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1. Odor responses to two homologous series of n-fatty acids (nFA) and n-aliphatic alcohols (nAA) with a straight chain of three to nine carbons were examined by measuring odor-induced [Ca2+]i increase in mouse olfactory receptor neurons (ORNs) isolated by the tissue-printing method. 2. One-third of the ORNs responsive to nFA and/or nAA were alternately(More)
Auditory evoked magnetic fields in relation to iterated rippled noise (IRN) were examined by magnetoencephalography (MEG). IRN was used as the sound stimulus to control the peak amplitude of the autocorrelation function of the sound. The IRN was produced by a delay-and-add algorithm applied to bandpass noise that was filtered using fourth-order Butterworth(More)
Ninety-nine single neuron activities of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex of 3 monkeys were recorded during performance of a Konorski task. Green or red lights were presented successively with a separation of fixed delay interval. The monkey responded as soon as the second stimulus was presented. If the two stimuli were color-matched, the 'YES' lever press(More)
A new method is described for isolating olfactory receptor neurons suitable for simultaneous recording of odorant responses in several cells. This method, called "tissue printing" by Cassab and Varner, was used to isolate cells for measurement of odorant-induced increases in cytosolic-free calcium concentration ([Ca2+]i) using the Ca2+ indicator dye fura-2.(More)
Sound duration conveys phonemic information in some languages. The present study, using magnetoencephalography (MEG), examined whether the hemispheric activation associated with the processing of duration is different between speech and non-speech sounds in subjects whose native language uses duration as a phonemic cue. The magnetic mismatch negativity(More)
Auditory evoked magnetic fields in relation to the bandwidth of bandpass noise were examined by magnetoencephalography (MEG). Pure tone and bandpass noises with center frequencies of 500, 1000 or 2000 Hz were used as the auditory signals. All source signals had the sound pressure level set at 74 dB. The stimulus duration was 0.5 s, with rise and fall ramps(More)
Auditory motion can be simulated by presenting binaural sounds with time-varying interaural time delays. Human cortical responses to the rate of auditory motion were studied by recording auditory evoked magnetic fields with a 122-channel whole-head magnetometer. Auditory motion from central to right and then to central was produced by varying interaural(More)
Cortical site processing the information of whole body linear acceleration has not yet been identified. In this study, neuromagnetic responses to visually induced linear forward acceleration were recorded in six healthy-right-handed adult subjects using a 122-channel whole cortex neuromagnetometer. Significant activation was estimated in the cortex around(More)
When attempting to memorize action sentences (e.g., open an umbrella), performing the action of the sentence (enacted encoding) results in better memory performance than simply memorizing the sentences (verbal encoding). This memory enhancement is called the enactment effect. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) was used to elucidate whether the enactment effect is(More)
The effect of frequency on N1m has been investigated by various methods. However, it has not yet been measured using forward masking. In this study, the frequency specificity of N1m was investigated using forward masking. Although the masker frequency had some influence on N1m amplitudes, the results suggested that the frequency specificity of N1m was worse(More)