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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346174/tonal-and-vowel-information-processing-in-chinese-spoken-word-recognition-an-event-related-potential-study
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Xianjun Huang, Xin Liu, Jin-Chen Yang, Quanwen Zhao, Jianshe Zhou
In the present study, the time course of tonal and vowel information processing of the spoken words in Mandarin Chinese was investigated using a delayed-response paradigm. Idiomatic materials, providing semantically highly constraining contexts, were utilized. Besides being presented normally, the terminal monosyllabic words in idioms were manipulated with Tonal, Vowel, or Triple violations (i.e. with consonantal, tonal, and vowel mismatches). Event-related potential results showed that all three violations elicited larger widespread negativities in comparison with the Control condition, with the Triple violation effect starting first from 150 ms, then the Vowel violation, and the Tonal violation being the latest...
January 17, 2018: Neuroreport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343736/establishing-a-mental-lexicon-with-cochlear-implants-an-erp-study-with-young-children
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Niki K Vavatzanidis, Dirk Mürbe, Angela D Friederici, Anja Hahne
In the present study we explore the implications of acquiring language when relying mainly or exclusively on input from a cochlear implant (CI), a device providing auditory input to otherwise deaf individuals. We focus on the time course of semantic learning in children within the second year of implant use; a period that equals the auditory age of normal hearing children during which vocabulary emerges and extends dramatically. 32 young bilaterally implanted children saw pictures paired with either matching or non-matching auditory words...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341785/total-sleep-deprivation-does-not-significantly-degrade-semantic-encoding
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K A Honn, D A Grant, J M Hinson, P Whitney, Hpa Van Dongen
Sleep deprivation impairs performance on cognitive tasks, but it is unclear which cognitive processes it degrades. We administered a semantic matching task with variable stimulus onset asynchrony (SOA) and both speeded and self-paced trial blocks. The task was administered at the baseline and 24 hours later after 30.8 hours of total sleep deprivation (TSD) or matching well-rested control. After sleep deprivation, the 20% slowest response times (RTs) were significantly increased. However, the semantic encoding time component of the RTs remained at baseline level...
January 17, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341344/the-medial-temporal-lobe-functional-connectivity-patterns-associated-with-forming-different-mental-representations
#4
Signy Sheldon, Brian Levine
The medial temporal lobes (MTL), and more specifically the hippocampus, are critical for forming mental representations of past experiences - autobiographical memories - and for forming other 'non-experienced' types of mental representations, such as imagined scenarios. How the MTL coordinate with other brain areas to create these different types of representations is not well understood. To address this issue, we performed a task-based functional connectivity analysis on a previously published dataset in which fMRI data were collected as participants created different types of mental representations under three conditions...
January 17, 2018: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339960/which-differences-in-priming-effect-between-neglect-and-hemianopia-a-case-description-of-a-bilateral-brain-lesioned-patient
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Matteo Sozzi, Stefania Bianchi Marzoli, Lisa Melzi, Massimo Corbo, Irene Venturella, Michela Balconi
It is widely known that visuospatial neglect and hemianopia maybe superimposed. We considered the differences in implicit information processing which is effective in patients with neglect but not with hemianopia. We then hypothesize that a prime-word in the neglected field should determine a semantic activation effect but not in a blind hemifield. Moreover eye movements could provide further details. In this work we considered a patient with a bilateral with the presence of either a left visual neglect and a right homonymous hemianopia...
October 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339514/flexibility-of-thought-in-high-creative-individuals-represented-by-percolation-analysis
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Yoed N Kenett, Orr Levy, Dror Y Kenett, H Eugene Stanley, Miriam Faust, Shlomo Havlin
Flexibility of thought is theorized to play a critical role in the ability of high creative individuals to generate novel and innovative ideas. However, this has been examined only through indirect behavioral measures. Here we use network percolation analysis (removal of links in a network whose strength is below an increasing threshold) to computationally examine the robustness of the semantic memory networks of low and high creative individuals. Robustness of a network indicates its flexibility and thus can be used to quantify flexibility of thought as related to creativity...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339310/distant-from-input-evidence-of-regions-within-the-default-mode-network-supporting-perceptually-decoupled-and-conceptually-guided-cognition
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Charlotte Murphy, Elizabeth Jefferies, Shirley-Ann Rueschemeyer, Mladen Sormaz, Hao-Ting Wang, Daniel S Margulies, Jonathan Smallwood
The default mode network supports a variety of mental operations such as semantic processing, episodic memory retrieval, mental time travel and mind-wandering, yet the commonalities between these functions remains unclear. One possibility is that this system supports cognition that is independent of the immediate environment; alternatively or additionally, it might support higher-order conceptual representations that draw together multiple features. We tested these accounts using a novel paradigm that separately manipulated the availability of perceptual information to guide decision-making and the representational complexity of this information...
January 12, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337133/cathodal-tdcs-of-the-bilateral-anterior-temporal-lobes-facilitates-semantically-driven-verbal-fluency
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Richard J Binney, Bonnie M Zuckerman, Hilary N Waller, Jinyi Hung, Sameer A Ashaie, Jamie Reilly
In a verbal fluency task, a person is required to produce as many exemplars of a given category (e.g., 'animals', or words starting with 'f') as possible within a fixed duration. Successful verbal fluency performance relies both on the depth of search within semantic/phonological neighborhoods ('clustering') and the ability to flexibly disengage between exhausted clusters ('switching'). Convergent evidence from functional imaging and neuropsychology suggests that cluster-switch behaviors engage dissociable brain regions...
January 11, 2018: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335040/does-a-cognitive-stress-test-predict-progression-from-mild-cognitive-impairment-to-dementia-equally-well-in-clinical-versus-population-based-settings
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Joanne C Beer, Beth E Snitz, Chung-Chou H Chang, David A Loewenstein, Mary Ganguli
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that semantic interference may be a sensitive indicator of early dementia. We examined the utility of the Semantic Interference Test (SIT), a cognitive stress memory paradigm which taps proactive and retroactive semantic interference, for predicting progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to dementia in both a clinical and a population-based sample. METHODS: Participants with MCI in the clinical (n = 184) and population-based (n = 435) samples were followed for up to four years...
January 16, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334837/more-expertise-for-a-better-perspective-task-and-strategy-driven-adaptive-neurofunctional-reorganization-for-word-production-in-high-performing-older-adults
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Ikram Methqal, Yannick Marsolais, Maximiliano A Wilson, Oury Monchi, Yves Joanette
The suggestion that neurofunctional reorganization may contribute to preserved language abilities is still emerging in aging studies. Some of these abilities, such as verbal fluency (VF), are not unitary but instead rely on different strategic processes that are differentially changed with age. Younger (n = 13) and older adults (n = 13) carried out an overt self-paced semantic and orthographic VF tasks within mixed fMRI design. Our results suggest that patterns of brain activation sustaining equivalent performances could be underpinned by different strategies facing brain changes during healthy aging...
January 16, 2018: Neuropsychology, Development, and Cognition. Section B, Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334640/not-single-brain-areas-but-a-network-is-involved-in-language-applications-in-presurgical-planning
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Razieh Alemi, Seyed Amir Hossein Batouli, Ebrahim Behzad, Mitra Ebrahimpoor, Mohammad Ali Oghabian
OBJECTIVES: Language is an important human function, and is a determinant of the quality of life. In conditions such as brain lesions, disruption of the language function may occur, and lesion resection is a solution for that. Presurgical planning to determine the language-related brain areas would enhance the chances of language preservation after the operation; however, availability of a normative language template is essential. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this study, using data from 60 young individuals who were meticulously checked for mental and physical health, and using fMRI and robust imaging and data analysis methods, functional brain maps for the language production, perception and semantic were produced...
January 10, 2018: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330764/the-failing-measurement-of-attitudes-how-semantic-determinants-of-individual-survey-responses-come-to-replace-measures-of-attitude-strength
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Jan Ketil Arnulf, Kai Rune Larsen, Øyvind Lund Martinsen, Thore Egeland
The traditional understanding of data from Likert scales is that the quantifications involved result from measures of attitude strength. Applying a recently proposed semantic theory of survey response, we claim that survey responses tap two different sources: a mixture of attitudes plus the semantic structure of the survey. Exploring the degree to which individual responses are influenced by semantics, we hypothesized that in many cases, information about attitude strength is actually filtered out as noise in the commonly used correlation matrix...
January 12, 2018: Behavior Research Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329701/automatic-information-extraction-from-unstructured-mammography-reports-using-distributed-semantics
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Anupama Gupta, Imon Banerjee, Daniel L Rubin
To date, the methods developed for automated extraction of information from radiology reports are mainly rule-based or dictionary-based, and, therefore, require substantial manual effort to build these systems. Recent efforts to develop automated systems for entity detection have been undertaken, but little work has been done to automatically extract relations and their associated named entities in narrative radiology reports that have comparable accuracy to rule-based methods. Our goal is to extract relations in a unsupervised way from radiology reports without specifying prior domain knowledge...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329592/the-extensible-ontology-development-xod-principles-and-tool-implementation-to-support-ontology-interoperability
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Yongqun He, Zuoshuang Xiang, Jie Zheng, Yu Lin, James A Overton, Edison Ong
Ontologies are critical to data/metadata and knowledge standardization, sharing, and analysis. With hundreds of biological and biomedical ontologies developed, it has become critical to ensure ontology interoperability and the usage of interoperable ontologies for standardized data representation and integration. The suite of web-based Ontoanimal tools (e.g., Ontofox, Ontorat, and Ontobee) support different aspects of extensible ontology development. By summarizing the common features of Ontoanimal and other similar tools, we identified and proposed an "eXtensible Ontology Development" (XOD) strategy and its associated four principles...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Semantics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329435/expanding-a-radiology-lexicon-using-contextual-patterns-in-radiology-reports
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Bethany Percha, Yuhao Zhang, Selen Bozkurt, Daniel Rubin, Russ B Altman, Curtis P Langlotz
Objective: Distributional semantics algorithms, which learn vector space representations of words and phrases from large corpora, identify related terms based on contextual usage patterns. We hypothesize that distributional semantics can speed up lexicon expansion in a clinical domain, radiology, by unearthing synonyms from the corpus. Materials and Methods: We apply word2vec, a distributional semantics software package, to the text of radiology notes to identify synonyms for RadLex, a structured lexicon of radiology terms...
January 10, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328949/conditionals-and-inferential-connections-a-hypothetical-inferential-theory
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Igor Douven, Shira Elqayam, Henrik Singmann, Janneke van Wijnbergen-Huitink
Intuition suggests that for a conditional to be evaluated as true, there must be some kind of connection between its component clauses. In this paper, we formulate and test a new psychological theory to account for this intuition. We combined previous semantic and psychological theorizing to propose that the key to the intuition is a relevance-driven, satisficing-bounded inferential connection between antecedent and consequent. To test our theory, we created a novel experimental paradigm in which participants were presented with a soritical series of objects, notably colored patches (Experiments 1 and 4) and spheres (Experiment 2), or both (Experiment 3), and were asked to evaluate related conditionals embodying non-causal inferential connections (such as "If patch number 5 is blue, then so is patch number 4")...
January 9, 2018: Cognitive Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328554/cross-mapping-of-nursing-care-terms-recorded-in-italian-hospitals-into-the-standardized-nnn-terminology
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Fabio D'Agostino, Valentina Zeffiro, Ercole Vellone, Davide Ausili, Romina Belsito, Antonella Leto, Rosaria Alvaro
PURPOSE: To evaluate if nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes, as recorded by nurses in Italian hospitals, were semantically equivalent to the NANDA-I, NIC, and NOC (NNN) terminology. METHODS: A cross-mapping study using a multicenter design. Terms indicating nursing diagnoses, interventions, and outcomes were collected using the D-Catch instrument. Cross-mapping of these terms with NNN terminology was performed. FINDINGS: A sample of 137 nursing documentations was included...
January 12, 2018: International Journal of Nursing Knowledge
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328181/super-resolution-image-de-fencing-using-a-nonlocal-nonconvex-prior
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Sankaraganesh Jonna, Sukla Satapathy, Rajiv R Sahay
Today's smartphones/phablets/tablets are equipped with cameras that have enabled people to capture their favorite moments. However, images or videos taken at public places using inexpensive low-resolution cameras are often degraded by the presence of occlusions such as fences/barricades. In order to reconstruct a fence-free high-resolution image, we use a video of a scene captured by panning a hand-held camera and model the effects of various degradations. Initially, we obtain the spatial locations of fences by semantic segmentation and subsequently estimate the subpixel motion between the degraded low-resolution frames...
January 10, 2018: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326411/-semantic-network-analysis-of-online-news-and-social-media-text-related-to-comprehensive-nursing-care-service
#19
Minji Kim, Mona Choi, Yoosik Youm
PURPOSE: As comprehensive nursing care service has gradually expanded, it has become necessary to explore the various opinions about it. The purpose of this study is to explore the large amount of text data regarding comprehensive nursing care service extracted from online news and social media by applying a semantic network analysis. METHODS: The web pages of the Korean Nurses Association (KNA) News, major daily newspapers, and Twitter were crawled by searching the keyword 'comprehensive nursing care service' using Python...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324944/cultural-adaptation-of-quality-of-care-through-the-patient-s-eyes-quote-hiv
#20
Tiago Cristiano de Lima, Maria Isabel Pedreira de Freitas
OBJECTIVE: to translate and adapt Quality of Care Through the Patient's Eyes - HIV (QUOTE-HIV) for the Brazilian population living with HIV/AIDS. METHOD: a methodological study, which followed the stages of translation, synthesis, back-translation, evaluation by the committee of experts and pre-test for cultural adaptation of the instrument. RESULTS: the process of translation and cultural adaptation was considered adequate. Evaluation by the expert committee resulted in semantic, structural and grammatical adequacy of the evaluated items...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
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