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Geoffrey Laurence
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346320/i-m-a-theater-artist%C3%A2
#2
Rakhee Goyal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 27, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342596/the-practical-application-of-scintillation-dosimetry-in-small-field-photon-beam-radiotherapy
#3
Elisa Burke, Daniela Poppinga, Andreas A Schönfeld, Dietrich Harder, Björn Poppe, Hui Khee Looe
Plastic scintillation detectors are a new instrument of stereotactic photon-beam dosimetry. The clinical application of the plastic scintillation detector Exradin W1 at the Siemens Artiste and Elekta Synergy accelerators is a matter of current interest. In order to reduce the measurement uncertainty, precautions have to be taken with regard to the geometrical arrangement of the scintillator, the light-guide fiber and the photodiode in the radiation field. To determine the "Cerenkov light ratio" CLR with a type A uncertainty below 1%, the Cerenkov calibration procedure for small-field measurements based on the two-channel spectral method was used...
March 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340380/the-origin-and-evolution-of-the-term-clone
#4
David P Steensma
In biology, the term "clone" is most widely used to designate genetically identical cells or organisms that are asexually descended from a common progenitor. The concept of clonality in hematology-oncology has received much attention in recent years, as the advent of next-generation sequencing platforms has provided new tools for detection of clonal populations in patients, and experiments on primary cells have provided fascinating new insights into the clonal architecture of human malignancies. The term "clone" is used more loosely by the general public to mean any close or identical copy...
March 4, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337133/inferring-master-painters-esthetic-biases-from-the-statistics-of-portraits
#5
Hassan Aleem, Ivan Correa-Herran, Norberto M Grzywacz
The Processing Fluency Theory posits that the ease of sensory information processing in the brain facilitates esthetic pleasure. Accordingly, the theory would predict that master painters should display biases toward visual properties such as symmetry, balance, and moderate complexity. Have these biases been occurring and if so, have painters been optimizing these properties (fluency variables)? Here, we address these questions with statistics of portrait paintings from the Early Renaissance period. To do this, we first developed different computational measures for each of the aforementioned fluency variables...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335460/neuropsychology-of-aesthetic-judgment-of-ambiguous-and-non-ambiguous-artworks
#6
Maddalena Boccia, Sonia Barbetti, Laura Piccardi, Cecilia Guariglia, Anna Maria Giannini
Several affective and cognitive processes have been found to be pivotal in affecting aesthetic experience of artworks and both neuropsychological as well as psychiatric symptoms have been found to affect artistic production. However, there is a paucity of studies directly investigating effects of brain lesions on aesthetic judgment. Here, we assessed the effects of unilateral brain damage on aesthetic judgment of artworks showing part/whole ambiguity. We asked 19 unilaterally brain-damaged patients (10 left and 9 right brain damaged patients, respectively LBDP and RBDP) and 20 age- and education-matched healthy individuals (controls, C) to rate 10 Arcimboldo's ambiguous portraits (AP), 10 realistic Renaissance portraits (RP), 10 still life paintings (SL), and 10 Arcimboldo's modified portraits where only objects/parts are detectable (AO)...
March 18, 2017: Behavioral Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327427/printable-food-the-technology-and-its-application-in-human-health
#7
REVIEW
Jeffrey I Lipton
Millions of Americans suffer from diseases and conditions that require careful control of their diet as part of treatment. The current solution is to have each person customize their own food choices. Food production automation can enable consumer specific data to be easily integrated into the food as it is being prepared. This would improve the quality and utility of the food without a cognitive burden on the consumer. 3D Printing is an ideal family of technologies for enabling such mass customization of food...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322906/creativity-as-a-distinct-trainable-mental-state-an-eeg-study-of-musical-improvisation
#8
Joel A Lopata, Elizabeth A Nowicki, Marc F Joanisse
Alpha-band EEG was used to index how creative mental states relate to the creation of artistic works in skilled musicians. We contrasted differences in frontal upper alpha-band activity between tasks with high and low creativity demands by recording EEGs while skilled musicians listened to, played back, and improvised jazz melodies. Neural responses were compared for skilled musicians with training in musical improvisation versus those who had no formal improvisation training. Consistent with our hypotheses, individuals showed increased frontal upper alpha-band activity during more creative tasks (i...
March 18, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320641/without-a-plan
#9
Gary Singh
Artist Frank Bonilla uses a photo editing program called ACDSee Pro in all of his digital artwork. His hundreds of colorful digital images were created in an ad lib, free style, random, and unplanned process that is adventurous and exploratory.
March 2017: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298020/the-first-formulation-of-image-based-stereotactic-principles-the-forgotten-work-of-gaston-contremoulins
#10
Cole A Giller, Patrick Mornet, Jean-François Moreau
Although image-based human stereotaxis began with Spiegel and Wycis in 1947, the major principles of radiographic stereotaxis were formulated 50 years earlier by the French scientific photographer Gaston Contremoulins. In 1897, frustrated by the high morbidity of bullet extraction from the brain, the Parisian surgeon Charles Rémy asked Contremoulins to devise a method for bullet localization using the then new technology of x-rays. In doing so, Contremoulins conceived of many of the modern principles of stereotaxis, including the use of a reference frame, radiopaque fiducials for registration, images to locate the target in relation to the frame, phantom devices to locate the target in relation to the fiducial marks, and the use of an adjustable pointer to guide the surgical approach...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287968/style-transfer-via-texture-synthesis
#11
Michael Elad, Peyman Milanfar
Style transfer is a process of migrating a style from a given image to the content of another, synthesizing a new image which is an artistic mixture of the two. Recent work on this problem adopting Convolutional Neural-networks (CNN) ignited a renewed interest in this field, due to the very impressive results obtained. There exists an alternative path towards handling the style transfer task, via generalization of texture synthesis algorithms. This approach has been proposed over the years, but its results are typically less impressive compared to the CNN ones...
March 8, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285884/-light-sources-usable-by-the-plastic-surgeon-in-the-absence-of-photographic-studio
#12
V Huguier, E Paulus, J Fradet, P Rousseau, N Bertheuil
Medical photography is an important part of the medical file and is widely used in medical communication, especially in our discipline. His practice has to be the most standardized and reproducible as possible, which distinguishes it from artistic photography. Photography fix the light reflecting from a subject, so surgeon have to control of the light source in any environment. In the absence of dedicated studio, using external cobra or ring flashes with special diffusers allow the surgeon to have light sources adapted to the different conditions encountered in daily practice...
March 9, 2017: Annales de Chirurgie Plastique et Esthétique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284502/palaeopathology-of-the-earlobe-crease-frank-s-sign-new-insights-from-renaissance-art
#13
Francesco M Galassi, Claudio Borghi, Roberta Ballestriero, Michael E Habicht, Maciej Henneberg, Frank J Rühli
Several studies have associated the earlobe crease sign, discovered by Sanders T. Frank in 1973, with cardiovascular pathology, yet very few studies have focused on the antiquity of this trait, with the most ancient one thought to date back to the Roman Emperor Hadrian (76-138CE). This article presents two more cases from the Italian Renaissance in the works of the artist Andrea Mantegna (1431-1506) and examines them in a multidisciplinary fashion.
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284439/when-age-progressed-images-are-unreliable-the-roles-of-external-features-and-age-range
#14
William Blake Erickson, James Michael Lampinen, Charlie D Frowd, Gregory Mahoney
When children go missing for many years, investigators commission age-progressed images from forensic artists to depict an updated appearance. These images have anecdotal success, and systematic research has found they lead to accurate recognition rates comparable to outdated photos. The present study examines the reliability of age progressions of the same individuals created by different artists. Eight artists first generated age progressions of eight targets across three age ranges. Eighty-five participants then evaluated the similarity of these images against other images depicting the same targets progressed at the same age ranges, viewing either whole faces or faces with external features concealed...
March 2017: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283776/leonardo-da-vinci-1452-1519-and-his-depictions-of-the-human-spine
#15
EDITORIAL
Garvin Bowen, Jocelyn Gonzales, Joe Iwanaga, Christian Fisahn, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Few individuals in history have exerted so great an influence and made such extensive contributions to so many disciplines as Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci's inquisitive, experimental mentality led him to many discoveries, such as spinal cord function and the proper anatomy of several organ systems. Respected not only as an artist but also as an anatomist, he made many significant contributions to the field. CONCLUSIONS: This article explores da Vinci's drawings, in relation to the anatomy of the human spine...
March 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282479/musculoskeletal-injury-profile-of-circus-artists-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
#16
REVIEW
H Eg Wolfenden, M Angioi
BACKGROUND: The circus arts involve a high degree of acrobatic, athletic, and aesthetic ability with extreme physical demands placed on performers. An understanding of the injury profile is required to guide prevention. AIM: To provide the first systematic review to enhance understanding of circus-related injuries and to provide a foundation for future preventative intervention. METHODS: MEDLINE, Scopus, and Web of Science were searched from conception to March 2016 using key search terms relating to circus artists and injury...
March 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282471/how-much-training-is-too-much
#17
EDITORIAL
Bronwen J Ackermann
Managing training practices in elite performance domains is recognised to play an important role in preventing musculoskeletal overload, and hence reducing the risk of overuse-related injuries. In international studies spanning four decades, the duration of playing, especially in combination with sudden increases in playing and inadequate rest breaks, remains one of the most common causes of injuries. With musculoskeletal performance in occupational and sports domains, both the work:rest ratio and the acute:chronic workload ratio are considered critical in making an approximate determination in the length of training sessions...
March 2017: Medical Problems of Performing Artists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276065/the-end-of-the-tour-a-journey-into-the-mind-of-david-foster-wallace-a-psychoanalytic-and-artistic-reflection-through-the-film
#18
Rossella Valdré
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Psycho-analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262656/-hermeneutic-phenomenological-study-on-caring-experience-of-the-mothers-of-children-with-epilepsy
#19
Woo Joung Joung, Myungsun Yi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a deeper understanding of the experience of mothers caring for children with epilepsy. METHODS: Data were collected through individual in-depth interviews and observation from 12 mothers of children with epilepsy. Data were collected from December, 2014 to February, 2015 and analyzed using van Manen's hermeneutic phenomenological methodology to identify essential themes of their experience. RESULTS: The essential themes that fit into the context of the 4-existential grounds of time, body, other people, and space were: Lived time-ongoing influence of the past, living in insecure present, fearful future with no answer; Lived body-bonded body, burned out state; Lived other-burden but also support, shrunken down; Lived space-narrowed range of activity, widened horizon...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257047/leisure-activities-and-change-in-cognitive-stability-a-multivariate-approach
#20
Nathalie Mella, Emmanuelle Grob, Salomé Döll, Paolo Ghisletta, Anik de Ribaupierre
Aging is traditionally associated with cognitive decline, attested by slower reaction times and poorer performance in various cognitive tasks, but also by an increase in intraindividual variability (IIV) in cognitive performance. Results concerning how lifestyle activities protect from cognitive decline are mixed in the literature and all focused on how it affects mean performance. However, IIV has been proven to be an index more sensitive to age differences, and very little is known about the relationships between lifestyle activities and change in IIV in aging...
March 1, 2017: Brain Sciences
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