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  1. We investigated adaptation changes in dynamic postural control and contingent negative variation (CNV) in 13 young and 12 elderly adults. Subjects repeatedly underwent backward postural disturbance by a forwar...

    Authors: Katsuo Fujiwara, Maki Maekawa, Naoe Kiyota and Chie Yaguchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:12

    Content type: Original article

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  2. This study tried to examine, from epidemiological and physiologic anthropological (Japanese culture on breakfast) points of view, the integrated effects of the amount of tryptophan and vitamin B6 intake and th...

    Authors: Miyo Nakade, Osami Akimitsu, Kai Wada, Milada Krejci, Teruki Noji, Nozomi Taniwaki, Hitomi Takeuchi and Tetsuo Harada

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:11

    Content type: Original article

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  3. From the viewpoint of human physiological adaptability, we previously investigated seasonal variation in the amount of unabsorbed dietary carbohydrates from the intestine after breakfast in Japanese, Polish an...

    Authors: Tomoko Morinaka, Malgorzata Wozniewicz, Jan Jeszka, Joanna Bajerska, Porn-ngarm Limtrakul, Luksana Makonkawkeyoon, Naoko Hirota, Shoko Kumagai and Yoshiaki Sone

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:10

    Content type: Original article

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  4. This study aimed to present normative reference values of heart rate variability and salivary alpha-amylase in a healthy young male population with a particular focus on their distribution and reproducibility.

    Authors: Hiromitsu Kobayashi, Bum-Jin Park and Yoshifumi Miyazaki

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:9

    Content type: Original article

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  5. Stepping over an obstacle is a kind of compound movement that makes walking more difficult, especially for preschool children. This study examines sex and age-level differences in walking time in preschool chi...

    Authors: Kosho Kasuga, Shin-ichi Demura, Hiroki Aoki, Sohee Shin, Hiroki Sugiura and Yu Uchida

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:8

    Content type: Original article

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  6. Good sleep is advantageous to the quality of life. Sleep-related benefits are particularly helpful for the working class, since poor or inadequate amounts of sleep degrade work productivity and overall health....

    Authors: Masaya Takahashi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:6

    Content type: Review

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  7. The amount and timing of sleep and sleep architecture (sleep stages) are determined by several factors, important among which are the environment, circadian rhythms and time awake. Separating the roles played ...

    Authors: Jim Waterhouse, Yumi Fukuda and Takeshi Morita

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:5

    Content type: Review

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  8. The use of herbs as ergogenic aids in exercise and sport is not novel. Ginseng, caffeine, ma huang (also called 'Chinese ephedra'), ephedrine and a combination of both caffeine and ephedrine are the most popul...

    Authors: Chee Keong Chen, Ayu Suzailiana Muhamad and Foong Kiew Ooi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:4

    Content type: Review

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  9. Central administration of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA) induces lower body temperature in animals in hot ambient air. However, it is still unknown whether oral GABA administration affects temperature regulation ...

    Authors: Taiki Miyazawa, Takashi Kawabata, Kazunobu Okazaki, Takashi Suzuki, Daiki Imai, Takeshi Hamamoto, Shinya Matsumura and Toshiaki Miyagawa

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:3

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Some causes of accidents among older drivers are: not paying attention to traffic signals; missing stop lines; and having to deal with and misjudging emergency situations. These causes of accidents reveal prob...

    Authors: Indri H Susilowati and Akira Yasukouchi

    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:2

    Content type: Short report

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