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  1. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  2. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Correction

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

  4. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Methodology article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Review

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  9. 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

    Content type: Original article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:38

  10. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Review

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  16. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  20. 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

    Content type: Original article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2017 36:40

  21. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  24. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  25. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  26. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  27. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  28. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  29. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  30. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  31. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  32. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  33. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  34. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  35. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  36. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  37. 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

    Content type: Research

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  38. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  39. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  40. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  41. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  42. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  43. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  44. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  45. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  46. 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

    Content type: Original article

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