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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925815/examining-the-spatiotemporal-disruption-to-gaze-when-using-a-myoelectric-prosthetic-hand
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J V V Parr, S J Vine, N R Harrison, G Wood
The aim of this study was to provide a detailed account of the spatial and temporal disruptions to eye-hand coordination when using a prosthetic hand during a sequential fine motor skill. Twenty-one able-bodied participants performed 15 trials of the picking up coins task derived from the Southampton Hand Assessment Procedure with their anatomic hand and with a prosthesis simulator while wearing eye-tracking equipment. Gaze behavior results revealed that when using the prosthesis, performance detriments were accompanied by significantly greater hand-focused gaze and a significantly longer time to disengage gaze from manipulations to plan upcoming movements...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Motor Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922090/microsaccades-and-interest-areas-during-free-viewing-sport-task
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Alessandro Piras, Milena Raffi, Monica Perazzolo, Ivan Malagoli Lanzoni, Salvatore Squatrito
Microsaccades are important fixation eye movements for visual scene perception. Compared to novices, athletes make fewer fixations of longer duration toward limited interest areas crucial for action prediction. Thus, our aim was to study the microsaccade features during those fixations. Gaze behaviour of expert and novice table tennis players was recorder during a task in which subjects were instructed to predict the direction of the ball after the opponent's throw. Three interest areas from the opponent's body and one from the ball trajectory were identified...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919222/understanding-active-sampling-strategies-empirical-approaches-and-implications-for-attention-and-decision-research
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Jacqueline Gottlieb
In natural behavior we actively gather information using attention and active sensing behaviors (such as shifts of gaze) to sample relevant cues. However, while attention and decision making are naturally coordinated, in the laboratory they have been dissociated. Attention is studied independently of the actions it serves. Conversely, decision theories make the simplifying assumption that the relevant information is given, and do not attempt to describe how the decision maker may learn and implement active sampling policies...
August 24, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914143/in-harm-s-way-on-preferential-response-to-threatening-stimuli
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David S March, Lowell Gaertner, Michael A Olson
Given the evolutionary significance of survival, the mind might be particularly sensitive (in terms of strength and speed of reaction) to stimuli that pose an immediate threat to physical harm. To rectify limitations in past research, we pilot-tested stimuli to obtain images that are threatening, nonthreatening-negative, positive, or neutral. Three studies revealed that participants (a) were faster to detect a threatening than nonthreatening-negative image when each was embedded among positive or neutral images, (b) oriented their initial gaze more frequently toward threatening than nonthreatening-negative, positive, or neutral images, and (c) evidenced larger startle-eyeblinks to threatening than to nonthreatening-negative, positive, or neutral images...
August 1, 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913320/pediatric-orbital-medial-wall-trapdoor-fracture-with-normal-computed-tomography-findings
#5
Hyun Rok Lee, Gyu Yong Jung, Dong Lark Lee, Hea Kyeong Shin
With advances in diagnostic technology, radiologic diagnostic methods have been used more frequently, and physical examination may be neglected. The authors report a case of pediatric medial orbital trapdoor fracture in which the surgery was delayed because computed tomography (CT) findings did not indicate bone displacement, incarceration of rectus muscle, or soft tissue herniation. A healthy 6-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency room for right eyebrow laceration. We could not check eyeball movement or diplopia, because the patient was irritable...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912800/gaze-estimation-method-using-analysis-of-electrooculogram-signals-and-kinect-sensor
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Keiko Sakurai, Mingmin Yan, Koichi Tanno, Hiroki Tamura
A gaze estimation system is one of the communication methods for severely disabled people who cannot perform gestures and speech. We previously developed an eye tracking method using a compact and light electrooculogram (EOG) signal, but its accuracy is not very high. In the present study, we conducted experiments to investigate the EOG component strongly correlated with the change of eye movements. The experiments in this study are of two types: experiments to see objects only by eye movements and experiments to see objects by face and eye movements...
2017: Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905844/metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-presenting-as-one-and-a-half-syndrome
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Mukesh Patil, Anita Ganger, Sanjay Sharma, Rohit Saxena
We report a case of 43-year-old male, presented with sudden onset binocular diplopia on lateral gazes. Ocular examination showed features of ipsilateral one-and-a-half syndrome. Comprehensive systemic work in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging of the brain illustrated irregular mixed solid and cystic lesions in the brainstem, possibly indicative of brain metastases. Further imaging revealed hidden renal cell carcinoma as a primary neoplasm, which led to secondary manifestations.
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903712/power-moves-beyond-complementarity-a-staring-look-elicits-avoidance-in-low-power-perceivers-and-approach-in-high-power-perceivers
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Mario Weick, Cade McCall, Jim Blascovich
Sustained, direct eye-gaze-staring-is a powerful cue that elicits strong responses in many primate and nonprimate species. The present research examined whether fleeting experiences of high and low power alter individuals' spontaneous responses to the staring gaze of an onlooker. We report two experimental studies showing that sustained, direct gaze elicits spontaneous avoidance tendencies in low power perceivers and spontaneous approach tendencies in high power perceivers. These effects emerged during interactions with different targets and when power was manipulated between-individuals (Study 1) and within-individuals (Study 2), thus attesting to a high degree of flexibility in perceivers' reactions to gaze cues...
August 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903704/emotion-decoding-and-incidental-processing-fluency-as-antecedents-of-attitude-certainty
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John V Petrocelli, Melanie B Whitmire
Previous research demonstrates that attitude certainty influences the degree to which an attitude changes in response to persuasive appeals. In the current research, decoding emotions from facial expressions and incidental processing fluency, during attitude formation, are examined as antecedents of both attitude certainty and attitude change. In Experiment 1, participants who decoded anger or happiness during attitude formation expressed their greater attitude certainty, and showed more resistance to persuasion than participants who decoded sadness...
July 2017: Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901575/fuming-with-rage-do-members-of-low-status-groups-signal-anger-more%C3%A2-than-members-of-high-status-groups
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Chuma Kevin Owuamalam, Mark Rubin
Owuamalam, Weerabangsa, Karunagharan and Rubin found that Malaysians associate people in low status groups with anger more than their higher status counterparts: the hunchback heuristic. But is this belief accurate? Here, we propose the alternative possibility that members of low-status groups might deliberately suppress anger to counter this stigma, while members of high-status groups might disinhibit their anger to assert their superiority. To test these propositions, we manipulated undergraduate students' relative group status by leading them to believe that provocative comments about their undergraduate social identity came from a professor (low-status condition) or a junior foundation year student (high-status condition)...
October 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900673/eye-hand-coordination-during-visuomotor-adaptation-effects-of-hemispace-and-joint-coordination
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Miya K Rand, Sebastian Rentsch
We previously examined adaptive changes of eye-hand coordination during learning of a visuomotor rotation. Gazes during reaching movements were initially directed to a feedback cursor in early practice, but were gradually shifted toward the target with more practice, indicating an emerging gaze anchoring behavior. This adaptive pattern reflected a functional change of gaze control from exploring the cursor-hand relation to guiding the hand to the task goal. The present study further examined the effects of hemispace and joint coordination associated with target directions on this behavior...
September 12, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900576/comparison-of-saccadic-vector-optokinetic-perimetry-and-standard-automated-perimetry-in-glaucoma-part-i-threshold-values-and-repeatability
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Ian C Murray, Antonios Perperidis, Lorraine A Cameron, Alice D McTrusty, Harry M Brash, Andrew J Tatham, Pankaj K Agarwal, Brian W Fleck, Robert A Minns
PURPOSE: We evaluated threshold saccadic vector optokinetic perimetry (SVOP) and compared results to standard automated perimetry (SAP). METHODS: A cross-sectional study was done including 162 subjects (103 with glaucoma and 59 healthy subjects) recruited at a university hospital. All subjects underwent SAP and threshold SVOP. SVOP uses an eye tracker to monitor eye movement responses to stimuli and determines if stimuli have been perceived based on the vector of the gaze response...
September 2017: Translational Vision Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899193/maternal-self-critical-and-dependent-personality-styles-and-mother-infant-communication
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Beatrice Beebe, Frank Lachmann
This study investigated mother-infant communication in relation to Blatt's measures of adult personality organization, namely, interpersonal relatedness and self-definition, defining the higher ends of these two measures as dependency and self-criticism, respectively. A nonclinical sample of 126 mother-infant dyads provided the data. An evaluation of maternal self-criticism and dependency was made six weeks postpartum; four months postpartum, mother-infant self- and interactive contingencies during face-to-face play were studied and analyzed in conjunction with the earlier evaluation...
June 2017: Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898323/-pontocerebellar-hypoplasia-secondary-to-cask-gene-deletion-case-report
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Lucía Rivas, Óscar Blanco, Cristina Torreira, Alfredo Repáraz, Cristina Melcón, Alfonso Amado
INTRODUCTION: Pontocerebellar hypoplasia (PCH) is a reduction of the size of the cerebellum and pons secondary to an alteration in its development, and can be caused by neurodegenerative diseases of genetic origin, of which there are known 10 subtypes (PCH 1-10), cortical malformations, metabolic and genetic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To present the case of a child with microcephaly, PCH and West syndrome, in which the genetic study allowed to make the diagnosis of a deletion on chromosome X...
2017: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891467/removal-of-inhibition-uncovers-latent-movement-potential-during-preparation
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Uday K Jagadisan, Neeraj J Gandhi
The motor system prepares for movements well in advance of their execution. In the gaze control system, the dynamics of preparatory neural activity have been well described by stochastic accumulation-to-threshold models. However, it is unclear whether this activity has features indicative of a hidden movement command. We explicitly tested whether preparatory neural activity in premotor neurons of the primate superior colliculus has "motor potential". We removed downstream inhibition on the saccadic system using the trigeminal blink reflex, triggering saccades at earlier-than-normal latencies...
September 11, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890778/yawning-detection-sensitivity-and-yawning-contagion
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Meingold H M Chan, Chia-Huei Tseng
Contagious yawning-the urge to yawn when thinking about, listening to, or viewing yawning-is a well-documented phenomenon in humans and animals. The reduced yawn contagion observed in the autistic population suggested that it might be empathy related; however, it is unknown whether such a connection applies to nonclinical populations. We examined influences from both empathy (i.e., autistic traits) and nonempathy factors (i.e., individuals' perceptual detection sensitivity to yawning, happy, and angry faces) on 41 nonclinical adults...
July 2017: I-Perception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890696/gaze-bias-in-preference-judgments-by-younger-and-older-adults
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Toshiki Saito, Rui Nouchi, Hikari Kinjo, Ryuta Kawashima
Individuals' gaze behavior reflects the choice they will ultimately make. For example, people confronting a choice among multiple stimuli tend to look longer at stimuli that are subsequently chosen than at other stimuli. This tendency, called the gaze bias effect, is a key aspect of visual decision-making. Nevertheless, no study has examined the generality of the gaze bias effect in older adults. Here, we used a two-alternative forced-choice task (2AFC) to compare the gaze behavior reflective of different stages of decision processes demonstrated by younger and older adults...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889009/gaze-position-interferes-in-body-sway-in-young-adults
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Carolina Menezes Fiorelli, Paula Fávaro Polastri, Sérgio Tosi Rodrigues, André Macari Baptista, Tiago Penedo, Vinicius Alota Ignácio Pereira, Lucas Simieli, Fabio Augusto Barbieri
Postural control is influenced by eye movements. Gaze fixation, which comprises a component of ocular vergence, is important in the acquisition of highly specific task information, but its relation to postural control is little investigated. The aim of the study was to investigate the effects of gaze fixation position(central and lateral fixations) on postural sway in young adults. Forty young adults with ages ranging from 20 to 35 years were invited to participate in the study. Postural sway was measured in quiet stance in bipedal support in three 60-s trials under the following conditions: gaze fixation on a target positioned in front of participant, gaze fixation on a target positioned on right side of participant, and gaze fixation on a target positioned on left side of participant...
September 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888194/visual-scanning-of-male-and-female-bodies-in-infancy
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Hannah White, Alyson Hock, Rachel Jubran, Alison Heck, Ramesh S Bhatt
This study addressed the development of attention to information that is socially relevant to adults by examining infants' (N=64) scanning patterns of male and female bodies. Infants exhibited systematic attention to regions associated with sex-related scanning by adults, with 3.5- and 6.5-month-olds looking longer at the torsos of females than of males and looking longer at the legs of males than of females. However, this pattern of looking was not found when infants were tested on headless bodies in Experiment 2, suggesting that infants' differential gaze pattern in Experiment 1 was not due to low-level stimulus features, such as clothing, and also indicating that facial/head information is necessary for infants to exhibit sex-specific scanning...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Experimental Child Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887798/processing-language-in-face-to-face-conversation-questions-with-gestures-get-faster-responses
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Judith Holler, Kobin H Kendrick, Stephen C Levinson
The home of human language use is face-to-face interaction, a context in which communicative exchanges are characterised not only by bodily signals accompanying what is being said but also by a pattern of alternating turns at talk. This transition between turns is astonishingly fast-typically a mere 200-ms elapse between a current and a next speaker's contribution-meaning that comprehending, producing, and coordinating conversational contributions in time is a significant challenge. This begs the question of whether the additional information carried by bodily signals facilitates or hinders language processing in this time-pressured environment...
September 8, 2017: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
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