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  1. Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric disease characterized by a high heritability and a complex genetic architecture. Recent reports based on exome sequencing analyses have highlighted a significant increase ...

    Authors: Loubna Jouan, Simon L Girard, Sylvia Dobrzeniecka, Amirthagowri Ambalavanan, Marie-Odile Krebs, Ridha Joober, Julie Gauthier, Patrick A Dion and Guy A Rouleau

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2013 9:9

    Content type: Short paper

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  2. We report on a 6-year-old Turkish boy with profound sensorineural deafness, balance disorder, severe disorder of oral motor function, and mild developmental delay. Further findings included scaphocephaly, plag...

    Authors: Julia C Schröder, Anne K Läßig, Danuta Galetzka, Angelika Peters, John C Castle, Stefan Diederich, Ulrich Zechner, Wibke Müller-Forell, Annerose Keilmann and Oliver Bartsch

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2013 9:7

    Content type: Research

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  3. Recent evidence suggests that neglect patients seem to have particular problems representing relatively smaller numbers corresponding to the left part of the mental number line. However, while this indicates s...

    Authors: Elise Klein, Korbinian Moeller, Daniela Zinsberger, Harald Zauner, Guilherme Wood, Klaus Willmes, Christine Haider, Alfred Gassner and Hans-Christoph Nuerk

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2013 9:5

    Content type: Research

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  4. The pig is emerging as a model species that bridges the gap between rodents and humans in research. In particular, the miniature pig (referred to hereafter as the minipig) is increasingly being used as non-rod...

    Authors: Elise Gieling, Welmoed Wehkamp, Remco Willigenburg, Rebecca E Nordquist, Niels-Christian Ganderup and Franz Josef van der Staay

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2013 9:4

    Content type: Research

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  5. The literature on social dilemmas and punishment focuses on the behaviour of the punisher. However, to fully explain the effect of punishment on cooperation, it is important to understand the psychological mec...

    Authors: Anya Skatova and Eamonn Ferguson

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2013 9:3

    Content type: Research

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  6. Fatigue has a multi-factorial nature. We examined the effects of two types of mental fatigue on spontaneous oscillatory brain activity using magnetoencephalography (MEG).

    Authors: Yoshihito Shigihara, Masaaki Tanaka, Akira Ishii, Etsuko Kanai, Masami Funakura and Yasuyoshi Watanabe

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2013 9:2

    Content type: Research

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  7. The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between the ionotropic and glutamate receptors, N-methyl D-asparate 2A (GRIN2A) and 2B (GRIN2B), and the metabotropic glutamate receptor mGluR7 (GRM...

    Authors: Subin Park, Sun-Woo Jung, Boong-Nyun Kim, Soo-Churl Cho, Min-Sup Shin, Jae-Won Kim, Hee Jeong Yoo, Dae-Yeon Cho, Un-Sun Chung, Jung-Woo Son and Hyo-Won Kim

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2013 9:1

    Content type: Research

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  8. Neuropsychiatric symptoms such as psychosis are prevalent in patients with probable Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Because these disabling symptoms are gene...

    Authors: Drew Christie, Jane Shofer, Steven P Millard, Ellen Li, Mary Ann DeMichele-Sweet, Elise A Weamer, M Ilyas Kamboh, Oscar L Lopez, Robert A Sweet and Debby Tsuang

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:62

    Content type: Research

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  9. Neurosteroids are synthesized in the brain and modulate brain excitability. There is increasing evidence of their sedative, anesthetic and antiseizure properties, as well as their influence on mood. Currently ...

    Authors: Mauro Giovanni Carta, Krishna M Bhat and Antonio Preti

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:61

    Content type: Review

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  10. Among the most robust neural abnormalities differentiating individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from typically developing controls are elevated levels of slow oscillatory activity (...

    Authors: Steven Woltering, Jessica Jung, Zhongxu Liu and Rosemary Tannock

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:60

    Content type: Research

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  11. Deficient operant extinction has been hypothesized to be constitutive of ADHD dysfunction. In order to elucidate the behavioral mechanisms underlying this deficit, the performance of an animal model of ADHD, t...

    Authors: Ryan J Brackney, Timothy HC Cheung, Katrina Herbst, Jade C Hill and Federico Sanabria

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:59

    Content type: Research

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  12. Different models of cortical lesion lead to different effects on plasticity of connections and loss of function. In opposition to ischemia, cortical lesion made by ablation does not induce significant adaptive...

    Authors: Helder Teixeira de Freitas, Viviane Gomes da Silva and Arthur Giraldi-Guimarães

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:58

    Content type: Short paper

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  13. Mutations of the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene have reportedly been associated with Parkinson disease (PD) in various ethnic populations such as Singaporean, Japanese, Formosan, Canadian, American, Portuguese,...

    Authors: Youpei Wang, Ling Liu, Jing Xiong, Xiaowei Zhang, Zhenzhen Chen, Lan Yu, Chunnuan Chen, Jinsha Huang, Zhentao Zhang, Asrah A Mohmed, Zhicheng Lin, Nian Xiong and Tao Wang

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:57

    Content type: Research

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  14. Previous reports suggest that omega-3 (n-3) polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) supplements may reduce ADHD-like behaviour. Our aim was to investigate potential effects of n-3 PUFA supplementation in an animal ...

    Authors: Kine S Dervola, Bjørg Å Roberg, Grete Wøien, Inger Lise Bogen, Torbjørn H Sandvik, Terje Sagvolden, Christian A Drevon, Espen Borgå Johansen and Sven Ivar Walaas

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:56

    Content type: Research

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  15. Possible interactions between nervous and immune systems in neuro-psychiatric disorders remain elusive. Levels of brain dopamine transporter (DAT) have been implicated in several impulse-control disorders, lik...

    Authors: Walter Adriani, Susanne Koot, Sandra Columba-Cabezas, Emilia Romano, Domenica Travaglini, Ruud van den Bos, Oleg Granstrem, Syed F Ali and Giovanni Laviola

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:54

    Content type: Research

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  16. Recent clinical studies revealed emotional and cognitive impairments associated with absence epilepsy. Preclinical research with genetic models of absence epilepsy however have primarily focused on dysfunction...

    Authors: Ayşe Karson, Tijen Utkan, Fuat Balcı, Feyza Arıcıoğlu and Nurbay Ateş

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:51

    Content type: Research

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Behavioral and Brain Functions 2015 11:12

  17. Human time perception is influenced by various factors such as attention and drowsiness. Nevertheless, the impact of cerebral vigilance fluctuations on temporal perception has not been sufficiently explored. W...

    Authors: Juliane Minkwitz, Maja U Trenner, Christian Sander, Sebastian Olbrich, Abigail J Sheldrick, Ulrich Hegerl and Hubertus Himmerich

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:50

    Content type: Research

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  18. Fatigue can be classified as mental and physical depending on its cause, and eachtype of fatigue has a multi-factorial nature. We examined the effect of mentalfatigue on the central nervous system using electr...

    Authors: Masaaki Tanaka, Yoshihito Shigihara, Akira Ishii, Masami Funakura, Etsuko Kanai and Yasuyoshi Watanabe

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:48

    Content type: Research

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  19. Fibroblast growth factors (FGFs) and their receptors (FGFRs) are necessary for the proper development of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons, which are key activators of the hypothalamo-pituitary-gon...

    Authors: Leah R Brooks, Carter Duyet V Le, Wilson C Chung and Pei-San Tsai

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:47

    Content type: Research

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  20. No reliable anatomical or functional alterations have been confirmed in psychiatric neuroimaging; however it can become reliable with translational impact on clinical practice when considering crucial methodol...

    Authors: Stefan Borgwardt, Joaquim Radua, Andrea Mechelli and Paolo Fusar-Poli

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:46

    Content type: Commentary

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  21. Few studies have been previously published about the resting state brain activity in young chronic smokers, although many previous fMRI studies have shown that the task-related activity pattern is altered in c...

    Authors: Jinsong Tang, Yanhui Liao, Qijian Deng, Tieqiao Liu, Xiaogang Chen, Xuyi Wang, Xiaojun Xiang, Hongxian Chen and Wei Hao

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:44

    Content type: Short paper

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  22. We studied the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the metabotropic glutamate receptor 3 (GRM3) gene on brain N-acetylaspartate (NAA) concentrations and executive function (EF) skills in non-s...

    Authors: Yan Xia, Dongying Ma, Jian Hu, Chunling Tang, Zheng Wu, Lei Liu and Feng Xin

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:42

    Content type: Research

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  23. Attention disengagement is reportedly influenced by perceiving a fearful facial expression even in the first year of life. In the present study, we examined whether individual differences in disengaging from f...

    Authors: Atsuko Nakagawa and Masune Sukigara

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:40

    Content type: Research

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  24. By use of purer indices of PM and RM components than previous studies and adoption of three PM task types, the present study aimed to investigate the deficits of these two components underlying global impairme...

    Authors: Ting Zhou, Lucas S Broster, Yang Jiang, Feng Bao, Huali Wang and Juan Li

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:39

    Content type: Research

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  25. Velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS, MIM#192430, 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome) is a genetic disorder caused by a deletion of about 40 genes at the q11.2 band of one copy of chromosome 22. Individuals with VCFS pres...

    Authors: Petya D Radoeva, Ioana L Coman, Kevin M Antshel, Wanda Fremont, Christopher S McCarthy, Ashwini Kotkar, Dongliang Wang, Robert J Shprintzen and Wendy R Kates

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:38

    Content type: Research

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  26. The experience of spatial presence (SP), i.e., the sense of being present in a virtual environment, emerges if an individual perceives himself as 1) if he were actually located (self-location) and 2) able to act ...

    Authors: Michael Havranek, Nicolas Langer, Marcus Cheetham and Lutz Jäncke

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:34

    Content type: Research

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  27. Repeated morphine exposure can induce behavioral sensitization. There are evidences have shown that central gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) system is involved in morphine dependence. However, the effect of a GABAB

    Authors: Zhenyu Fu, Hongfa Yang, Yuqiang Xiao, Gang Zhao and Haiyan Huang

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:20

    Content type: Research

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  28. Mathematics anxiety (MA), a state of discomfort associated with performing mathematical tasks, is thought to affect a notable proportion of the school age population. Some research has indicated that MA negati...

    Authors: Amy Devine, Kayleigh Fawcett, Dénes Szűcs and Ann Dowker

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:33

    Content type: Research

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  29. Heavy binge drinking is increasingly frequent among adolescents, and consumption of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is often combined with ethanol (EtOH). The long-lasting effects of intermittent expo...

    Authors: Antonio Vidal-Infer, Maria A. Aguilar, Jose Miñarro and Marta Rodríguez-Arias

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:32

    Content type: Research

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  30. Dopamine receptor D 4 (DRD4) polymorphisms have been associated with a number of psychiatric disorders, but little is known about the mechanism of these associations. DNA met...

    Authors: Sophia J. Docherty, Oliver S. P. Davis, Claire M. A. Haworth, Robert Plomin, Ursula D’Souza and Jonathan Mill

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:31

    Content type: Research

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  31. Previous studies have demonstrated a profound lack of habituation in 129P3 mice compared to the habituating, but initially more anxious, BALB/c mice. The present study investigated whether this non-adaptive ph...

    Authors: Amber R. Salomons, Nathaly Espitia Pinzon, Hetty Boleij, Susanne Kirchhoff, Saskia S. Arndt, Rebecca E. Nordquist, Lothar Lindemann, Georg Jaeschke, Will Spooren and Frauke Ohl

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:30

    Content type: Research

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  32. Neurological abnormalities have been reported in people with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI). The current study aimed to examine the prevalence of neurological soft signs (NSS) in this clinical group...

    Authors: Hui-jie Li, Peng-yun Wang, Yang Jiang, Raymond C. K. Chan, Hua-li Wang and Juan Li

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:29

    Content type: Research

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  33. Genetic research of schizophrenia (SCZ) based on the nuclear genome model (NGM) has been one of the most active areas in psychiatry for the past two decades. Although this effort is ongoing, the current situat...

    Authors: Nagafumi Doi, Yoko Hoshi, Masanari Itokawa, Takeo Yoshikawa, Tomoe Ichikawa, Makoto Arai, Chie Usui and Hirokazu Tachikawa

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:28

    Content type: Research

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  34. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) combined with brain imaging as a quantitative trait analysis revealed that the SNPs near CTXN3-SLC12A2 region were related to forebrain development and stress response which...

    Authors: Benjaporn Panichareon, Kazuhiro Nakayama, Sadahiko Iwamoto, Wanpen Thurakitwannakarn and Wasana Sukhumsirichart

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:27

    Content type: Research

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  35. The Kana Pick-out Test (KPT), which uses Kana or Japanese symbols that represent syllables, requires parallel processing of discrete (pick-out) and continuous (reading) dual tasks. As a dual task, the KPT is thou...

    Authors: Atsumichi Tachibana, J. Adam Noah, Shaw Bronner, Yumie Ono, Yoshiyuki Hirano, Masami Niwa, Kazuko Watanabe and Minoru Onozuka

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:26

    Content type: Research

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  36. This study explored the association between three measures of working memory ability and genetic variation in a range of catecholamine genes in a sample of children with ADHD.

    Authors: Natasha Matthews, Alasdair Vance, Tarrant D R Cummins, Joseph Wagner, Amanda Connolly, Jacqueline Yamada, Paul J Lockhart, Ajay Panwar, Robyn H Wallace and Mark A Bellgrove

    Citation: Behavioral and Brain Functions 2012 8:25

    Content type: Research

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