Junko Matsumoto

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OBJECTIVES Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most debilitating psychiatric disorders, with some speculating that a reason for difficulty in its treatment might be its coexistence with autism spectrum. We investigated the tendency for autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in patients with OCD from a neuroimaging point of view using voxel-based(More)
Recently, Social Networking Services (SNSs) have been used to support interactions among university students by building new human relations at Universities. We started a Campus SNS for supporting students of the Department of Engineering at the University of Tokushima on 23 January, 2007. This paper describes characteristics and the efficacy by the online(More)
AIM The aims of this study were to determine whether the serum levels of precursor brain-derived neurotrophic factor (proBDNF), mature BDNF (mBDNF), and matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) are altered in patients with eating disorders (ED), including anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), and to explore whether those levels are associated with(More)
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is known as a clinically heterogeneous disorder characterized by symptom dimensions. Although substantial numbers of neuroimaging studies have demonstrated the presence of brain abnormalities in OCD, their results are controversial. The clinical heterogeneity of OCD could be one of the reasons for this. It has been(More)
BACKGROUND Decision-making is reported to be impaired in anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN), but the influence of mood status, pathophysiological eating, and weight concerns on the performance of decision-making ability between AN and BN is still unclear. The aims of this study were to investigate differential impairments in the decision-making(More)
Our research group is currently creating video materials introducing teacher and student participation for Niche-Learning, nonintrusive information delivery via a monitor placed in a lounge area on our university campus. The paper proposes a model for material creation based on the preliminary experiments in learning material creation for Niche-Learning.(More)
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