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  1. Content type: Short report

    Most research on motivational processes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been undertaken in Western Europe and North America. The extent to which these findings apply to other cultural gr...

    Authors: Emi Furukawa, Shizuka Shimabukuro, Brent Alsop and Gail Tripp

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:13

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  2. Content type: Research

    Previous studies of patients with social anxiety have demonstrated abnormal early processing of facial stimuli in social contexts. In other words, patients with social anxiety disorder (SAD) tend to exhibit en...

    Authors: Jianqin Cao, Quanying Liu, Yang Li, Jun Yang, Ruolei Gu, Jin Liang, Yanyan Qi, Haiyan Wu and Xun Liu

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:12

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  3. Content type: Research

    Attention ability can be subdivided into three functionally independent networks, i.e., alerting network, orienting network, and executive network. Previous literature has documented that deficits in attention...

    Authors: Yi-quan Wang, Yang Pan, Sheng Zhu, Yong-guang Wang, Zhi-hua Shen and Kai Wang

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:11

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  4. Content type: Research

    Green tea extract (GTE) has various health promoting effects on animals and humans. However, the effects of perinatal exposure to GTE on the behavioral aspects of offspring have not been elucidated thus far. G...

    Authors: Jamaan Ajarem, Gawaher Al Rashedi, Mohamed Mohany and Ahmed Allam

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:10

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  5. Content type: Research

    Although some effects of gene–gene interactions on nicotine–dopamine metabolism for smoking behavior have been reported, polymorphisms of cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A6 and catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) have not...

    Authors: Wei-Chih Ou, Yi-Chin Huang, Chih-Ling Huang, Min-Hsuan Lin, Yi-Chun Chen, Yi-Ju Chen, Chen-Nu Liu, Mei-Chih Chen, Ching-Shan Huang and Pei-Lain Chen

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:8

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  6. Content type: Research

    Insular function has gradually become a topic of intense study in cognitive research. Recognition memory is a commonly studied type of memory in memory research. GABABR has been shown to be closely related to mem...

    Authors: Nan Wu, Feng Wang, Zhe Jin, Zhen Zhang, Lian-Kun Wang, Chun Zhang and Tao Sun

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:7

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  7. Content type: Research

    Spatial normalization of brain images, a prerequisite for voxel based morphometry analysis, may account for the large variability of the volumetric data in medication overuse headache (MOH); possibly because t...

    Authors: M. Meyer, G. Di Scala, M. Edde, B. Dilharreguy, F. Radat, M. Allard and S. Chanraud

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:6

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  8. Content type: Research

    Plants of the genus Markhamia have been traditionally used by different tribes in various parts of West African countries, including Cameroun. Markhamia tomentosa (Benth.) K. Schum. (Bignoniaceae) is used as an a...

    Authors: Radu Ionita, Paula Alexandra Postu, Galba Jean Beppe, Marius Mihasan, Brindusa Alina Petre, Monica Hancianu, Oana Cioanca and Lucian Hritcu

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:5

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  9. Content type: Research

    Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a neurogenetic disorder that is associated with a 25-fold increase in schizophrenia. Both individuals with 22q11.2DS and those with schizophrenia present wit...

    Authors: Amy K. Olszewski, Zora Kikinis, Christie S. Gonzalez, Ioana L. Coman, Nikolaos Makris, Xue Gong, Yogesh Rathi, Anni Zhu, Kevin M. Antshel, Wanda Fremont, Marek R. Kubicki, Sylvain Bouix, Martha E. Shenton and Wendy R. Kates

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:4

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  10. Content type: Research

    Animal models of human behavioural deficits involve conducting experiments on animals with the hope of gaining new knowledge that can be applied to humans. This paper aims to address risks, biases, and fallaci...

    Authors: Espen A. Sjoberg

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:3

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  11. Content type: Research

    Human parental care relies heavily on the ability to monitor and respond to a child’s affective states. The current study examined pupil diameter as a potential physiological index of mothers’ affective respon...

    Authors: Santeri Yrttiaho, Dana Niehaus, Eileen Thomas and Jukka M. Leppänen

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:2

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  12. Content type: Short paper

    Olfaction is often affected in parkinsonian patients, but dopaminergic cells in the olfactory bulb are not affected by some Parkinson-inducing drugs. We investigated whether the drug MPTP produces the olfactor...

    Authors: Carla Mucignat and Antonio Caretta

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:1

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  13. Content type: Research

    Accumulating evidence has indicated that S100B may be involved in the pathophysiology of depression. No published study has examined the effect of the antidepressant drug venlafaxine on S100B in animal models ...

    Authors: Chang-Hong Wang, Jing-Yang Gu, Xiao-Li Zhang, Jiao Dong, Jun Yang, Ying-Li Zhang, Qiu-Fen Ning, Xiao-Wen Shan and Yan Li

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:34

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  14. Content type: Research

    The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Scutellaria barbata flavonoids (SBF) on memory impairment and neuronal injury induced by amyloid beta protein 25–35 in combination with aluminum tric...

    Authors: Xiao G. Wu, Shu S. Wang, Hong Miao, Jian J. Cheng, Shu F. Zhang and Ya Z. Shang

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:33

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  15. Content type: Research

    Human beings frequently experience fear, phobia, migraine and hallucinations, however, the cerebral mechanisms underpinning these conditions remain poorly understood. Towards this goal, in this work, we aim to...

    Authors: Hina Abid, Fayyaz Ahmad, Soo Y. Lee, Hyun W. Park, Dongmi Im, Iftikhar Ahmad and Safee U. Chaudhary

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:31

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  16. Content type: Research

    Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a behavioral disorder of school-age population. It is well known that 5-HT dysfunction is correlated with impulsivity, which is one of the common characteristics of ODD. ...

    Authors: Chang-Hong Wang, Cong Liu, En-Zhao Cong, Gai-Ling Xu, Ting-Ting Lv, Ying-Li Zhang, Qiu-Fen Ning, Ji-Kang Wang, Hui-Yao Nie and Yan Li

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:30

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  17. Content type: Review

    The association between the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene and schizophrenia has been studied though no conclusive outcomes have been attained. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-...

    Authors: Thelma Beatriz González-Castro, Yazmín Hernández-Díaz, Isela Esther Juárez-Rojop, María Lilia López-Narváez, Carlos Alfonso Tovilla-Zárate, Alma Genis-Mendoza and Mariela Alpuin-Reyes

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:29

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  18. Content type: Research

    Few studies have explored the glial response to a standard environment and how the response may be associated with age-related cognitive decline in learning and memory. Here we investigated aging and environme...

    Authors: Daniel Guerreiro Diniz, Marcus Augusto de Oliveira, Camila Mendes de Lima, César Augusto Raiol Fôro, Marcia Consentino Kronka Sosthenes, João Bento-Torres, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos, Daniel Clive Anthony and Cristovam Wanderley Picanço Diniz

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:28

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  19. Content type: Research

    Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent and multifactorial neuropsychiatric disorder in the human population worldwide. Complex etiology and clinical heterogeneity have challenged the re...

    Authors: Jenni Puurunen, Sini Sulkama, Katriina Tiira, Cesar Araujo, Marko Lehtonen, Kati Hanhineva and Hannes Lohi

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:27

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  20. Content type: Research

    Changes of resting brain activities after visual food stimulation might affect the feeling of pleasure in eating food in daily life and spontaneous appetitive motives. We used magnetoencephalography (MEG) to i...

    Authors: Takahiro Yoshikawa, Masaaki Tanaka, Akira Ishii, Yoko Yamano and Yasuyoshi Watanabe

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:26

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  21. Content type: Research

    Heroin addiction is a growing concern, affecting the socioeconomic development of many countries. Little is known about transgenerational effects on phenotype changes due to heroin addiction. This study aims t...

    Authors: Mohd Zaki Farah Naquiah, Richard Johari James, Suraya Suratman, Lian Shien Lee, Mohd Izhar Mohd Hafidz, Mohd Zaki Salleh and Lay Kek Teh

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:23

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  22. Content type: Research

    To reduce the number of patients with depression, biomarkers for clarifying psychiatric disorders are warranted. Numerous candidates have been proposed; however, near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with multi-ch...

    Authors: Shinya Kinoshita, Tetsufumi Kanazawa, Hiroki Kikuyama and Hiroshi Yoneda

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:25

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  23. Content type: Research

    We investigated whether variation in the dopamine D2 receptor gene (DRD2) and tri-dimensional personality questionnaire (TPQ) scores could be used to aid adjustment of daily methadone requirements of heroin addic...

    Authors: Min-Wei Huang, Tai-An Chiang, Pei-Yu Lo and Ching-Shan Huang

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:24

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