Ayaka Ando

Ayaka Ando
Ashfield MedComms, an Ashfield Health company

PhD, B BSc, B Sc (Hons)

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21
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11 Research Items
370 Citations
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Additional affiliations
March 2021 - present
Ashfield MedComms, an Ashfield Health company
Position
  • Manager
July 2016 - March 2021
Universität Heidelberg
Position
  • PostDoc Position
August 2015 - January 2016
The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health and Monash Biomedical Imaging, Monash University
Position
  • Research Officer
Description
  • Project 1: TIMID - Trials of Imaging Modality in Dementia. Project 2: Brain activation and functional connectivity associated with urge-to-cough initiated by capsaicin and ATP on 7T and 3T MRI
Education
April 2011 - August 2015
The University of Queensland
Field of study
  • Neuroimaging and Respiration
February 2009 - November 2009
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Neuroimaging and Respiration
February 2006 - November 2008
University of Melbourne
Field of study
  • Neuroscience and Physiology

Publications

Publications (21)
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Background Adolescence is a crucial period for both brain maturation and the emergence of mental health disorders. Associations between brain morphology and internalizing/externalizing symptomatology have been identified in clinical or at-risk samples, but age-related developmental differences were rarely considered. The current study investigated...
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Early career researchers (ECRs) are faced with a range of competing pressures in academia, making self-management key to building a successful career. The Organization for Human Brain Mapping undertook a group effort to gather helpful advice for ECRs in self-management. Bielczyk et al.
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Background: Adolescence is a critical time for brain development. Findings from previous studies have been inconsistent, failing to distinguish the influence of pubertal status and aging on brain maturation. The current study sought to address these inconsistencies, addressing the trajectories of pubertal development and aging by longitudinally tr...
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Important neuropsychological changes during adolescence coincide with the maturation of white matter microstructure. Few studies have investigated the association between neuropsychological development and white matter maturation longitudinally. We aimed to characterize developmental trajectories of inhibition, planning, emotion recognition and ris...
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Early career researchers (ECRs) are faced with a range of competing pressures in academia, making self-management key to building a successful career. The Organization for Human Brain Mapping undertook a group effort to gather helpful advice for ECRs in self-management. Keywords: ECRs; career development; early career researchers; mentoring; networ...
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Cough is important for airway defence, and studies in healthy animals and humans have revealed multiple brain networks intimately involved in the perception of airway irritation, cough induction and cough suppression. Changes in cough sensitivity and/or the ability to suppress cough accompany pulmonary pathologies, suggesting a level of plasticity...
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This is a working paper for a project launched and managed by the members of the OHBM Student and Postdoc Special Interest Group (SP-SIG, www.ohbmtrainees.com), in collaboration with two guest early career researchers, Dan Kessler from University of Michigan and Daniel Lurie from University of Berkeley. We would like to further develop the manuscri...
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Mentorship in academia facilitates personal growth through pairing trainees with mentors who can share insight and expertise. Expertise can be purely academic, on work‐life balance, personal branding and networking, or general career advice. Mentoring has been shown to be beneficial for mentees, both in terms of objective research productivity (Mus...
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There is a high prevalence of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) amongst adolescents worldwide and therefore an urgency to investigate the underlying mechanisms that may facilitate such behaviours. This study aimed to investigate neurobiological alterations, specifically in regional brain volumes of the frontolimbic system, in adolescents engaging in...
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Resting state heart rate variability (HRV) is a psychophysiological marker that has gained increasing research interest, in particular in developmental neuroscience. HRV has been shown to be associated with mental and physical health, beyond simple measures of heart rate (HR) and shows inter- and intraindividual variance across aging. Recently, thr...
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Introduction: Chronic non-productive coughing is a major complication of pulmonary disease and can also occur in many individuals without identifiable underlying pathology. The common clinical link in patients with cough is an enhanced sensitivity of the respiratory system to stimuli that subsequently evoke excessive coughing. The aetiology of thi...
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Coughing and the urge-to-cough are important mechanisms that protect the patency of the airways, and are coordinated by the brain. Inhaling a noxious substance leads to a widely distributed network of responses in the brain that are likely to reflect multiple functional processes requisite for perceiving, appraising, and behaviorally responding to...
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We used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate spatial working memory (WM) in an N-BACK task (0, 1, and 2-BACK) in premanifest Huntington's disease (pre-HD, n = 35), early symptomatic Huntington's disease (symp-HD, n = 23), and control (n = 32) individuals. Overall, both WM conditions (1-BACK and 2-BACK) activated a large netwo...
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There is an overwhelming body of evidence to support the existence of higher brain circuitries involved in the sensory detection of airways irritation and the motor control of coughing. The concept that cough is purely a reflex response to airways irritation is now superseded by the recognition that perception of an urge-to-cough and altered behavi...
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Excessive coughing is one of the most common reasons for seeking medical advice, yet the available therapies for treating cough disorders are inadequate. Humans can voluntarily cough, choose to suppress their cough, and are acutely aware of an irritation that is present in their airways. This indicates a significant level of behavioral and consciou...

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The goal of the project is to create effective tools to assist Early Career Researchers in the natural sciences in building careers in academia and beyond.