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  1. Many psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders are known to be heritable, but studies trying to elucidate the genetic architecture of such traits often lag behind studies of somatic traits and diseases. The...

    Authors: Ron Nudel, Richard Zetterberg, Nicoline Hemager, Camilla A. J. Christiani, Jessica Ohland, Birgitte K. Burton, Aja N. Greve, Katrine S. Spang, Ditte Ellersgaard, Ditte L. Gantriis, Jonas Bybjerg-Grauholm, Kerstin J. Plessen, Jens Richardt M. Jepsen, Anne A. E. Thorup, Thomas Werge, Ole Mors…
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:14
  2. The P3a response is thought to reflect involuntary orienting to an unexpected stimulus and has been connected with set-shifting and inhibition in some studies. In our exploratory study, we investigated if the ...

    Authors: Tanja Linnavalli, Outi Lahti, Minna Törmänen, Mari Tervaniemi and Benjamin Ultan Cowley
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:13
  3. Most recent research indicated how technical reasoning (TR), namely, a specific form of causal reasoning aimed at understanding the physical world, may support the development of tools and technologies of incr...

    Authors: Giovanni Federico, Carlo Cavaliere, Emanuelle Reynaud, Marco Salvatore, Maria Antonella Brandimonte and François Osiurak
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:12
  4. The interaction between parent and adolescent is more challenging than in other age periods. Family cohesion seriously impacts parent-adolescent emotional interactions. However, the underlying neural mechanism...

    Authors: Xinmei Deng, Mingping Lin, Lin Zhang, Xiaoqing Li and Qiufeng Gao
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:11
  5. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating disorder defined by the onset of intrusive, avoidant, negative cognitive or affective, and/or hyperarousal symptoms after witnessing or experiencing a tr...

    Authors: Brianna S. Pankey, Michael C. Riedel, Isis Cowan, Jessica E. Bartley, Rosario Pintos Lobo, Lauren D. Hill-Bowen, Taylor Salo, Erica D. Musser, Matthew T. Sutherland and Angela R. Laird
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:9
  6. Spinocerebellar ataxia 38 (SCA38) is a rare autosomal neurological disorder characterized by ataxia and cerebellar atrophy. SCA38 is caused by mutations of ELOVL5 gene. ELOVL5 gene encodes a protein, which elonga...

    Authors: Ilaria Balbo, Francesca Montarolo, Federica Genovese, Filippo Tempia and Eriola Hoxha
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:8
  7. The cerebellum’s anatomical and functional organization and network interactions between the cerebellum and the cerebral cortex and subcortical structures are dynamic across the lifespan. Executive, emotional ...

    Authors: Pierre-Aurélien Beuriat, Irene Cristofori, Barry Gordon and Jordan Grafman
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:6
  8. Several findings suggest neuroinflammation as a contributing factor for the onset of psychiatric disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and anxiety. There is increasing evidence pointing out that t...

    Authors: Matteo M. Pusceddu, Julia Hernandez-Baixauli, Francesc Puiggrós, Lluis Arola, Antoni Caimari, Josep M. Del Bas and Laura Baselga
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:5
  9. Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses worldwide. Nitric oxide (NO) is involved in the pathophysiology of depression. Auraptene (a coumarin derivative) has been shown to possess pharmacological ...

    Authors: Hossein Amini-Khoei, Shakiba Nasiri Boroujeni, Forough Maghsoudi, Mohammad Rahimi-Madiseh, Elham Bijad, Mohammadtaghi Moradi and Zahra Lorigooini
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:4
  10. Regarding the epidemiological studies, neurological dysfunctions caused by cerebral ischemia or neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs) have been considered a pointed matter. Mount-up shreds of evidence support that...

    Authors: Marjan Talebi, Seyyed Ali Mohammadi Vadoud, Alireza Haratian, Mohsen Talebi, Tahereh Farkhondeh, Ali Mohammad Pourbagher-Shahri and Saeed Samarghandian
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:3
  11. Power spectral analysis (PSA) is one of the most commonly-used EEG markers of cortical hyperarousal, and can help to understand subjective–objective sleep discrepancy (SOD). Age is associated with decreased sl...

    Authors: Biyun Xu, Qinghao Cai, Runru Mai, Hailong Liang, Jiayu Huang and Zhimin Yang
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:2
  12. Mathematical expressions mainly include arithmetic (such as 8 − (1 + 3)) and algebra (such as a − (b + c)). Previous studies have shown that both algebraic processing and arithmetic involved the bilateral pari...

    Authors: Dazhi Cheng, Mengyi Li, Jiaxin Cui, Li Wang, Naiyi Wang, Liangyuan Ouyang, Xiaozhuang Wang, Xuejun Bai and Xinlin Zhou
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2022 18:1
  13. Brain aging is an important risk factor in many human diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The production of excess reactive oxygen species (ROS) mediated by nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate ...

    Authors: Dan Sun, Guofang Gao, Bihua Zhong, Han Zhang, Shixin Ding, Zhenghao Sun, Yaodong Zhang and Weizu Li
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:11
  14. Recent studies show that gender may have a significant impact on brain functions. However, the reports of sex effects on spatial ability and synaptic plasticity in rodents are divergent and controversial. Here...

    Authors: Samaneh Safari, Nesa Ahmadi, Reihaneh Mohammadkhani, Reza Ghahremani, Maryam Khajvand-Abedeni, Siamak Shahidi, Alireza Komaki, Iraj Salehi and Seyed Asaad Karimi
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:9
  15. The claustrum is a structure involved in formation of several cortical and subcortical neural microcircuits which may be involved in such functions as conscious sensations and rewarding behavior. The claustrum...

    Authors: Vladimir N. Nikolenko, Negoriya A. Rizaeva, Narasimha M. Beeraka, Marine V. Oganesyan, Valentina A. Kudryashova, Alexandra A. Dubovets, Irina D. Borminskaya, Kirill V. Bulygin, Mikhail Y. Sinelnikov and Gjumrakch Aliev
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:8
  16. Schizophrenia research arose in the twentieth century and is currently rapidly developing, focusing on many parallel research pathways and evaluating various concepts of disease etiology. Today, we have relati...

    Authors: Enrico Patrono, Jan Svoboda and Aleš Stuchlík
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:7
  17. Aging is the leading risk factor for several age-associated diseases such as neurodegenerative diseases. Understanding the biology of aging mechanisms is essential to the pursuit of brain health. In this regar...

    Authors: Aliabbas Zia, Ali Mohammad Pourbagher-Shahri, Tahereh Farkhondeh and Saeed Samarghandian
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:6
  18. Tramadol is a widely used synthetic opioid. Substantial research has previously focused on the neurological effects of this drug, while the efficacy of various treatments to reduce the associated side effects ...

    Authors: Samaneh Nakhaee, Khadijeh Farrokhfall, Ebrahim Miri-Moghaddam, Mohsen Foadoddini, Masoumeh Askari, Alireza Amirabadizadeh, Jeffrey Brent, Bruno Megarbane and Omid Mehrpour
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:5
  19. Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental disease with heterogeneous behavioral phenotypes, including repetitive behaviors, anxiety, and impairments in cognitive functions. The brain regions related to t...

    Authors: Xiao Chen, Jihui Yue, Yuchong Luo, Lianyan Huang, Boxing Li and Shenglin Wen
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:4
  20. We had recently reported that linalool odor exposure induced significant analgesic effects in mice and that the effects were disappeared in olfactory-deprived mice in which the olfactory epithelium was damaged...

    Authors: Hideki Kashiwadani, Yurina Higa, Mitsutaka Sugimura and Tomoyuki Kuwaki
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:3
  21. Middle-aged females, especially perimenopausal females, are vulnerable to depression, but the potential mechanism remains unclear. Dopaminergic and GABAergic system dysfunction is involved in the pathophysiolo...

    Authors: Guofen Cao, Gaili Meng, Li Zhu, Jie Zhu, Nan Dong, Xiaolan Zhou, Sumei Zhang and Yongai Zhang
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:2
  22. The nucleus accumbens (NAc) plays a principal role in drug reward. It has been reported that metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGlu receptors) play a key role in the rewarding pathway(s). Previous studies have...

    Authors: Nazanin Kahvandi, Zahra Ebrahimi, Seyed Asaad Karimi, Siamak Shahidi, Iraj Salehi, Marzieh Naderishahab and Abdolrahman Sarihi
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2021 17:1
  23. Novel word acquisition is generally believed to be a rapid process, essential for ensuring a flexible and efficient communication system; at least in spoken language, learners are able to construct memory trac...

    Authors: Beatriz Bermúdez-Margaretto, Yury Shtyrov, David Beltrán, Fernando Cuetos and Alberto Domínguez
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:11
  24. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of astaxanthin (AST) on cognition function, inflammatory response and oxidative stress in vascular dementia (VD) mice.

    Authors: Ningwei Zhu, Xiao Liang, Ming Zhang, Xiaolan Yin, Hui Yang, Yajun Zhi, Guizhen Ying, Jialing Zou, Lei Chen, Xiaokun Yao and Hongwei Li
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:10
  25. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a common neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive loss of nigrostriatal dopaminergic neurons leading to dopamine depletion and problems of movement, emotions, and cog...

    Authors: Dina M. Monir, Motamed E. Mahmoud, Omyma G. Ahmed, Ibrahim F. Rehan and Amany Abdelrahman
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:9
  26. Previous studies have shown that seizures can cause cognitive disorders. On the other hand, the Curcuma zedoaria (CZ) has beneficial effects on the nervous system. However, there is little information on the poss...

    Authors: Touran Mahmoudi, Zahra Lorigooini, Mahmoud Rafieian-kopaei, Mehran Arabi, Zahra Rabiei, Elham Bijad and Sedigheh Kazemi
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:7
  27. Glutamatergic AMPA and NMDA receptors in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) are central for cocaine first exposure and posterior craving maintenance. However, the exact rules that coordinate the synaptic dynamic...

    Authors: Thiago C. Moulin and Helgi B. Schiöth
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:6
  28. Maternal depression can influence the early activity of a mother reading stories to a young child, as depressed mothers are less likely to read to their children. Here, maternal depression association to neuro...

    Authors: Rola Farah, Paige Greenwood, Johnathan Dudley, John Hutton, Robert T. Ammerman, Kieran Phelan, Scott Holland and Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:5
  29. Chemokine C–C motif ligand 2 (CCL2) is one of the most widely recognised proinflammatory chemokines in cognitive disorders. Currently, CCL2-targeting drugs are extremely limited. Thus, this study aimed to expl...

    Authors: Jiang-yi Long, Jian-min Chen, Yuan-jun Liao, Yi-jun Zhou, Bing-yu Liang and Yan Zhou
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:4
  30. Unlike the emphasis on negative results of video games such as the impulsive engagement in video games, cognitive training studies in individuals with cognitive deficits showed that characteristics of video ga...

    Authors: Eunhye Choi, Suk-Ho Shin, Jeh-Kwang Ryu, Kyu-In Jung, Shin-Young Kim and Min-Hyeon Park
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2020 16:2
  31. Traumatic injury (TI) during pregnancy increases the risk for developing neurological disorders in the infants. These disorders are a major concern for the well-being of children born after TI during pregnancy...

    Authors: Ved Chauhan and Abha Chauhan
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:11
  32. Age-dependent alterations of hormonal states have been considered to be involved in age related decline of cognitive abilities. Most of the studies in animal models are based on hormonal substitution in adrena...

    Authors: Jovana Maliković, Daniel Daba Feyissa, Predrag Kalaba, Babak Saber Marouf, Harald Höger, Michaela F. Hartmann, Stefan A. Wudy, Gerhard Schuler, Gert Lubec, Jana Aradska and Volker Korz
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:10
  33. Bisphenol A (BPA), a major endocrine disruptor and a xenobiotic compound is used abundantly in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Human exposure to this compound is primarily via its le...

    Authors: Hareram Birla, Chetan Keswani, Sachchida Nand Rai, Saumitra Sen Singh, Walia Zahra, Hagera Dilnashin, Aaina Singh Rathore and Surya Pratap Singh
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:9
  34. Dexterous tool use is considered to be underpinned by model-based control relying on acquired internal models of tools. In particular, this is the case in situations where available sensory feedback regarding ...

    Authors: Sayako Ueda, Hiroyuki Sakai, Kenichi Ueno, Kang Cheng and Takatsune Kumada
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:8
  35. Our understanding of the networks of genes and protein functions involved in Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) remains incomplete, as do the mechanisms by which these networks lead to AUD phenotypes. The fruit fly (Dros...

    Authors: Gregory L. Engel, Kreager Taber, Elizabeth Vinton and Amanda J. Crocker
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:7
  36. Language has the power to shape cognition, behavior, and even the form and function of the brain. Technological and scientific developments have recently yielded an increasingly diverse set of tools with which...

    Authors: Sayuri Hayakawa and Viorica Marian
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:6
  37. Motor cortex stimulation (MCS) is an effective therapy for refractory neuropathic pain. MCS increases the nociceptive threshold in healthy rats via endogenous opioids, inhibiting thalamic nuclei and activating...

    Authors: Patrícia Sanae Souza Lopes, Ana Carolina Pinheiro Campos, Erich Talamoni Fonoff, Luiz Roberto Giorgetti Britto and Rosana Lima Pagano
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:5
  38. Difficult cognitive tasks are often associated with negative feelings. This can be already the case for the mere anticipation of having to do a difficult task. For the case of difficult math tasks, it was rece...

    Authors: Elise Klein, Silke M. Bieck, Johannes Bloechle, Stefan Huber, Julia Bahnmueller, Klaus Willmes and Korbinian Moeller
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:4
  39. Maternal immune activation (MIA) during gestation can increase the later risk of schizophrenia in adult offspring. Neuroinflammation is believed to underlie this process. Postmortem brain studies have found ch...

    Authors: Shuang Ding, Yunqing Hu, Binbin Luo, Yaqi Cai, Keke Hao, Yongfeng Yang, Yan Zhang, Xiujuan Wang, Minli Ding, Hongxing Zhang, Wenqiang Li and Luxian Lv
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:3
  40. Signs of pervasive developmental disorder and social deficits were reported in toddlers and children whose mothers were exposed to organophosphate pesticides during pregnancy. Deficits in social preference wer...

    Authors: Anat Lan, Daniel Stein, Miguel Portillo, Debra Toiber and Ora Kofman
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2019 15:2
  41. Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, cataplexy, hypnagogic hallucinations, and sleep paralysis. This disease affects significantly the overall patient functioni...

    Authors: C. Schiappa, S. Scarpelli, A. D’Atri, M. Gorgoni and Luigi De Gennaro
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:19
  42. Task switch protocols are frequently used in the assessment of cognitive control, both in clinical and non-clinical populations. These protocols frequently confound task switch and attentional set shift. The c...

    Authors: Aquiles Luna-Rodriguez, Mike Wendt, Julia Kerner auch Koerner, Caterina Gawrilow and Thomas Jacobsen
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:18
  43. Chronic social defeat stress induces depression and anxiety-like behaviors in rodents and also responsible for differentiating defeated animals into stress susceptible and resilient groups. The present study i...

    Authors: Vishwanath Vasudev Prabhu, Thong Ba Nguyen, Yin Cui, Young-Eun Oh, Keon-Hak Lee, Tarique R. Bagalkot and Young-Chul Chung
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:16

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