International Journal of

Cognition and Behaviour

Early Online

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijcb-2017/1710003

Employing Kinect for Cognitive-Motor Assessment: A Feasibility Study

Uzi Levi, Roni Laslo-Roth and Eyal Rosenstreich

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: November 21, 2018

This study examined the feasibility of the Microsoft Kinect sensor for assessing mediolateral trunk sway and its associations with cognitive abilities. To this end, young adults and elderlies were sampled and performed various gait and balance tasks under single- and dual-task paradigms. Although reliable, Kinect's ability to assess cognition through movement was not conclusive. Specifically, the Kinect distinguished between young- and old-adults gait, but not between young-adults with and witho...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijcb-2017/1710002

Smartphone Addiction, Sleep Quality and Mechanism

Mehrnaz Moattari, Farahnaz Moattari2, Gholamreza Kaka, Homa Mohseni Kouchesfahani, Seyed Homayoon Sadraie and Majid Naghdi

Article Type: Research Article | First Published: October 12, 2018

Addiction refers to "loss of control" and "despite adverse consequences". Substance-free addiction (or behavioral addiction) covers pathological gambling, food addiction, internet addiction, and mobile phone addiction. Nowadays, much has been said about new Medias and technologies addiction that connect us and make us lonely at the same time, consequently, leads to adverse mental health disadvantageous. Smartphones are increased rapidly as an indispensable member of our everyday life for most pe...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/ijcb-2017/1710001

New Therapeutic Perspectives for the Cognitive Deficit in Alzheimer's Disease: Pharmacological Modulation of Ca2+/cAMP Signaling Interaction

Afonso Caricati Neto and Leandro Bueno Bergantin

Article Type: Review Article | First Published: November 18, 2017

Due to the involvement of the imbalance of Ca2+ homeostasis in neuronal cells in the pathogenesis of several neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's Disease (AD), the use of drugs to prevent or attenuate this imbalance emerged as a new therapeutic perspective for this disease. Then, our recent discovery of the involvement of the interaction between intracellular signaling pathways mediated by Ca2+ and cAMP (Ca2+/cAMP signaling interaction) in the neurotransmission and neuroprotection, an...

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