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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327745/dynamics-of-miura-patterned-foldable-sheets-in-shear-flow
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Sarit Dutta, Michael D Graham
We study the dynamics of piecewise rigid sheets containing predefined crease lines in shear flow. The crease lines act like hinge joints along which the sheet may fold rigidly, i.e. without bending any other crease line. We choose the crease lines such that they tessellate the sheet into a two-dimensional array of parallelograms. Specifically, we focus on a particular arrangement of crease lines known as a Miura-pattern in the origami community. When all the hinges are fully open the sheet is planar, whereas when all are closed the sheet folds over itself to form a compact flat structure...
March 22, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323684/shifting-spatial-neglect-with-repeated-line-bisections-possible-role-of-lateralized-attentional-fatigue
#2
Mary Woods, John B Williamson, Keith D White, Charles G Maitland, Kenneth M Heilman
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Many patients who have signs of neglect immediately after a right hemisphere stroke remain disabled even when they improve on tests of neglect. Few patients are tested for attentional persistence and fatigue despite their importance in many instrumental activities. To investigate whether stimulus repetition might alter the allocation of attention, we repeatedly tested a patient 16 weeks after she developed hemispatial neglect from a right hemisphere stroke. METHODS: During each of three testing sessions given in 1 day, we asked the patient to bisect 90 lines of two lengths, presented in 30-trial blocks in three locations: left, center, and right of her midsagittal plane, partially counterbalanced across sessions...
March 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321873/disintegration-of-the-self-and-the-regeneration-of-psychic-skin-in-the-treatment-of-traumatized-refugees
#3
Monica Luci
This paper presents a tentative understanding of the characteristics of the extreme traumas, elsewhere called 'complex PTSD', that some refugees and asylum-seekers bring into therapy. It suggests that these kinds of traumas suffered during adulthood may involve a disintegration of the self and a loss of 'psychic skin'. This conceptualization is derived from the treatment of a refugee who survived multiple extreme traumas and with whom efforts were made in therapy to identify a complex methodology making use of supplementary therapeutic tools in addition to individual psychotherapy...
April 2017: Journal of Analytical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315315/connectivity-among-photosystem-ii-centers-in-phytoplankters-patterns-and-responses
#4
Kui Xu, Jessica L Grant-Burt, Natalie Donaher, Douglas A Campbell
Fast Repetition and Relaxation chlorophyll fluorescence induction is used to estimate the effective absorption cross section of PSII (σPSII), to analyze phytoplankton acclimation and electron transport. The fitting coefficient ρ measures excitation transfer from closed PSII to remaining open PSII upon illumination, which could theoretically generate a progressive increase in σPSII for the remaining open PSII. To investigate how ρ responds to illumination we grew marine phytoplankters with diverse antenna structures (Prochlorococcus, Synechococcus, Ostreococcus and Thalassiosira pseudonana) under limiting or saturating growth light...
March 14, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285571/prospective-memory-intervention-using-visual-imagery-in-individuals-with-brain-injury
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Sarah A Raskin, Michael P Smith, Ginger Mills, Consuelo Pedro, Marta Zamroziewicz
Prospective memory deficits are common after brain injury and can create impediments to independent living. Most approaches to management of such deficits are compensatory, such as the use of notebooks or electronic devices. While these can be effective, a restorative approach, in theory, could lead to greater generalisation of treatment. In the current study a metacognitive technique, using visual imagery, was employed under conditions of rote repetition and spaced retrieval. Treatment was provided in an AB-BA crossover design with A as the active treatment and B as a no-treatment attention control to 20 individuals with brain injury...
March 12, 2017: Neuropsychological Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281757/liesegang-mechanism-with-a-gradual-phase-transition
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Yushiro Shimizu, Jun Matsui, Kei Unoura, Hideki Nabika
We report a novel and generalized chemical model for the Liesegang mechanism that involves gradual phase transitions of macromolecules, unlike previous models that involved definite and discontinuous phase transitions. As a model system, an agarose gel medium doped with an initiator was contacted with a solution containing monomer 2-methoxyethyl acrylate (MEA), in which monomers diffused into the gel medium and initiated a polymerization reaction. As there is a monomer concentration gradient along the diffusion direction, the degree of polymerization and the corresponding degree of insolubility showed a similar spatial gradient in the reaction medium because molecular solubility gradually changes from soluble to insoluble with an increase in the degree of polymerization...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276975/hebb-repetition-effects-for-non-verbal-visual-sequences-determinants-of-sequence-acquisition
#7
Andrew J Johnson, Artur Dygacz, Christopher Miles
We report four experiments premised upon the work of Horton et al. [(2008). Hebb repetition effects in visual memory: The roles of verbal rehearsal and distinctiveness. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61(12), 1769-1777] and Page et al. [(2013). Repetition-spacing and item-overlap effects in the Hebb repetition task. Journal of Memory and Language, 69(4), 506-526], and explore conditions under which the visual Hebb repetition effect is observed. Experiment 1 showed that repetition learning is evident when the items comprising the non-repeated (filler) sequences and the repeated (Hebb) sequences are different (no-overlap)...
February 28, 2017: Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268630/decoding-movement-direction-using-phase-space-analysis-of-hemodynamic-responses-to-arm-movements-based-on-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
#8
Nicoladie Tam, Luca Pollonini, George Zouridakis
In this study we applied phase-space analysis on the hemodynamic signals recorded from the motor cortex of human subjects using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to decode the direction of intentional hand movements. Our goal is to develop a brain-computer-interface (BCI) based on optical imaging that can control a wheelchair. To establish the relationship between the hemodynamic response and movement direction, participants were asked to perform repetitive arm movements in two orthogonal directions (right-left and front-back) on a horizontal plane, while the time course of the oxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) and deoxy-hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb) responses were recorded...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254594/the-current-status-of-research-on-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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REVIEW
Kenneth Perrine, Jacqueline Helcer, Apostolos John Tsiouris, David J Pisapia, Philip Stieg
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) evolved from the term "dementia pugilistica" describing the dementia found in many boxers to its current use in describing the dementia and depression sometimes found in athletes subjected to multiple concussions or sub-concussive blows to the head. Concurrently, the neuropathology evolved to specify a unique type of tauopathy found in perivascular spaces at the depth of sulci and other features not typically seen in neurodegenerative tauopathies. Four stages of CTE have been proposed, with four corresponding clinical syndromes of Traumatic Encephalopathy Syndrome...
February 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249036/humpback-whale-super-groups-a-novel-low-latitude-feeding-behaviour-of-southern-hemisphere-humpback-whales-megaptera-novaeangliae-in-the-benguela-upwelling-system
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Ken P Findlay, S Mduduzi Seakamela, Michael A Meÿer, Stephen P Kirkman, Jaco Barendse, David E Cade, David Hurwitz, Amy S Kennedy, Pieter G H Kotze, Steven A McCue, Meredith Thornton, O Alejandra Vargas-Fonseca, Christopher G Wilke
Southern Hemisphere humpback whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) generally undertake annual migrations from polar summer feeding grounds to winter calving and nursery grounds in subtropical and tropical coastal waters. Evidence for such migrations arises from seasonality of historic whaling catches by latitude, Discovery and natural mark returns, and results of satellite tagging studies. Feeding is generally believed to be limited to the southern polar region, where Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) has been identified as the primary prey item...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235559/task-inhibition-conflict-and-the-n-2-repetition-cost-a-combined-computational-and-empirical-approach
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Nicholas J Sexton, Richard P Cooper
Task inhibition (also known as backward inhibition) is an hypothesised form of cognitive inhibition evident in multi-task situations, with the role of facilitating switching between multiple, competing tasks. This article presents a novel cognitive computational model of a backward inhibition mechanism. By combining aspects of previous cognitive models in task switching and conflict monitoring, the model instantiates the theoretical proposal that backward inhibition is the direct result of conflict between multiple task representations...
February 21, 2017: Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230735/new-evidence-for-the-theory-of-chromosome-organization-by-repetitive-elements-core
#12
Shao-Jun Tang
Repetitive DNA elements were proposed to coordinate chromatin folding and interaction in chromosomes by their intrinsic homology-based clustering ability. A recent analysis of the data sets from chromosome-conformation-capture experiments confirms the spatial clustering of DNA repeats of the same family in the nuclear space, and thus provides strong new support for the CORE theory.
February 20, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228928/rotating-snakes-illusion-quantitative-analysis-reveals-a-region-in-luminance-space-with-opposite-illusory-rotation
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Lea Atala-Gérard, Michael Bach
The Rotating Snakes Illusion employs patterns with repetitive asymmetric luminance steps forming a "snake wheel." In the underlying luminance sequence {black, dark grey, white, light grey}, coded as {0, g1, 100, g2}, we varied g1 and g2 and measured illusion strength via nulling: Saccades were performed next to a "snake wheel" that rotated physically; observers adjusted rotation until a stationary percept obtained. Observers performed the perceptual nulling of the seeming rotation reliably. Typical settings for (g1, g2), measured from images by Kitaoka, are around (20%, 60%)...
January 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226810/decoding-movement-direction-using-phase-space-analysis-of-hemodynamic-responses-to-arm-movements-based-on-functional-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Nicoladie Tam, Luca Pollonini, George Zouridakis, Nicoladie Tam, Luca Pollonini, George Zouridakis, Luca Pollonini, Nicoladie Tam, George Zouridakis
In this study we applied phase-space analysis on the hemodynamic signals recorded from the motor cortex of human subjects using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to decode the direction of intentional hand movements. Our goal is to develop a brain-computer-interface (BCI) based on optical imaging that can control a wheelchair. To establish the relationship between the hemodynamic response and movement direction, participants were asked to perform repetitive arm movements in two orthogonal directions (right-left and front-back) on a horizontal plane, while the time course of the oxy-hemoglobin (oxy-Hb) and deoxy-hemoglobin (deoxy-Hb) responses were recorded...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207386/detection-and-compensation-of-periodic-motion-in-magnetic-particle-imaging
#15
Nadine Gdaniec, Matthias Schluter, Martin Hofmann, Michael Kaul, Kannan Krishnan, Alexander Schlafer, Tobias Knopp
The temporal resolution of the tomographic imaging method magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is remarkably high. The spatial resolution is degraded for measured voltage signal with low signal-to-noise ratio, because the regularization in the image reconstruction step needs to be increased for system-matrix approaches and for deconvolution steps in x-space approaches. To improve the signal-to-noise ratio, block-wise averaging of the signal over time can be advantageous. However, since block-wise averaging decreases the temporal resolution, it prevents resolving the motion...
February 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188229/the-human-long-interspersed-element-1-retrotransposon-an-emerging-biomarker-of-neoplasia
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REVIEW
Daniel Ardeljan, Martin S Taylor, David T Ting, Kathleen H Burns
BACKGROUND: A large portion of intronic and intergenic space in our genome consists of repeated sequences. One of the most prevalent is the long interspersed element-1 (LINE-1, L1) mobile DNA. LINE-1 is rightly receiving increasing interest as a cancer biomarker. CONTENT: Intact LINE-1 elements are self-propagating. They code for RNA and proteins that function to make more copies of the genomic element. Our current understanding is that this process is repressed in most normal cells, but that LINE-1 expression is a hallmark of many types of malignancy...
February 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187674/a-new-species-of-poison-dart-frog-anura-dendrobatidae-from-manu-province-amazon-region-of-southeastern-peru-with-notes-on-its-natural-history-bioacoustics-phylogenetics-and-recommended-conservation-status
#17
Shirley J Serrano-Rojas, Andrew Whitworth, Jaime Villacampa, Rudolf VON May, Roberto C Gutiérrez, José M Padial, Juan C Chaparro
We describe and name a new species of poison-dart frog from the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in Manu Province, Madre de Dios Department, Peru; specifically within the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve and the buffer zone of Manu National Park. Ameerega shihuemoy sp. nov. is supported by a unique combination of characters: black dorsum with cream to light orange dorsolateral lines, blue belly reticulated with black, and the lack of axillary, thigh and calf flash marks. Within Ameerega, it shares the general appearance of A...
January 16, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186148/measurement-of-absolute-frequency-of-continuous-wave-terahertz-radiation-in-real-time-using-a-free-running-dual-wavelength-mode-locked-erbium-doped-fibre-laser
#18
Guoqing Hu, Tatsuya Mizuguchi, Xin Zhao, Takeo Minamikawa, Takahiko Mizuno, Yuli Yang, Cui Li, Ming Bai, Zheng Zheng, Takeshi Yasui
A single, free-running, dual-wavelength mode-locked, erbium-doped fibre laser was exploited to measure the absolute frequency of continuous-wave terahertz (CW-THz) radiation in real time using dual THz combs of photo-carriers (dual PC-THz combs). Two independent mode-locked laser beams with different wavelengths and different repetition frequencies were generated from this laser and were used to generate dual PC-THz combs having different frequency spacings in photoconductive antennae. Based on the dual PC-THz combs, the absolute frequency of CW-THz radiation was determined with a relative precision of 1...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173929/postflight-reconditioning-for-european-astronauts-a-case-report-of-recovery-after-six-months-in-space
#19
Nora Petersen, Gunda Lambrecht, Jonathan Scott, Natalie Hirsch, Maria Stokes, Joachim Mester
BACKGROUND: Postflight reconditioning of astronauts is understudied. Despite a rigorous, daily inflight exercise countermeasures programme during six months in microgravity (μG) on-board the International Space Station (ISS), physiological impairments occur and postflight reconditioning is still required on return to Earth. Such postflight programmes are implemented by space agency reconditioning specialists. Case Description and Assessments: A 38 year old male European Space Agency (ESA) crewmember's pre- and postflight (at six and 21 days after landing) physical performance from a six-month mission to ISS are described...
January 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157936/langley-mobile-ozone-lidar-ozone-and-aerosol-atmospheric-profiling-for-air-quality-research
#20
Russell De Young, William Carrion, Rene Ganoe, Denis Pliutau, Guillaume Gronoff, Timothy Berkoff, Shi Kuang
The Langley mobile ozone lidar (LMOL) is a mobile ground-based ozone lidar system that consists of a pulsed UV laser producing two UV wavelengths of 286 and 291 nm with energy of approximately 0.2  mJ/pulse and repetition rate of 1 kHz. The 527 nm pump laser is also transmitted for aerosol measurements. The receiver consists of a 40 cm parabolic telescope, which is used for both backscattered analog and photon counting. The lidar is very compact and highly mobile. This demonstrates the utility of very small lidar systems eventually leading to space-based ozone lidars...
January 20, 2017: Applied Optics
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