Ayelet Eran

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One of the key aspects of creativity is the ability to produce original ideas. Originality is defined in terms of the novelty and rarity of an idea and is measured by the infrequency of the idea compared to other ideas. In the current study we focused on divergent thinking (DT) - the ability to produce many alternate ideas - and assessed the neural pathways(More)
OBJECTIVE To identify the underlying genetic defect in 5 patients from a consanguineous family with a Walker-Warburg phenotype, together with intracranial calcifications. METHODS Homozygosity mapping and exome sequencing, followed by Sanger sequencing of the obtained candidate gene, was performed. Expression of the candidate gene was tested by reverse(More)
Lissencephaly comprises a heterogeneous group of developmental brain disorders of varying severity, involving abnormal cortical gyration. We studied a highly consanguineous Israeli Moslem family with a lethal form of autosomal recessive lissencephaly with cerebellar hypoplasia (LCH). Using microarray-based homozygosity mapping in the reported family,(More)
We present a case study of a patient with acquired prefrontal lesion involving mainly ventromedial and orbital structures (VM-PFD). The patient showed behavioral and emotional disturbances one year after the injury. In a follow-up examination seven years later, we evaluated her performance in tasks found theoretically to be sensitive to orbital and medial(More)
Sixty-five years old patient suffering from acute stroke was treated by rTPA intravenously. TCD monitoring of both middle cerebral arteries (MCA) was carried out simultaneously with administration of rTPA. Seven microemboli were found in right and four in left MCA. Duplex ultrasound, CT angiography and digital subtractional angiography revealed occlusion of(More)
Intracranial hypotension can be a complication of epidural anaesthesia. Pure clinical spinal hypotension manifesting as acute transient quadriplegia following epidural anaesthesia is a severe, life-threatening complication that have not been described before. This complication can be solved with an epidural blood patch; thus, it should be familiar to(More)
Head and neck malignancies have the propensity to invade nerves. Perineural tumor invasion is common, with some series reporting rates of 30 to 100%. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma are the most commonly involved tumors. The most commonly involved nerves are the trigeminal (cranial nerve [CN] V) and facial (CN VII) and their branches.(More)
As the world ages, it becomes urgent to unravel the mechanisms underlying brain aging and find ways of intervening with them. While for decades cognitive aging has been related to localized brain changes, growing attention is now being paid to alterations in distributed brain networks. Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) has become a(More)
Objectives Thalamotomy of the ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) is effective in alleviating medication resistant tremor in patients with essential tremor (ET) and Parkinson's disease (PD). MRI guided Focused Ultra-sound (MRgFUS) is an innovative technology that enables non-invasive thalamotomy via thermal ablation. Methods Thirty eight ET and PD patients(More)