Reciprocal interactions across and within multiple levels of monoamine and cortico-limbic systems in stress-induced depression: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 24 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Eun-Hwa Lee, Pyung-Lim HanAbstractThe monoamine hypothesis of depression, namely that the reduction in synaptic serotonin and dopamine levels causes depression, has prevailed in past decades. However, clinical and preclinical studies have identified various cortical and subcortical regions whose altered neural activities also regulate depressive-like behaviors, independently from the monoamine system. Our systematic review indicates that neural activities of specific brain regions and associated neural circuitries are...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Regression in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Critical Overview of Retrospective Findings and Recommendations for Future Research: Invited Contribution to the Special Issue of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews on “Regression in Developmental Disorders”
Publication date: Available online 24 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Sofie Boterberg, Tony Charman, Peter B. Marschik, Sven Bölte, Herbert RoeyersAbstractHistorically, two onset patterns in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were described: an early onset of symptoms and a regression in which one-third appear to show a loss of previously established skills in the second year of life. Since this phenomenon could represent a distinct ASD subtype and provide more insight into the etiology, diagnosis and prognosis, many studies have compared these two groups. The present review discusses ...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

A meta-analytic review of social cognitive function following stroke
Publication date: Available online 25 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Alexandra G. Adams, Daniel Schweitzer, Pascal Molenberghs, Julie D. HenryAbstractAlthough it is now widely recognised that social cognitive difficulties are often evident following stroke, important questions remain about the nature and magnitude of these difficulties, as well as the factors that determine the magnitude of this impairment. A meta-analysis of 58 datasets involving 2567 participants (937 with stroke, 1630 non-clinical controls) was therefore conducted. The results indicated that three of the four core d...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

At the Forefront of Psychoneuroimmunology in Pregnancy: Implications for Racial Disparities in Birth Outcomes: PART 2: Biological Mechanisms
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Lisa M. ChristianAbstractAs reviewed in Part I of this two part review, birth prior to full term is a substantial public health issue. In the US, ˜400,000 babies per year are born preterm (1 million are early term (37–386/7 weeks) and remarkable racial disparities in shortened gestation are observed among African Americans as compared to Whites. Biomechanisms linking stressor exposures with birth outcomes are increasingly being explicated. The current paper reviews the mechanistic role of maternal biologic...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Assessment of the Pros and Cons of Clinically Relevant Methods to Assess Pain in Rodents
The objective of this review is to describe and discuss several of these tests. We focus on: Grimace Scale, Operant Behavior, Wheel Running, Burrowing, Nesting, Home Cage Monitoring, Gait Analysis and Conditioned Place Preference/ Aversion. A brief description of each method is presented along with an analysis of the advantages and limitations. The pros and cons of each test will help researchers identify the assessment tool most appropriate to meet their particular objective to assess pain in rodents. These tests provide another tool to unravel the mechanisms underlying chronic pain and help overcome the translational gap...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Changing Conceptualizations of Regression: What Prospective Studies Reveal About the Onset of Autism Spectrum Disorder
Publication date: Available online 15 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Sally Ozonoff, Ana-Maria IosifAbstractUntil the last decade, studies of the timing of early symptom emergence in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) relied upon retrospective methods. Recent investigations, however, are raising significant questions about the accuracy and validity of such data. Questions about when and how behavioral signs of autism emerge may be better answered through prospective studies, in which infants are enrolled near birth and followed longitudinally until the age at which ASD can be confidently di...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The cognitive neuroscience of lucid dreaming
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Benjamin Baird, Sergio A. Mota-Rolim, Martin DreslerAbstractLucid dreaming refers to the phenomenon of becoming aware of the fact that one is dreaming during ongoing sleep. Despite having been physiologically validated for decades, the neurobiology of lucid dreaming is still incompletely characterized. Here we review the neuroscientific literature on lucid dreaming, including electroencephalographic, neuroimaging, brain lesion, pharmacological and brain stimulation studies. Electroencephalographic studies of lucid dre...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 15, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

When the body is the target – Representations of one’s own body and bodily sensations in self-harm: A systematic review: Intended for Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
ConclusionOur results emphasise the strong link between body representations and self-protection, as well as a need for investigating self-harm interventions that take body image and awareness into account. (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Momentary lapse of control: A cognitive continuum approach to understanding and mitigating perseveration in human error
Publication date: Available online 14 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Frédéric Dehais, Helen M. Hodgetts, Mickael Causse, Julia Behrend, Gautier Durantin, Sébastien TremblayAbstractEveryday complex and stressful real-life situations can overwhelm the human brain to an extent that the person is no longer able to accurately evaluate the situation and persists in irrational actions or strategies. Safety analyses reveal that such perseverative behavior is exhibited by operators in many critical domains, which can lead to potentially fatal incidents. There are neuroimagi...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

More than words: Social cognition across variants of primary progressive aphasia
Publication date: Available online 13 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Sol Fittipaldi, Agustín Ibáñez, Sandra Báez, Facundo Manes, Lucas Sedeño, Adolfo M. GarcíaAbstractAlthough primary progressive aphasia (PPA) is clinically typified by linguistic impairments, emerging evidence highlights the presence of early deficits in social cognition. This review systematically describes the latter patterns, specifying their relation to the characteristic linguistic dysfunctions and atrophy patterns of non-fluent, semantic, and logopenic variants of the dis...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 13, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Connection between movements of mouth and hand: Perspectives on development and evolution of speech
Publication date: Available online 11 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): L. VainioAbstractMounting evidence shows interaction between manipulative hand movements and movements of tongue, lips and mouth in a vocal and non-vocal context. The current article reviews this evidence and discusses its contribution to perspectives of development and evolution of speech. In particular, the article aims to present novel insight on how processes controlling the two primary grasp components of manipulative hand movements, the precision and power grip, might be systematically connected to motor process...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 12, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Supraphysiologic-dose anabolic–androgenic steroid use: A risk factor for dementia?
Publication date: May 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 100Author(s): Marc J. Kaufman, Gen Kanayama, James I. Hudson, Harrison G. PopeAbstractSupraphysiologic-dose anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use is associated with physiologic, cognitive, and brain abnormalities similar to those found in people at risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease and its related dementias (AD/ADRD), which are associated with high brain β-amyloid (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylated tau (tau-P) protein levels. Supraphysiologic-dose AAS induces androgen abnormalities and excess oxidative stress, which have been linke...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 12, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Response to “Is there room for attentional impairments in binge drinking? A commentary on Carbia et al. (2018).”
Publication date: Available online 8 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Carina Carbia, Eduardo López-Caneda, Montserrat Corral, Fernando Cadaveira (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 9, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

White matter alterations in anorexia nervosa: evidence from a voxel-based meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 6 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Manuela Barona, Melanie Brown, Christopher Clark, Sophia Frangou, Tonya White, Nadia MicaliAbstractAnorexia nervosa (AN) is a severe psychiatric disorder with a complex and poorly understood etiology. Recent studies have sought to investigate differences in white matter microstructure in AN, with significant results in several brain regions. A systematic literature search of Embase, PubMed and Psychinfo databases was conducted in order to identify Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) studies of patients with AN and controls....
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 8, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Novelty processing and memory impairment in Alzheimer's disease: a review
Publication date: Available online 7 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Christine Bastin, Emma Delhaye, Christopher Moulin, Emmanuel BarbeauAbstractThe detection and processing of novelty plays a critical role in memory function. Despite this, relatively little is known about how novelty influences memory in Alzheimer's disease (AD). This review sought to address whether AD patients are still sensitive to novelty; whether novelty triggers memory processes as is observed in healthy subjects; and whether it is possible to promote novelty to enhance memory at the different stages of AD. The s...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 8, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Systematic review and meta-analysis of the behavioral effects of methylphenidate in the spontaneously hypertensive rat model of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Publication date: Available online 28 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Douglas T. Leffa, Alana C. Panzenhagen, Artur A. Salvi, Claiton H.D. Bau, Gabriel N. Pires, Iraci LS Torres, Luis A. Rohde, Diego L. Rovaris, Eugenio H. GrevetAbstractThe spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) are the most widely used model for ADHD. While face and construct validity are consolidated, questions remain about the predictive validity of the SHR model. We aim at summarizing the evidence for the predictive validity of SHR by evaluating its ability to respond to methylphenidate (MPH), the most well docume...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 4, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

What "wins" in VMPFC: Scenes, situations, or schema?
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Elisa Ciaramelli, Flavia De Luca, Anna M. Monk, Cornelia McCormick, Eleanor A. Maguire (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 4, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The effect of ANKK1 Taq1A and DRD2 C957T polymorphisms on executive function: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 2 March 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): K. Klaus, K. Butler, F. Curtis, C. Bridle, K. PenningtonAbstractResearch in healthy adults suggests that C957T polymorphism of the dopamine D2 receptor encoding DRD2 and the Taq1A polymorphism of the neighbouring gene ankyrin repeat and kinase domain containing 1 (ANKK1) alter dopaminergic signalling and may influence prefrontally-mediated executive functions. A systematic review and meta-analysis was carried out on the evidence for the association of DRD2 C957T and ANKK1 Taq1A polymorphisms in performance on tasks rel...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 4, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Editorial Board
Publication date: April 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 99Author(s): (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - March 4, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The Heritability of Self-Control: a Meta-Analysis
Publication date: Available online 26 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Y.E. Willems, N. Boesen, J. Li, C. Finkenauer, M. BartelsAbstractSelf-control is the ability to control one’s impulses when faced with challenges or temptations, and is robustly associated with physiological and psychological well-being. Twin studies show that self-control is heritable, but estimates range between 0% and 90%, making it difficult to draw firm conclusions. The aim of this study was to perform a meta-analysis to provide a quantitative overview of the heritability of self-control. A systematic se...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 27, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The Genetic Underpinnings of Callous-Unemotional Traits: A Systematic Research Review
DiscussionThere is some evidence to suggest that the serotonin and oxytocin systems may play a role in CU traits; however, there is currently not enough evidence to implicate specific genetic mechanisms. The authors encourage researchers to continue to apply the most up-to-date and relevant methodology, specifically collaborations and consortiums using genome-wide and polygenic methods. (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 26, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Supraphysiologic-dose anabolic-androgenic steroid use: a risk factor for dementia?
Publication date: Available online 25 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Marc J. Kaufman, Gen Kanayama, James I. Hudson, Harrison G. PopeAbstractSupraphysiologic-dose anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) use is associated with physiologic, cognitive, and brain abnormalities similar to those found in people at risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease and its related dementias (AD/ADRD), which are associated with high brain β-amyloid (Aβ) and hyperphosphorylated tau (tau-P) protein levels. Supraphysiologic-dose AAS induces androgen abnormalities and excess oxidative stress, which ha...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 26, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Love is analogous to money in human brain: coordinate-based and functional connectivity meta-analyses of social and monetary reward anticipation
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Ruolei Gu, Wenhao Huang, Julia Camilleri, Pengfei Xu, Ping Wei, Simon B. Eickhoff, Chunliang FengAbstractBoth social and material rewards play a crucial role in daily life and function as strong incentives for various goal-directed behaviors. However, it remains unclear whether the incentive effects of social and material reward are supported by common or distinct neural circuits. Here, we have addressed this issue by quantitatively synthesizing and comparing neural signatures underlying social (21 contrasts, 207 f...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Efficacy of dynamic visuo-attentional interventions for reading in dyslexic and neurotypical children: A systematic review
Publication date: Available online 22 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Jessica L. Peters, Lauren De Losa, Edith L Bavin, Sheila G CrewtherAbstractDyslexia is associated with phonological and visuo-attentional deficits. Phonological interventions improve word accuracy and letter-sound knowledge, but not reading fluency. This systematic review evaluated the effectiveness of dynamic computerized visuo-attentional interventions aimed at improving reading for dyslexic and neurotypical children aged 5-15. Literature searches in Medline, PsycINFO, EMBASE, Scopus, ERIC, PubMed, Web of Science...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 23, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Prefrontal cortical trkB, glucocorticoids, and their interactions in stress and developmental contexts” [Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 95 (2018) 535–558]
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Elizabeth T. Barfield, Shannon L. Gourley (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 23, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Psychophysiological activity and reactivity in children and adolescents with conduct problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Kostas A. Fanti, Hedwig Eisenbarth, Poppy Goble, Chara Demetriou, Melina Nicole Kyranides, Daniel Goodwin, Junhua Zhang, Billy Bobak, Samuele CorteseAbstractThe aim of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the literature and meta-analysis to estimate the association between psychophysiological activity and reactivity at baseline or after a psychological task with CP among children and adolescents. We systematically reviewed published studies reporting autonomic nervous system activity in youth with CP an...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Coordinating what we’ve learned about memory consolidation: Revisiting a unified theory
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Jason D. Runyan, Anthony N. Moore, Pramod K. DashAbstractAccording to traditional systems consolidation theories neocortical long-term plasticity (i.e., cellular consolidation) lags behind, and is dependent upon, hippocampal long-term plasticity. In this review, we examine accumulating evidence that local neocortical and hippocampal cellular consolidation is triggered with a similar time-course. The implication is that the rate-limiting step for systems consolidation is the time-course for cellular consolidation in...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 19, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The effectiveness of hypnosis for pain relief: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 85 controlled experimental trials
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Trevor Thompson, Devin B. Terhune, Charlotte Oram, Joseph Sharangparni, Rommana Rouf, Marco Solmi, Nicola Veronese, Brendon StubbsAbstractThe current meta-analysis aimed to quantify the effectiveness of hypnosis for reducing pain and identify factors that influence efficacy. Six major databases were systematically searched for trials comparing hypnotic inductions with no-intervention control conditions on pain ratings, threshold and tolerance using experimentally-evoked pain models in healthy participants. Eighty-f...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 19, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Brain alterations in children/adolescents with ADHD revisited: a neuroimaging meta-analysis of 96 structural and functional studies
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Fateme Samea, Solmaz Soluki, Vahid Nejati, Mojtaba Zarei, Samuele Cortese, Simon B. Eickhoff, Masoud Tahmasian, Claudia R. EickhoffAbstractThe findings of neuroimaging studies in children/adolescents with ADHD, and even those of previous meta-analyses, are divergent. Here, Activation Likelihood Estimation meta-analysis, following the current best-practice guidelines, was conducted. We searched multiple databases and traced the references up to June 2018. Then, we extracted the reported coordinates reflecting group ...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 19, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

HPA axis regulation in posttraumatic stress disorder: A meta-analysis focusing on potential moderators
Publication date: Available online 19 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Sarah Schumacher, Helen Niemeyer, Sinha Engel, Jan Christopher Cwik, Sebastian Laufer, Hannah Klusmann, Christine KnaevelsrudAbstractPosttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with alterations in the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis. Previous findings are inconsistent, possibly due to trauma exposure of controls or different hormone measurement methods. We investigated cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEA-S) in adults with clinical PTSD under basal or chal...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 19, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Chronic unpredictable mild stress for modeling depression in rodents: Meta-analysis of model reliability
Publication date: April 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Volume 99Author(s): Svitlana Antoniuk, Monika Bijata, Evgeni Ponimaskin, Jakub WlodarczykAbstractDepression is currently among the top five leading causes of the global burden of disease. Chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) is currently the most commonly used, reliable, and effective rodent model of depression. However, for unclear reasons, this protocol is often difficult to reproduce in different laboratories. We performed a meta-analysis of studies that used the CUMS paradigm to evaluate depressive-like behavior in rodents. We sought to i...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 19, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The super-learning hypothesis: integrating learning processes across cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Daniele Caligiore, Michael A. Arbib, R. Chris Miall, Gianluca BaldassarreAbstractDespite wide evidence suggesting anatomical and functional interactions between cortex, cerebellum and basal ganglia, the learning processes operating within them --often viewed as respectively unsupervised, supervised and reinforcement learning-- are studied in isolation, neglecting their strong interdependence. We discuss how those brain areas form a highly integrated system combining different learning mechanisms into an effective s...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 18, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Zebrafish models for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Barbara D. Fontana, Francini Franscescon, Denis B. Rosemberg, William H.J. Norton, Allan V. Kalueff, Matthew O. ParkerAbstractAttention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common, debilitating neurodevelopmental disorder associated with inattentiveness, pathological hyperactivity and impulsivity. Despite the mounting human and animal evidence, the neurological pathways underlying ADHD remain poorly understood. Novel translational model organisms, such as the zebrafish (Danio rerio), are becoming important to...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 17, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Cannabis use and human retina: The path for the study of brain synaptic transmission dysfunctions in cannabis users
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Thomas Schwitzer, Raymund Schwan, Karine Angioi-Duprez, Laurence Lalanne, Anne Giersch, Vincent LaprevoteAbstractOwing to the difficulty of obtaining direct access to the functioning brain, new approaches are needed for the indirect exploration of brain disorders in neuroscience research. Due to its embryonic origin, the retina is part of the central nervous system and is well suited to the investigation of neurological functions in psychiatric and addictive disorders. In this review, we focus on cannabis use, whic...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 15, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The Arc gene: Retroviral heritage in cognitive functions
Publication date: Available online 14 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Alexander V. Kedrov, Mikhail Durymanov, Konstantin V. AnokhinAbstractStabilization of neuronal plastic changes is mediated by transient gene expression, including transcription of the activity-regulated cytoskeleton-associated gene (Arc), also known as Arg 3.1. Arc is implicated in several types of synaptic plasticity, including synaptic scaling, long-term potentiation, and long-term depression. However, the precise mechanisms by which Arc mediates these forms of long-term plasticity are unclear. It was recently fo...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 14, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Extrinsic and default mode networks in psychiatric conditions: Relationship to excitatory-inhibitory transmitter balance and early trauma
Publication date: Available online 12 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Paul Allen, Iris E. Sommer, Renaud Jardri, Michael W. Eysenck, Kenneth HugdahlABSTRACTOver the last three decades there has been an accumulation of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies reporting that aberrant functional networks may underlie cognitive deficits and other symptoms across a range of psychiatric diagnoses. The use of pharmacological MRI and 1H-Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (1H-MRS) has allowed researchers to investigate how changes in network dynamics are related to perturbed excitatory and inhib...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 13, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Motor Imagery in children with DCD: a systematic and meta-analytic review of hand-rotation task performance
Publication date: Available online 10 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Pamela Barhoun, Ian Fuelscher, Emily Jane Kothe, Jason L. He, George J. Youssef, Peter G. Enticott, Jacqueline Williams, Christian HydeAbstractThis is the first review to quantitatively summarise evidence evaluating MI functioning in children with DCD compared to controls, based on the hand rotation task (HRT). Specifically, MI performance was assessed using three different behavioural performance measures on the HRT (i.e., reaction time, accuracy and efficiency). Eight studies were included for quantitative analys...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 11, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Non-invasive neurophysiological measures of learning: A meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 6 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Angelica M. Tinga, Tycho T. de Back, Max M. LouwerseAbstractIn a meta-analysis of 113 experiments we examined neurophysiological outcomes of learning, and the relationship between neurophysiological and behavioral outcomes of learning. Findings showed neurophysiology yielding large effect sizes, with the majority of studies examining electroencephalography and eye-related outcome measures. Effect sizes on neurophysiological outcomes were smaller than effect sizes on behavioral outcomes, however, neurophysiological o...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 6, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Circadian modulation of human reward function: Is there an evidentiary signal in existing neuroimaging studies?
Publication date: Available online 2 February 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Jamie E.M. Byrne, Hailey Tremain, Nuwan D. Leitan, Charlotte Keating, Sheri L. Johnson, Greg MurrayAbstractReward functioning in animals is modulated by the circadian system, but such effects are poorly understood in the human case. The aim of this study was to address this deficit via a systematic review of human fMRI studies measuring one or more proxies for circadian function and a neural reward outcome. A narrative synthesis of 15 studies meeting inclusion criteria identified 13 studies that show a circadian imp...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - February 2, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Towards a neural model of infant cry perception
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): J. Witteman, M.H. Van IJzendoorn, J.K. Rilling, P.A. Bos, N.O. Schiller, M.J Bakermans-KranenburgAbstractPrevious work suggests that infant cry perception is supported by an evolutionary old neural network consisting of the auditory system, the thalamocingulate circuit, the frontoinsular system, the reward pathway and the medial prefrontal cortex. Furthermore, gender and parenthood have been proposed to modulate processing of infant cries. The present meta-analysis (N = 350) confirmed involvement of th...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 31, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Cerebral Plasticity as the Basis for Upper Limb Recovery following Brain Damage
Publication date: Available online 30 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Martin Lotze, Aija Marie Ladda, Klaus Martin StephanAbstractNeural plasticity is the basis for an adaptation process of functional and structural characteristics of the nervous system in response to a changing environment. However, changes during training in healthy volunteers are only partially comparable to that observed in patients with circumscribed lesions. Pathologies can even be associated with maladaptive plasticity. We first introduce basic processes underlying brain plasticity with respect to the sensorimo...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 31, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Cortical and subcortical contributions to context-control learning
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Yu-Chin Chiu, Tobias EgnerAbstract“Cognitive control” describes our ability to strategically bias information processing in line with internal goals. Traditionally, research has focused on delineating the sources of top-down biasing, implicating the lateral prefrontal cortex. The past two decades, however, have seen increasing interest in the regulation of control, that is, how learning processes guide the context-sensitive application of top-down biasing. Here, we review and synthesize recent research i...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and task-related heart rate variability: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Andreea Robe, Anca Dobrean, Ioana A. Cristea, Costina-Ruxandra Păsărelu, Elena PredescuAbstractBackgroundResearch suggests that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with autonomic nervous system dysregulation, but the findings were mixed.MethodWe conducted a literature review and meta-analysis to quantify the effect of ADHD on vagally-mediated heart rate variability (HRV). PsycINFO, PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus, were searched for case-control or cohort studies reporting measures of va...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Peripersonal space (PPS) as a multisensory interface between the individual and the environment, defining the space of the self
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Andrea SerinoAbstractOur brain has developed a specific system to represent the space closely surrounding the body, termed peripersonal space (PPS). This space has a key functional role as it is where all physical interactions with objects in the environment occur. Here I describe how multisensory neurons in a specific fronto-parietal network map the PPS by integrating tactile stimuli on the body with visual or auditory information related to external objects specifically when they are close to the body. I show how ...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The psychological scars of suicide: Accounting for how risk for suicidal behavior is heightened by its past occurrence
Publication date: Available online 24 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Richard T. LiuAbstractNot only is suicidal behavior strongly predicted by its past occurrence, but the risk for recurrence appears to increase with each subsequent attempt. The current paper discusses a potential explanation for this phenomenon, that suicide attempts may leave a residual psychological scar that heightens risk for future attempts. This possibility is evaluated against two alternatives: (i) risk for first and subsequent suicide attempts is accounted for by a shared diathesis pre-existing the first lif...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Effect of acute hypoxia on cognition: A systematic review and meta-regression analysis” Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev. 74 (2017) 225–232
Publication date: Available online 25 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Terry McMorris, Beverley J. Hale, Martin Barwood, Joseph Costello, Jo Corbett (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 25, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Conflicting Emergences. Weak vs. strong emergence for the modelling of brain function
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Federico E. Turkheimer, Peter Hellyer, Angie A. Kehagia, Paul Expert, Louis-David Lord, Jakub Vohryzek, Jessica De Faria Dafflon, Mick Brammer, Robert LeechAbstractThe concept of “emergence” has become commonplace in the modelling of complex systems, both natural and man-made; a functional property” emerges” from a system when it cannot be readily explained by the properties of the system’s sub-units. A bewildering array of adaptive and sophisticated behaviours can be observed from larg...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 24, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Ketamine for suicidal ideation treatment: available evidence remains convincing
Publication date: Available online 22 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Francesco Bartoli, Cristina Crocamo, Giuseppe Carrà (Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews)
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 23, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

The auditory cortex and the emotional valence of sounds
Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Giulia Concina, Annamaria Renna, Anna Grosso, Benedetto SacchettiAbstractHow and where sensory stimuli, such as tones or lights, are linked to valence is an important unresolved question in the field of neuroscience. The auditory cortex is essential to analyse the identity and the behavioural importance of tones paired with emotional events. On the contrary, whether the auditory cortex may also encode information on the emotional-motivational valence of sounds is much more controversial. Here, we reviewed recent stu...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 20, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research

Perceptual Phenomena in Destructured Sensory Fields: Probing The Brain’s Intrinsic Functional Architectures
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2019Source: Neuroscience & Biobehavioral ReviewsAuthor(s): Vladimir Miskovic, Steven Jay Lynn, Jeffrey O. Bagg, Jourdan J. Pouliot, Matt Ríos, Jirí WackermannAbstractDestructured sensory fields, involving homogenous stimulation with little or no time-varying structure, provide a fertile ground for testing hypotheses about predictive coding in the human brain. Extended exposure to sensory patterns that deviate substantially from the statistics of natural environments can elicit a bewildering range of perceptual phenomena, up to and including vivid oneiric image...
Source: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews - January 20, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research