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  1. Review

    Cold adaptation, aging, and Korean women divers haenyeo

    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...

    Joo-Young Lee, Joonhee Park and Siyeon Kim

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:33

    Published on: 8 August 2017

  2. Original article

    Differences of muscle co-contraction of the ankle joint between young and elderly adults during dynamic postural control at different speeds

    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...

    Yoshitaka Iwamoto, Makoto Takahashi and Koichi Shinkoda

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:32

    Published on: 2 August 2017

  3. Original article

    Adaptation effects in static postural control by providing simultaneous visual feedback of center of pressure and center of gravity

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:31

    Published on: 19 July 2017

  4. Original article

    Radiologic evaluation of orbital index among Ghanaians using CT scan

    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...

    Benard Ohene Botwe, Derick Seyram Sule and Abdul Mumin Ismael

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:29

    Published on: 11 July 2017

  5. Original article

    Neuromuscular function during knee extension exercise after cold water immersion

    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...

    Hitoshi Wakabayashi, Titis Wijayanto and Yutaka Tochihara

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:28

    Published on: 23 June 2017

  6. Original article

    Association between high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol and hypertension in relation to circulating CD34-positive cell levels

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:26

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  7. Original article

    Symbolic time series analysis of electroencephalographic (EEG) epileptic seizure and brain dynamics with eye-open and eye-closed subjects during resting states

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:21

    Published on: 23 March 2017

  8. Original article

    Can tryptophan supplement intake at breakfast enhance melatonin secretion at night?

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:20

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  9. Original article

    Anthropometric and metabolic indices in assessment of type and severity of dyslipidemia

    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 ...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:19

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  10. Original article

    Assessment of axillary temperature for the evaluation of normal body temperature of healthy young adults at rest in a thermoneutral environment

    The aims of this study were to (1) evaluate whether recently introduced methods of measuring axillary temperature are reliable, (2) examine if individuals know their baseline body temperature based on an actua...

    Shuri Marui, Ayaka Misawa, Yuki Tanaka and Kei Nagashima

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:18

    Published on: 22 February 2017

  11. Original article

    Effect of waxy barley, Kirarimochi, consumption on bowel movements of late-stage elderly residents at Roken nursing home

    It is very important for the late-stage elderly to have the least stressful bowel movements for maintaining a good quality of life. It is generally accepted that consuming adequate dietary fiber is a promising...

    Keiko Taniguchi, Kozo Komae, Asuka Takahashi, Toji Yoshioka and Yoshiaki Sone

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:17

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  12. Short report

    An adaptive variant of TRIB2, rs1057001, is associated with higher expression levels of thermogenic genes in human subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues

    An obesity-related single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the Tribbles pseudokinase 2 gene (TRIB2) was shown to have underwent adaptive evolution in the last glacial period, suggesting a selective advantage of t...

    Kazuhiro Nakayama and Sadahiko Iwamoto

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:16

    Published on: 17 February 2017

  13. Original article

    Comparison between clinical significance of height-adjusted and weight-adjusted appendicular skeletal muscle mass

    This study aimed to compare relationships between height- or weight-adjusted appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASM/Ht2 or ASM/Wt) and risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases or osteoporosis in Japanese men and...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:15

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  14. Original article

    Enhancement of autonomic and psychomotor arousal by exposures to blue wavelength light: importance of both absolute and relative contents of melanopic component

    Blue light containing rich melanopsin-stimulating (melanopic) component has been reported to enhance arousal level, but it is unclear whether the determinant of the effects is the absolute or relative content ...

    Emi Yuda, Hiroki Ogasawara, Yutaka Yoshida and Junichiro Hayano

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:13

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  15. Original article

    Associations between the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) rs53576 polymorphism and emotional processing of social and nonsocial cues: an event-related potential (ERP) study

    Oxytocin receptor (OXTR) gene polymorphisms are related to individual differences in emotional processing of social cues. However, whether OXTR polymorphisms affect emotional processing of nonsocial cues remains ...

    Damee Choi, Natsumi Minote and Shigeki Watanuki

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:12

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  16. Original article

    Increase in brain activation due to sub-tasks during driving: fMRI study using new MR-compatible driving simulator

    Several studies have used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to show that neural activity is associated with driving. fMRI studies have also elucidated the brain responses associated with driving whi...

    Mi-Hyun Choi, Hyung-Sik Kim, Hee-Jeong Yoon, Jung-Chul Lee, Ji-Hye Baek, Jin-Seung Choi, Gye-Rae Tack, Byung-Chan Min, Dae-Woon Lim and Soon-Cheol Chung

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:11

    Published on: 26 January 2017

  17. Original article

    Does waterfall aerosol influence mucosal immunity and chronic stress? A randomized controlled clinical trial

    The specific microclimate of alpine waterfalls with high levels of ionized water aerosols has been suggested to trigger beneficial immunological and psychological effects. In the present three-armed randomized...

    Carina Grafetst├Ątter, Martin Gaisberger, Johanna Prossegger, Markus Ritter, Predrag Kolar┼ż, Christina Pichler, Josef Thalhamer and Arnulf Hartl

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:10

    Published on: 13 January 2017

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