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  1. The purpose of this study was to evaluate gender-wise diversity of digital dermatoglyphic traits in a sample of Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka.

    Authors: Buddhika TB Wijerathne, Geetha K Rathnayake, Shamila C Adikari, Subashini Amarasinghe, Prasanna L Abhayarathna and Ajith S Jayasena
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:27
  2. Human core body temperature is kept quasi-constant regardless of varying thermal environments. It is well known that physiological thermoregulatory systems are under the control of central and peripheral senso...

    Authors: Jun'ya Takakura, Takayuki Nishimura and Shigeki Watanuki
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:26
  3. Adaptation changes in postural control and contingent negative variation (CNV) for the elderly were investigated during repeated forward floor translation.

    Authors: Maki Maekawa, Katsuo Fujiwara, Naoe Kiyota and Chie Yaguchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:24
  4. The causes of dental crowding are not fully understood, but it may result from an evolutionary trend towards reduced facial volume, without a proportional reduction in tooth sizes. Most previous studies conduc...

    Authors: Wei Yan-Vergnes, Jean-Noel Vergnes, Jean Dumoncel, Pascal Baron, Christine Marchal-Sixou and José Braga
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:22
  5. Reaction time for anti-saccade, in which the gaze is directed to the position opposite to an illuminated target, shortens during maintenance of neck flexion. The present study applied transcranial magnetic sti...

    Authors: Kenji Kunita and Katsuo Fujiwara
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:21
  6. Previous studies have reported an inverse association between height and risk of cardiovascular disease. However, evidence is limited for the association between risk of atherosclerosis and height. Further, al...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Takaharu Sekita, Koichiro Kadota, Kazuhiko Arima, Hironori Yamasaki, Hisashi Goto, Satoshi Shirahama, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi and Takahiro Maeda
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:19
  7. Interaction with nature has a relaxing effect on humans. Increasing attention has been focused on the therapeutic effects of urban green space; however, there is a lack of evidence-based field research. This s...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Dawou Joung, Harumi Ikei, Miho Igarashi, Mariko Aga, Bum-Jin Park, Masayuki Miwa, Michiko Takagaki and Yoshifumi Miyazaki
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:18
  8. Quantitative evaluation of mental stress is important to prevent stress-related disorders. Finger plethysmography (FPG) is a simple noninvasive method to monitor peripheral circulation, and provides many physi...

    Authors: Emiko Minakuchi, Eriko Ohnishi, Junji Ohnishi, Shigeko Sakamoto, Miyo Hori, Miwa Motomura, Junichi Hoshino, Kazuo Murakami and Takayasu Kawaguchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:17
  9. Our aim was to determine the association between melanopsin gene polymorphism and pupillary light reflex under diverse photic conditions, including different intensities and wavelengths.

    Authors: Sang-il Lee, Akiko Hida, Sei-ichi Tsujimura, Takeshi Morita, Kazuo Mishima and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:16
  10. Despite increasing attention and a growing volume of research data, little physiological evidence is available on the benefits of horticultural activity and the different effects on individuals. Therefore, the...

    Authors: Min-sun Lee, Bum-jin Park, Juyoung Lee, Kun-tae Park, Ja-hyeong Ku, Jun-woo Lee, Kyung-ok Oh and Yoshifumi Miyazaki
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:15
  11. In recent years, the physiological relaxation effects of natural environments have been widely exploited, and although individual differences in the effects of forest therapy are known, assessment methods have...

    Authors: Chorong Song, Harumi Ikei, Juyoung Lee, Bum-Jin Park, Takahide Kagawa and Yoshifumi Miyazaki
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:14
  12. This study aims to examine the relationship between tyrosine and phenylalanine intake at breakfast as precursors of dopamine, and scores on the Torsvall-Åkerstedt Diurnal Type Scale and of mental health in Jap...

    Authors: Osami Akimitsu, Kai Wada, Teruki Noji, Nozomi Taniwaki, Milada Krejci, Miyo Nakade, Hitomi Takeuchi and Tetsuo Harada
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:13
  13. The skeletal muscle mass of the lower limb plays a role in its mobility during daily life. From the perspective of physical resources, leg muscle mass dominantly decreases after the end of the fifth decade. Th...

    Authors: Yohei Takai, Megumi Ohta, Ryota Akagi, Emika Kato, Taku Wakahara, Yasuo Kawakami, Tetsuo Fukunaga and Hiroaki Kanehisa
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:12
  14. Although serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) levels have been associated with hypertension, and ALP is known as an enzyme affected by alcohol consumption, no study has been published on the associations between A...

    Authors: Yuji Shimizu, Mio Nakazato, Takaharu Sekita, Koichiro Kadota, Hironori Yamasaki, Noboru Takamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Yosuke Kusano and Takahiro Maeda
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:10
  15. Our previous experiment showed that the light intensity exposed on the subjects during evening time had no effect in the following morning on the efficiency of the digestion and absorption of dietary carbohydr...

    Authors: Yukie Tsuchida, Sawa Hata and Yoshiaki Sone
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:9
  16. This study aimed to examine age-related, interindividual, and right/left differences in anterior-posterior foot pressure ratio in 764 preschool children (364 boys and 400 girls) aged 3.5-6.5 years.

    Authors: Shigeki Matsuda and Shinichi Demura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:8
  17. Numerous studies have reported on the healing powers of plants and nature, but there have not been so many instances of experimental research. In particular, there are very few psychological and physiological ...

    Authors: Kazuko Koga and Yutaka Iwasaki
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:7
  18. This study tested the hypothesis that the core interthreshold zone (CIZ) changes during exposure to red or blue light via the non-visual pathway, because it is known that light intensity affects the central ne...

    Authors: Naoshi Kakitsuba, Igor B Mekjavic and Tetsuo Katsuura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:6
  19. The editors of Journal of Physiological Anthropology would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 31 (2012).

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2013 32:3
  20. Post-exercise hypotension (PEH) following prolonged dynamic exercise arises from increased total vascular conductance (TVC) via skeletal muscle vasodilation. However, arterial vasodilation of skeletal musculat...

    Authors: Masako Y Endo, Kazue Shimada, Akira Miura and Yoshiyuki Fukuba
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:32
  21. A flexed neck posture leads to non-specific activation of the brain. Sensory evoked cerebral potentials and focal brain blood flow have been used to evaluate the activation of the sensory cortex. We investigat...

    Authors: Katsuo Fujiwara, Kenji Kunita, Naoe Kiyota, Aida Mammadova and Mariko Irei
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:31
  22. The purpose of the present study was to compare sinusoidal versus constant lower body negative pressure (LBNP) with reference to very mild whole-body heating. Sinusoidal LBNP has a periodic load component (PLC) a...

    Authors: Keita Ishibashi, Takafumi Maeda, Shigekazu Higuchi, Koichi Iwanaga and Akira Yasukouchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:30
  23. The superficial vein of the resting limb constricts sympathetically during exercise. Central command is the one of the neural mechanisms that controls the cardiovascular response to exercise. However, it is no...

    Authors: Anna Ooue, Kohei Sato, Ai Hirasawa and Tomoko Sadamoto
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:29
  24. L-theanine, an amino acid contained in green tea leaves, is known to block the binding of L-glutamic acid to glutamate receptors in the brain, and has been considered to cause anti-stress effects by inhibiting...

    Authors: Ai Yoto, Mao Motoki, Sato Murao and Hidehiko Yokogoshi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:28
  25. Recently, mist saunas have been used in the home as a new bathing style in Japan. However, there are still few reports on the effects of bathing methods on recovery from muscle fatigue. Furthermore, the effect...

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Shogo Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:26
  26. In this study, we investigated the effects of duration of stay in a temperate area on the thermoregulatory responses to passive heat exposure of residents from tropical areas, particularly to clarify whether t...

    Authors: Titis Wijayanto, Sayo Toramoto, Hitoshi Wakabayashi and Yutaka Tochihara
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:25
  27. Although passive walking-like leg movement in the standing posture (PWM) has been used in the clinical field, the safety of PWM has not been fully determined despite the risks of orthostatic intolerance due to...

    Authors: Hisayoshi Ogata, Ikuyo Fujimaru, Keiko Yamada and Takaharu Kondo
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:24
  28. It has been assumed that light with a higher irradiance of pulsed blue light has a much greater influence than that of light with a lower irradiance of steady blue light, although they have the same multiplica...

    Authors: Tetsuo Katsuura, Yukifumi Ochiai, Toshihiro Senoo, Soomin Lee, Yoshika Takahashi and Yoshihiro Shimomura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:23
  29. In our series of investigations concerning the causes of seasonal change in fat accumulation in young university students, we could not find any contribution of seasonal variation in the ratio of carbohydrate ...

    Authors: Tomoko Morinaka, Porn-ngarm Limtrakul, Luksana Makonkawkeyoon and Yoshiaki Sone
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:21
  30. The discovery of the novel photoreceptor, melanopsin-expressing retinal ganglion cells (mRGCs), has raised researchers’ interest in photoreceptive tasks performed by the mRGC, especially in non-image-forming v...

    Authors: Yumi Fukuda, Shigekazu Higuchi, Akira Yasukouchi and Takeshi Morita
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:20
  31. One of the most commonly used stress biomarkers is cortisol, a glucocorticoid hormone released by the adrenal glands that is central to the physiological stress response. Free cortisol can be measured in saliv...

    Authors: Erica C Squires, Heather H McClure, Charles R Martinez Jr, J Mark Eddy, Roberto A Jiménez, Laura E Isiordia and J Josh Snodgrass
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:19
  32. Between July and September 2005, a preliminary sampling of the elderly population of Hizen-Oshima Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan was conducted by the local hospital’s nursing staff.

    Authors: Douglas E Crews, Hajime Harada, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Takahiro Maeda, Alexandria Alfarano, Yoshiaki Sone and Yosuke Kusano
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:18
  33. To investigate the effect of preceding acute exercise on the peripheral vascular response to a mental task, we measured splanchnic and cerebral blood flow responses to performing a mental task after exercise a...

    Authors: Nami Someya, Tsukasa Ikemura and Naoyuki Hayashi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:17
  34. In recent years, parametric speakers have been used in various circumstances. In our previous studies, we verified that the physiological burden of the sound of parametric speaker set at 2.6 m from the subject...

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:16
  35. Perinatal depression is an important public health problem affecting 10% to 20% of childbearing women. Perinatal depression is associated with significant morbidity, and has enormous consequences for the wellb...

    Authors: Shannon K Crowley and Shawn D Youngstedt
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:15
  36. The thermal environment is one of the most important factors that can affect human sleep. The stereotypical effects of heat or cold exposure are increased wakefulness and decreased rapid eye movement sleep and...

    Authors: Kazue Okamoto-Mizuno and Koh Mizuno
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:14
  37. In Japan, consumption of Natto, a fermented bean dish, is recommended because of its high quality protein, digestibility in the gut and its preventive effect on blood clot formation due to high vitamin K conte...

    Authors: Yuki Tsumura, Aki Ohyane, Kuniko Yamashita and Yoshiaki Sone
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2012 31:13
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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