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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409953/quantum-state-transfer-via-noisy-photonic-and-phononic-waveguides
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B Vermersch, P-O Guimond, H Pichler, P Zoller
We describe a quantum state transfer protocol, where a quantum state of photons stored in a first cavity can be faithfully transferred to a second distant cavity via an infinite 1D waveguide, while being immune to arbitrary noise (e.g., thermal noise) injected into the waveguide. We extend the model and protocol to a cavity QED setup, where atomic ensembles, or single atoms representing quantum memory, are coupled to a cavity mode. We present a detailed study of sensitivity to imperfections, and apply a quantum error correction protocol to account for random losses (or additions) of photons in the waveguide...
March 31, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375210/corticolimbic-hyper-response-to-emotion-and-glutamatergic-function-in-people-with-high-schizotypy-a-multimodal-fmri-mrs-study
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G Modinos, A McLaughlin, A Egerton, K McMullen, V Kumari, G J Barker, C Keysers, S C R Williams
Animal models and human neuroimaging studies suggest that altered levels of glutamatergic metabolites within a corticolimbic circuit have a major role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Rodent models propose that prefrontal glutamate dysfunction could lead to amygdala hyper-response to environmental stress and underlie hippocampal overdrive in schizophrenia. Here we determine whether changes in brain glutamate are present in individuals with high schizotypy (HS), which refers to the presence of schizophrenia-like characteristics in healthy individuals, and whether glutamate levels are related to altered corticolimbic response to emotion...
April 4, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374674/rules-and-mechanisms-for-efficient-two-stage-learning-in-neural-circuits
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Tiberiu Teşileanu, Bence Ölveczky, Vijay Balasubramanian
Trial-and-error learning requires evaluating variable actions and reinforcing successful variants. In songbirds, vocal exploration is induced by LMAN, the output of a basal ganglia-related circuit that also contributes a corrective bias to the vocal output. This bias is gradually consolidated in RA, a motor cortex analogue downstream of LMAN. We develop a new model of such two-stage learning. Using stochastic gradient descent, we derive how the activity in 'tutor' circuits (e.g., LMAN) should match plasticity mechanisms in 'student' circuits (e...
April 4, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368355/a-reconfigurable-readout-integrated-circuit-for-heterogeneous-display-based-multi-sensor-systems
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Kyeonghwan Park, Seung Mok Kim, Won-Jin Eom, Jae Joon Kim
This paper presents a reconfigurable multi-sensor interface and its readout integrated circuit (ROIC) for display-based multi-sensor systems, which builds up multi-sensor functions by utilizing touch screen panels. In addition to inherent touch detection, physiological and environmental sensor interfaces are incorporated. The reconfigurable feature is effectively implemented by proposing two basis readout topologies of amplifier-based and oscillator-based circuits. For noise-immune design against various noises from inherent human-touch operations, an alternate-sampling error-correction scheme is proposed and integrated inside the ROIC, achieving a 12-bit resolution of successive approximation register (SAR) of analog-to-digital conversion without additional calibrations...
April 3, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361950/implementation-of-a-quantum-controlled-swap-gate-with-photonic-circuits
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Takafumi Ono, Ryo Okamoto, Masato Tanida, Holger F Hofmann, Shigeki Takeuchi
Quantum information science addresses how the processing and transmission of information are affected by uniquely quantum mechanical phenomena. Combination of two-qubit gates has been used to realize quantum circuits, however, scalability is becoming a critical problem. The use of three-qubit gates may simplify the structure of quantum circuits dramatically. Among them, the controlled-SWAP (Fredkin) gates are essential since they can be directly applied to important protocols, e.g., error correction, fingerprinting, and optimal cloning...
March 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231527/rapid-discrimination-and-determination-of-antibiotics-drugs-in-plastic-syringes-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-with-chemometric-analysis-application-to-amoxicillin-and-penicillin
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Laetitia Minh Mai Lê, Luc Eveleigh, Ikram Hasnaoui, Patrice Prognon, Arlette Baillet-Guffroy, Eric Caudron
The aim of this study was to investigate near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) combined to chemometric analysis to discriminate and quantify three antibiotics by direct measurement in plastic syringes.Solutions of benzylpenicillin (PENI), amoxicillin (AMOX) and amoxicillin/clavulanic acid (AMOX/CLAV) were analyzed at therapeutic concentrations in glass vials and plastic syringes with NIR spectrometer by direct measurement. Chemometric analysis using partial least squares regression and discriminative analysis was conducted to develop qualitative and quantitative calibration models...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218673/a-high-performance-piezoelectric-sensor-for-dynamic-force-monitoring-of-landslide
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Ming Li, Wei Cheng, Jiangpan Chen, Ruili Xie, Xiongfei Li
Due to the increasing influence of human engineering activities, it is important to monitor the transient disturbance during the evolution process of landslide. For this purpose, a high-performance piezoelectric sensor is presented in this paper. To adapt the high static and dynamic stress environment in slope engineering, two key techniques, namely, the self-structure pressure distribution method (SSPDM) and the capacitive circuit voltage distribution method (CCVDM) are employed in the design of the sensor...
February 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196412/mapk3-at-the-autism-linked-human-16p11-2-locus-influences-precise-synaptic-target-selection-at-drosophila-larval-neuromuscular-junctions
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Sang Mee Park, Hae Ryoun Park, Ji Hye Lee
Proper synaptic function in neural circuits requires precise pairings between correct pre- and post-synaptic partners. Errors in this process may underlie development of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Development of ASD can be influenced by genetic factors, including copy number variations (CNVs). In this study, we focused on a CNV occurring at the 16p11.2 locus in the human genome and investigated potential defects in synaptic connectivity caused by reduced activities of genes located in this region at Drosophila larval neuromuscular junctions, a well-established model synapse with stereotypic synaptic structures...
February 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114353/computational-account-of-spontaneous-activity-as-a-signature-of-predictive-coding
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Veronika Koren, Sophie Denève
Spontaneous activity is commonly observed in a variety of cortical states. Experimental evidence suggested that neural assemblies undergo slow oscillations with Up ad Down states even when the network is isolated from the rest of the brain. Here we show that these spontaneous events can be generated by the recurrent connections within the network and understood as signatures of neural circuits that are correcting their internal representation. A noiseless spiking neural network can represent its input signals most accurately when excitatory and inhibitory currents are as strong and as tightly balanced as possible...
January 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029145/real-time-multi-target-localization-from-unmanned-aerial-vehicles
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Xuan Wang, Jinghong Liu, Qianfei Zhou
In order to improve the reconnaissance efficiency of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) electro-optical stabilized imaging systems, a real-time multi-target localization scheme based on an UAV electro-optical stabilized imaging system is proposed. First, a target location model is studied. Then, the geodetic coordinates of multi-targets are calculated using the homogeneous coordinate transformation. On the basis of this, two methods which can improve the accuracy of the multi-target localization are proposed: (1) the real-time zoom lens distortion correction method; (2) a recursive least squares (RLS) filtering method based on UAV dead reckoning...
December 25, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924865/quantum-error-correction-protects-quantum-search-algorithms-against-decoherence
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Panagiotis Botsinis, Zunaira Babar, Dimitrios Alanis, Daryus Chandra, Hung Nguyen, Soon Xin Ng, Lajos Hanzo
When quantum computing becomes a wide-spread commercial reality, Quantum Search Algorithms (QSA) and especially Grover's QSA will inevitably be one of their main applications, constituting their cornerstone. Most of the literature assumes that the quantum circuits are free from decoherence. Practically, decoherence will remain unavoidable as is the Gaussian noise of classic circuits imposed by the Brownian motion of electrons, hence it may have to be mitigated. In this contribution, we investigate the effect of quantum noise on the performance of QSAs, in terms of their success probability as a function of the database size to be searched, when decoherence is modelled by depolarizing channels' deleterious effects imposed on the quantum gates...
December 7, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870417/gender-differences-in-neural-correlates-of-stress-induced-anxiety
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Dongju Seo, Aneesha Ahluwalia, Marc N Potenza, Rajita Sinha
Although gender differences have been identified as a crucial factor for understanding stress-related anxiety and associated clinical disorders, the neural mechanisms underlying these differences remain unclear. To explore gender differences in the neural correlates of stress-induced anxiety, the current study used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain responses in 96 healthy men and women with commensurable levels of trait anxiety as they engaged in a personalized guided imagery paradigm to provoke stress and neutral-relaxing experiences...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852770/environmental-anchoring-of-head-direction-in-a-computational-model-of-retrosplenial-cortex
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Andrej Bicanski, Neil Burgess
Allocentric (world-centered) spatial codes driven by path integration accumulate error unless reset by environmental sensory inputs that are necessarily egocentric (body-centered). Previous models of the head direction system avoided the necessary transformation between egocentric and allocentric reference frames by placing visual cues at infinity. Here we present a model of head direction coding that copes with exclusively proximal cues by making use of a conjunctive representation of head direction and location in retrosplenial cortex...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824337/3-dimensional-electron-microscopic-imaging-of-the-zebrafish-olfactory-bulb-and-dense-reconstruction-of-neurons
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Adrian A Wanner, Christel Genoud, Rainer W Friedrich
Large-scale reconstructions of neuronal populations are critical for structural analyses of neuronal cell types and circuits. Dense reconstructions of neurons from image data require ultrastructural resolution throughout large volumes, which can be achieved by automated volumetric electron microscopy (EM) techniques. We used serial block face scanning EM (SBEM) and conductive sample embedding to acquire an image stack from an olfactory bulb (OB) of a zebrafish larva at a voxel resolution of 9.25×9.25×25 nm(3)...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Data
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27715126/continuous-quantum-nondemolition-measurement-of-the-transverse-component-of-a-qubit
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U Vool, S Shankar, S O Mundhada, N Ofek, A Narla, K Sliwa, E Zalys-Geller, Y Liu, L Frunzio, R J Schoelkopf, S M Girvin, M H Devoret
Quantum jumps of a qubit are usually observed between its energy eigenstates, also known as its longitudinal pseudospin component. Is it possible, instead, to observe quantum jumps between the transverse superpositions of these eigenstates? We answer positively by presenting the first continuous quantum nondemolition measurement of the transverse component of an individual qubit. In a circuit QED system irradiated by two pump tones, we engineer an effective Hamiltonian whose eigenstates are the transverse qubit states, and a dispersive measurement of the corresponding operator...
September 23, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689257/noise-threshold-and-resource-cost-of-fault-tolerant-quantum-computing-with-majorana-fermions-in-hybrid-systems
#16
Ying Li
Fault-tolerant quantum computing in systems composed of both Majorana fermions and topologically unprotected quantum systems, e.g., superconducting circuits or quantum dots, is studied in this Letter. Errors caused by topologically unprotected quantum systems need to be corrected with error-correction schemes, for instance, the surface code. We find that the error-correction performance of such a hybrid topological quantum computer is not superior to a normal quantum computer unless the topological charge of Majorana fermions is insusceptible to noise...
September 16, 2016: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671349/a-soft-decoding-algorithm-and-hardware-implementation-for-the-visual-prosthesis-based-on-high-order-soft-demodulation
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Yuan Yang, Nannan Quan, Jingjing Bu, Xueping Li, Ningmei Yu
BACKGROUND: High order modulation and demodulation technology can solve the frequency requirement between the wireless energy transmission and data communication. In order to achieve reliable wireless data communication based on high order modulation technology for visual prosthesis, this work proposed a Reed-Solomon (RS) error correcting code (ECC) circuit on the basis of differential amplitude and phase shift keying (DAPSK) soft demodulation. Firstly, recognizing the weakness of the traditional DAPSK soft demodulation algorithm based on division that is complex for hardware implementation, an improved phase soft demodulation algorithm for visual prosthesis to reduce the hardware complexity is put forward...
September 26, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27663946/withdrawn-depressed-behaviors-and-error-related-brain-activity-in-youth-with-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Gregory L Hanna, Yanni Liu, Yona E Isaacs, Angela M Ayoub, Jose J Torres, Nolan B O'Hara, William J Gehring
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) involves increased activity in corticostriatal circuits connecting the anterior cingulate cortex with other brain regions. The error-related negativity (ERN) is a negative deflection in the event-related potential after an incorrect response that is believed to reflect anterior cingulate cortex activity. This study examined the relation of the ERN to OCD symptom dimensions and other childhood symptom dimensions. METHOD: The ERN, correct response negativity, and accuracy were measured during a flanker task to assess performance monitoring in 80 youth with a lifetime diagnosis of OCD and 80 matched healthy comparison participants ranging from 8 to 18 years old...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27551824/conflict-resolution-as-near-threshold-decision-making-a-spiking-neural-circuit-model-with-two-stage-competition-for-antisaccadic-task
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Chung-Chuan Lo, Xiao-Jing Wang
Automatic responses enable us to react quickly and effortlessly, but they often need to be inhibited so that an alternative, voluntary action can take place. To investigate the brain mechanism of controlled behavior, we investigated a biologically-based network model of spiking neurons for inhibitory control. In contrast to a simple race between pro- versus anti-response, our model incorporates a sensorimotor remapping module, and an action-selection module endowed with a "Stop" process through tonic inhibition...
August 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27539299/determination-and-compensation-of-series-resistances-during-whole-cell-patch-clamp-recordings-using-an-active-bridge-circuit-and-the-phase-sensitive-technique
#20
Therese Riedemann, Hans Reiner Polder, Bernd Sutor
We present a technique which combines two methods in order to measure the series resistance (R S) during whole-cell patch-clamp recordings from excitable and non-excitable cells. R S is determined in the amplifier's current-clamp mode by means of an active bridge circuit. The correct neutralization of the electrode capacitance and the adjustment of the bridge circuit is achieved by the so-called phase-sensitive method: Short sine wave currents with frequencies between 3 and 7 kHz are injected into the cells...
October 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
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