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Attribution theory

Adriana Valélia Saraceni, Luis Mauricio Resende, Pedro Paulo de Andrade Júnior, Joseane Pontes
The main objective of this study was to create a pilot model to uncover industrial symbiosis practices in Brazilian industrial clusters. For this purpose, a systematic revision was conducted in journals selected from two categories of the ISI Web of Knowledge: Engineering, Environmental and Engineering, Industrial. After an in-depth revision of literature, results allowed the creation of an analysis structure. A methodology based on fuzzy logic was applied and used to attribute the weights of industrial symbiosis variables...
March 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Panagiotis G Simos, Eleftherios Kavroulakis, Thomas Maris, Efrosini Papadaki, Themistoklis Boursianis, Giorgos Kalaitzakis, Helen E Savaki
We used fMRI to assess the human brain areas activated for execution, observation and 1(st) person motor imagery of a visually guided tracing task with the index finger. Voxel-level conjunction analysis revealed several cortical areas activated in common across all three motor conditions, namely, the upper limb representation of the primary motor and somatosensory cortices, the dorsal and ventral premotor, the superior and inferior parietal cortices as well as the posterior part of the superior and middle temporal gyrus including the temporo-parietal junction (TPj) and the extrastriate body area (EBA)...
March 18, 2017: NeuroImage
Hailing Wang, Chengteng Ip, Shimin Fu, Pei Sun
Face recognition theories suggest that our brains process invariant (e.g., gender) and changeable (e.g., emotion) facial dimensions separately. To investigate whether these two dimensions are processed in different time courses, we analyzed the selection negativity (SN, an event-related potential component reflecting attentional modulation) elicited by face gender and emotion during a feature selective attention task. Participants were instructed to attend to a combination of face emotion and gender attributes in Experiment 1 (bi-dimensional task) and to either face emotion or gender in Experiment 2 (uni-dimensional task)...
March 17, 2017: Neuropsychologia
Mary H Kalfoss, Gail Low, Liv Halvorsrud
Guided by the Identity Process Theory, we examined whether 424 Norwegians 60+ years of age would attribute their physical and mental functioning to their health (identity assimilation), to aging itself (identity accommodation), or to both (identity balance). We were also interested in the effect of these attribution styles upon depressive symptoms. Secondary data from the 2004 World Health Organization Quality of Life OLD Group Norwegian Field Study were analyzed using General Linear Model Regression and subsequent Path Analyses...
January 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
Xuanjun Wu, Lei Li, Tiange Fang, YeTong Wang, Weiquan Cai, Zhonghua Xiang
By inserting an acetylene bond into the organic linkers of porous materials, hydrogen storage can be significantly enhanced; however, the mechanism of this enhancement remains elusive. Herein, we developed a new diamond-like carbon allotrope (referred as diamond-like diacetylene a.k.a. DDA) with medium pores constructed by inserting -C[triple bond, length as m-dash]C-C[triple bond, length as m-dash]C- ligands into the -C-C- bonds of diamond. The structural, mechanical, and electrical properties, as well as hydrogen storage capacities were investigated for this novel material using density functional theory and Monte Carlo simulations...
March 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
KyungDuk Kim, Hyeonseung Yu, KyeoReh Lee, YongKeun Park
Here, we present a concept based on the realization that a complex medium can be used as a simple interferometer. Changes in the wavefront of an incident coherent beam can be retrieved by analyzing changes in speckle patterns when the beam passes through a light diffuser. We demonstrate that the spatial intensity correlations of the speckle patterns are independent of the light diffusers, and are solely determined by the phase changes of an incident beam. With numerical simulations using the random matrix theory, and an experimental pressure-driven wavefront-deforming setup using a microfluidic channel, we theoretically and experimentally confirm the universal sensitivity of speckle intensity correlations, which is attributed to the conservation of optical field correlation despite multiple light scattering...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
Charlotte Grosse Wiesmann, Jan Schreiber, Tania Singer, Nikolaus Steinbeis, Angela D Friederici
The ability to attribute mental states to other individuals is crucial for human cognition. A milestone of this ability is reached around the age of 4, when children start understanding that others can have false beliefs about the world. The neural basis supporting this critical step is currently unknown. Here, we relate this behavioural change to the maturation of white matter structure in 3- and 4-year-old children. Tract-based spatial statistics and probabilistic tractography show that the developmental breakthrough in false belief understanding is associated with age-related changes in local white matter structure in temporoparietal regions, the precuneus and medial prefrontal cortex, and with increased dorsal white matter connectivity between temporoparietal and inferior frontal regions...
March 21, 2017: Nature Communications
Roberta L Klatzky, William B Thompson, Jeanine K Stefanucci, Devin Gill, D Kevin McGee
"Vast" is a word often applied to environmental terrain that is perceived to have large spatial extent. This judgment is made even at viewing distances where traditional metric depth cues are not useful. This paper explores the perceptual basis of vast experience, including reliability and visual precursors. Experiment 1 demonstrated strong agreement in ratings of the spatial extent of two-dimensional (2D) scene images by participants in two countries under very different viewing conditions. Image categories labeled "vast" often exemplified scene attributes of ruggedness and openness (Oliva & Torralba, 2001)...
March 20, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
Brooklyn Ann Noble, C Mathew Mate, Bart Raeymaekers
Ultra-thin liquid films play a critical role in numerous engineering applications. Although crucial to the design and application of ultra-thin liquid films, the physical mechanisms that govern spreading on the molecular scale are not well-understood, and disagreement among experiments, simulations, and theory remains. We use molecular dynamics simulations to quantify the speed at which the edge of a polymer droplet advances on a flat substrate as a function of various environmental and design parameters. We explain the physical mechanisms that drive and inhibit spreading, identify different spreading regimes, and clarify transitions between spreading regimes...
March 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Rob A I Davies, Ruth Arnell, Julia M H Birchenough, Debbie Grimmond, Sam Houlson
The effects of psycholinguistic variables are critical to the evaluation of theories about the cognitive reading system. However, reading research has tended to focus on the impact of key variables on average performance. We report the first investigation examining variation in psycholinguistic effects across the life span, from childhood into old age. We analyzed the performance of a sample of 535 readers, aged 8-83 years in lexical decision and pronunciation tasks. Our findings show that the effects on reading of two key variables, frequency and AoA, decrease in size with increasing age over the life span...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu, Béla Mihály, Timea Mihály, Amr A A Attia, Pablo J Sanz Miguel, Bernhard Lippert
A detailed computational (DFT level of theory) study regarding the nature of the exocyclic amino group, N6H2, of the model nucleobase 9-methyladenine (9MeA) and its protonated (9MeAH(+)) and deprotonated forms (9MeA-H), free and metal-complexed, has been conducted. The metals are Pt(II) and Pd(II), bonded to nitrogen-containing co-ligands (NH3, dien, bpy), with N1, N6, and N7 being the metal-binding sites, individually or in different combinations. The results obtained from gas phase calculations are critically compared with X-ray crystallography data, whenever possible...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry: JBIC
Rama Mohana Rao Dumpala, Neetika Rawat, B S Tomar
Neptunyl ion as NpO2(+) is the least reacting and most mobile radioactive species among all the actinides. The picolinic acid used for decontamination is co-disposed along with the radioactive waste. Thus, in long term storage of HLW, there is high possibility of interaction of actinides and long lived fission products with the picolinate and can cause migration. The complexation of NpO2(+) with the three structural isomers of pyridine monocarboxylates provides an insight to explore the role of hetero atom (nitrogen) with respect to key binding moiety (carboxylate)...
March 6, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
Hari Mohan Rai, Preetam Singh, Shailendra K Saxena, Vikash Mishra, M Kamal Warshi, Rajesh Kumar, Parasmani Rajput, Archna Sagdeo, Indrani Choudhuri, Biswarup Pathak, Pankaj R Sagdeo
We report an observation of room-temperature magneto-dielectric (RTMD) effect in LaGa0.7Fe0.3O3+γ compound. The contribution of intrinsic/resistive sources in the presently observed RTMD effect was analyzed by measuring direct-current (dc) magnetoresistance (MR) in four-probe geometry and frequency-dependent MR via impedance spectroscopy (MRIS). Present MRIS analysis reveals that at frequencies corresponding to grain contribution (≥1 × 10(6) Hz for present sample), the observed MD phenomenon is MR-free/intrinsic, whereas at lower probing frequencies (<1 × 10(6) Hz), the observed MD coupling appears to be MR-dominated possibly due to oxygen excess, that is, due to coexistence of Fe(3+) and Fe(4+)...
March 17, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
Adam Gadomski, Marcel Ausloos, Tahlia Casey
This article addresses a set of observations framed in both deterministic as well as statistical formal guidelines. It operates within the framework of nonlinear dynamical systems theory (NDS). It is argued that statistical approaches can manifest themselves ambiguously, creating practical discrepancies in psychological and cognitive data analyses both quantitatively and qualitatively. This is sometimes termed in literature as 'questionable research practices.' This communication points to the demand for a deeper awareness of the data 'initial conditions, allowing to focus on pertinent evolution constraints in such systems...
April 2017: Nonlinear Dynamics, Psychology, and Life Sciences
Ramesh Maragani, Rajneesh Misra, M S Roy, Manish Kumar Singh, Ganesh D Sharma
We have designed and synthesized ferrocenyl (donor) bisthiazole linked triphenylamine (donor) based donor-π-acceptor-π-donor-acceptor (D-π-A)2-π-D-A type dyes D1 and D2 by using Pd-catalyzed Sonogashira cross-coupling and Knoevenagel condensation reactions. Their photophysical, electrochemical and computational studies reveal strong donor-acceptor interaction. Dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs) based on D1 and D2 exhibit power conversion efficiencies (PCE) of 6.33% and 5.03%, respectively. The higher PCE value of the D1 based DSSC is attributed to its enhanced short-circuit current (Jsc) and open-circuit current (Voc) and fill factor (FF) values because of the strong binding of the anchoring cyanoacrylic acid with the TiO2 surface as compared to the dicyanovinyl unit in D2...
March 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
Anton Kokalj, Takamasa Makino, Michio Okada
Adsorption of carbon monoxide (CO) was studied on stepped Cu(410) by temperature programmed desorption (TPD) and density-functional-theory (DFT) calculations. For comparison, the adsorption of CO was characterized also on Cu(100) by DFT calculations. On Cu(410) TPD reveals two desorption peaks: a high temperature peak (∼210 K) is attributed to the desorption of CO from step-edge sites and low temperature peak (∼170 K) to desorption from terrace sites. According to DFT calculations, CO prefers to adsorb at step-edges of Cu(410), although the step-edge vs terrace site preference is rather small at low coverage of 1/16 ML, about 0...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
Cheng Ji, Alexander F Goncharov, Vivekanand Shukla, Naresh K Jena, Dmitry Popov, Bing Li, Junyue Wang, Yue Meng, Vitali B Prakapenka, Jesse S Smith, Rajeev Ahuja, Wenge Yang, Ho-Kwang Mao
"Chemical precompression" through introducing impurity atoms into hydrogen has been proposed as a method to facilitate metallization of hydrogen under external pressure. Here we selected Ar(H2)2, a hydrogen-rich compound with molecular hydrogen, to explore the effect of "doping" on the intermolecular interaction of H2 molecules and metallization at ultrahigh pressure. Ar(H2)2 was studied experimentally by synchrotron X-ray diffraction to 265 GPa, by Raman and optical absorption spectroscopy to 358 GPa, and theoretically using the density-functional theory...
March 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Suyon Baek, Sunah Kim
The purpose of this study is to examine the attributes and verify the definition of the recovery-oriented psychiatric nursing concept using the hybrid model suggested by Schwartz-Barcott and Kim ( 2000 ). In the theoretical analysis phase, a literature search was conducted and data were collected using the Pubmed, CINAHL, and Google Scholar databases. This study considered of 7 empirical studies, 21 guidelines, 12 instruments, 2 related theories, 3 practical models, and 2 intervention programs. In the fieldwork phase, this study performed in-depth interviews with nine psychiatric nurses...
March 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
Sudeep Bhatia
Preferences are influenced by the presence or absence of salient choice options, known as reference points. This behavioral tendency is traditionally attributed to the loss aversion and diminishing sensitivity assumptions of prospect theory. In contrast, some psychological research suggests that reference dependence is caused by attentional biases that increase the subjective weighting of the reference point's primary attributes. Although both theories are able to successfully account for behavioral findings involving reference dependence, this article shows that these theories make diverging choice predictions when available options are inferior to the reference point...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
María Hidalgo-Baz, Mercedes Martos-Partal, Óscar González-Benito
This research focuses on the incongruity between positive attitudinal responses but a lack of purchase behavior in organic markets. According to cognitive dissonance theory, consumer orientations toward the benefits attributed to organic products (environmental protection, health, hedonic) relieve the dissonance that results from this attitude-behavior incongruity. Knowledge also functions as a transmitter, from positive attitudes to purchase behaviors, thereby reducing the incongruity. Using quota sampling in a survey study, this paper tests the hypotheses from linear regression models...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
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