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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722199/facial-expression-coding-in-children-and-adolescents-with-autism-reduced-adaptability-but-intact-norm-based-coding
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Gillian Rhodes, Nichola Burton, Linda Jeffery, Ainsley Read, Libby Taylor, Louise Ewing
Individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can have difficulty recognizing emotional expressions. Here, we asked whether the underlying perceptual coding of expression is disrupted. Typical individuals code expression relative to a perceptual (average) norm that is continuously updated by experience. This adaptability of face-coding mechanisms has been linked to performance on various face tasks. We used an adaptation aftereffect paradigm to characterize expression coding in children and adolescents with autism...
July 19, 2017: British Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719247/telehealth-in-schools-using-a-systematic-educational-model-based-on-fiction-screenplays-interactive-documentaries-and-three-dimensional-computer-graphics
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Diogo Julien Miranda, Chao Lung Wen
BACKGROUND: Preliminary studies suggest the need of a global vision in academic reform, leading to education re-invention. This would include problem-based education using transversal topics, developing of thinking skills, social interaction, and information-processing skills. We aimed to develop a new educational model in health with modular components to be broadcast and applied as a tele-education course. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed a systematic model based on a "Skills and Goals Matrix" to adapt scientific contents on fictional screenplays, three-dimensional (3D) computer graphics of the human body, and interactive documentaries...
July 18, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717221/individual-recognition-of-opposite-sex-vocalizations-in-the-zebra-finch
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Pietro B D'Amelio, Milena Klumb, Mauricio N Adreani, Manfred L Gahr, Andries Ter Maat
Individual vocal recognition plays an important role in the social lives of many vocally active species. In group-living songbirds the most common vocalizations during communal interactions are low-intensity, soft, unlearned calls. Being able to tell individuals apart solely from a short call would allow a sender to choose a specific group member to address, resulting in the possibility to form complex communication networks. However, little research has yet been carried out to discover whether soft calls contain individual identity...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713582/distance-learning-strategies-for-weight-management-utilizing-online-social-networks-versus-group-phone-conference-call
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Erik A Willis, Amanda N Szabo-Reed, Lauren T Ptomey, Felicia L Steger, Jeffery J Honas, Eyad M Al-Hihi, Robert Lee, Jaehoon Lee, Youngha Oh, Richard A Washburn, Joseph E Donnelly
OBJECTIVE: The increase in technology and online social networks (OSNs) may present healthcare providers with an innovative modality for delivering weight management programmes that could have an impact on health care at the population level. The objective of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of using an OSN to deliver a weight loss programme to inform future, large-scale trials. METHODS: Seventy individuals (age = 47 ± 12.4, minority = 24...
June 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711646/rural-rotations-at-core-rarefied-exposure-or-real-experience
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Christopher Brown, Tarig Abdelrahman, Neil Patel, Awen Iorwerth, John Pollitt, Mark Holt, Wyn G Lewis
OBJECTIVE: Surgical rotations involving rural General Hospitals (rGH) are frequently associated with recruitment challenges, partly because of adverse perceptions regarding distances from social support networks and training opportunities. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of core surgical training rotations involving rGHs when compared with urban hospitals in a single UK Deanery. DESIGN: Online Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Programme portfolios from 163 core surgical trainees (CST) were examined related to postlocation, operative experience, workplace-based assessments, and academic achievement...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709998/aversive-smell-associations-shape-social-judgment
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Philipp Homan, Benjamin A Ely, May Yuan, Tobias Brosch, John Ng, Yaacov Trope, Daniela Schiller
Once associating another person with an unpleasant smell, how do we perceive and judge this person from that moment on? Here, we used aversive olfactory conditioning followed by a social attribution task during functional magnetic resonance imaging to address this question. After conditioning, where one of two faces was repeatedly paired with an aversive smell, the participants reported negative affect when viewing the smell-conditioned but not the neutral face. When subsequently confronted with the smell-conditioned face (without any smell), the participants tended to judge both positive and negative behaviors as indicative of personality traits rather than related to the situation...
July 11, 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707060/the-psychological-significance-of-play-with-imaginary-companions-in-early-childhood
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Tracy R Gleason
Although social play is common to many species, humans are unique in their ability to extract some of the benefits of social play through imagination. For example, in play with imaginary companions (ICs), children often practice skills that might be useful for later adaptive social, relational, and emotional functioning. While play with ICs does not provide the same immediate feedback that play with real others affords, this imagined, quasisocial context allows children to experiment with or rehearse events that might occur in real relationships...
July 13, 2017: Learning & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704460/effects-of-reactive-social-distancing-on-the-1918-influenza-pandemic
#8
Duo Yu, Qianying Lin, Alice Py Chiu, Daihai He
The 1918 influenza pandemic was characterized by multiple epidemic waves. We investigated reactive social distancing, a form of behavioral response where individuals avoid potentially infectious contacts in response to available information on an ongoing epidemic or pandemic. We modelled its effects on the three influenza waves in the United Kingdom. In previous studies, human behavioral response was modelled by a Power function of the proportion of recent influenza mortality in a population, and by a Hill function, which is a function of the number of recent influenza mortality...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702952/the-nurse-patient-relationship-as-a-story-of-health-enhancement-in-community-care-a-meta-ethnography
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REVIEW
Maria Strandås, Terese Bondas
AIM: To explore and improve our understanding of how nurse-patient relationships can enhance patients' health by synthesizing knowledge from published qualitative studies from both patients' and nurses' perspectives in community care. BACKGROUND: While primary research showing the health benefits of the nurse-patient relationship has been reported, this knowledge has not previously been synthesized. DESIGN: Meta-ethnography. DATA SOURCES: A comprehensive search of five relevant databases, without year limitation, was completed...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Advanced Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701557/the-physical-boundaries-of-public-goods-cooperation-between-surface-attached-bacterial-cells
#10
Michael Weigert, Rolf Kümmerli
Bacteria secrete a variety of compounds important for nutrient scavenging, competition mediation and infection establishment. While there is a general consensus that secreted compounds can be shared and therefore have social consequences for the bacterial collective, we know little about the physical limits of such bacterial social interactions. Here, we address this issue by studying the sharing of iron-scavenging siderophores between surface-attached microcolonies of the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa Using single-cell fluorescence microscopy, we show that siderophores, secreted by producers, quickly reach non-producers within a range of 100 µm, and significantly boost their fitness...
July 12, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701211/inpatient-rehabilitation-for-adult-patients-with-marfan-syndrome-an-observational-pilot-study
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Dieter Benninghoven, Denise Hamann, Yskert von Kodolitsch, Meike Rybczynski, Julia Lechinger, Friedrich Schroeder, Marina Vogler, Eike Hoberg
BACKGROUND: Advances in medical, interventional and surgical treatment have increased average life expectancy of patients with congenital heart defects. As a result a new group of adult patients with congenital cardiac defects requires medical rehabilitation. Patients with Marfan syndrome (MFS) are a relevant group among these patients. So far, no reports on the effectiveness of specialized rehabilitation programmes for MFS patients exist. We implemented an inpatient 3-week rehabilitation program for MFS patients at the Muehlenberg-Clinic for rehabilitation and assessed the medical safety as well as the impact of the program on physical fitness and psychological wellbeing of participants by means of an observational pilot study...
July 12, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699719/which-functional-outcome-parameters-correlate-better-with-elderly-patients-satisfaction-after-non-fusion-lumbar-spine-surgery
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Triantafyllos Bouras, Fahed Zairi, Maria Loufardaki, Michel Triffaux, George Stranjalis
BACKGROUND: Elderly patients are increasingly operated for spinal degenerative diseases. The treatment objective is quality of life, which, in this population, is difficult to assess. Hence, patient satisfaction, although less objective, is of high importance. In this study, we have examined the relation of various functional parameters after non-fusion spinal surgery, with patient satisfaction. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 5-year follow-up after non-fusion lumbar spine surgery on 185 elderly patients was performed...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699394/stepping-out-of-the-shadows-of-alzheimer-s-disease-a-phenomenological-hermeneutic-study-of-older-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease-caring-for-a-therapy-dog
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Anna Swall, Britt Ebbeskog, Carina Lundh Hagelin, Ingegerd Fagerberg
PURPOSE: Living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) can involve a person being unable to recall and convey information in daily life. There are several ways to provide person-centred care to older people with AD, e.g. by empowering them in a situation. The use of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) with a therapy dog in the care of people with dementia is increasing, with the presence of a therapy dog being described as improving, among other things, the well-being and socialization of the person...
December 2017: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696507/the-impact-of-epigenomic-next-generation-sequencing-approaches-on-our-understanding-of-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Anne-Laure Schang, Délara Sabéran-Djoneidi, Valérie Mezger
Patients suffering from psychiatric disorders have a life span burden, which represents an enormous human, family, social, and economical cost. Several concepts have revolutionized our way of appraising neuropsychiatric disorders (NPDs). They result from a combination of genetic factors and environmental insults, and their etiology finds roots in the neurodevelopmental period. As epigenetic mechanisms tightly control brain development, exposure to adverse conditions disturbing the epigenetic landscape of the fetal brain increases the risk of developing NPDs, due to the persistence of abnormal epigenetic signatures, at distance from the initial stimulus...
July 11, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691340/intra-and-intersexual-swim-bladder-dimorphisms-in-the-plainfin-midshipman-fish-porichthys-notatus-implications-of-swim-bladder-proximity-to-the-inner-ear-for-sound-pressure-detection
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Robert A Mohr, Elizabeth A Whitchurch, Ryan D Anderson, Paul M Forlano, Richard R Fay, Darlene R Ketten, Timothy C Cox, Joseph A Sisneros
The plainfin midshipman fish, Porichthys notatus, is a nocturnal marine teleost that uses social acoustic signals for communication during the breeding season. Nesting type I males produce multiharmonic advertisement calls by contracting their swim bladder sonic muscles to attract females for courtship and spawning while subsequently attracting cuckholding type II males. Here, we report intra- and intersexual dimorphisms of the swim bladder in a vocal teleost fish and detail the swim bladder dimorphisms in the three sexual phenotypes (females, type I and II males) of plainfin midshipman fish...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686618/network-effects-in-environmental-justice-struggles-an-investigation-of-conflicts-between-mining-companies-and-civil-society-organizations-from-a-network-perspective
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Cem Iskender Aydin, Begum Ozkaynak, Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos, Taylan Yenilmez
This paper examines conflicts that occur between mining companies and civil society organizations (CSOs) around the world and offers an innovative analysis of mining conflicts from a social network perspective. The analysis showed that, as the number of CSOs involved in a conflict increased, its outcome was more likely to be perceived as a success in terms of environmental justice (EJ); if a CSO was connected to other central CSOs, the average perception of EJ success was likely to increase; and as network distance between two conflicts increased (or decreased), they were more likely to lead to different (or similar) EJ outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681464/qualitative-exploration-of-relationships-between-peers-in-residential-addiction-treatment
#17
Joanne Neale, Charlotte N E Tompkins, John Strang
Relationships between peers are often considered central to the therapeutic process, yet there is relatively little empirical research either on the nature of peer-to-peer relationships within residential treatment or on how those relationships generate positive behaviour change or facilitate recovery. In this paper, we explore relationships between peers in residential addiction treatment, drawing upon the concept of social capital to frame our analyses. Our study was undertaken during 2015 and 2016 in two English residential treatment services using the same therapeutic community-informed model of treatment...
July 5, 2017: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680669/interactional-dynamics-of-same-sex-marriage-legislation-in-the-united-states
#18
Subhradeep Roy, Nicole Abaid
Understanding how people form opinions and make decisions is a complex phenomenon that depends on both personal practices and interactions. Recent availability of real-world data has enabled quantitative analysis of opinion formation, which illuminates phenomena that impact physical and social sciences. Public policies exemplify complex opinion formation spanning individual and population scales, and a timely example is the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. Here, we seek to understand how this issue captures the relationship between state-laws and Senate representatives subject to geographical and ideological factors...
June 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679789/acoustic-communication-in-terrestrial-and-aquatic-vertebrates
#19
REVIEW
Friedrich Ladich, Hans Winkler
Sound propagates much faster and over larger distances in water than in air, mainly because of differences in the density of these media. This raises the question of whether terrestrial (land mammals, birds) and (semi-)aquatic animals (frogs, fishes, cetaceans) differ fundamentally in the way they communicate acoustically. Terrestrial vertebrates primarily produce sounds by vibrating vocal tissue (folds) directly in an airflow. This mechanism has been modified in frogs and cetaceans, whereas fishes generate sounds in quite different ways mainly by utilizing the swimbladder or pectoral fins...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675432/economic-and-social-distance-perceived-income-inequality-negatively-predicts-an-interdependent-self-construal
#20
Ángel Sánchez-Rodríguez, Guillermo B Willis, Rosa Rodríguez-Bailón
Previous research has shown that economic inequality influences how people are related with others. In this article, we suggest that perceived economic inequality influences self-construal. Specifically, we propose that higher economic inequality leads to an independent self-construal, whereas lower economic inequality leads to an interdependent self-construal. Correlational data from Studies 1a and 1b revealed that people who perceive lower levels of economic inequality tend to show higher levels of interdependent self-construal, even after controlling for social class...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Psychology: Journal International de Psychologie
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