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BACKGROUND During the last years, many investigations focused on spontaneously active cerebral networks such as the default-mode network. A data-driven technique, the independent component analysis, allows segregating such spontaneous (co-)activity maps (SAM) from noise in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) time series. The inter-rater reliability(More)
Exploring time-varying connectivity networks in neurodegenerative disorders is a recent field of research in functional MRI. Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) represents 20% of the neurodegenerative forms of dementia. Fluctuations of cognition and vigilance are the key symptoms of DLB. To date, no dynamic functional connectivity (DFC) investigations of this(More)
We aimed to describe specific changes in brain perfusion in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) at both the prodromal (also called mild cognitive impairment) and mild dementia stages, relative to patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and controls. Altogether, 96 participants in five groups (prodromal DLB, prodromal AD, DLB with mild dementia, AD(More)
PURPOSE To take into account the echo time (TE) influence on arterial spin labeling (ASL) signal when converting it in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). Gray matter ASL signal decrease with increasing TE as a consequence of the difference in the apparent transverse relaxation rates between labeled water in capillaries and nonlabeled water in the tissue(More)
While the efficacy of mental visual imagery (MVI) to alleviate autobiographical memory (AM) impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients has been documented, nothing is known about the brain changes sustaining that improvement. To explore this issue, 20 relapsing-remitting MS patients showing AM impairment were randomly assigned to two groups,(More)
Increasingly studied, episodic future thought (EFT) impairment negatively affects patients' daily life. Along these lines, working with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RR-MS) patients, we documented the clinical effectiveness of a mental visual imagery (MVI)-based facilitation programme on EFT impairment related to executive function difficulties.(More)
PURPOSE Locked-in syndrome and vegetative state are distinct outcomes from coma. Despite their differences, they are clinically difficult to distinguish at the early stage and current diagnostic tools remain insufficient. Since some brain functions are preserved in locked-in syndrome, we postulated that networks of spontaneously co-activated brain areas(More)
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