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  1. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  7. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Short report

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  10. 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

    Content type: Original article

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

  11. 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

    Content type: Review

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  12. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  16. We previously reported on the positive association of hemoglobin with hypertension and atherosclerosis. On the other hand, hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) has been evaluated as a possible biochemical index of h...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Koichiro Kadota, Mio Nakazato, Yuko Noguchi, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Shuichi Nagata, Kazuhiko Arima and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:4

    Content type: Original article

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  17. Recent studies have confirmed an association between bone metabolism and vascular homeostasis. However, no study has examined the relationship between serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) (a marker of bone metabol...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Kazuto Tsuruda, Naomi Hayashida, Norio Abiru, Hironori Yamasaki, Noboru Takamura and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:2

    Content type: Original article

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  18. Recent advances in research concerning the public health value of natural environments have been remarkable. The growing interest in this topic (often housed under terms such as green and/or blue space) has be...

    Authors: Jeffrey M. Craig, Alan C. Logan and Susan L. Prescott

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:1

    Content type: Review

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  19. In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the physiological effects of nature-derived stimulation. The physiological relaxation effects caused by forest-derived olfactory stimuli have been demonst...

    Authors: Harumi Ikei, Chorong Song and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:44

    Content type: Original article

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  20. Although chest-compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CCO-CPR) is recommended for lay bystanders, fatigue is easily produced during CCO-CPR. If CCO-CPR can be performed at a lower intensity of exercis...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Ogata, Ikuyo Fujimaru and Takaharu Kondo

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:43

    Content type: Original article

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  21. The aim of this study was to investigate eye movements and brain oscillations to symbolic safety signs with different comprehensibility.

    Authors: Yohana Siswandari and Shuping Xiong

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:42

    Content type: Research article

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    The Correction to this article has been published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:30

  22. Height and skeletal morphology strongly relate to life style. Parallel to the decrease in physical activity and locomotion, modern people are slimmer in skeletal proportions. In German children and adolescents...

    Authors: Michael Hermanussen, Christiane Scheffler, Detlef Groth and Christian Aßmann

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:41

    Content type: Review

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  23. For middle-aged and elderly women, age-related decline in an index representing power production during STS task (STS-PI), calculated by using an equation reported previously, has been shown to be greater than...

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

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:40

    Content type: Original article

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  24. The farmers cannot help working in outdoor conditions which have high humidity and solar radiation during the harvest period. Wearable items including clothing are the nearest environment of human body, and to...

    Authors: JuYoun Kwon, Hee Sok Park, Sun-Hwa Kim and Kyung-Suk Lee

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:39

    Content type: Original article

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  25. The purpose of this study was to examine the change in accelerometer-derived daily physical activity (PA) and activity record-derived daily activities over a 10-year period in urban elementary schoolchildren i...

    Authors: Aya Itoi, Yosuke Yamada, Satoshi Nakae and Misaka Kimura

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:38

    Content type: Original article

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  26. The effect of fatiguing exercise on the ipsi- and contralateral frontal cortex has not been fully clarified. The purpose of this study was to investigate by near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) the frontal cortex...

    Authors: Naomi Kuboyama and Kenichi Shibuya

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:37

    Content type: Original article

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  27. An elevated intramuscular pressure during a single forearm isometric muscle contraction may restrict muscle hyperemia. However, during repeated isometric exercise, it is unclear to what extent mechanical compr...

    Authors: Takuya Osada, Stefan P. Mortensen and Göran Rådegran

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:36

    Content type: Original article

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  28. This paper analyzed the relationship between some indicators of reproductive history and body fatness in relation to the timing of the menopause transition in Hungarian women using survival analysis after cont...

    Authors: Annamaria Zsakai, Nicholas Mascie-Taylor and Eva B Bodzsar

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:35

    Content type: Original article

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  29. An increase in overweight and obesity rates among children is a major social problem; however, interpretation and comparability of estimations may be affected by the reference values and cut-off points used. T...

    Authors: Paweł Tomaszewski, Piotr Żmijewski, Katarzyna Milde and Edyta Sienkiewicz-Dianzenza

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:34

    Content type: Original article

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  30. An increasing number of older adults require improvements in their quality of life. Physical activities, particularly walking ability, are of primary importance for older adults. The influence of season on phy...

    Authors: Tasuku Kimura, Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Eijun Nakayama and Wataru Kakihana

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:33

    Content type: Original article

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  31. The present study analyses changes in body composition over the course of a working week. The purpose of the study is to identify the size of the changes in the observed parameters by means of typical error of...

    Authors: Petr Kutáč

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:32

    Content type: Original article

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  32. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between walking ability and muscle atrophy in the trunk and lower limbs.

    Authors: Tome Ikezoe, Masatoshi Nakamura, Hiroto Shima, Yasuyoshi Asakawa and Noriaki Ichihashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:31

    Content type: Original article

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  33. Hypertension is a major contributor to the global burden of disease and mortality. A major medical advancement would be a better means to ascertain which persons are at higher risk for becoming hypertensive be...

    Authors: Buddhika TB Wijerathne, Robert J Meier, Thilini C Agampodi and Suneth B Agampodi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:29

    Content type: Review

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  34. Bright nocturnal light has been known to suppress melatonin secretion. However, bright light exposure during the day-time might reduce light-induced melatonin suppression (LIMS) at night. The effective proport...

    Authors: Tomoaki Kozaki, Ayaka Kubokawa, Ryunosuke Taketomi and Keisuke Hatae

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:27

    Content type: Original article

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  35. Activated mineralocorticoid receptors influence the association between daily salt intake and blood pressure. A relatively low mineralocorticoid receptor function is reported to be a risk for mental distress s...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Koichiro Kadota, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Miki Noda, Takayuki Nishimura, Jun Tayama, Yasuhiro Nagata and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:26

    Content type: Original article

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  36. The aim of the study was to examine the differences of boredom, pain, and surprise. In addition to that, it was conducted to propose approaches for emotion recognition based on physiological signals.

    Authors: Eun-Hye Jang, Byoung-Jun Park, Mi-Sook Park, Sang-Hyeob Kim and Jin-Hun Sohn

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:25

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  37. Acute exercise in the heat has been shown to reduce appetite. However, the influence of exercise in the cold on appetite regulation remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare exercise-induced appeti...

    Authors: Chihiro Kojima, Hiroto Sasaki, Yoshifumi Tsuchiya and Kazushige Goto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:22

    Content type: Original article

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  38. Developments in information technology cause a great deal of stress to modern people, and controlling this stress now becomes an important issue. The aim of this study was to examine psychological and physiolo...

    Authors: Min-sun Lee, Juyoung Lee, Bum-Jin Park and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:21

    Content type: Original article

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  39. Anthropometric surveys devised by each country attempt to fulfill the requirements of the manufacturers, designers, and human welfare device production, providing them with data and tools and allowing them to ...

    Authors: Youngsuk Lee

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:20

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  40. In recent years, neuroscientific knowledge has been applied to marketing as a novel and efficient means to comprehend the cognitive and behavioral aspects of consumers. A number of studies have attempted to ev...

    Authors: Taeyang Yang, Do-Young Lee, Youngshin Kwak, Jinsook Choi, Chajoong Kim and Sung-Phil Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:19

    Content type: Original article

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  41. Respiratory and speech problems are commonly observed in children with cerebral palsy (CP). The purpose of this study was to identify if inclination of seat surface could influence respiratory ability and spee...

    Authors: Hwa-Kyung Shin, Eun-Jin Byeon and Seok Hun Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:17

    Content type: Original article

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  42. Recent studies have reported an association between both higher and lower levels of hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and higher mortality of diabetes patients. Like diabetes, carotid atherosclerosis is a well known life...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Shimpei Sato, Jun Koyamatsu, Hirotomo Yamanashi, Mako Nagayoshi, Koichiro Kadota, Naomi Hayashida, Hironori Yamasaki, Yosuke Kusano, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi and Takahiro Maeda

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:16

    Content type: Original article

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