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  1. Following a social defeat, the balanced establishment and extinction of aversive information is a beneficial strategy for individual survival. Abnormal establishment or extinction is implicated in the developm...

    Authors: Chu-Chu Qi, Qing-Jun Wang, Xue-zhu Ma, Hai-Chao Chen, Li-Ping Gao, Jie Yin and Yu-Hong Jing
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:7
  2. Action semantics have been investigated in relation to context violation but remain less examined in relation to the meaning of gestures. In the present study, we examined tool–gesture incongruity by event-rel...

    Authors: Yi-Tzu Chang, Hsiang-Yu Chen, Yuan-Chieh Huang, Wan-Yu Shih, Hsiao-Lung Chan, Ping-Yi Wu, Ling-Fu Meng, Chen-Chi Chen and Ching-I Wang
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:6
  3. Arithmetic processing in adults is known to rely on a frontal-parietal network. However, neurocognitive research focusing on the neural and behavioral correlates of arithmetic development has been scarce, even...

    Authors: Christina Artemenko, Mojtaba Soltanlou, Ann-Christine Ehlis, Hans-Christoph Nuerk and Thomas Dresler
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:5
  4. The etiology of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is very heterogeneous. Mitochondrial dysfunction has been described in ASD; however, primary mitochondrial disease has been genetically proven in a small subset ...

    Authors: Noémi Ágnes Varga, Klára Pentelényi, Péter Balicza, András Gézsi, Viktória Reményi, Vivien Hársfalvi, Renáta Bencsik, Anett Illés, Csilla Prekop and Mária Judit Molnár
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:4
  5. The original version of this article [1] unfortunately contained an error which has since been acknowledged in this Correction article. The URL link in the Reference 19 was broken and it needs to be replaced w...

    Authors: Renee Dufault, Roseanne Schnoll, Walter J. Lukiw, Blaise LeBlanc, Charles Cornett, Lyn Patrick, David Wallinga, Steven G. Gilbert and Raquel Crider
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:3

    The original article was published in Behavioral and Brain Functions 2009 5:44

  6. 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS) is a neurodevelopmental syndrome associated with deficits in cognitive and emotional processing. This syndrome represents one of the highest risk factors for the development...

    Authors: Leah M. Mattiaccio, Ioana L. Coman, Carlie A. Thompson, Wanda P. Fremont, Kevin M. Antshel and Wendy R. Kates
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:2
  7. Schizophrenia (SZ) is a complex polygenic psychiatric disorder caused in part by abnormal dopamine levels. Cerebral dopamine neurotrophic factor (CDNF) 2 is known to protect and repair the dopaminergic system. Do...

    Authors: Yongfeng Yang, Hongyan Yu, Wenqiang Li, Bing Liu, Hongxing Zhang, Shuang Ding, Yanli Lu, Tianzi Jiang and Luxian Lv
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2018 14:1
  8. Our previous research showed that 4 h of maternal anesthesia with isoflurane during early gestation in pregnant rats leads to a deficit in spatial memory of adult male offspring. Because spatial memory is pred...

    Authors: Arvind Palanisamy, Gregory Crosby and Deborah J. Culley
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2017 13:14
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Cancer diagnosis is associated with an increased suicide risk, particularly within the first 1 year after diagnosis of cancer. Abnormal function of the hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis has been implicated i...

    Authors: Subin Park, Jin Pyo Hong, Jong-Keuk Lee, Young-Mi Park, Yangsoon Park, Juri Jeon, Myeong Hee Ahn and Se Chang Yoon
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:22
  33. Epilepsy is a disease of neurological character. Approximately one third of epileptic patients demonstrate a drug-resistant phenotype, which is associated with the development of drug-resistant epilepsy. The m...

    Authors: Mariusz Stasiołek, Hanna Romanowicz, Katarzyna Połatyńska, Maciej Chamielec, Dominik Skalski, Marianna Makowska and Beata Smolarz
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:21
  34. As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorders in people with epilepsy ranges from 15 to 47 % (Clarke et al. in Epilepsia 46:1970–1977, 2005), it is speculated that there is a special relationship between the two...

    Authors: Chanyoung Ko, Namwook Kim, Eunjoo Kim, Dong Ho Song and Keun-Ah Cheon
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:20
  35. Brain function in schizophrenia has been probed using saccade paradigms and functional magnetic resonance imaging, but little information exists about how changing task context impacts saccade related brain ac...

    Authors: A. L. Rodrigue, B. P. Austin, K. A. Dyckman and J. E. McDowell
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:19
  36. Developmental stress has been hypothesised to interact with genetic predisposition to increase the risk of developing substance use disorders. Here we have investigated the effects of maternal separation-induc...

    Authors: Jacqueline S. Womersley, Bafokeng Mpeta, Jacqueline J. Dimatelis, Lauriston A. Kellaway, Dan J. Stein and Vivienne A. Russell
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:18
  37. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in nervous system development and function and it is well established that BDNF is involved in the pathogenesis of a wide range of psychiatric d...

    Authors: Galina Y. Zheleznyakova, Hao Cao and Helgi B. Schiöth
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:17
  38. Whereas acute nicotine administration alters brain function which may, in turn, contribute to enhanced attention and performance, chronic cigarette smoking is linked with regional brain atrophy and poorer cogn...

    Authors: Matthew T. Sutherland, Michael C. Riedel, Jessica S. Flannery, Julio A. Yanes, Peter T. Fox, Elliot A. Stein and Angela R. Laird
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:16
  39. We enjoy a sophisticated understanding of how animals learn to predict appetitive outcomes and direct their behaviour accordingly. This encompasses well-defined learning algorithms and details of how these mig...

    Authors: Kevin Lloyd and Peter Dayan
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:15
  40. Potassium bromate (KBrO3) is widely used as a food additive and is a major water disinfection by-product. The present study reports the side effects of KBrO3 administration on the brain functions and behaviour of...

    Authors: Jamaan Ajarem, Naif G. Altoom, Ahmed A. Allam, Saleh N. Maodaa, Mostafa A. Abdel- Maksoud and Billy KC. Chow
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:14
  41. Cumulating evidence has shown a close correlation between electroacupuncture stimulation (EAS) frequency-specific analgesic effect and central opioid peptides. However, the actions of hippocampal acetylcholine...

    Authors: Shu Ping Chen, Yu Kan, Jian Liang Zhang, Jun Ying Wang, Yong Hui Gao, Li Na Qiao, Xiu Mei Feng, Ya Xia Yan and Jun Ling Liu
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:13
  42. Optimal stimulation theory and moderate brain arousal (MBA) model hypothesize that extra-task stimulation (e.g. white noise) could improve cognitive functions of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity d...

    Authors: Simon Baijot, Hichem Slama, Göran Söderlund, Bernard Dan, Paul Deltenre, Cécile Colin and Nicolas Deconinck
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:11
  43. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell (BMSCs)-based therapy seems to be a promising treatment for acute lung injury, but the therapeutic effects of BMSCs transplantation on acute lung injury induced by brain ische...

    Authors: Qin-qin He, Xiang He, Yan-ping Wang, Yu Zou, Qing-jie Xia, Liu-Lin Xiong, Chao-zhi Luo, Xiao-song Hu, Jia Liu and Ting-hua Wang
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:9
  44. Histone acetylation is regulated in response to stress and plays an important role in learning and memory. Chronic stress is known to deteriorate cognition, whereas acute stress facilitates memory formation. H...

    Authors: Akemi Uwaya, Hyunjin Lee, Jonghyuk Park, Hosung Lee, Junko Muto, Sanae Nakajima, Shigeo Ohta and Toshio Mikami
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:8
  45. Anxieties, such as shyness, noise phobia and separation anxiety, are common but poorly understood behavioural problems in domestic dogs, Canis familiaris. Although studies have demonstrated genetic and environmen...

    Authors: Jenni Puurunen, Katriina Tiira, Marko Lehtonen, Kati Hanhineva and Hannes Lohi
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:7
  46. Parsley was employed as an experimental probe to prevent the behavioral, biochemical and morphological changes in the brain tissue of the albino mice following chronic cadmium (Cd) administration.

    Authors: Saleh N. Maodaa, Ahmed A. Allam, Jamaan Ajarem, Mostafa A. Abdel-Maksoud, Gadah I. Al-Basher and Zun Yao Wang
    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2016 12:6

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