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  • Neuroplastic effects in patients with traumatic brain injury after music-supported therapy 

    Vik, Berit; Skeie, Geir Olve; Specht, Karsten (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-25)
    Damage to the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) often occurs following a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and can lead to complex behavioral changes, including difficulty with attention and concentration. We investigated the effects of musical training on patients with behavioral and cognitive deficits following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and found significant functional neuro-plastic changes in the ...
  • Jeg er bekymret for (tids)Plan S 

    Frantsvåg, Jan Erik (Chronicle; Kronikk, 2019-03-10)
    Slik Plan S har vært presentert så langt kommer den både for raskt og for sent. Trolig er en vei til å redusere gapet å vente med å innføre en del av de strengere tekniske kravene til senere, og innføre dem trinnvis, skriver Jan Erik Frantsvåg.
  • Plan S og implementering 

    Longva, Leif; Frantsvåg, Jan Erik; Smedsrød, Bård (Chronicle; Kronikk, 2018-11-05)
    Universitetene bør ta ansvar for å sikre at fagfellevurderingen blir utført på beste måte, skriver forfatterne av dette innlegget.
  • Compensatory task-specific hypersensitivity in bilateral planum temporale and right superior temporal gyrus during auditory rhythm and omission processing in Parkinson’s disease 

    Vikene, Kjetil; Skeie, Geir Olve; Specht, Karsten (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-02)
    Persons with Parkinson’s disease have general timing deficits and have difficulties in rhythm discrimination tasks. The basal ganglia, a crucial part of Parkinson’s disease pathology, is believed to play an important role in rhythm and beat processing, with a possible modulation of basal ganglia activity by level of rhythmic complexity. As dysfunction in basal ganglia impacts function in other brain ...
  • An fMRI-study on single-sided deafness: Spectral-temporal properties and side of stimulation modulates hemispheric dominance 

    Heggdal, Peder Olaf Laugen; Aarstad, Hans Jørgen; Brännström, Jonas; Vassbotn, Flemming; Specht, Karsten (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-06)
    <i>Objective</i>: Our main aim was to investigate the blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) response to monaural and binaural speech- and non-speech stimuli as measured with fMRI in subjects with single-sided deafness and in normal hearing controls. We hypothesised that the response to monaural stimulation in both normal hearing subjects and persons with single-sided deafness would vary with the ...
  • Dynamic up- and down-regulation of the default (DMN) and extrinsic (EMN) mode networks during alternating task-on and task-off periods 

    Hugdahl, Kenneth; Kazimierczak, Katarzyna Anna; Beresniewicz, Justyna; Kompus, Kristiina; Westerhausen, René; Ersland, Lars; Grüner, Renate; Specht, Karsten (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-09-19)
    Using fMRI, Hugdahl et al. (2015) reported the existence of a general-domain cortical network during active task-processing which was non-specific to the cognitive task being processed. They labelled this network the extrinsic mode network (EMN). The EMN would be predicted to be negatively, or anti-correlated with the classic default mode network (DMN), typically observed during periods of rest, ...
  • Microvariation in multilingual situations: The importance of property-by-property acquisition 

    Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-12)
    In this article, I argue that first language (L1), second language (L2) and third language (L3) acquisition are fundamentally the same process, based on learning by parsing. Both child and adult learners are sensitive to fine linguistic distinctions, and language development takes place in small steps. While the bulk of the article focuses on crosslinguistic influence in L2/Ln acquisition, I first ...
  • Økosystemforvaltning - Hvorfor økonomisk analyse er viktig 

    Flaaten, Ola (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019)
    <p>I et økosystem vil noen arter være byttedyr, andre predatorer og mange begge deler, skiftende gjennom sitt livsløp. Så også i de marine økosystem der norske fiskere årlig fisker mellom 2 og 3 millioner tonn, noe som gjør at Norge er blant de 10 største fiskerinasjoner i verden. De fleste fiskebestander av stor kommersiell verdi har en utbredelse som innebærer at årlige totalkvoter fastsettes og ...
  • The carnitine-butyrobetaine-TMAO pathway after cardiac transplant: Impact on cardiac allograft vasculopathy and acute rejection 

    Trøseid, Marius; Mayerhofer, Christiane Caroline; Broch, Kaspar; Arora, Satish; Svardal, Asbjørn M.; Hov, Johannes Espolin Roksund; Andreassen, Arne K.; Gude, Einar; Karason, Kristjan; Dellgren, Gøran; Berge, Rolf Kristian; Gullestad, Lars; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-06-19)
    <p><i>BACKGROUND - </i>Alterations in the partly microbiota-dependent carnitine–γ-butyrobetaine (γBB)–trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) pathway have been linked to the progression of heart failure and atherosclerotic disease. We evaluated if circulating γBB, TMAO, and their common precursors carnitine and trimethyllysine (TML) were dysregulated after heart transplantation and associated with development ...
  • L'acquisition du schwa en français L1 

    Andreassen, Helene N. (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2014-02-26)
  • What hinders the acquisition of schwa alternation? 

    Andreassen, Helene N. (Conference object; Konferansebidrag, 2014-12)
  • What may we hope for? Education in times of climate change 

    Straume, Ingerid (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-10)
    In “The Crisis in Education,” published in 1954, Hannah Arendt suggests that adults who refuse to take responsibility for the world should not be allowed to educate children or to have children of their own. Her text describes the “general crisis,” which, according to Arendt, “has overtaken the modern world everywhere and in almost every sphere of life,” including education (Arendt, 2006, p. 170). ...
  • Post-psychotic depression: Paranoia and the damage done 

    Moritz, Steffen; Schmidt, Stefanie; Lüdtke, Thies; Braunschneider, Lea-Elena; Manske, Alisa; Schneider, Brooke C.; Veckenstedt, Ruth (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-20)
    To mitigate the often chronic course of schizophrenia and improve functional outcome, researchers are increasingly interested in prodromal states and psychological risk factors that may predict the outbreak of psychotic symptoms, but are also amenable to change. In recent years, depressive symptoms have been proposed as precursors of psychosis and some interventional studies indicate that the ...
  • Pharmacy employees' involvement in safeguarding persons with dementia who use dietary supplements: Results from a survey of Norwegian pharmacies. 

    Risvoll, Hilde; Musial, Frauke; Halvorsen, Kjell H.; Giverhaug, Trude; Waaseth, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-19)
    <p><i>Background - </i>Community-dwelling persons with dementia commonly use dietary supplements (DS), often without receiving help with the administration. Patient safety is a concern, as DS-drug interactions and adverse events are potential complications. Since many persons with dementia buy their DS in pharmacies, we investigated Norwegian pharmacy employees’ attitudes and professional practice ...
  • The crystal structure of the N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase from Nostoc sp. KVJ10 reveals the true dimer 

    Halsør, Marie-Josée Haglund; Rothweiler, Ulli; Altermark, Bjørn; Ræder, Inger Lin Uttakleiv (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-01-08)
    <i>N</i>-Acetylglucosamine 2-epimerases (AGEs) catalyze the interconversion of <i>N</i>-acetylglucosamine and <i>N</i>-acetylmannosamine. They can be used to perform the first step in the synthesis of sialic acid from <i>N</i>-acetylglucosamine, which makes the need for efficient AGEs a priority. This study presents the structure of the AGE from <i>Nostoc</i> sp. KVJ10 collected in northern Norway, ...
  • High frequency and intensity of drinking may attenuate increased inflammatory cytokine levels of major depression in alcohol-use disorders 

    Neupane, Sudan Prasad; Lien, Lars; Martinez, Priscilla; Aukrust, Pål; Ueland, Thor; Mollnes, Tom Eirik; Hestad, Knut; Bramness, Jørgen Gustav (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2014-07-03)
    <p><i>Aims - </i>As major depression (MD) is often comorbid with alcohol‐use disorders (AUD) and alcohol itself modulates the immune system, we examined serum levels of interleukin (IL)‐6, IL‐10, tumor necrosis factor (TNF), and interferon (IFN)‐γ in AUD patients with and without MD. Putative interactions between alcohol variables and MD on cytokine levels were also assessed. <p><i>Methods - </i>A ...
  • Intramuscular vaccination of Atlantic lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus L.) induces inflammatory reactions and local immunoglobulin M production at the vaccine administration site 

    Erkinharju, Toni; Strandskog, Guro; Vågnes, Øyvind; Hordvik, Ivar; Dalmo, Roy Ambli; Seternes, Tore (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-20)
    Atlantic lumpfish were vaccinated by intramuscular (im) or intraperitoneal (ip) injection with a multivalent oil‐based vaccine, while control fish were injected with phosphate‐buffered saline. Four lumpfish per group were sampled for skin/muscle and head kidney tissue at 0, 2, 7, 21 and 42 days post‐immunization (dpi) for histopathology and immunohistochemistry (IHC). Gene expressions of secretory ...
  • Digital storytelling for good with Tappetina game 

    Gomez Escribano, Javier; Jaccheri, Maria Letizia; Maragoudakis, Manolis; Sharma, Kshitij (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-03-19)
    <p><i>Context - </i>Storytelling is an important asset in today’s society. Digital platforms for storytelling can facilitate collaborative development of stories. The storytelling process, if properly facilitated, can lead to the creation of stories that improve the relations between the players. Moreover, stories convey important information about the players and their interaction. Extended knowledge ...

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