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Functional MRI of language lateralization during development in children
A series of functional MRI studies of language skills in children ages of five to 18 years, both typically-developing children and children with brain injuries or neurological disorders that occur at different developmental stages with different degrees of severity are summarized. Expand
Seizure diaries for clinical research and practice: Limitations and future prospects
Until diaries are validated as research tools and the regulatory environment becomes clearer, adoption of new types of diaries as markers for a primary study outcome will be cautious. Expand
Cognitive and behavioral outcomes in benign childhood epilepsy with centrotemporal spikes
Treatment with AEDs is an option in BECTS, but existing studies have not clearly shown a clear relationship between elimination of CTS and improved cognitive or behavioral outcomes. Expand
Females and males are highly similar in language performance and cortical activation patterns during verb generation
Males and females exhibit similar activation patterns during verb generation fMRI, and controlling for intra-scanner performance reduces or even abolishes sex differences in language-related activation. Expand
Excitatory repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation induces improvements in chronic post-stroke aphasia
FMRI-guided, excitatory rTMS applied to the affected Broca’s area improved language skills in patients with chronic post-stroke aphasia; these improvements correlated with increased language lateralization to the left hemisphere. Expand
Counterintuitive Cross-Linguistic Differences: More Morphological Computation in English Than in Finnish
This study investigates the role of derivational morphology in lexical processing in two typologically quite different languages: Finnish and English and finds that the opposite is the case for derivational semantics: for English, parsing of morphological constituents is often required, whereas for Finnish, full-form storage and access seems to be the rule. Expand
Reading acceleration training changes brain circuitry in children with reading difficulties
The effect of the RAP training on regions of interest in the neural circuitry for reading using a lexical decision task during fMRI in children with reading difficulties and typical readers is examined. Expand
Unanticipated findings in pediatric neuroimaging research: Prevalence of abnormalities and process for reporting and clinical follow-up
This study evaluated the prevalence and type of unanticipated and potentially clinically significant imaging findings in a group of 114 normal children enrolled in an ongoing MRI imaging study of normal brain development for the Pediatric Functional Neuroimaging Research Network. Expand
Dysfunction in emotion processing underlies functional (psychogenic) dystonia
We sought to determine whether abnormalities in emotion processing underlie functional (psychogenic) dystonia, one of the most common functional movement disorders.
Role of perinatal long-chain omega-3 fatty acids in cortical circuit maturation: Mechanisms and implications for psychopathology.
Together these associations suggest that early and uncorrected deficits in fetal brain DHA accrual may represent a modifiable risk factor for cortical circuit maturation deficits in psychiatric disorders, and could therefore have significant implications for informing early intervention and prevention strategies. Expand