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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

    How oscillatory brain rhythms alone, or in combination, influence cortical information processing to support learning has yet to be fully established. Local field potential and multi-unit neuronal activity rec...

    Authors: Keith M Kendrick, Yang Zhan, Hanno Fischer, Alister U Nicol, Xuejuan Zhang and Jianfeng Feng

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:55

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    The present study compared the neural correlates of an intramodally and a crossmodally acquired second language (L2). Deaf people who had learned their L1, German Sign Language (DGS), and their L2, German, thr...

    Authors: Nils Skotara, Monique Kügow, Uta Salden, Barbara Hänel-Faulhaber and Brigitte Röder

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:48

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    Repeated application of paired-pulse TMS over the primary motor cortex (M1) in human subjects with an inter-pulse interval (IPI) of 1.5 ms (iTMS1.5 ms) has been shown to significantly increase paired-pulse MEP (p...

    Authors: Sebastian Sewerin, Marco Taubert, Henning Vollmann, Virginia Conde, Arno Villringer and Patrick Ragert

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:45

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    After a prolonged exposure to a paired presentation of different types of signals (e.g., color and motion), one of the signals (color) becomes a driver for the other signal (motion). This phenomenon, which is ...

    Authors: Souta Hidaka, Wataru Teramoto, Maori Kobayashi and Yoichi Sugita

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:44

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    Studies in tactile discrimination agree that rats are able to learn a rough-smooth discrimination task by actively touching (whisking) objects with their vibrissae. In particular, we focus on recent evidence o...

    Authors: Fernando D Farfán, Ana L Albarracín and Carmelo J Felice

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:32

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Glutamergic excitotoxicity has been shown to play a deleterious role in the pathophysiology of spinal cord injury (SCI). The aim of this study was to investigate the neuroprotective effect of dizocilpine malea...

    Authors: Emanuela Esposito, Irene Paterniti, Emanuela Mazzon, Tiziana Genovese, Maria Galuppo, Rosaria Meli, Placido Bramanti and Salvatore Cuzzocrea

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:31

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Neuronal mechanisms underlying affective disorders such as major depression (MD) are still poorly understood. By selectively breeding mice for high (HR), intermediate (IR), or low (LR) reactivity of the hypoth...

    Authors: Thomas Fenzl, Chadi Touma, Christoph PN Romanowski, Jörg Ruschel, Florian Holsboer, Rainer Landgraf, Mayumi Kimura and Alexander Yassouridis

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:29

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Soy-derived isoflavones potentially protect against obesity and depression. In five different studies we examined the influence of soy-containing diets or equol injections on depression, serotonin levels, body...

    Authors: Crystal Blake, Kimberly M Fabick, Kenneth DR Setchell, Trent D Lund and Edwin D Lephart

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:28

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The perceived size of objects not only depends on their physical size but also on the surroundings in which they appear. For example, an object surrounded by small items looks larger than a physically identica...

    Authors: Chen Song, D Samuel Schwarzkopf and Geraint Rees

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:27

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Pitch identification had yielded unique response patterns compared to other auditory skills. Selecting one out of numerous pitches distinguished this task from detecting a pitch ascent. Encoding of numerous st...

    Authors: Michael Schwenzer and Klaus Mathiak

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:26

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  11. Content type: Methodology article

    Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder, which is attributed to uncontrollable abnormal hyper-excitability of neurons. We investigated the feasibility of using low-intensity, pulsed radiation of focused ult...

    Authors: Byoung-Kyong Min, Alexander Bystritsky, Kwang-Ik Jung, Krisztina Fischer, Yongzhi Zhang, Lee-So Maeng, Sang In Park, Yong-An Chung, Ferenc A Jolesz and Seung-Schik Yoo

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:23

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is a technique that can systematically modify behaviour by inducing changes in the underlying brain function. In order to better understand the neuromodulatory ef...

    Authors: Tino Zaehle, Pascale Sandmann, Jeremy D Thorne, Lutz Jäncke and Christoph S Herrmann

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2011 12:2

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  13. Content type: Research article

    During isometric compensation of modulated low-level forces corticomuscular coherence (CMC) has been shown to occur in high-beta or gamma-range. The influence of the frequency of force modulation on CMC has up...

    Authors: José R Naranjo, Xi Wang, Jürgen Schulte-Mönting, Frank Huethe, Christoph Maurer, Marie-Claude Hepp-Reymond and Rumyana Kristeva

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:157

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Auditory evoked responses can be modulated by both the sequencing and the signal-to-noise ratio of auditory stimuli. Constant sequencing as well as intense masking sounds basically lead to N1m response amplitu...

    Authors: Lothar Lagemann, Hidehiko Okamoto, Henning Teismann and Christo Pantev

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:156

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Prospective memory (PM) is one of the most important cognitive domains in everyday life. The neuronal basis of PM has been examined by a large number of neuroimaging and neuropsychological studies, and it has ...

    Authors: Keita Kondo, Masaharu Maruishi, Hiroki Ueno, Kozue Sawada, Yukari Hashimoto, Tomohiko Ohshita, Tetsuya Takahashi, Toshiho Ohtsuki and Masayasu Matsumoto

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:147

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  16. Content type: Research article

    When no specific stimulus or task is presented, spontaneous fluctuations in brain activity occur. Brain regions showing such coherent fluctuations are thought to form organized networks known as 'resting-state...

    Authors: Ysbrand D van der Werf, Ernesto J Sanz-Arigita, Sanne Menning and Odile A van den Heuvel

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:145

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  17. Content type: Methodology article

    Few methods exist to study central nervous system processes following dentoalveolar tactile stimulation using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), likely due to inherent technical difficulties. Our pr...

    Authors: Estephan J Moana-Filho, Donald R Nixdorf, David A Bereiter, Mike T John and Noam Harel

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:142

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Several studies demonstrate that neurogenesis may be induced or activated following vascular insults, which may be important for neuronal regeneration and functional recovery. Understanding the cellular mechan...

    Authors: Xue-mei Zhang, Fang Du, Dan Yang, Chun-jiang Yu, Xiang-nan Huang, Wei Liu and Jin Fu

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:138

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  19. Content type: Research article

    The rapid detection of sensory change is important to survival. The process should relate closely to memory since it requires that the brain separate a new stimulus from an ongoing background or past event. Gi...

    Authors: Koji Inui, Tomokazu Urakawa, Koya Yamashiro, Naofumi Otsuru, Yasuyuki Takeshima, Makoto Nishihara, Eishi Motomura, Tetsuo Kida and Ryusuke Kakigi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:135

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of mental impairment characterized by cognitive impairment, attention deficit and autistic behaviours. The mouse model of Fragile X is used to study the und...

    Authors: Shelley Jacobs, Meera Nathwani and Laurie C Doering

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:132

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Due to the unique neural projections of the olfactory system, odours have the ability to directly influence affective processes. Furthermore, it has been shown that emotional states can influence various non-e...

    Authors: Andreas Finkelmeyer, Thilo Kellermann, Daniela Bude, Thomas Nießen, Michael Schwenzer, Klaus Mathiak and Martina Reske

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:131

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  22. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the processing of task-irrelevant and unexpected novel sounds and its modulation by working-memory load in children aged 9-10 and in adults. Environmental sounds (novels) were embedded amongst ...

    Authors: Philipp Ruhnau, Nicole Wetzel, Andreas Widmann and Erich Schröger

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:126

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  23. Content type: Methodology article

    Childhood adversity is associated with increased risk for mood, anxiety, impulse control, and substance disorders. Although genetic and environmental factors contribute to the development of such disorders, th...

    Authors: Elizabeth D George, Kelly A Bordner, Hani M Elwafi and Arthur A Simen

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:123

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Cognitive deterioration is a core symptom of many neuropsychiatric disorders and target of increasing significance for novel treatment strategies. Hence, its reliable capture in long-term follow-up studies is ...

    Authors: Claudia Bartels, Martin Wegrzyn, Anne Wiedl, Verena Ackermann and Hannelore Ehrenreich

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:118

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  25. Content type: Research article

    For severely paralyzed people, a brain-computer interface (BCI) provides a way of re-establishing communication. Although subjects with muscular dystrophy (MD) appear to be potential BCI users, the actual long...

    Authors: Yasunari Hashimoto, Junichi Ushiba, Akio Kimura, Meigen Liu and Yutaka Tomita

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:117

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Because of the lack of reproducible brainstem ischemia models in rodents, the temporal profile of ischemic lesions in the brainstem after transient brainstem ischemia has not been evaluated intensively. Previo...

    Authors: Fang Cao, Ryuji Hata, Pengxiang Zhu, Shoichiro Takeda, Tadashi Yoshida, Nobuhiro Hakuba, Masahiro Sakanaka and Kiyofumi Gyo

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:115

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Previous literature has shown that the frontal N30 is increased during movement of the hand contralateral to median nerve stimulation. This finding was a result of non-dominant left hand movement in right-hand...

    Authors: Wynn Legon, Jennifer K Dionne, Sean K Meehan and W Richard Staines

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:112

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Both epilepsy patients and brain tumor patients show altered functional connectivity and less optimal brain network topology when compared to healthy controls, particularly in the theta band. Furthermore, the ...

    Authors: Linda Douw, Edwin van Dellen, Marjolein de Groot, Jan J Heimans, Martin Klein, Cornelis J Stam and Jaap C Reijneveld

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:103

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Intermittent theta-burst stimulation (iTBS) is a form of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation that may alter cortical excitability in the primary somatosensory cortex (SI). The present study investigat...

    Authors: Azra Premji, Angela Ziluk and Aimee J Nelson

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:91

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Early auditory experiences are a prerequisite for speech and language acquisition. In healthy children, phoneme discrimination abilities improve for native and degrade for unfamiliar, socially irrelevant phone...

    Authors: Eira Jansson-Verkasalo, Timo Ruusuvirta, Minna Huotilainen, Paavo Alku, Elena Kushnerenko, Kalervo Suominen, Seppo Rytky, Mirja Luotonen, Tuula Kaukola, Uolevi Tolonen and Mikko Hallman

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:88

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  31. Content type: Research article

    When roll-tilted, the subjective visual vertical (SVV) deviates up to 40° from earth-vertical and trial-to-trial variability increases with head roll. Imperfections in the central processing of visual informat...

    Authors: Jeanine R Schuler, Christopher J Bockisch, Dominik Straumann and Alexander A Tarnutzer

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2010 11:83

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