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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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 Grafetstätter, Martin Gaisberger, Johanna Prossegger, Markus Ritter, Predrag Kolarž, Christina Pichler, Josef Thalhamer and Arnulf Hartl

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:10

    Published on: 13 January 2017

  4. Original article

    Cognitive performance during passive heat exposure in Japanese males and tropical Asian males from Southeast Asian living in Japan

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:8

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  5. Original article

    Lifestyle and geographic insights into the distinct gut microbiota in elderly women from two different geographic locations

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:31

    Published on: 12 December 2016

  6. Original Article

    Height correlates with dyslipidemia in non-overweight middle-aged Japanese men

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:29

    Published on: 6 December 2016

  7. Original article

    Regional variation in Ascaris lumbricoides and Trichuris trichiura infections by age cohort and sex: effects of market integration among the indigenous Shuar of Amazonian Ecuador

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:28

    Published on: 24 November 2016

  8. Research

    Changes in autonomic nervous system activity, body weight, and percentage fat mass in the first year postpartum and factors regulating the return to pre-pregnancy weight

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:26

    Published on: 27 October 2016

  9. Original article

    Effect of self-reported walking difficulty on bone mass and bone resorption marker in Japanese people aged 40 years and over

    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.

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:25

    Published on: 11 October 2016

  10. Original article

    Suppression of vagal cardiac modulation by blue light in healthy subjects

    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...

    Emi Yuda, Hiroki Ogasawara, Yutaka Yoshida and Junichiro Hayano

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:24

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  11. Original article

    Whole-body patterns of the range of joint motion in young adults: masculine type and feminine type

    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....

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:23

    Published on: 1 October 2016

  12. Original article

    Sleep patterns among shift-working flight controllers of the International Space Station: an observational study on the JAXA Flight Control Team

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:19

    Published on: 1 September 2016

  13. Short report

    Does degree of alteration in effort sense caused by eccentric exercise significantly affect initial exercise hyperpnea in humans?

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:18

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  14. Original article

    Measurement of superficial and deep abdominal muscle thickness: an ultrasonography study

    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...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:17

    Published on: 23 August 2016

  15. Original article

    Postural control and contingent negative variation during transient floor translation while standing with the ankle fixed

    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.

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:7

    Published on: 25 July 2016

  16. Original article

    Annual variation in daily light exposure and circadian change of melatonin and cortisol concentrations at a northern latitude with large seasonal differences in photoperiod length

    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...

    Mathias Adamsson, Thorbjörn Laike and Takeshi Morita

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:6

    Published on: 19 July 2016

  17. Original article

    The effect of the kindergarten barefoot policy on preschool children’s toes

    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 ...

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

    Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 36:4

    Published on: 7 July 2016

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