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Cognition and Behavior

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).

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  1. Early life experiences including physical exercise, sensory stimulation, and social interaction can modulate development of the inhibitory neuronal network and modify various behaviors. In particular, alterati...

    Authors: Susumu Urakawa, Kouich Takamoto, Etsuro Hori, Natsuko Sakai, Taketoshi Ono and Hisao Nishijo

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2013 14:13

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  2. The purpose of this study was to examine task-related changes in prefrontal cortex (PFC) activity during a dual-task in both healthy young and older adults and compare patterns of activation between the age gr...

    Authors: Hironori Ohsugi, Shohei Ohgi, Kenta Shigemori and Eric B Schneider

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2013 14:10

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  3. There is an accumulating body of evidence indicating that neuronal functional specificity to basic sensory stimulation is mutable and subject to experience. Although fMRI experiments have investigated changes ...

    Authors: Ana Cláudia Silva de Souza, Hani Camille Yehia, Masa-aki Sato and Daniel Callan

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2013 14:8

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  4. The robustness of speech perception in the face of acoustic variation is founded on the ability of the auditory system to integrate the acoustic features of speech and to segregate them from background noise. ...

    Authors: Hannu Tiitinen, Ismo Miettinen, Paavo Alku and Patrick J C May

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:157

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  5. Some people can subconsciously wake up naturally (self-awakening) at a desired/planned time without external time stimuli. However, the underlying mechanism regulating this ability remains to be elucidated. Th...

    Authors: Sayaka Aritake, Shigekazu Higuchi, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Kenichi Kuriyama, Minori Enomoto, Takahiro Soshi, Shingo Kitamura, Akiko Hida and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:153

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  6. A mechanism that monitors the congruence between sensory inputs and motor outputs is necessary to control voluntary movement. The representation of limb position is constantly updated on the basis of somatosen...

    Authors: Toshiaki Wasaka and Ryusuke Kakigi

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:138

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  7. The human inferior frontal junction area (IFJ) is critically involved in three main component processes of cognitive control (working memory, task switching and inhibitory control). As it overlaps with several...

    Authors: Benedikt Sundermann and Bettina Pfleiderer

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:119

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  8. The subjective haptic vertical (SHV) task requires subjects to adjust the roll orientation of an object, mostly in the roll plane, in such a way that it is parallel to perceived direction of gravity. Previousl...

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

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:114

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  9. Modulation of nociceptive withdrawal reflex (NWR) excitability was evaluated during gait initiation in 10 healthy subjects to investigate how load- and movement-related joint inputs activate lower spinal centr...

    Authors: Mariano Serrao, Alberto Ranavolo, Ole Kæseler Andersen, Carmela Conte, Romildo Don, Francesca Cortese, Silvia Mari, Francesco Draicchio, Luca Padua, Giorgio Sandrini and Francesco Pierelli

    Citation: BMC Neuroscience 2012 13:80

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