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Cognition and Behavior

Section edited by Thomas Münte and Robert Gerlai

This section covers all aspects of behavioral neuroscience and learning in humans and animal models. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: executive function, behavior, learning, memory, behavioral neurogenetics, neuroimaging, MRI (functional and structural).

  1. Hypoxia inhibits the uptake of glutamate (a major neurotransmitter in the brain closely related to cognitive function) into brain cells, and the initial response of cells to cortical hypoxia depends on glutama...

    Authors: Young-Sung Kim, Young Ju Won, Byung Gun Lim, Too Jae Min, Yeon-Hwa Kim and Il Ok Lee

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2020 21:29

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  2. Previous studies suggest that persistent exposure to social stress in mammals may be associated with multiple physiological effects. Here, we examine the effects of social stress in rats, i.e. repeated social ...

    Authors: Dhaksshaginy Rajalingam, Ingeborg Nymoen, Daniel Pitz Jacobsen, Mina Baarnes Eriksen, Erik Dissen, Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Ståle Valvatne Einarsen and Johannes Gjerstad

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2020 21:25

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  3. Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by difficulties identifying and describing feelings, an externally oriented style of thinking, and a reduced inclination to imagination. Previous research has s...

    Authors: Nicole Rosenberg, Klas Ihme, Vladimir Lichev, Julia Sacher, Michael Rufer, Hans Jörgen Grabe, Harald Kugel, André Pampel, Jöran Lepsien, Anette Kersting, Arno Villringer and Thomas Suslow

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2020 21:23

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  4. Mental fatigue is usually caused by long-term cognitive activities, mainly manifested as drowsiness, difficulty in concentrating, decreased alertness, disordered thinking, slow reaction, lethargy, reduced work...

    Authors: Gang Li, Shan Huang, Wanxiu Xu, Weidong Jiao, Yonghua Jiang, Zhao Gao and Jianhua Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2020 21:20

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  5. Empathy refers to the ability to recognise and share emotions with others. Several research groups have recognised observational fear in mice as a useful behavioural model for assessing their ability to empath...

    Authors: Hiroshi Ueno, Shunsuke Suemitsu, Shinji Murakami, Naoya Kitamura, Kenta Wani, Yu Takahashi, Yosuke Matsumoto, Motoi Okamoto and Takeshi Ishihara

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2020 21:19

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  1. There has been much discussion recently about the occurrence of neuropsychological complications during the perioperative period. Diabetes is known to be one of the metabolic risk factors. Although the number ...

    Authors: Momoka Nishimura, Yuki Nomura, Moritoki Egi, Norihiko Obata, Makoto Tsunoda and Satoshi Mizobuchi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2020 21:8

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  2. It is difficult to set up a balanced higher-order full-factorial experiment that can capture multiple intricate interactions between cognitive and psycholinguistic factors underlying bilingual speech productio...

    Authors: Severin Schramm, Noriko Tanigawa, Lorena Tussis, Bernhard Meyer, Nico Sollmann and Sandro M. Krieg

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2020 21:3

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  3. Ketamine has been reported to cause neonatal neurotoxicity in a variety of developing animal models. Various studies have been conducted to study the mechanism of neurotoxicity for general anesthetic use durin...

    Authors: Zhanqiang Zhao, Bing Li, Yuqing Wu, Xujun Chen, Yan Guo, Yang Shen and He Huang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:60

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  4. Neurological complications may occur in patients with acute or chronic renal failure; however, in cases of acute renal failure, the signs and symptoms are usually more pronounced, and progressed rapidly. Oxida...

    Authors: Fatemeh Sharifi, Parham Reisi and Maryam Malek

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:52

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  5. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the stability of brain arousal in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) outpatients with and without depressive symptomatology, and its association ...

    Authors: Jue Huang, Christine Ulke and Maria Strauss

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:43

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  6. Cardiovascular conditions contribute to brain volume loss, reduced cerebrovascular health, and increased dementia risk in aging adults. Altered hippocampal connectivity has also been observed in individuals wi...

    Authors: Liesel-Ann C. Meusel, Carol E. Greenwood, Andrea Maione, Ekaterina Tchistiakova, Bradley J. MacIntosh and Nicole D. Anderson

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:37

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  7. Pre-treatment with the corticotropin-releasing factor antagonist α-helical CRF9-41 prevents inhibition of gastric emptying by cocaine-and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide at a dorsal hindbrain level, b...

    Authors: Ulrika Smedh, Karen A. Scott and Timothy H. Moran

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:11

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  8. Gulf War Illness (GWI) affects 30% of veterans from the 1991 Gulf War and has no known cause. Everyday symptoms include pain, fatigue, migraines, and dyscognition. A striking syndromic feature is post-exertion...

    Authors: Rakib U. Rayhan, Stuart D. Washington, Richard Garner, Kristina Zajur, Florencia Martinez Addiego, John W. VanMeter and James N. Baraniuk

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:7

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  9. To prevent and control dementia, many scholars have focused on the transition stage between normal ageing and dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) which is a key interventional target for dementia. Studie...

    Authors: Ying Xu, Zhijie Qiu, Jingfang Zhu, Jiao Liu, Jingsong Wu, Jing Tao and Lidian Chen

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2019 20:2

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  10. The proteasome system plays an important role in synaptic plasticity. Induction and maintenance of long term potentiation is directly dependent on selective targeting of proteins for proteasomal degradation. T...

    Authors: Julia Adelöf, My Andersson, Michelle Porritt, Anne Petersen, Madeleine Zetterberg, John Wiseman and Malin Hernebring

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:70

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  11. Epidemiological surveys and studies with animal models have established a relationship between maternal stress and affective disorders in their offspring. However, whether maternal depression before pregnancy ...

    Authors: Sheng Wei, Zifa Li, Meng Ren, Jieqiong Wang, Jie Gao, Yinghui Guo, Kaiyong Xu, Fang Li, Dehao Zhu, Hao Zhang, Rongju Lv and Mingqi Qiao

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:61

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  12. Environmental uncertainty, such as food deprivation, may alter internal milieu of nervous system through various mechanisms. In combination with circumstances of stress or aging, high consumption of unsaturate...

    Authors: Noushin Nikray, Isaac Karimi, Zahraminoosh Siavashhaghighi, Lora A. Becker and Mohammad Mehdi Mofatteh

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:59

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  13. Intracranial Self-Stimulation (ICSS) of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB) is a deep brain stimulation procedure, which has a powerful enhancement effect on explicit and implicit memory. However, the downstream...

    Authors: Elisabet Kádár, Eva Vico Varela, Laura Aldavert-Vera, Gemma Huguet, Ignacio Morgado-Bernal and Pilar Segura-Torres

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:48

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  14. Visuospatial attention is executed by the frontoparietal cortical areas of the brain. Damage to these areas can result in visual neglect. We therefore aimed to assess a combination of the greyscales task and r...

    Authors: Katrin Giglhuber, Stefanie Maurer, Claus Zimmer, Bernhard Meyer and Sandro M. Krieg

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:40

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  15. Memory performance of an individual (within the age range: 50–55 years old) showing superior memory abilities (protagonist PR) was compared to an age- and education-matched reference group in a historical fact...

    Authors: Thorsten Fehr, Angelica Staniloiu, Hans J. Markowitsch, Peter Erhard and Manfred Herrmann

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:35

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  16. Numerous studies have investigated the neural underpinnings of passive and active deviance and target detection in the well-known auditory oddball paradigm by means of event-related potentials (ERPs) or functiona...

    Authors: Christoph Justen and Cornelia Herbert

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:25

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  17. Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) refers to the responsiveness of cerebral vasculature to vasoactive stimuli. CVR is an indicator of brain health and can be assessed using vasodilatory techniques and magnetic r...

    Authors: Sarah J. Catchlove, Andrew Pipingas, Matthew E. Hughes and Helen Macpherson

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:21

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  18. Understanding the process of relapse to abused drugs and ultimately developing treatments that can reduce the incidence of relapse remains the primary goal for the study of substance dependence. Therefore, exp...

    Authors: Tingting Ning, Changlong Leng, Lin Chen, Baomiao Ma and Xiaokang Gong

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2018 19:4

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  19. PDE4 cyclic nucleotide phosphodiesterases regulate 3′, 5′ cAMP abundance in the CNS and thereby regulate PKA activity and phosphorylation of CREB, which has been implicated in learning and memory, depression a...

    Authors: Susan L. Campbell, Thomas van Groen, Inga Kadish, Lisa High Mitchell Smoot and Graeme B. Bolger

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:77

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  20. In-vivo observations of neural processes during human aggressive behavior are difficult to obtain, limiting the number of studies in this area. To address this gap, the present study implemented a social react...

    Authors: Jonathan Repple, Christina M. Pawliczek, Bianca Voss, Steven Siegel, Frank Schneider, Nils Kohn and Ute Habel

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:73

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  21. Most studies of brain structure and function, and their relationships to cognitive ability, have relied on inter-individual variability in magnetic resonance (MR) images. Intra-individual variability is often ign...

    Authors: Elisa Filevich, Nina Lisofsky, Maxi Becker, Oisin Butler, Martyna Lochstet, Johan Martensson, Elisabeth Wenger, Ulman Lindenberger and Simone Kühn

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:65

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  22. It has been reported that internet gaming disorder (IGD) and smokers with nicotine dependence (SND) share clinical characteristics, such as over-engagement despite negative consequences and cravings. This stud...

    Authors: Xin Ge, Yawen Sun, Xu Han, Yao Wang, Weina Ding, Mengqiu Cao, Yasong Du, Jianrong Xu and Yan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:54

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  23. EEG studies investigating the neural networks that facilitate action observation (AO) and kinaesthetic motor imagery (KMI) have shown reduced, or desynchronized, power in the alpha (8–12 Hz) and beta (13–30 Hz...

    Authors: Paula M. Di Nota, Julie M. Chartrand, Gabriella R. Levkov, Rodrigo Montefusco-Siegmund and Joseph F. X. DeSouza

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:28

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  24. The study investigates oscillatory brain activity during working memory (WM) tasks. The tasks employed varied in two dimensions. First, they differed in complexity from average to highly demanding. Second, we ...

    Authors: Yuri G. Pavlov and Boris Kotchoubey

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:26

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  25. Yawning is a stereotyped behavior that enhances blood flow to the skull, and the resulting counterflow has been hypothesized as a mechanism for brain cooling. Studies have shown that yawns are strongly associa...

    Authors: Jose R. Eguibar, Carlos A. Uribe, Carmen Cortes, Amando Bautista and Andrew C. Gallup

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:3

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  26. In view of age-related brain changes, identifying factors that are associated with healthy aging are of great interest. In the present study, we compared the functional brain network characteristics of three g...

    Authors: Julia C. Binder, Ladina Bezzola, Aurea I. S. Haueter, Carina Klein, Jürg Kühnis, Hansruedi Baetschmann and Lutz Jäncke

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:2

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  27. It is known that tooth loss is known to be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and soft diet feeding induces memory impairment. Recent studies have shown that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is asso...

    Authors: Yosuke Takeda, Hiroshi Oue, Shinsuke Okada, Akira Kawano, Katsunori Koretake, Makoto Michikawa, Yasumasa Akagawa and Kazuhiro Tsuga

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:81

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  28. Understanding the relationship between a stimulus and how it is perceived reveals fundamental principles about the mechanisms of sensory perception. While this stimulus-percept problem is mostly understood for...

    Authors: Andreas Keller and Leslie B. Vosshall

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:55

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  29. Recent research has documented structural brain abnormalities in various criminal offenders. However, there have been few brain imaging studies of sex offenders, and none on white matter integrity. The curren...

    Authors: Chiao-Yun Chen, Adrian Raine, Kun-Hsien Chou, I-Yun Chen, Daisy Hung and Ching-Po Lin

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:45

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  30. Deception can distort psychological tests on socially sensitive topics. Understanding the cerebral processes that are involved in such faking can be useful in detection and prevention of deception. Previous re...

    Authors: Wanja Wolff, Sebastian Schindler, Christoph Englert, Ralf Brand and Johanna Kissler

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:18

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  31. Smartphone use while walking is becoming a public concern owing to an increased risk of falling that can result from cognitive-motor interference. We evaluated prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity in participants ...

    Authors: Naoyuki Takeuchi, Takayuki Mori, Yoshimi Suzukamo, Naofumi Tanaka and Shin-Ichi Izumi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:9

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  32. Speech-related disorders may refer to impairment of temporal analysis in the human auditory system. By the advance of non-invasive brain stimulation new forms of therapy arise. In the present study, we examine...

    Authors: Kai Heimrath, Anna Fischer, Hans-Jochen Heinze and Tino Zaehle

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:8

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  33. In highly complex social settings, an animal’s motivational drive to pursue an object depends not only on the intrinsic properties of the object, but also on whether the decision-making animal perceives an ob...

    Authors: Fang Li, Wen-Yu Cao, Fu-Lian Huang, Wen-Jing Kang, Xiao-Lin Zhong, Zhao-Lan Hu, Hong-Tao Wang, Juan Zhang, Jian-Yi Zhang, Ru-Ping Dai, Xin-Fu Zhou and Chang-Qi Li

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:3

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  34. Both exaggerated and diminished reactivity to stress can be maladaptive. Previous studies have shown that performing increasingly difficult tasks leads first to increased reactivity and then to a blunted respo...

    Authors: Gabriela Guerra Leal Souza, Ana Carolina Ferraz Mendonça-de-Souza, Antônio Fernando Araújo Duarte, Nastassja Lopes Fischer, Wanderson Fernandes Souza, Evandro Silva Freire Coutinho, Ivan Figueira and Eliane Volchan

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2015 16:81

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  35. Sub-optimal functioning of the dorsal prefrontal cortex (PFC) is associated with executive dysfunction, such as set-shifting deficits, in neurological and psychiatric disorders. We tested this hypothesis by in...

    Authors: Niels J H M Gerrits, Odile A van den Heuvel and Ysbrand D van der Werf

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2015 16:45

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  36. Rats lever-press for access to running wheels suggesting that wheel running by itself is reinforcing. Furthermore, pairings of an episode of wheel running and subsequent confinement in a specific environment c...

    Authors: Alexandra Trost and Wolfgang Hauber

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:124

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  37. Shortened rapid eye movement (REM) sleep latency and increased REM sleep amount are presumed biological markers of depression. These sleep alterations are also observable in several animal models of depression...

    Authors: Diána Kostyalik, Szilvia Vas, Zita Kátai, Tamás Kitka, István Gyertyán, Gyorgy Bagdy and László Tóthfalusi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:120

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  38. Dystonia is often currently treated with botulinum toxin injections to spastic muscles, or deep brain stimulation to the basal ganglia. In addition to these pharmacological or neurosurgical measures, a new non...

    Authors: Yasunari Hashimoto, Tetsuo Ota, Masahiko Mukaino, Meigen Liu and Junichi Ushiba

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:103

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  39. The Error-related negativity (ERN) is a component of the event-related brain potentials elicited by error commission. The ERN is thought to reflect cognitive control processes aiming to improve performance. As pr...

    Authors: Christelle Beaulieu, Marie-Ève Bourassa, Benoit Brisson, Pierre Jolicoeur and Louis De Beaumont

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:102

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  40. Emotional information is frequently processed below the level of consciousness, where subcortical regions of the brain are thought to play an important role. In the absence of conscious visual experience, pati...

    Authors: Yuki Motomura, Shingo Kitamura, Kentaro Oba, Yuri Terasawa, Minori Enomoto, Yasuko Katayose, Akiko Hida, Yoshiya Moriguchi, Shigekazu Higuchi and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:97

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  41. The restorative effect of sleep on waking brain activity remains poorly understood. Previous studies have compared overall neural network characteristics after normal sleep and sleep deprivation. To study whet...

    Authors: Ilse M Verweij, Nico Romeijn, Dirk JA Smit, Giovanni Piantoni, Eus JW Van Someren and Ysbrand D van der Werf

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:88

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  42. The human brain is frequently exposed to individual faces across a wide range of different apparent sizes, often seen simultaneously (e.g., when facing a crowd). Here we used a sensitive and objective fast per...

    Authors: Milena Dzhelyova and Bruno Rossion

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:87

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  43. Initially, human area MT+ was considered a visual area solely processing motion information but further research has shown that it is also involved in various different cognitive operations, such as working memor...

    Authors: Daniela Galashan, Thorsten Fehr, Andreas K Kreiter and Manfred Herrmann

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:85

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  1. It is well-established that organizational effects of sex steroids during early development are fundamental for sex-typical displays of, for example, mating and aggressive behaviors in rodents and other specie...

    Authors: Anna Zettergren, Sara Karlsson, Erik Studer, Anna Sarvimäki, Petronella Kettunen, Annika Thorsell, Carina Sihlbom and Lars Westberg

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2017 18:9

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  2. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder that affects up to 3% of the general population. Although epigenetic mechanisms play a role in neurodevelopment disorders, epigenet...

    Authors: Carolina Cappi, Juliana Belo Diniz, Guaraci L. Requena, Tiaya Lourenço, Bianca Cristina Garcia Lisboa, Marcelo Camargo Batistuzzo, Andrea H. Marques, Marcelo Q. Hoexter, Carlos A. Pereira, Euripedes Constantino Miguel and Helena Brentani

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:79

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  3. The neuropeptide arginine vasopressin (Avp) modulates social behaviors via its two centrally expressed receptors, the Avp 1a receptor and the Avp 1b receptor (Avpr1b). Recent work suggests that, at least in mi...

    Authors: Shannah K. Witchey, Erica L. Stevenson and Heather K. Caldwell

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:75

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  4. The potential adverse effect of mobile phone radiation is currently an area of great concern in the field of public health. In the present study, we aimed to investigate the effect of mobile phone radiation (9...

    Authors: Zien Zhou, Jiehui Shan, Jinyan Zu, Zengai Chen, Weiwei Ma, Lei Li and Jianrong Xu

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2016 17:36

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  5. The molecular mechanisms that determine social behavior are poorly understood. Pheromones play a critical role in social recognition in most animals, including mice, but how these are converted into behavioral...

    Authors: Annette Ehrhardt, Bin Wang, Marie J. Leung and John W. Schrader

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2015 16:68

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  6. Recent evidence identifies the hippocampus, a brain structure commonly associated with learning and memory, as key to the regulation of food intake and the development and consequences of obesity. Intake of a ...

    Authors: Ling Gan, Emily England, Jeong-Yeh Yang, Natalie Toulme, Suresh Ambati, Diane L Hartzell, Richard B Meagher and Clifton A Baile

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2015 16:51

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  7. Methamphetamine is a highly addictive central nervous system stimulant with increasing levels of abuse worldwide. Alterations to mRNA and miRNA expression within the mesolimbic system can affect addiction-like...

    Authors: P J Bosch, M C Benton, D Macartney-Coxson and B M Kivell

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2015 16:43

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  8. Individuals with Williams syndrome, a neurogenetic condition caused by deletion of a set of genes at chromosomal location 7q11.23, exhibit a remarkable suite of traits including hypersociality with high, nonse...

    Authors: Bernard J Crespi and Peter L Hurd

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:127

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  9. A recent study yielded first evidence that personality plays an important role in explaining the influence of a prominent APOE polymorphism on cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in elderly humans. Add...

    Authors: Christian Montag, Lukas Kunz, Nikolai Axmacher, Rayna Sariyska, Bernd Lachmann and Martin Reuter

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:64

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  10. A two-year longitudinal study composed of morphometric MRI measures and cognitive behavioral evaluation was performed on a transgenic Huntington’s disease (HD) monkey. rHD1, a transgenic HD monkey expressing e...

    Authors: Anthony WS Chan, Yan Xu, Jie Jiang, Tayeb Rahim, Dongming Zhao, Jannet Kocerha, Tim Chi, Sean Moran, Heidi Engelhardt, Katherine Larkin, Adam Neumann, Haiying Cheng, Chunxia Li, Katie Nelson, Heather Banta, Stuart M Zola…

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2014 15:36

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  11. Individuals suffering from vision loss of a peripheral origin may learn to understand spoken language at a rate of up to about 22 syllables (syl) per second - exceeding by far the maximum performance level of ...

    Authors: Susanne Dietrich, Ingo Hertrich and Hermann Ackermann

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2013 14:74

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  12. In Drosophila, male flies require the expression of the male-specific Fruitless protein (FRUM) within the developing pupal and adult nervous system in order to produce male courtship and copulation behaviors. Rec...

    Authors: Kristin L Latham, Ying-Show Liu and Barbara J Taylor

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2013 14:57

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  13. Gamma-synuclein is a member of the synuclein family of cytoplasmic, predominantly neuron-specific proteins. Despite numerous evidences for the importance of gamma-synuclein in the control of monoamine homeosta...

    Authors: Viktor S Kokhan, Gennadiy I Van’kin, Sergey O Bachurin and Inna Yu Shamakina

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2013 14:53

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  14. The inability to reduce or regulate alcohol intake is a hallmark symptom for alcohol use disorders. Research on novel behavioral and genetic models of experience-induced changes in drinking will further our kn...

    Authors: Angela R Ozburn, R D Mayfield, Igor Ponomarev, Theresa A Jones, Yuri A Blednov and R A Harris

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:130

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  15. Production of contextually appropriate social behaviors involves integrated activity across many brain regions. Many songbird species produce complex vocalizations called ‘songs’ that serve to attract potentia...

    Authors: Tyler J Stevenson, Kirstin Replogle, Jenny Drnevich, David F Clayton and Gregory F Ball

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:126

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  16. This study examined the effects of dietary polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) as different n-6: n-3 ratios on spatial learning and gene expression of peroxisome- proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) in the...

    Authors: Toktam Hajjar, Goh Y Meng, Mohamed A Rajion, Sharmili Vidyadaran, Fauziah Othman, Abdoreza S Farjam, Tan A Li and Mahdi Ebrahimi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:109

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  17. Chewing imbalances are associated with neurodegeneration and are risk factors for senile dementia in humans and memory deficits in experimental animals. We investigated the impact of long-term reduced masticat...

    Authors: Marina Negrão Frota de Almeida, Fabíola de Carvalho Chaves de Siqueira Mendes, André Pinheiro Gurgel Felício, Manoela Falsoni, Márcia Lorena Ferreira de Andrade, João Bento-Torres, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos, Victor Hugh Perry, Cristovam Wanderley Picanço-Diniz and Marcia Consentino Kronka Sosthenes

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:23

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  18. Overt repetition of auditorily presented words can facilitate picture naming performance in both unimpaired speakers and individuals with word retrieval difficulties, but the underlying neurocognitive mechanis...

    Authors: Shiree Heath, Katie McMahon, Lyndsey Nickels, Anthony Angwin, Anna MacDonald, Sophia van Hees, Kori Johnson and David Copland

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:21

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  19. Structural changes have been found predominantly in the frontal cortex and in the striatum in children and adolescents with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS). The influence of comorbid symptomatology is unc...

    Authors: Matthias Wittfoth, Sarah Bornmann, Thomas Peschel, Julian Grosskreutz, Alexander Glahn, Nadine Buddensiek, Hartmut Becker, Reinhard Dengler and Kirsten R Müller-Vahl

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:17

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  20. Resting-state recordings are characterized by widely distributed networks of coherent brain activations. Disturbances of the default network - a set of regions that are deactivated by cognitive tasks and activ...

    Authors: Winfried Schlee, Vera Leirer, Iris-Tatjana Kolassa, Nathan Weisz and Thomas Elbert

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:16

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  21. Water immersion therapy is used to treat a variety of cardiovascular, respiratory, and orthopedic conditions. It can also benefit some neurological patients, although little is known about the effects of water...

    Authors: Daisuke Sato, Koya Yamashiro, Hideaki Onishi, Yoshimitsu Shimoyama, Takuya Yoshida and Atsuo Maruyama

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:13

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  22. Many studies of cerebral asymmetries in different species lead, on the one hand, to a better understanding of the functions of each cerebral hemisphere and, on the other hand, to develop an evolutionary histor...

    Authors: Catherine Blois-Heulin, Mélodie Crével, Martin Böye and Alban Lemasson

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:9

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  23. Auditory sustained responses have been recently suggested to reflect neural processing of speech sounds in the auditory cortex. As periodic fluctuations below the pitch range are important for speech perceptio...

    Authors: Sumru Keceli, Koji Inui, Hidehiko Okamoto, Naofumi Otsuru and Ryusuke Kakigi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:7

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  24. This study aims to identify the neural substrate involved in prosodic pitch processing. Functional magnetic resonance imaging was used to test the premise that prosody pitch processing is primarily subserved b...

    Authors: Derek K Tracy, David K Ho, Owen O'Daly, Panayiota Michalopoulou, Lisa C Lloyd, Eleanor Dimond, Kazunori Matsumoto and Sukhwinder S Shergill

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:128

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  25. Little is known about the neurobiological foundations of psychotherapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Prior studies have shown that PTSD is associated with altered processing of threatening and aver...

    Authors: Hannah Adenauer, Claudia Catani, Hannah Gola, Julian Keil, Martina Ruf, Maggie Schauer and Frank Neuner

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:127

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  26. In this study, we examined the effects of cyclophosphamide, methothrexate, and 5-Fluorouracil (CMF) drug combination on various aspects of learning and memory. We also examined the effects of CMF on cell proli...

    Authors: Teresita L Briones and Julie Woods

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:124

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  27. Members of the mammalian nucleotide binding domain, leucine-rich repeat (LRR)-containing receptor (NLR) family of proteins are key modulators of innate immunity regulating inflammation. Our previous work has s...

    Authors: Lana J Mawhinney, Juan Pablo de Rivero Vaccari, Gordon A Dale, Robert W Keane and Helen M Bramlett

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:123

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  28. Degrading speech through an electronic synthesis technique called vocoding has been shown to affect cerebral processing of speech in several cortical areas. However, it is not clear whether the effects of spee...

    Authors: Kuzma Strelnikov, Zoé Massida, Julien Rouger, Pascal Belin and Pascal Barone

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:122

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  29. The oddball paradigm is widely applied to the investigation of cognitive function in neuroscience and in neuropsychiatry. Whether cortical oscillation in the resting state can predict the elicited oddball even...

    Authors: Tien-Wen Lee, Younger W-Y Yu, Hung-Chi Wu and Tai-Jui Chen

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:121

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  30. In humans, rapid eye movements (REM) density during REM sleep plays a prominent role in psychiatric diseases. Especially in depression, an increased REM density is a vulnerability marker for depression. In cli...

    Authors: Stephany Fulda, Christoph PN Romanowski, Andreas Becker, Thomas C Wetter, Mayumi Kimura and Thomas Fenzl

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:110

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  31. The aberrant pyramidal tract (APT) refers to the collateral pathway of the pyramidal tract (PT) through the medial lemniscus in the midbrain and pons. Using diffusion tensor tractography (DTT), we investigated...

    Authors: Hyeok Gyu Kwon, Su Min Son, Min Cheol Chang, Saeyoon Kim, Yong Hyun Kwon and Sung Ho Jang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:108

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  32. Late cerebral ischemia carries high morbidity and mortality after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to reduced cerebral blood flow (CBF) and the subsequent cerebral ischemia which is associated with upregulati...

    Authors: Saema Ansar, Aida Maddahi and Lars Edvinsson

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:107

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  33. Caspase-3 is one of the most downstream enzymes activated in the apoptotic pathway. In caspase-3 deficient mice, loss of cochlear hair cells and spiral ganglion cells coincide closely with hearing loss. In con...

    Authors: Tomoko Makishima, Lara Hochman, Patrick Armstrong, Eric Rosenberger, Ryan Ridley, Minna Woo, Adrian Perachio and Scott Wood

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:102

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  34. Trail-making tests, such as the Concept Shifting Task (CST), can be used to test the effects of treatment on cognitive performance over time in various neuropsychological disorders. However, cognitive performa...

    Authors: Karina K Kedzior, Stuti Kochhar, Hannah S Eich, Vikram Rajput and Mathew T Martin-Iverson

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:101

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  35. Segregating auditory scenes into distinct objects or streams is one of our brain's greatest perceptual challenges. Streaming has classically been studied with bistable sound stimuli, perceived alternately as a...

    Authors: Kevin T Hill, Christopher W Bishop, Deepak Yadav and Lee M Miller

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:85

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  36. Decline in episodic memory is one of the hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease (AD) and is also a defining feature of amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), which is posited as a potential prodrome of AD...

    Authors: Muireann Irish, Brian A Lawlor, Robert F Coen and Shane M O'Mara

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:80

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  37. Cerebral vasospasm (CVS) is a common serious complication after the spontaneous subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Despite recent advances in medical and surgical treatments, the 30-day mortality rate of SAH remai...

    Authors: Shouchun Li, Jinghui Xue, Jixin Shi, Hongxia Yin and Zhiwen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:77

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  38. Cathepsin K is a cysteine peptidase known for its importance in osteoclast-mediated bone resorption. Inhibitors of cathepsin K are in clinical trials for treatment of osteoporosis. However, side effects of fir...

    Authors: Stephanie Dauth, Ruxandra F Sîrbulescu, Silvia Jordans, Maren Rehders, Linda Avena, Julia Oswald, Alexander Lerchl, Paul Saftig and Klaudia Brix

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:74

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  39. FMRI studies focus on sub-cortical effects of acupuncture stimuli. The purpose of this study was to assess changes in primary somatosensory (S1) activity over the course of different types of acupuncture stimu...

    Authors: Thomas Witzel, Vitaly Napadow, Norman W Kettner, Mark G Vangel, Matti S Hämäläinen and Rupali P Dhond

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:73

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  40. Violent content in video games evokes many concerns but there is little research concerning its rewarding aspects. It was demonstrated that playing a video game leads to striatal dopamine release. It is unclea...

    Authors: Krystyna A Mathiak, Martin Klasen, René Weber, Hermann Ackermann, Sukhwinder S Shergill and Klaus Mathiak

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:66

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  41. Bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMMC) transplantation is a promising therapy for cerebral ischemia; however, little is known if its therapeutic efficacy may be improved by co-administration of potential modulato...

    Authors: Xue-Mei Zhang, Fang Du, Dan Yang, Rui Wang, Chun-Jiang Yu, Xiang-Nan Huang, Hong-Yan Hu, Wei Liu and Jin Fu

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:61

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  42. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in white matter has long been considered controversial. Recently, this viewpoint has been challenged by an emerging body of evidence demonstrating white matter acti...

    Authors: Jodie R Gawryluk, Erin L Mazerolle, Kimberley D Brewer, Steven D Beyea and Ryan CN D'Arcy

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:56

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  1. Until now there has been no way of distinguishing between physiological and epileptic hippocampal ripples in intracranial recordings. In the present study we addressed this by investigating the effect of cogni...

    Authors: Milan Brázdil, Jan Cimbálník, Robert Roman, Daniel J Shaw, Matt M Stead, Pavel Daniel, Pavel Jurák and Josef Halámek

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2015 16:47

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