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  1. Car accidents due to unexpected forward or backward runaway by older drivers are a serious social problem. Although the cause of these accidents is often attributed to stepping on the accelerator instead of th...

    Authors: Emi Yuda, Yutaka Yoshida, Norihiro Ueda, Itaru Kaneko, Yutaka Miura and Junichiro Hayano
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:3
  2. Dermatoglyphics has been used widely in fields of medicine as a non-invasive diagnostic tool and an early assessment of risk for certain medical conditions. It reflects disturbances in fetal development during...

    Authors: Buddhika Thilanga Bandara Wijerathne, Robert John Meier, Sujatha Senadeera Salgado and Suneth Buddhika Agampodi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2020 39:1
  3. Since walking is a daily activity not to require the maximal effort in healthy populations, a very few universal bio-parameters and/or methods have been defined to evaluate individual walking characteristics i...

    Authors: Daijiro Abe, Yoshiyuki Fukuoka and Masahiro Horiuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:17
  4. Epidemiological data regarding the association between serum levels of IGF-I and bone mineral acquisition during childhood are scarce. Here, we investigated the association between serum levels of IGF-I and bo...

    Authors: Katsuyasu Kouda, Masayuki Iki, Kumiko Ohara, Harunobu Nakamura, Yuki Fujita and Toshimasa Nishiyama
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:16
  5. Although emotion-specific autonomic responses based on the discrete theory of emotion have been widely studied, studies on the reliability of physiological responses to emotional stimuli are limited. In this s...

    Authors: Eun-Hye Jang, Sangwon Byun, Mi-Sook Park and Jin-Hun Sohn
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:15
  6. Obesity is defined as unhealthy excess body fat, which increases the risk of premature mortality from noncommunicable diseases. Early screening and prevention of obesity is critical for averting associated mor...

    Authors: Makeda Sinaga, Tilahun Yemane, Elsah Tegene, David Lidstrom and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:14
  7. Mitochondrial DNA 5178 (Mt5178) C/A polymorphism is reportedly associated with longevity in the Japanese population. The objective of this study was to investigate whether Mt5178 C/A polymorphism influences th...

    Authors: Iichiro Ohtsu, Mamoru Ishikawa, Naomi Matsunaga, Kanae Karita, Masao Yoshida, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Takahiko Yoshimoto, Akira Minoura, Shogo Sai and Akatsuki Kokaze
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:12
  8. Toe grip-related training requires individuals to actively exercise muscles that are not frequently used; therefore, it may improve not only toe grip strength but also cognitive function. The purpose of this s...

    Authors: Ryota Tsuyuguchi, Satoshi Kurose, Takayuki Seto, Nana Takao, Aya Fujii, Hiromi Tsutsumi, Shingo Otsuki and Yutaka Kimura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:11
  9. Recently, more consideration is being given to the beneficial effects of lighting on the maintenance and promotion of the health and well-being of office occupants in built environments. A new lighting technol...

    Authors: Akira Yasukouchi, Takafumi Maeda, Kazuyoshi Hara and Hiroyuki Furuune
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:10
  10. To study the associations between fat distribution and lung functions in healthy subjects of young adults and to explore potential gender difference in these correlations.

    Authors: Liqian Huang, Ziliang Ye, Jingjing Lu, Cunqing Kong, Qingqing Zhu, Binbin Huang, Zerong Wang, Lin Xu, Qiongying Deng, Jiangu Gong and Peng Liu
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:7
  11. Adult height can serve as a disease marker. While taller stature has been reported to be linked to a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), an influence of the height on CVD is not fully understood in...

    Authors: Hiroyuki Teraura, Tatsuya Suzuki and Kazuhiko Kotani
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:6
  12. Child maltreatment is a major health and social welfare problem, with serious and longstanding consequences. Impulse control ability plays an important role in reducing the risk of child maltreatment. The aim ...

    Authors: Sayuri Hayashi, Ayami Tsuru, Fumi Kishida, Yeon-Kyu Kim, Shigekazu Higuchi and Yuki Motomura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:5
  13. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic edema which occurs in unacclimatized individuals after rapid ascent to high altitude. NR3C1 gene encodes for glucocorticoid recep...

    Authors: Yingzhong Yang, Hui Du, Yuhong Li, Wei Guan, Feng Tang, Qin Ga and Ri-Li Ge
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:4
  14. It is known that the activities of the mirror system are related to imitation and understanding of the intention of an action. It has been reported that the activity of the mirror system is higher for observat...

    Authors: Yuki Ikeda, Yuki Nishimura and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2019 38:1
  15. After the publication of the original article [1] it was highlighted that there was an omission regarding the online resources for the traffic signs in the section of “Experimental stimuli”.

    Authors: Yohana Siswandari and Shuping Xiong
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:30

    The original article was published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2015 34:42

  16. Immigration is a disruptive event with multiple implications for health. Stressors, including family separation, acculturation, job insecurity, restricted mobility, sojourns, dangerous border crossings, stigma...

    Authors: Alexandra C. Tuggle, Jeffrey H. Cohen and Douglas E. Crews
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:28
  17. Previous research on balance mostly focused on the assessment, training, and improvements of balance through interventions. We investigated tools commonly used to study static balance. Differences in postural ...

    Authors: Chia-Hsuan Lee and Tien-Lung Sun
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:27
  18. Measurements of erect height in older people, hospitalized and bedridden patients, and people with skeletal deformity is difficult. As a result, using body mass index for assessing nutritional status is not va...

    Authors: Alemayehu Digssie, Alemayehu Argaw and Tefera Belachew
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:26
  19. Although the benefits of physical activity are well-known, levels of physical inactivity are increasing in many countries. Physical activity, particularly for preventive care of the elderly, must be encouraged...

    Authors: Junko Hasegawa, Hideki Suzuki and Taro Yamauchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:25
  20. Previous studies have demonstrated the importance of the inhibition of automatic imitation in social interactions. Additionally, cognitive traits are known to vary among individuals. According to the empathizi...

    Authors: Yuki Nishimura, Yuki Ikeda and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:24
  21. Bright light at night is known to suppress melatonin secretion. Novel photoreceptors named intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells (ipRGCs) are mainly responsible for projecting dark/bright informa...

    Authors: Tomoaki Kozaki, Yuki Hidaka, Jun-ya Takakura and Yosuke Kusano
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:23
  22. We investigated cardiovascular responses to an orthostatic challenge in trained spinal cord-injured (SCI) individuals compared to able-bodied (AB) individuals.

    Authors: Masahiro Itoh, Masako Yamaoka Endo, Tatsuya Hojo, Miho Yoshimura and Yoshiyuki Fukuoka
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:22
  23. Following publication of the original article [1], the authors reported that the abstract was missing from this article.

    Authors: Soomin Lee, Shougo Ishibashi, Yoshihiro Shimomura and Tetsuo Katsuura
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:21

    The original article was published in Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2016 35:20

  24. Epidemiology of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as obesity and diabetes mellitus (DM) are influenced by multiple hosts and environmental factors. This study aims to investigate the prevalence of NCDs and ...

    Authors: Sweta Koirala, Masayuki Nakano, Hiroaki Arima, Shouhei Takeuchi, Tomo Ichikawa, Takayuki Nishimura, Hiromu Ito, Basu Dev Pandey, Kishor Pandey, Takayuki Wada and Taro Yamamoto
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:20
  25. Appendicular skeletal muscle mass (ASMM) is a measure of body muscle content, and it correlates with nutrition and physical status. Estimation of ASMM using anthropometric models is a well-established strategy...

    Authors: Nirmala Rathnayake, Gayani Alwis, Janaka Lenora and Sarath Lekamwasam
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:19
  26. Energy cost of transport per unit distance (CoT) against speed shows U-shaped fashion in walking and linear fashion in running, indicating that there exists a specific walking speed minimizing the CoT, being d...

    Authors: Daijiro Abe, Yoshiyuki Fukuoka, Takafumi Maeda and Masahiro Horiuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:18
  27. The human mirror neuron system exists in adults, and even in children. However, a significant, unanswered question in the literature concerns age differences in the effect of visual orientation of human body m...

    Authors: Yuki Nishimura, Yuki Ikeda, Airi Suematsu and Shigekazu Higuchi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:16
  28. In 1980, Jonas Salk (1914–1995) encouraged professionals in anthropology and related disciplines to consider the interconnections between “planetary health,” sociocultural changes associated with technological...

    Authors: Alan C. Logan, Susan L. Prescott, Tari Haahtela and David L. Katz
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:15
  29. As a way of helping to sleep in winter, methods of warming the feet through footbaths or heating pads before bedtime are tried. In particular, bed socks are popular during winter sleeping in Korea, but scienti...

    Authors: Yelin Ko and Joo-Young Lee
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:13
  30. Bright light (BL) has been shown to be effective in enhancing both cognitive and physical performances. Alterations in nighttime melatonin levels have also been observed. However, evaluations of light-induced ...

    Authors: Wolfgang Schobersberger, Cornelia Blank, Friedrich Hanser, Andrea Griesmacher, Markus Canazei and Veronika Leichtfried
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:12
  31. Falls are the leading cause of accidental injury and death among older adults. One of three adults over the age of 65 years falls annually. As the size of elderly population increases, falls become a major con...

    Authors: Liana Nafisa Saftari and Oh-Sang Kwon
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:11
  32. Current knowledge on genetic basis of aggressive behavior is still contradictory. This may be due to the fact that the majority of studies targeting associations between candidate genes and aggression are cond...

    Authors: Marina L. Butovskaya, Polina R. Butovskaya, Vasiliy A. Vasilyev, Jane M. Sukhodolskaya, Dania I. Fekhredtinova, Dmitri V. Karelin, Julia N. Fedenok, Audax Z. P. Mabulla, Alexey P. Ryskov and Oleg E. Lazebny
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:10
  33. Recent studies have explored various genetic and physiological factors related to high-altitude adaptation in highlander populations. However, the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), influencing...

    Authors: Yoshiki Yasukochi, Takayuki Nishimura, Midori Motoi and Shigeki Watanuki
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:9
  34. It is known that emotion regulatory responses of humans are changed by the experiences they have, but in particular, they are changed by becoming a mother. A recent study has found how a woman’s emotion regula...

    Authors: Sayuri Hayashi, Hiroko Wada, Sung-Phil Kim, Yuki Motomura, Shigekazu Higuchi and Yeon-Kyu Kim
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:8
  35. High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a serious acute mountain sickness that mainly occurs in non-acclimatized individuals after rapid ascent to high altitude. The precise etiology of HAPE remains unclear. T...

    Authors: Hui Du, Jing Zhao, Zhanhai Su, Yongnian Liu and Yingzhong Yang
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:7
  36. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is sympathetically activated and induces thermogenesis during cold exposure, thereby influencing energy expenditure and body fat levels. The very low frequency (VLF) components of pu...

    Authors: Shinsuke Nirengi, Naoki Sakane, Shiho Amagasa, Sawako Wakui, Toshiyuki Homma, Yuko Kurosawa and Takafumi Hamaoka
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:6
  37. The effects of acute hypoxia at high altitude on the telomere length of the cells in the heart and lung tissues remain unclear. This study aimed to investigate the change in telomere length of rat heart and lu...

    Authors: Yaping Wang, Zhen Zhao, Zhiyong Zhu, Pingying Li, Xiaolin Li, Xiaohong Xue, Jie Duo and Yingcai Ma
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:5
  38. Growing attention has been paid to the effects of food flavor components on alleviating negative brain functions caused by stressful lifestyles. In this study, we investigated the alleviating effect of two kin...

    Authors: Ai Yoto, Natsuki Fukui, Chisa Kaneda, Shoko Torita, Keiichi Goto, Fumio Nanjo and Hidehiko Yokogoshi
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:3
  39. Relationships between the timings of attentional switching and postural preparation were investigated using a choice-reaction paradigm with transient floor translation (S2), with the direction indicated by a w...

    Authors: Katsuo Fujiwara, Chie Yaguchi, Maki Maekawa and Naoe Kiyota
    Citation: Journal of Physiological Anthropology 2018 37:1