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  1. Content type: Correction

    Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the abstract was missing from this article.

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Shougo Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:21

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    The original article was published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:20

  2. Content type: Original article

    Epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity and diabetes mellitus (DM) are influenced by multiple hosts and environmental factors. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of NCDs and ...

    Authors: Sweta Koirala, Masayuki Nakano, Hiroaki Arima, Shouhei Takeuchi, Tomo Ichikawa, Takayuki Nishimura, Hiromu Ito, Basu Dev Pandey, Kishor Pandey, Takayuki Wada and Taro Yamamoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:20

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  3. Content type: Original article

    Appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASMM) is a measure of body muscle content, and it correlates with nutrition and physical status. Estimation of ASMM using anthropometric models is a well-established strategy...

    Authors: Nirmala Rathnayake, Gayani Alwis, Janaka Lenora and Sarath Lekamwasam

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:19

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Energy cost of transport per unit distance (CoT) against speed shows U-shaped fashion in walking and linear fashion in running, indicating that there exists a specific walking speed minimizing the CoT, being d...

    Authors: Daijiro Abe, Yoshiyuki Fukuoka, Takafumi Maeda and Masahiro Horiuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:18

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  5. Content type: Original article

    The human mirror neuron system exists in adults, and even in children. However, a significant, unanswered question in the literature concerns age differences in the effect of visual orientation of human body m...

    Authors: Yuki Nishimura, Yuki Ikeda, Airi Suematsu and Shigekazu Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:16

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  6. Content type: Review

    In 1980, Jonas Salk (1914–1995) encouraged professionals in anthropology and related disciplines to consider the interconnections between “planetary health,” sociocultural changes associated with technological...

    Authors: Alan C. Logan, Susan L. Prescott, Tari Haahtela and David L. Katz

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:15

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  7. Content type: Original article

    As a way of helping to sleep in winter, methods of warming the feet through footbaths or heating pads before bedtime are tried. In particular, bed socks are popular during winter sleeping in Korea, but scienti...

    Authors: Yelin Ko and Joo-Young Lee

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:13

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  8. Content type: Review

    Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury and death among older adults. One of three adults over the age of 65 years falls annually. As the size of elderly population increases, falls become a major con...

    Authors: Liana Nafisa Saftari and Oh-Sang Kwon

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:11

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  9. Content type: Original article

    Bright light (BL) has been shown to be effective in enhancing both cognitive and physical performances. Alterations in nighttime melatonin levels have also been observed. However, evaluations of light-induced ...

    Authors: Wolfgang Schobersberger, Cornelia Blank, Friedrich Hanser, Andrea Griesmacher, Markus Canazei and Veronika Leichtfried

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:12

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  10. Content type: Original article

    Current knowledge on genetic basis of aggressive behavior is still contradictory. This may be due to the fact that the majority of studies targeting associations between candidate genes and aggression are cond...

    Authors: Marina L. Butovskaya, Polina R. Butovskaya, Vasiliy A. Vasilyev, Jane M. Sukhodolskaya, Dania I. Fekhredtinova, Dmitri V. Karelin, Julia N. Fedenok, Audax Z. P. Mabulla, Alexey P. Ryskov and Oleg E. Lazebny

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:10

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  11. Content type: Original article

    Recent studies have explored various genetic and physiological factors related to high-altitude adaptation in highlander populations. However, the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), influencing...

    Authors: Yoshiki Yasukochi, Takayuki Nishimura, Midori Motoi and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:9

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  12. Content type: Original article

    It is known that emotion regulatory responses of humans are changed by the experiences they have, but in particular, they are changed by becoming a mother. A recent study has found how a woman’s emotion regula...

    Authors: Sayuri Hayashi, Hiroko Wada, Sung-Phil Kim, Yuki Motomura, Shigekazu Higuchi and Yeon-Kyu Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:8

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  13. Content type: Original article

    High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a serious acute mountain sickness that mainly occurs in non-acclimatized individuals after rapid ascent to high altitude. The precise etiology of HAPE remains unclear. T...

    Authors: Hui Du, Jing Zhao, Zhanhai Su, Yongnian Liu and Yingzhong Yang

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:7

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is sympathetically activated and induces thermogenesis during cold exposure, thereby influencing energy expenditure and body fat levels. The very low frequency (VLF) components of pu...

    Authors: Shinsuke Nirengi, Naoki Sakane, Shiho Amagasa, Sawako Wakui, Toshiyuki Homma, Yuko Kurosawa and Takafumi Hamaoka

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:6

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  15. Content type: Original article

    The effects of acute hypoxia at high altitude on the telomere length of the cells in the heart and lung tissues remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the change in telomere length of rat heart and lu...

    Authors: Yaping Wang, Zhen Zhao, Zhiyong Zhu, Pingying Li, Xiaolin Li, Xiaohong Xue, Jie Duo and Yingcai Ma

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:5

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Growing attention has been paid to the effects of food flavor components on alleviating negative brain functions caused by stressful lifestyles. In this study, we investigated the alleviating effect of two kin...

    Authors: Ai Yoto, Natsuki Fukui, Chisa Kaneda, Shoko Torita, Keiichi Goto, Fumio Nanjo and Hidehiko Yokogoshi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:3

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  17. Content type: Original article

    Relationships between the timings of attentional switching and postural preparation were investigated using a choice-reaction paradigm with transient floor translation (S2), with the direction indicated by a w...

    Authors: Katsuo Fujiwara, Chie Yaguchi, Maki Maekawa and Naoe Kiyota

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:1

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Activation timings of postural muscles of lower legs and prediction of postural disturbance were investigated in young and older adults during bilateral arm flexion in a self-timing task and an oddball task wi...

    Authors: Chie Yaguchi, Katsuo Fujiwara and Naoe Kiyota

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:44

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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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

  22. 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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  23. 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

  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:38

  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:40

  41. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Shuri Marui, Ayaka Misawa, Yuki Tanaka and Kei Nagashima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:18

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  42. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:17

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  43. Content type: Short report

    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...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Nakayama and Sadahiko Iwamoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:16

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