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Cognition and behavior: behavioral neurogenetics

Section edited by Robert Gerlai

This section covers all aspects of neurogenetics, including, but not limited to, animal models of neurobehavioral genetics.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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    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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    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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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    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. Content type: Research article

    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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    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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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    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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. Content type: Research article

    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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    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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