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  1. Content type: Original article

    Muscle co-contraction is the simultaneous contraction of agonist and antagonist muscles crossing a joint, and it increases with age. This study primarily aimed to clarify the difference in the effect of a ligh...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Makoto Takahashi and Koichi Shinkoda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:43

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  2. Content type: Original article

    Time perception associated with durations from 1 s to several minutes involves activity in the right posterior parietal cortex (rPPC). It is unclear whether altering the activity of the rPPC affects an individ...

    Authors: Fuyuki Oyama, Keita Ishibashi and Koichi Iwanaga

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:41

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  3. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of this work [1] an error was noticed in one of the formulas.

    Authors: Muhammad Zaid, Fatima Ameer, Rimsha Munir, Rida Rashid, Nimrah Farooq, Shahida Hasnain and Nousheen Zaidi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:40

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    The original article was published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:19

  4. Content type: Original article

    The simultaneous exposure to blue and green light was reported to result in less melatonin suppression than monochromatic exposure to blue or green light. Here, we conducted an experiment using extremely short...

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Yuria Uchiyama, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:39

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  5. Content type: Correction

    After the publication of this work [1] an error was noticed in Table 3. In the column ‘Elderly’, in the last row it states 98 ± 11.87** however the correct value should be: 34.98 ± 11.87**.

    Authors: Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Makoto Takahashi and Koichi Shinkoda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:38

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    The original article was published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:32

  6. Content type: Original article

    In the human retina, the contribution of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) to the regulation of the pupillary response remains poorly understood. The objective of the current study w...

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Naoko Muto, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:37

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  7. Content type: Original article

    To evaluate the dynamic nature of nocturnal heart rate variability, RR intervals recorded with a wearable heart rate sensor were analyzed using the Least Square Cosine Spectrum Method.

    Authors: Yuko Kochiya, Akari Hirabayashi and Yuhei Ichimaru

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:36

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  8. Content type: Methodology article

    There is a dearth of sleep questionnaires with few items and confirmed reliability and validity that can be used for the early detection of sleep problems in children. The aim of this study was to develop a qu...

    Authors: Masakazu Okada, Shingo Kitamura, Yoshitaka Iwadare, Hisateru Tachimori, Yuichi Kamei, Shigekazu Higuchi and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:35

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  9. Content type: Original article

    This study aimed to develop and cross-validate prediction equations for estimating appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM) and to examine the relationship between sarcopenia defined by the prediction equations...

    Authors: Taishi Furushima, Motohiko Miyachi, Motoyuki Iemitsu, Haruka Murakami, Hiroshi Kawano, Yuko Gando, Ryoko Kawakami and Kiyoshi Sanada

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:34

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  10. Content type: Review

    We have been studying the thermoregulatory responses of Korean breath-hold women divers, called haenyeo, in terms of aging and cold adaptation. During the 1960s to the 1980s, haenyeos received attention from envi...

    Authors: Joo-Young Lee, Joonhee Park and Siyeon Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:33

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Agonist and antagonist muscle co-contractions during motor tasks are greater in the elderly than in young adults. During normal walking, muscle co-contraction increases with gait speed in young adults, but not...

    Authors: Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Makoto Takahashi and Koichi Shinkoda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:32

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  12. Content type: Original article

    The benefit of visual feedback of the center of pressure (COP) on quiet standing is still debatable. This study aimed to investigate the adaptation effects of visual feedback training using both the COP and ce...

    Authors: Kenta Takeda, Hiroki Mani, Naoya Hasegawa, Yuki Sato, Shintaro Tanaka, Hiroshi Maejima and Tadayoshi Asaka

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:31

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Orbital index (OI) expresses the proportion of the orbital height to the orbital width and varies with race, regions within the same race and periods in evolution. This index is useful in forensic medicine, an...

    Authors: Benard Ohene Botwe, Derick Seyram Sule and Abdul Mumin Ismael

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:29

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Human adaptability to cold environment has been focused on in the physiological anthropology and related research area. Concerning the human acclimatization process in the natural climate, it is necessary to c...

    Authors: Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Titis Wijayanto and Yutaka Tochihara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:28

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  15. Content type: Original article

    The core interthreshold zone (CIZ) is defined as the range between temperatures at the onset of shivering and sweating. Its circadian or diurnal variation has not been extensively studied. The present study ex...

    Authors: Naoshi Kakitsuba and Igor B. Mekjavic

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:27

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Although high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL) level is inversely correlated with cardiovascular events, HDL is also reported to be positively associated with hypertension, which is a known endothelial im...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Shin-Ya Kawashiri and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:26

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  17. Content type: Review

    Despite the fact that insertions/deletions (INDELs) are the second most common type of genetic variations and variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) represent a large portion of the human genome, they have rec...

    Authors: Yee-How Say

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:25

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Thermal sensation is a fundamental variable used to determine thermal comfort and is most frequently evaluated through the use of subjective reports in the field of environmental physiology. However, there has...

    Authors: Aklima Khatun, Md. Abdul Hasib, Hisaho Nagano and Akihiro Taimura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:23

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  19. Content type: Original article

    Exposure to pulsed light results in non-visual physiological responses in humans. The present study aims to investigate whether such non-visual effects are influenced to a greater extent by the intensity of li...

    Authors: Qianying Dai, Yuria Uchiyama, Soomin Lee, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:22

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Epilepsy is a neuronal disorder for which the electrical discharge in the brain is synchronized, abnormal and excessive. To detect the epileptic seizures and to analyse brain activities during different mental...

    Authors: Lal Hussain, Wajid Aziz, Jalal S. Alowibdi, Nazneen Habib, Muhammad Rafique, Sharjil Saeed and Syed Zaki Hassan Kazmi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:21

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Tryptophan (TRP) is an essential amino acid, and it has been suggested that TRP intake at breakfast combined with daytime bright light exposure can increase nocturnal melatonin secretion. However, the mechanis...

    Authors: Shunsuke Nagashima, Makoto Yamashita, Chiaki Tojo, Masayuki Kondo, Takeshi Morita and Tomoko Wakamura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:20

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  22. Content type: Original article

    It has been shown that obesity is associated with increased rates of dyslipidemia. The present work revisits the association between plasma lipid levels and classical indicators of obesity including body mass ...

    Authors: Muhammad Zaid, Fatima Ameer, Rimsha Munir, Rida Rashid, Nimrah Farooq, Shahida Hasnain and Nousheen Zaidi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:19

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