Hongxiang Yao

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OBJECTIVES The ability to resolve conflicts is indispensable to the function of daily life and decreases with cognitive decline. We hypothesized that subjects with different levels of cognitive impairment exhibit different conflict resolution performances and may be susceptible to interference effects at different stages. METHODS Sixteen normal controls(More)
OBJECTIVES The current study evaluated whether the functional connectivity pattern of the thalamo-cortical network in patients with Alzheimer' s disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) would show disease severityrelated alterations. METHODS Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data were obtained from 35 patients with AD, 27(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia, is thought to be a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is clinically characterised by a decline of memory and other cognitive functions. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered to be the prodromal stage of AD. However, the relationship between AD and MCI and the development process(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients and those with high-risk mild cognitive impairment are increasingly considered to have dysfunction syndromes. Large-scale network studies based on neuroimaging techniques may provide additional insight into AD pathophysiology. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the impaired network functional connectivity with the(More)
Specific patterns of brain atrophy may be helpful in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). In the present study, we set out to evaluate the utility of grey-matter volume in the classification of AD and amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) compared to normal control (NC) individuals. Voxel-based morphometric analyses were performed on structural(More)
The marginal division (MrD) is a neostriatum subregion that links the limbic system and basal nucleus of Meynert; it is an important subcortical center that is involved in learning and memory. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder and the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. AD clinically manifests as gradually progressive(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is commonly associated with neurodegenerative disorders characterized by α-synuclein deposition, including Parkinson's disease, multiple system atrophy, and Lewy body dementia. However, this tendency in tauopathy-mediated diseases is rare and only sporadically reported. We(More)
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered to be the prodromal stage of Alzheimer's disease. The amygdala, which is considered to be a hub, has been shown to have widespread brain connections with many cortical regions. Longitudinal alterations in the functional connectivity of the amygdala remain unclear in MCI. We hypothesized that the impairment in(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with the progressive dysfunction of cognitive ability. Previous research has indicated that the default mode network (DMN) is closely related to cognition and is impaired in Alzheimer's disease. Because recent studies have shown that different frequency bands represent specific(More)
Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) have been associated with impaired communication among large-scale brain networks. Given nature that interconnected subnetworks are responsible for daily behavior than a single pair of functional connectivity, it is valid to use a network-based statistic (NBS) method to exploit the clustering(More)