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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223034/children-s-head-motion-during-fmri-tasks-is-heritable-and-stable-over-time
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Laura E Engelhardt, Mary Abbe Roe, Jenifer Juranek, Dana DeMaster, K Paige Harden, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, Jessica A Church
Head motion during fMRI scans negatively impacts data quality, and as post-acquisition techniques for addressing motion become increasingly stringent, data retention decreases. Studies conducted with adult participants suggest that movement acts as a relatively stable, heritable phenotype that serves as a marker for other genetically influenced phenotypes. Whether these patterns extend downward to childhood has critical implications for the interpretation and generalizability of fMRI data acquired from children...
February 1, 2017: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216320/coordination-of-orofacial-motor-actions-into-exploratory-behavior-by-rat
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Anastasia Kurnikova, Jeffrey D Moore, Song-Mao Liao, Martin Deschênes, David Kleinfeld
The delineation of sensorimotor circuits that guide exploration begins with an understanding of the pattern of motor outputs [1]. These motor patterns provide a clue to the form of the underlying circuits [2-4] (but see [5]). We focus on the behaviors that rodents use to explore their peripersonal space through goal-directed positioning of their nose, head, and vibrissae. Rodents sniff in response to novel odors, reward expectation, and as part of social interactions [6-12]. Sniffing serves olfaction [13, 14], while whisking synchronized to sniffing serves vibrissa-based touch [6, 15, 16]...
February 14, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208466/motion-of-a-colloidal-particle-in-a-nonuniform-director-field-of-a-nematic-liquid-crystal
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Beom-Kyu Lee, Sung-Jo Kim, Bohdan Lev, Jong-Hyun Kim
We investigate the dynamics of a single spherical particle immersed in a nematic liquid crystal. A nonuniform director field is imposed on the substrate by a stripe alignment pattern with splay deformation. The particle of homeotropic anchoring at the surface is accompanied by hyperbolic hedgehog or Saturn-ring defects. The particle motion is dependent on the defect structure. We study the two types of motions theoretically and confirm the obtained results experimentally. The particle accompanied by a hyperbolic hedgehog defect is pulled to a deformed region to relax the elastic deformation energy...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134966/coordinated-control-of-three-dimensional-components-of-smooth-pursuit-to-rotating-and-translating-textures
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Janick Edinger, Dinesh K Pai, Miriam Spering
Purpose: The neural control of pursuit eye movements to visual textures that simultaneously translate and rotate has largely been neglected. Here we propose that pursuit of such targets-texture pursuit-is a fully three-dimensional task that utilizes all three degrees of freedom of the eye, including torsion. Methods: Head-fixed healthy human adults (n = 8) tracked a translating and rotating random dot pattern, shown on a computer monitor, with their eyes. Horizontal, vertical, and torsional eye positions were recorded with a head-mounted eye tracker...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120283/surgical-management-of-complex-proximal-humeral-fractures-pinning-locked-plate-and-arthroplasty-clinical-results-and-functional-outcome-on-retrospective-series-of-patients
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I Repetto, M Alessio-Mazzola, P Cerruti, F Sanguineti, M Formica, L Felli
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to compare the clinical results and related complications of four different surgical treatments of complex proximal humeral fractures according to their classification and features of patients. METHODS: Between 2007 and 2011, 92 consecutive patients with diagnosis of three-four-part displaced fractures, fractures with head dislocation and head-splitting fractures were evaluated postoperatively with Constant-Murley score, disability of arm, shoulder and hand score and simple shoulder test...
January 24, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114478/dynamic-perspective-cues-enhance-depth-perception-from-motion-parallax
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Athena Buckthought, Ahmad Yoonessi, Curtis L Baker
Motion parallax, the perception of depth resulting from an observer's self-movement, has almost always been studied with random dot textures in simplified orthographic rendering. Here we examine depth from motion parallax in more naturalistic conditions using textures with an overall 1/f spectrum and dynamic perspective rendering. We compared depth perception for orthographic and perspective rendering, using textures composed of two types of elements: random dots and Gabor micropatterns. Relative texture motion (shearing) with square wave corrugation patterns was synchronized to horizontal head movement...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076435/walking-ahead-the-headed-social-force-model
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Francesco Farina, Daniele Fontanelli, Andrea Garulli, Antonio Giannitrapani, Domenico Prattichizzo
Human motion models are finding an increasing number of novel applications in many different fields, such as building design, computer graphics and robot motion planning. The Social Force Model is one of the most popular alternatives to describe the motion of pedestrians. By resorting to a physical analogy, individuals are assimilated to point-wise particles subject to social forces which drive their dynamics. Such a model implicitly assumes that humans move isotropically. On the contrary, empirical evidence shows that people do have a preferred direction of motion, walking forward most of the time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072803/neural-correlates-of-maladaptive-pain-behavior-in-chronic-neck-pain-a-single-case-control-fmri-study
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Konstantin Beinert, Audrey Mouthon, Martin Keller, Michael Mouthon, Jean-Marie Annoni, Wolfgang Taube
Chronic neck pain patients display functional impairments like decreased range of motion, decreased strength, and reduced sensorimotor function. In patients without structural damage, the reason for the persistence of pain is not well understood. Therefore, it is assumed that in chronic pain states, memory processes play an important role. We have now detected and tested a patient that might help us to better understand the neural correlates of maladaptive pain expectation/memory. This patient displays chronic neck pain and restricted unilateral motion of the cervical spine to the left...
January 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048642/su-f-t-364-monte-carlo-dose-verification-of-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-plans-using-aapm-tg-119-test-patterns
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R Onizuka, F Araki, T Ohno, Y Nakaguchi
PURPOSE: To investigate the Monte Carlo (MC)-based dose verification for VMAT plans by a treatment planning system (TPS). METHODS: The AAPM TG-119 test structure set was used for VMAT plans by the Pinnacle3 (convolution/superposition), using a Synergy radiation head of a 6 MV beam with the Agility MLC. The Synergy was simulated with the EGSnrc/BEAMnrc code, and VMAT dose distributions were calculated with the EGSnrc/DOSXYZnrc code by the same irradiation conditions as TPS...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046908/su-g-jep1-12-head-to-head-performance-characterization-of-two-multileaf-collimator-tracking-algorithms-for-radiotherapy
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V Caillet, R O'Brien, E Colvill, P Poulsen, D Moore, J Booth, A Sawant, P Keall
PURPOSE: Multi-leaf collimator (MLC) tracking is being clinically pioneered to continuously compensate for thoracic and abdominal motion during radiotherapy. The purpose of this work is to characterize the performance of two MLC tracking algorithms for cancer radiotherapy, based on a direct optimization and a piecewise leaf fitting approach respectively. METHODS: To test the algorithms, both physical and in silico experiments were performed. Previously published high and low modulation VMAT plans for lung and prostate cancer cases were used along with eight patient-measured organ-specific trajectories...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032370/modular-level-alterations-of-structure-function-coupling-in-schizophrenia-connectome
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Yu Sun, Zhongxiang Dai, Junhua Li, Simon L Collinson, Kang Sim
Convergent evidences have revealed that schizophrenia is associated with brain dysconnectivity, which leads to abnormal network organization. However, discrepancies were apparent between the structural connectivity (SC) and functional connectivity (FC) studies, and the relationship between structural and functional deficits in schizophrenia remains largely unknown. In this study, resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging and structural diffusion tensor imaging were performed in 20 patients with schizophrenia and 20 matched healthy volunteers (patients/controls = 19/17 after head motion rejection)...
December 29, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978830/angiopoietin-2-signaling-plays-a-critical-role-in-neural-crest-cell-migration
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Mary Cathleen McKinney, Rebecca McLennan, Paul M Kulesa
BACKGROUND: Collective neural crest cell migration is critical to the form and function of the vertebrate face and neck, distributing bone, cartilage, and nerve cells into peripheral targets that are intimately linked with head vasculature. The vasculature and neural crest structures are ultimately linked, but when and how these patterns develop in the early embryo are not well understood. RESULTS: Using in vivo imaging and sophisticated cell behavior analyses, we show that quail cranial neural crest and endothelial cells share common migratory paths, sort out in a dynamic multistep process, and display multiple types of motion...
December 15, 2016: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919100/viewpoint-oscillation-improves-the-perception-of-distance-travelled-based-on-optic-flow
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Martin Bossard, Cédric Goulon, Daniel R Mestre
When static observers are presented with a visual simulation of forward self-motion, they generally misestimate distance travelled relative to a previously seen distant target: It has been suggested that this finding can be accounted for by a "leaky path integration" model. In the present study, using a similar experimental procedure, this result was confirmed. It was also established that combining the translational optical flow with simulated head oscillations (similar to those during natural walking) improved the subjects' perception of the distance travelled in comparison with a purely translational flow...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915367/the-virtual-reality-head-mounted-display-oculus-rift-induces-motion-sickness-and-is-sexist-in-its-effects
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Justin Munafo, Meg Diedrick, Thomas A Stoffregen
Anecdotal reports suggest that motion sickness may occur among users of contemporary, consumer-oriented head-mounted display systems and that women may be at greater risk. We evaluated the nauseogenic properties of one such system, the Oculus Rift. The head-mounted unit included motion sensors that were sensitive to users' head movements, such that head movements could be used as control inputs to the device. In two experiments, seated participants played one of two virtual reality games for up to 15 min. In Experiment 1, 22% of participants reported motion sickness, and the difference in incidence between men and women was not significant...
December 3, 2016: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895619/a-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-head-movements-in-cervical-dystonia
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Cecília N Prudente, Randall Stilla, Shivangi Singh, Cathrin Buetefisch, Marian Evatt, Stewart A Factor, Alan Freeman, Xiaoping Philip Hu, Ellen J Hess, K Sathian, H A Jinnah
Cervical dystonia (CD) is a neurological disorder characterized by abnormal movements and postures of the head. The brain regions responsible for these abnormal movements are not well understood, because most imaging techniques for assessing regional brain activity cannot be used when the head is moving. Recently, we mapped brain activation in healthy individuals using functional magnetic resonance imaging during isometric head rotation, when muscle contractions occur without actual head movements. In the current study, we used the same methods to explore the neural substrates for head movements in subjects with CD who had predominantly rotational abnormalities (torticollis)...
2016: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871096/responses-and-injuries-to-pmhs-in-side-facing-and-oblique-seats-in-horizontal-longitudinal-sled-tests-per-faa-emergency-landing-conditions
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John R Humm, Narayan Yoganandan, Frank A Pintar, Richard L DeWeese, David M Moorcroft, Amanda M Taylor, Brian Peterson
The objective of the present exploratory study is to understand occupant responses in oblique and side-facing seats in the aviation environment, which are increasingly installed in modern aircrafts. Sled tests were conducted using intact Post Mortem Human Surrogates (PMHS) seated in custom seats approximating standard aircraft geometry. End conditions were selected to represent candidate aviation seat and restraint configurations. Three-dimensional head center-of-gravity linear accelerations, head angular velocities, and linear accelerations of the T1, T6, and T12 spinous processes, and sacrum were obtained...
November 2016: Stapp Car Crash Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869148/motor-noise-is-rich-signal-in-autism-research-and-pharmacological-treatments
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E B Torres, K Denisova
The human body is in constant motion, from every breath that we take, to every visibly purposeful action that we perform. Remaining completely still on command is a major achievement as involuntary fluctuations in our motions are difficult to keep under control. Here we examine the noise-to-signal ratio of micro-movements present in time-series of head motions extracted from resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging scans in 1048 participants. These included individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and healthy-controls in shared data from the Autism Brain Imaging Data Exchange (ABIDE) and the Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD-200) databases...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814855/older-adult-alexander-technique-practitioners-walk-differently-than-healthy-age-matched-controls
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Kate A Hamel, Christopher Ross, Brooke Schultz, Matthew O'Neill, David I Anderson
The Alexander Technique (AT) seeks to eliminate harmful patterns of tension that interfere with the control of posture and movement and in doing so, it may serve as a viable intervention method for increasing gait efficacy in older adults. The purpose of this study was to compare the comfortable pace gait kinematics of older AT practitioners with those of healthy, age-matched controls. Participants were six licensed AT practitioners and seven healthy age-matched controls between the ages of 61-76. During the stance phase, AT participants exhibited significantly greater ankle stance range of motion (ROM) and plantar flexion at toe off, as well as lower ROM of the trunk and head compared to controls...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811303/developmental-changes-in-head-movement-kinematics-during-swimming-in-xenopus-laevis-tadpoles
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Sara Hänzi, Hans Straka
During the post-embryonic developmental growth of animals, a number of physiological parameters such as locomotor performance, dynamics and behavioural repertoire are adjusted to match the requirements determined by changes in body size, proportions and shape. Moreover, changes in movement parameters also cause changes in the dynamics of self-generated sensory stimuli, to which motion-detecting sensory systems have to adapt. Here, we examined head movements and swimming kinematics of Xenopus laevis tadpoles with a body length of 10-45 mm (developmental stage 46-54) and compared these parameters with fictive swimming, recorded as ventral root activity in semi-intact in vitro preparations...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781442/synchronization-of-multi-agent-systems-with-metric-topological-interactions
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Lin Wang, Guanrong Chen
A hybrid multi-agent systems model integrating the advantages of both metric interaction and topological interaction rules, called the metric-topological model, is developed. This model describes planar motions of mobile agents, where each agent can interact with all the agents within a circle of a constant radius, and can furthermore interact with some distant agents to reach a pre-assigned number of neighbors, if needed. Some sufficient conditions imposed only on system parameters and agent initial states are presented, which ensure achieving synchronization of the whole group of agents...
September 2016: Chaos
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