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Low frequency drift (0.0-0.015 Hz) has often been reported in time series fMRI data. This drift has often been attributed to physiological noise or subject motion, but no studies have been done to test this assumption. Time series T*2-weighted volumes were acquired on two clinical 1.5 T MRI systems using spiral and EPI readout gradients from cadavers, a(More)
Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (erfMRI) was employed to measure the hemodynamic response during a Go/No-go task in 16 healthy subjects. The task was designed so that Go and No-go events were equally probable, allowing an unbiased comparison of cerebral activity during these two types of trials. In accordance with prediction, anterior(More)
Steady-state arterial spin tagging approaches can provide quantitative images of CBF, but have not been validated in humans. The work presented here compared CBF values measured using steady-state arterial spin tagging with CBF values measured in the same group of human subjects using the H(2)(15)O IV bolus PET method. Blood flow values determined by(More)
The definition of the 'yips' has evolved over time. It is defined as a motor phenomenon of involuntary movements affecting golfers. In this paper, we have extended the definition to encompass a continuum from the neurologic disorder of dystonia to the psychologic disorder of choking. In many golfers, the pathophysiology of the 'yips' is believed to be an(More)
  • Diane M Wiese-Bjornstal, Aynsley M Smith, Shelly M Shaffer, Michael A Morrey, Michael
  • 2011
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BACKGROUND In a recent longitudinal study of first-episode schizophrenia patients, we found that while dysfunction of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC), right thalamus, left cerebellum and cingulate gyrus normalized with antipsychotic treatment and significant reduction in symptomatology, the left DLPFC, left thalamus, and right cerebellum(More)
The current study investigated the immediate neurophysiological effects of different types of massage in healthy adults using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Much attention has been given to the default mode network, a set of brain regions showing greater activity in the resting state. These regions (i.e. insula, posterior and anterior(More)
Brain morphological abnormalities have been reported in several independent investigations of chronic schizophrenic patients. The present study is a prospective 4-year follow-up of first-episode schizophrenic patients to determine whether some of these abnormalities may be a consequence of regional brain structural change over time after the onset of a(More)
Calf blood flow was measured simultaneously in healthy human subjects (n = 7) during cuff inflation and deflation using near-infrared diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) and arterial spin labeled perfusion MRI (ASL-MRI). The DCS and ASL-MRI data exhibited highly correlated absolute and relative dynamic flow responses in each individual (p < 0.001). Peak(More)