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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:15

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  10. Content type: Original article

    The purpose of this study was to quantify cardiorespiratory and metabolic responses to body mass-based squat exercise, with specific emphasis on the relationships with the exercise duration.

    Authors: Miki Haramura, Yohei Takai, Takaya Yoshimoto, Masayoshi Yamamoto and Hiroaki Kanehisa

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:14

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  11. Content type: Original article

    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 ...

    Authors: Emi Yuda, Hiroki Ogasawara, Yutaka Yoshida and Junichiro Hayano

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:13

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  12. Content type: Original article

    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 ...

    Authors: Damee Choi, Natsumi Minote and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:12

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  13. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:11

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  14. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: Carina Grafetstätter, Martin Gaisberger, Johanna Prossegger, Markus Ritter, Predrag Kolarž, Christina Pichler, Josef Thalhamer and Arnulf Hartl

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:10

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Heat acclimatization studies have reported that tropical natives have better physiological function to tolerate heat exposure compared to those from temperate natives, in which may result in a better ability t...

    Authors: Titis Wijayanto, Sayo Toramoto, Yasuhiko Maeda, Su-Young Son, Sonomi Umezaki and Yutaka Tochihara

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:8

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  16. Content type: Original Article

    The timing in which ice before exercise should be ingested plays an important role in optimizing its success. However, the effects of differences in the timing of ice ingestion before exercise on cycling capac...

    Authors: Takashi Naito, Yuka Iribe and Tetsuro Ogaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:9

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  17. Content type: Original article

    A large number of microorganisms reside within the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon, and play important roles in human health and disease. The composition of the human gut microbiota is determin...

    Authors: Ji-Hee Shin, Minju Sim, Joo-Young Lee and Dong-Mi Shin

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:31

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  18. Content type: Original article

    Reduced lower extremity range of motion (ROM) and muscle strength are related to functional disability in older adults who cannot perform one or more activities of daily living (ADL) independently. The purpose...

    Authors: Hungu Jung and Masahiro Yamasaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:30

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    Our previous study showed that height is inversely associated with the risk of stroke in middle-aged Japanese men, particularly in those with a low body mass index (BMI). Since height is regarded as a surrogat...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Hiroyuki Yoshimine, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Kensuke Takahashi, Kiyohiro Izumino, Kenichiro Inoue and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:29

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  20. Content type: Original article

    Soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infection peaks during childhood and varies by sex. The impact of market integration (MI) (increasing production for and consumption from a market-based economy) on these infect...

    Authors: Theresa E. Gildner, Tara J. Cepon-Robins, Melissa A. Liebert, Samuel S. Urlacher, Felicia C. Madimenos, J. Josh Snodgrass and Lawrence S. Sugiyama

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:28

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  21. Content type: Original article

    Positive emotion is considered as an important factor related to health-relevant biological processes, including cardiovascular responses. To explore the possibility of using positive emotion as a tool to mana...

    Authors: Xinxin Liu, Kazuma Ishimatsu, Midori Sotoyama and Kazuyuki Iwakiri

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:27

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  22. Content type: Research

    Many women become obese during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Weight gain and obesity in the general population are often attributed to abnormalities of autonomic nervous system (ANS) activity. The aim o...

    Authors: Mie Izumi, Emiko Manabe, Sayo Uematsu, Ayako Watanabe and Toshio Moritani

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:26

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  23. Content type: Original article

    This study aimed to examine the association of walking difficulty with bone mass or bone turnover among community-dwelling Japanese people aged 40 years and older.

    Authors: Yasuyo Abe, Takayuki Nishimura, Kazuhiko Arima, Mitsuo Kanagae, Satoshi Mizukami, Yoshihito Tomita, Takuhiro Okabe, Hisashi Goto, Itsuko Horiguchi and Kiyoshi Aoyagi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:25

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  24. Content type: Original article

    In the contemporary life environments, our body is increasingly exposed to various sources of colored light, which may affect our physiological functions as non-image-forming effects. We examined the impacts o...

    Authors: Emi Yuda, Hiroki Ogasawara, Yutaka Yoshida and Junichiro Hayano

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:24

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  25. Content type: Original article

    Understanding the whole-body patterns of joint flexibility and their related biological and physical factors contributes not only to clinical assessments but also to the fields of human factors and ergonomics....

    Authors: Keiichi Moromizato, Ryosuke Kimura, Hitoshi Fukase, Kyoko Yamaguchi and Hajime Ishida

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:23

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  26. Content type: Original article

    The circadian clock is set up around a 24-h period in humans who are awake in the daytime and sleep in the nighttime, accompanied with physiological and metabolic rhythms. Most haplorhine primates, including h...

    Authors: Takafumi Katsumura, Yukiko Fukuyo, Shoji Kawamura and Hiroki Oota

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:21

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  27. Content type: Original article

    Flight controllers of the International Space Station (ISS) are engaged in shift work to provide 24-h coverage to support ISS systems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and associated...

    Authors: Koh Mizuno, Akiko Matsumoto, Tatsuya Aiba, Takashi Abe, Hiroshi Ohshima, Masaya Takahashi and Yuichi Inoue

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:19

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  28. Content type: Short report

    Previous research has shown an exaggeration in exercise hyperpnea 2 days after eccentric exercise (ECC). Enhancement in central command has been suggested as one candidate to account for this effect given that...

    Authors: Norio Hotta, Kaoru Yamamoto, Hisayoshi Ogata, Patrick Maher, Naoya Okumura and Koji Ishida

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:18

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  29. Content type: Original article

    Real-time ultrasound imaging is a valid method in the field of rehabilitation. The ultrasound imaging allows direct visualization for real-time study of the muscles as they contract over the time. Measuring of...

    Authors: Nahid Tahan, Khosro Khademi-Kalantari, Mohammad Ali Mohseni-Bandpei, Saeed Mikaili, Alireza Akbarzadeh Baghban and Shapour Jaberzadeh

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:17

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  30. Content type: Short report

    Insensible body mass loss (IBL) from the human body continuously occurs, which is an important component in body heat exchange. The purpose of this study was to examine the relevance of IBL to anthropometric c...

    Authors: Dahee Jung, Dami Kim, Joonhee Park and Joo Young Lee

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:16

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  31. Content type: Original article

    Adaptation changes in postural muscle activity and anticipatory attention were investigated with the ankle joint fixed to change postural control strategies during transient floor translation.

    Authors: Vitalii Lytnev, Katsuo Fujiwara, Naoe Kiyota, Mariko Irei, Hiroshi Toyama and Chie Yaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:7

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  32. Content type: Original article

    Seasonal variations in physiology and behavior have frequently been reported. Light is the major zeitgeber for synchronizing internal circadian rhythms with the external solar day. Non-image forming effects of...

    Authors: Mathias Adamsson, Thorbjörn Laike and Takeshi Morita

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:6

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  33. Content type: Original article

    Very little is known about the neural circuitry underlying anger processing among alcoholics. The purpose of this study was to examine the altered brain activity of alcoholic individuals during transient anger...

    Authors: Mi-Sook Park, Bae Hwan Lee and Jin-Hun Sohn

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:5

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  34. Content type: Original article

    This study compared the effects of barefoot policy, a policy instructing preschool children to go without shoes, on untouched-toes, which do not touch the ground while standing normally, of preschool children ...

    Authors: Shigeki Matsuda, Kosho Kasuga, Tadayuki Hanai, Tomohiro Demura and Keisuke Komura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:4

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  35. Content type: Original article

    Although the sit-to-stand (STS) test score has been shown to relate to the strength and size of the quadriceps femoris (QF) for elderly population, it is unknown whether this relationship is influenced by a po...

    Authors: Akira Saito, Ryoichi Ema, Takayuki Inami, Sumiaki Maeo, Shun Otsuka, Mitsuru Higuchi, Shigenobu Shibata and Yasuo Kawakami

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:3

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  36. Content type: Original article

    Sit-to-stand (STS) test is extensively used to assess the functionality of the lower body in elderly people. This study aimed to examine how the score of STS can be associated with that of maximal walking (MW)...

    Authors: Naoko Yanagawa, Teruichi Shimomitsu, Masashi Kawanishi, Tetsuo Fukunaga and Hiroaki Kanehisa

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:2

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  37. Content type: Editorial

    A revolution in the understanding of the pathophysiology of mental illness combined with new knowledge about host/microbiome interactions and psychoneuroimmunology has opened an entirely new field of study, th...

    Authors: Emily Deans

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:1

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  38. Content type: Original article

    Longevity-associated mitochondrial DNA 5178 cytosine/adenine (Mt5178 C/A) polymorphism modulates the effects of coffee consumption on the risk of hypertension, dyslipidemia, and abnormal glucose tolerance. The...

    Authors: Akatsuki Kokaze, Masao Yoshida, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Kiyomi Mitsui, Hiromi Hoshimo and Yutaka Takashima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:15

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  39. Content type: Original article

    The human thermoregulation system responds to changes in environmental temperature, so humans can self-adapt to a wide range of climates. People from tropical and temperate areas have different cold tolerance....

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

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:13

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  40. Content type: Short report

    We aimed to investigate the relationship between mtDNA polymorphism and physiological responses to hypobaric hypoxia. The study included 28 healthy male students, consisting of 18 students in haplogroup D and ...

    Authors: Midori Motoi, Takayuki Nishimura, Yuka Egashira, Fumi Kishida and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:12

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  41. Content type: Original article

    The purpose of this study was to clarify the characteristics of body composition and cardiometabolic risk of Japanese male heavyweight Judo athletes compared with heavyweight athletes of other sports.

    Authors: Hiroko Murata, Satomi Oshima, Suguru Torii, Motoko Taguchi and Mitsuru Higuchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:10

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:11

  42. Content type: Review

    Notwithstanding its effects on the classical visual system allowing image formation, light acts upon several non-image-forming (NIF) functions including body temperature, hormonal secretions, sleep-wake cycle,...

    Authors: V. Daneault, M. Dumont, É. Massé, G. Vandewalle and J. Carrier

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:9

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  43. Content type: Original article

    The type of silhouette and quantity of fat tissue are correlated with hormonal imbalance which plays a substantial role in breast carcinogenesis. The goal of the study was to investigate the association betwee...

    Authors: Renata Pacholczak, Wiesława Klimek-Piotrowska and Piotr Kuszmiersz

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:7

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  44. Content type: Original article

    Sexual behavior is an important role for the survival of species. The advancement of brain imaging methods has enabled the understanding of the brain mechanism related to sexual arousal. The previous studies o...

    Authors: Ji-Woo Seok, Jin-Hun Sohn and Chaejoon Cheong

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:8

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  45. Content type: Original article

    In this study, a cast brace was used to immobilize the knee, hip, and trunk, and relations between the event-related brain potential (ERP) and postural muscle activity were investigated while standing on an os...

    Authors: Katsuo Fujiwara, Mariko Irei, Naoe Kiyota, Chie Yaguchi and Kaoru Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:6

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  46. Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

    The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 34 (2015).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:5

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