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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Neuroimaging studies continue to indicate the major role the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) plays in processing empathic responses. Error-related negativity (ERN), an event-related potential (ERP) thought to ...

    Authors: Yuki Motomura, Akira Takeshita, Yuka Egashira, Takayuki Nishimura, Yeon-kyu Kim and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:14

    Content type: Short report

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  12. Empathy in humans is thought to have evolved via social interactions caused by the formation of social groups. Considering the role of empathy within a social group, there might be a difference between emotion...

    Authors: Yuki Motomura, Akira Takeshita, Yuka Egashira, Takayuki Nishimura, Yeon-kyu Kim and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:13

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Although delayed sleep timing causes many socio-psycho-biological problems such as sleep loss, excessive daytime sleepiness, obesity, and impaired daytime neurocognitive performance in adults, there are insuff...

    Authors: Shingo Kitamura, Minori Enomoto, Yuichi Kamei, Naoko Inada, Aiko Moriwaki, Yoko Kamio and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:12

    Content type: Original article

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  14. The physiological function of non-shivering thermogenesis (NST) has been investigated in recent years, and some studies have discussed the importance of NST with respect to human cold adaptation. The present s...

    Authors: Takayuki Nishimura, Midori Motoi, Yuka Egashira, Damee Choi, Kiyoshi Aoyagi and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:11

    Content type: Original article

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  15. Vitamin D plays an essential role in bone health and growth, but the optimal serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) concentration is not known. This study was performed to investigate the optimal 25(OH)D concentr...

    Authors: Seong-Woo Choi, Sun-Seog Kweon, Jin-Su Choi, Jung-Ae Rhee, Young-Hoon Lee, Hae-Sung Nam, Seul-Ki Jeong, Kyeong-Soo Park, So-Yeon Ryu, Hye-Rim Song and Min-Ho Shin

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:10

    Content type: Short report

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  16. Famed microbiologist René J. Dubos (1901–1982) was an early pioneer in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) construct. In the 1960s, he conducted groundbreaking research concerning the ways ...

    Authors: Alan C Logan, Martin A Katzman and Vicent Balanzá-Martínez

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:9

    Content type: Review

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  17. Previous research has shown that emotion can significantly impact decision-making in humans. The current study examined whether or not and how situationally induced emotion influences people to make inter-temp...

    Authors: Jin-Hun Sohn, Hyo-Eun Kim, Sunju Sohn, Ji-Woo Seok, Damee Choi and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:8

    Content type: Original article

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  18. Some studies have reported gender differences in N170, a face-selective event-related potential (ERP) component. This study investigated gender differences in N170 elicited under oddball paradigm in order to c...

    Authors: Damee Choi, Yuka Egashira, Jun’ya Takakura, Midori Motoi, Takayuki Nishimura and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:7

    Content type: Short report

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  19. Alcoholism is associated with abnormal anger processing. The purpose of this study was to investigate brain regions involved in the evaluation of angry facial expressions in patients with alcohol dependency.

    Authors: Mi-Sook Park, Sook-Hee Kim, Sunju Sohn, Gap-Jung Kim, Yeon-Kyu Kim and Jin-Hun Sohn

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:6

    Content type: Original article

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  20. The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 33 (2014).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:5

    Content type: Reviewer acknowledgement

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  21. Corticospinal excitability of the primary motor cortex (M1) representing the hand muscle is depressed by bilateral lower limb muscle fatigue. The effects of fatiguing unilateral lower limb contraction on corti...

    Authors: Ryouta Matsuura and Toru Ogata

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:4

    Content type: Original article

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  22. The present study addressed how 92% oxygen administration affects cognitive performance, blood oxygen saturation (SpO2), and heart rate (HR) of intellectually and developmentally disabled people.

    Authors: Hyung-Sik Kim, Mi-Hyun Choi, Ji-Hye Baek, Sung-Jun Park, Jung-Chul Lee, Ul-Ho Jeong, Sung-Phil Kim, Hyun-Jun Kim, Young Chil Choi, Dae-Woon Lim and Soon-Cheol Chung

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:3

    Content type: Original article

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  23. High-altitude inhabitants have cardiovascular and respiratory adaptations that are advantageous for high-altitude living, but they may have impaired cognitive function. This study evaluated the influence of al...

    Authors: John E Davis, Dale R Wagner, Nathan Garvin, David Moilanen, Jessica Thorington and Cory Schall

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:2

    Content type: Original article

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  24. Famed microbiologist René J. Dubos (1901–1982) was an early pioneer in the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) construct. In the 1960s, he conducted groundbreaking experimental research concern...

    Authors: Alan C Logan, Martin A Katzman and Vicent Balanzá-Martínez

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:1

    Content type: Review

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  25. Non-shivering thermogenesis (NST) involves a substantial amount of energy expenditure in humans and, thus, contributes to reducing the risk for obesity. Molecular evolutionary studies have reported that SNPs i...

    Authors: Kazuhiro Nakayama, Hiroshi Miyashita and Sadahiko Iwamoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:38

    Content type: Original article

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  26. It has been reported that 75% of stairway accidents occur while descending stairs. Using a cane can help to prevent older people and those with limited mobility from falling. However, studies have shown that t...

    Authors: Zi Ying Li and Chinmei Chou

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:36

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Mitochondrial DNA 5178 cytosine/adenine (Mt5178 C/A) polymorphism reportedly modulates the effects of coffee consumption on the risk of hypertension, dyslipidemia and abnormal glucose tolerance. The objective ...

    Authors: Akatsuki Kokaze, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Masao Yoshida, Tadahiro Ohtsu, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Hinako Nanri, Nobuyuki Saga, Iichiro Ohtsu, Hiromi Hoshino and Yutaka Takashima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:37

    Content type: Original article

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  28. Wearing an activity monitor as a motivational tool and incorporating a behavior-based reward system or a computerized game element might have a synergistic effect on an increase in daily physical activity, the...

    Authors: Masato Nishiwaki, Akinori Kuriyama, Yumi Ikegami, Nana Nakashima and Naoyuki Matsumoto

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:35

    Content type: Original article

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  29. The abdominal drawing-in maneuver (ADIM) is used to prevent abnormal movements of the lumbar spine and pelvis during therapeutic exercises. This study compared the effects of ADIM on the muscle onset time of t...

    Authors: Taewoo Kim, Youngkeun Woo and Yongwook Kim

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:34

    Content type: Original article

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  30. The purpose of the present study is to investigate effects of tryptophan intake and light exposure on melatonin secretion and sleep by modifying tryptophan ingestion at breakfast and light exposure during the ...

    Authors: Haruna Fukushige, Yumi Fukuda, Mizuho Tanaka, Kaoru Inami, Kai Wada, Yuki Tsumura, Masayuki Kondo, Tetsuo Harada, Tomoko Wakamura and Takeshi Morita

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:33

    Content type: Original article

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  31. Postpartum mental health problems are a major public health issue; however, studies on the mental health status of mothers and its influencing factors between 8 weeks and 1 year postpartum are scarce. Furtherm...

    Authors: Naoko Yamamoto, Yasuyo Abe, Kazuhiko Arima, Takayuki Nishimura, Emi Akahoshi, Kazuyo Oishi and Kiyoshi Aoyagi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:32

    Content type: Original article

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  32. This study aimed to develop an algorithm for determining sleep/wake states by using chronological data on the amount of physical activity (activity intensity) measured with the FS-750 actigraph, a device that ...

    Authors: Kyoko Nakazaki, Shingo Kitamura, Yuki Motomura, Akiko Hida, Yuichi Kamei, Naoki Miura and Kazuo Mishima

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:31

    Content type: Methodology article

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  33. Obesity and overweight are increasing in prevalence in developed countries as a result of changing dietary habits and a lack of physical activity. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the changes i...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Sagayama, Yu Jikumaru, Akiko Hirata, Yosuke Yamada, Eiichi Yoshimura, Mamiko Ichikawa, Yoichi Hatamoto, Naoyuki Ebine, Akira Kiyonaga, Hiroaki Tanaka and Yasuki Higaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:29

    Content type: Original article

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  34. Menstruation is associated with significant unpleasantness, and wearing a sanitary napkin (SN) during menses causes discomfort. In addition, many Muslim women use a thick type of SN during menses due to the re...

    Authors: Nazirah G Mohamed, Nurdiana Z Abidin, Kim S Law, Mika Abe, Megumi Suzuki, Ahmad M Che Muhamed and Rabindarjeet Singh

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:28

    Content type: Original article

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  35. Physiological responses to cold exhibit individual variation that can be affected by various factors, such as morphological characteristics, seasonal changes, and lifestyle; however, the genetic factors associ...

    Authors: Takayuki Nishimura and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:27

    Content type: Original article

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  36. Resistance exercise alters the post-exercise response of anabolic and catabolic hormones. A previous study indicated that the turnover of muscle protein in trained individuals is reduced due to alterations in ...

    Authors: Hiroyasu Mori

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:24

    Content type: Original article

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  37. It is unclear whether response time is affected by a stimulus cue, such as a light turned on or off, or if there are differences in response to these cues during a muscle contraction task compared with a muscl...

    Authors: Kengo Yotani, Hiroki Nakamoto, Sachi Ikudome and Atsumu Yuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:23

    Content type: Original article

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  38. In 21st-century public health, rapid urbanization and mental health disorders are a growing global concern. The relationship between diet, brain function and the risk of mental disorders has been the subject o...

    Authors: Alan C Logan and Felice N Jacka

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:22

    Content type: Review

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  39. From previous studies it is becoming evident that the processing of unpleasant stimuli occurs early (0 to 300 ms); however, it is not clear how cognitive processing related to pleasant/unpleasant emotions occu...

    Authors: Midori Motoi, Yuka Egashira, Takayuki Nishimura, Damee Choi, Riko Matsumoto and Shigeki Watanuki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:21

    Content type: Short report

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  40. Leukocyte telomere length has been shown to be associated with life span. Hypoxia-associated changes of telomere length have been detected in cell cultures, but no in vivo studies have reported the changes of tel...

    Authors: Yaping Wang, Wen-di Zhou, Yingzhong Yang, Lan Ma, Yanxia Zhao, Zhenzhong Bai and Ri-Li Ge

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2014 33:19

    Content type: Original article

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