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Frontal midline theta rhythm (Fm theta) often appears on electroencephalogram (EEG) during consecutive mental tasks. To clarify the source of rhythmic activity, magnetoencephalogram (MEG) and EEG were simultaneously measured in six healthy volunteers during different mental tasks using whole head MEG system. MEG records were averaged every one cycle of Fm(More)
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)
The task-dependent laterality of the auditory cortices was investigated by measuring the magnetic fields elicited by three forms of a Japanese verb, which differed in terms of prosodic and phonetic cues. Significant task-dependent magnetic fields were found in both hemispheres during a prosody-related task, but only in the left during a phoneme-related(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)
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)
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)