Maier, Marco Steinhauser
Errors in human behavior elicit a cascade of brain activity related to performance monitoring and error detection. Whereas the early error-related negativity (Ne/ERN) has been assumed to reflect a fast mismatch or prediction error signal in the medial frontal cortex, the later error positivity (Pe) is viewed as a correlate of conscious error processing. A still open question is whether these components represent two independent systems of error monitoring that rely on different types of information to detect an error...
January 30, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29409683/neural-correlates-of-unconsciousness-in-large-scale-brain-networks
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REVIEW
George A Mashour, Anthony G Hudetz
The biological basis of consciousness is one of the most challenging and fundamental questions in 21st century science. A related pursuit aims to identify the neural correlates and causes of unconsciousness. We review current trends in the investigation of physiological, pharmacological, and pathological states of unconsciousness at the level of large-scale functional brain networks. We focus on the roles of brain connectivity, repertoire, graph-theoretical techniques, and neural dynamics in understanding the functional brain disconnections and reduced complexity that appear to characterize these states...
February 3, 2018: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391838/spotlight-on-dream-recall-the-ages-of-dreams
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REVIEW
Anastasia Mangiaruga, Serena Scarpelli, Chiara Bartolacci, Luigi De Gennaro
Brain and sleep maturation covary across different stages of life. At the same time, dream generation and dream recall are intrinsically dependent on the development of neural systems. The aim of this paper is to review the existing studies about dreaming in infancy, adulthood, and the elderly stage of life, assessing whether dream mentation may reflect changes of the underlying cerebral activity and cognitive processes. It should be mentioned that some evidence from childhood investigations, albeit still weak and contrasting, revealed a certain correlation between cognitive skills and specific features of dream reports...
2018: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377435/breakdown-in-the-temporal-and-spatial-organization-of-spontaneous-brain-activity-during-general-anesthesia
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Jianfeng Zhang, Zirui Huang, Yali Chen, Jun Zhang, Diana Ghinda, Yuliya Nikolova, Jinsong Wu, Jianghui Xu, Wenjie Bai, Ying Mao, Zhong Yang, Niall Duncan, Pengmin Qin, Hao Wang, Bing Chen, Xuchu Weng, Georg Northoff
Which temporal features that can characterize different brain states (i.e., consciousness or unconsciousness) is a fundamental question in the neuroscience of consciousness. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI), we investigated the spatial patterns of two temporal features: the long-range temporal correlations (LRTCs), measured by power-law exponent (PLE), and temporal variability, measured by standard deviation (SD) during wakefulness and anesthetic-induced unconsciousness. We found that both PLE and SD showed global reductions across the whole brain during anesthetic state comparing to wakefulness...
January 28, 2018: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364232/recording-brain-electromagnetic-activity-during-the-administration-of-the-gaseous-anesthetic-agents-xenon-and-nitrous-oxide-in-healthy-volunteers
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Andria Pelentritou, Levin Kuhlmann, John Cormack, Will Woods, Jamie Sleigh, David Liley
Anesthesia arguably provides one of the only systematic ways to study the neural correlates of global consciousness/unconsciousness. However to date most neuroimaging or neurophysiological investigations in humans have been confined to the study of γ-Amino-Butyric-Acid-(GABA)-receptor-agonist-based anesthetics, while the effects of dissociative N-Methyl-D-Aspartate-(NMDA)-receptor-antagonist-based anesthetics ketamine, nitrous oxide (N2O) and xenon (Xe) are largely unknown. This paper describes the methods underlying the simultaneous recording of magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG) from healthy males during inhalation of the gaseous anesthetic agents N2O and Xe...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355647/reliability-in-reporting-perceptual-experience-behaviour-and-electrophysiology-in-hemianopic-patients
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Chiara Mazzi, Chiara Francesca Tagliabue, Gaetano Mazzeo, Silvia Savazzi
Patients with hemianopia can present with the so called blindsight phenomenon: the ability to perform above chance in the absence of acknowledged awareness. Proper awareness reports are, thus, crucial to distinguish pure forms of blindsight from forms of conscious, yet degraded, vision. It has in fact been recently shown that 1) dichotomous and graded measures to assess awareness can lead to different behavioural results in patients with hemianopia and that 2) different grades of perceptual clarity show different electrophysiological correlates in healthy participants...
January 16, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344763/visual-awareness-negativity-is-an-early-neural-correlate-of-awareness-a-preregistered-study-with-two-gabor-sizes
#8
Rasmus Eklund, Stefan Wiens
Electrophysiological recordings are commonly used to study the neural correlates of consciousness in humans. Previous research is inconsistent as to whether awareness can be indexed with visual awareness negativity (VAN) at about 200 ms or if it occurs later. The present study was preregistered with two main aims: First, to provide independent evidence for or against the presence of VAN, and second, to study whether stimulus size may account for the inconsistent findings. Subjects were shown low-contrast Gaussian filtered gratings (Gabor patches) in the four visual quadrants...
January 18, 2018: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29249806/cortical-high-gamma-network-oscillations-and-connectivity-a-translational-index-for-antipsychotics-to-normalize-aberrant-neurophysiological-activity
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A Ahnaou, H Huysmans, T Van de Casteele, W H I M Drinkenburg
Oscillatory activity in the gamma frequency range is a critical mechanism, which integrates neural networks within and across brain structures during cognitive processes. In schizophrenia, abnormalities in high gamma oscillations are ubiquitous and most likely reflect dysfunction in neuronal networks. In conscious rats, disturbed network oscillations associated with positive symptoms and cognitive deficits were modeled in different cortical areas by the dopaminergic agonist (amphetamine) and the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor antagonists (PCP and MK801)...
December 18, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234817/neural-plasticity-and-its-initiating-conditions-in-tinnitus
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REVIEW
L E Roberts
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Deafferentation caused by cochlear pathology (which can be hidden from the audiogram) activates forms of neural plasticity in auditory pathways, generating tinnitus and its associated conditions including hyperacusis. This article discusses tinnitus mechanisms and suggests how these mechanisms may relate to those involved in normal auditory information processing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Research findings from animal models of tinnitus and from electromagnetic imaging of tinnitus patients are reviewed which pertain to the role of deafferentation and neural plasticity in tinnitus and hyperacusis...
December 12, 2017: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232704/do-early-neural-correlates-of-visual-consciousness-show-the-oblique-effect-a-binocular-rivalry-and-event-related-potential-study
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Bradley N Jack, Urte Roeber, Robert P O'Shea
When dissimilar images are presented one to each eye, we do not see both images; rather, we see one at a time, alternating unpredictably. This is called binocular rivalry, and it has recently been used to study brain processes that correlate with visual consciousness, because perception changes without any change in the sensory input. Such studies have used various types of images, but the most popular have been gratings: sets of bright and dark lines of orthogonal orientations presented one to each eye. We studied whether using cardinal rival gratings (vertical, 0°, and horizontal, 90°) versus oblique rival gratings (left-oblique, -45°, and right-oblique, 45°) influences early neural correlates of visual consciousness, because of the oblique effect: the tendency for visual performance to be greater for cardinal gratings than for oblique gratings...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225064/intracranial-high-%C3%AE-connectivity-distinguishes-wakefulness-from-sleep
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Ezequiel Mikulan, Eugenia Hesse, Lucas Sedeño, Tristán Bekinschtein, Mariano Sigman, María Del Carmen García, Walter Silva, Carlos Ciraolo, Adolfo M García, Agustín Ibáñez
Neural synchrony in the γ-band is considered a fundamental process in cortical computation and communication and it has also been proposed as a crucial correlate of consciousness. However, the latter claim remains inconclusive, mainly due to methodological limitations, such as the spectral constraints of scalp-level electroencephalographic recordings or volume-conduction confounds. Here, we circumvented these caveats by comparing γ-band connectivity between two global states of consciousness via intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG), which provides the most reliable measurements of high-frequency activity in the human brain...
December 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196672/network-properties-in-transitions-of-consciousness-during-propofol-induced-sedation
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Minji Lee, Robert D Sanders, Seul-Ki Yeom, Dong-Ok Won, Kwang-Suk Seo, Hyun Jeong Kim, Giulio Tononi, Seong-Whan Lee
Reliable electroencephalography (EEG) signatures of transitions between consciousness and unconsciousness under anaesthesia have not yet been identified. Herein we examined network changes using graph theoretical analysis of high-density EEG during patient-titrated propofol-induced sedation. Responsiveness was used as a surrogate for consciousness. We divided the data into five states: baseline, transition into unresponsiveness, unresponsiveness, transition into responsiveness, and recovery. Power spectral analysis showed that delta power increased from responsiveness to unresponsiveness...
December 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180950/dissociable-electroencephalograph-correlates-of-visual-awareness-and-feature-based-attention
#14
Yifan Chen, Xiaochun Wang, Yanglan Yu, Ying Liu
Background: The relationship between awareness and attention is complex and controversial. A growing body of literature has shown that the neural bases of consciousness and endogenous attention (voluntary attention) are independent. The important role of exogenous attention (reflexive attention) on conscious experience has been noted in several studies. However, exogenous attention can also modulate subliminal processing, suggesting independence between the two processes. The question of whether visual awareness and exogenous attention rely on independent mechanisms under certain circumstances remains unanswered...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176808/initial-state-dependent-robust-transient-neural-dynamics-encode-conscious-visual-perception
#15
Alexis T Baria, Brian Maniscalco, Biyu J He
Recent research has identified late-latency, long-lasting neural activity as a robust correlate of conscious perception. Yet, the dynamical nature of this activity is poorly understood, and the mechanisms governing its presence or absence and the associated conscious perception remain elusive. We applied dynamic-pattern analysis to whole-brain slow (< 5 Hz) cortical dynamics recorded by magnetoencephalography (MEG) in human subjects performing a threshold-level visual perception task. Up to 1 second before stimulus onset, brain activity pattern across widespread cortices significantly predicted whether a threshold-level visual stimulus was later consciously perceived...
November 27, 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170071/cortical-networks-for-auditory-detection-with-and-without-informational-masking-task-effects-and-implications-for-conscious-perception
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Katrin Wiegand, Sabine Heiland, Christian H Uhlig, Andrew R Dykstra, Alexander Gutschalk
Ambiguous and masked stimuli have been used to study conscious perception by comparing neural activity during different percepts of identical physical stimuli. One limitation of this approach is that it typically requires a reporting task that may engage neural processes beyond those required for conscious perception. Here, we explored potential fMRI correlates of auditory conscious perception with and without overt report. In experiment 1, regular tone patterns were presented as targets under informational masking, and participants reported their percepts on each trial...
November 21, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160232/direct-electrical-stimulation-of-human-cortex-evokes-high-gamma-activity-that-predicts-conscious-somatosensory-perception
#17
Leah Muller, John D Rolston, Neal P Fox, Robert Knowlton, Vikram Rao, Edward F Chang
OBJECTIVE: Direct electrical stimulation (DES) is a clinical gold standard for human brain mapping and readily evokes conscious percepts, yet the neurophysiological changes underlying these percepts are not well understood. APPROACH: To determine the neural correlates of DES, we stimulated the somatosensory cortex of ten human participants at frequency-amplitude combinations that both elicited and failed to elicit conscious percepts, meanwhile recording neural activity directly surrounding the stimulation site...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neural Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159190/divergent-neural-responses-to-narrative-speech-in-disorders-of-consciousness
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Ivan Iotzov, Brian C Fidali, Agustin Petroni, Mary M Conte, Nicholas D Schiff, Lucas C Parra
Objective: Clinical assessment of auditory attention in patients with disorders of consciousness is often limited by motor impairment. Here, we employ intersubject correlations among electroencephalography responses to naturalistic speech in order to assay auditory attention among patients and healthy controls. Methods: Electroencephalographic data were recorded from 20 subjects with disorders of consciousness and 14 healthy controls during of two narrative audio stimuli, presented both forwards and time-reversed...
November 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158992/hrv-derived-data-similarity-and-distribution-index-based-on-ensemble-neural-network-for-measuring-depth-of-anaesthesia
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Quan Liu, Li Ma, Ren-Chun Chiu, Shou-Zen Fan, Maysam F Abbod, Jiann-Shing Shieh
Evaluation of depth of anaesthesia (DoA) is critical in clinical surgery. Indices derived from electroencephalogram (EEG) are currently widely used to quantify DoA. However, there are known to be inaccurate under certain conditions; therefore, experienced anaesthesiologists rely on the monitoring of vital signs such as body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, and blood pressure to control the procedure. Because of the lack of an ideal approach for quantifying level of consciousness, studies have been conducted to develop improved methods of measuring DoA...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122959/prefrontal-oxygenation-correlates-to-the-responses-in-facial-skin-blood-flows-during-exposure-to-pleasantly-charged-movie
#20
Kanji Matsukawa, Kana Endo, Ryota Asahara, Miho Yoshikawa, Shinya Kusunoki, Tomoko Ishida
Our laboratory reported that facial skin blood flow may serve as a sensitive tool to assess an emotional status. Cerebral neural correlates during emotional interventions should be sought in relation to the changes in facial skin blood flow. To test the hypothesis that prefrontal activity has positive relation to the changes in facial skin blood flow during emotionally charged stimulation, we examined the dynamic changes in prefrontal oxygenation (with near-infrared spectroscopy) and facial skin blood flows (with two-dimensional laser speckle and Doppler flowmetry) during emotionally charged audiovisual challenges for 2 min (by viewing comedy, landscape, and horror movie) in 14 subjects...
November 2017: Physiological Reports
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