Koji Kashihara

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Some researchers have reported that moderate physical exercise improves cognitive function, and that exercise at high intensity beyond the optimal point attenuates performance, in an inverted U-relationship. The optimal intensity of physical exercise for cognitive function might be related closely to the anaerobic threshold. It has been regarded as an(More)
Using Bluetooth wireless technology, we developed an implantable telemetry system for measurement of the left ventricular pressure-volume relation in conscious, freely moving rats. The telemetry system consisted of a pressure-conductance catheter (1.8-Fr) connected to a small (14-g) fully implantable signal transmitter. To make the system fully telemetric,(More)
Unlike assistive technology for verbal communication, the brain-machine or brain-computer interface (BMI/BCI) has not been established as a non-verbal communication tool for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. Face-to-face communication enables access to rich emotional information, but individuals suffering from neurological disorders, such as ALS(More)
Although the Bezold-Jarisch (BJ) reflex is potentially evoked during acute myocardial ischemia or infarction, its effects on the static characteristics of the arterial baroreflex remain to be analyzed in terms of an equilibrium diagram between the neural and peripheral arcs. The neural arc represents the static input-output relationship between baroreceptor(More)
A novel framework of circulatory equilibrium was developed by extending Guyton's original concept. In this framework, venous return (CO(V)) for a given stressed volume (V) was characterized by a flat surface as a function of right atrial pressure (P(RA)) and left atrial pressure (P(LA)) as follows: CO(V) = V/W - G(S)P(RA) - G(P)P(LA), where W, G(S), and(More)
The duration of the enhancement of choice reaction task efficiency by physical exercise at lactate threshold was studied. After healthy male students completed the exercise or nonexercise (control) period for 10 min., they performed a three-choice reaction task for 20 min. The mean heart rate during the choice reaction task after the exercise was higher(More)
Among the many cardiopulmonary reflexes, this review specifically examines the roles of the arterial baroreflex during the Bezold-Jarisch reflex (BJR). Activation of cardiopulmonary vagal afferent C-fibers induces hypotension, bradycardia, and apnea, which are known collectively as the BJR; myocardial ischemia and infarction might induce the BJR. Arterial(More)
Functional laterality of cardiac sympathetic nerve stimulation in chronotropic and inotropic effects is well known. Whether left (LSNA) and right (RSNA) cardiac sympathetic nerve activities show laterality during dynamic baroreflex activation remains to be determined. In nine anesthetized, vagotomized, and aortic-denervated rabbits, we randomly perturbed(More)
A cascade model comprised of a derivative filter followed by a nonlinear sigmoidal component reproduces the input size dependence of transfer gain in the baroreflex neural arc from baroreceptor pressure input to efferent sympathetic nerve activity (SNA). We examined whether the same model could predict the operating point dependence of the baroreflex neural(More)
Although acute myocardial ischemia or infarction may induce the Bezold-Jarisch (BJ) reflex through the activation of serotonin receptors on vagal afferent nerves, the mechanism by which the BJ reflex modulates the dynamic characteristics of arterial pressure (AP) regulation is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of the BJ reflex(More)