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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101812/cognitive-and-emotional-demands-of-black-humour-processing-the-role-of-intelligence-aggressiveness-and-mood
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Ulrike Willinger, Andreas Hergovich, Michaela Schmoeger, Matthias Deckert, Susanne Stoettner, Iris Bunda, Andrea Witting, Melanie Seidler, Reinhilde Moser, Stefanie Kacena, David Jaeckle, Benjamin Loader, Christian Mueller, Eduard Auff
Humour processing is a complex information-processing task that is dependent on cognitive and emotional aspects which presumably influence frame-shifting and conceptual blending, mental operations that underlie humour processing. The aim of the current study was to find distinctive groups of subjects with respect to black humour processing, intellectual capacities, mood disturbance and aggressiveness. A total of 156 adults rated black humour cartoons and conducted measurements of verbal and nonverbal intelligence, mood disturbance and aggressiveness...
January 18, 2017: Cognitive Processing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098822/application-of-fault-tree-analysis-and-fuzzy-neural-networks-to-fault-diagnosis-in-the-internet-of-things-iot-for-aquaculture
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Yingyi Chen, Zhumi Zhen, Huihui Yu, Jing Xu
In the Internet of Things (IoT) equipment used for aquaculture is often deployed in outdoor ponds located in remote areas. Faults occur frequently in these tough environments and the staff generally lack professional knowledge and pay a low degree of attention in these areas. Once faults happen, expert personnel must carry out maintenance outdoors. Therefore, this study presents an intelligent method for fault diagnosis based on fault tree analysis and a fuzzy neural network. In the proposed method, first, the fault tree presents a logic structure of fault symptoms and faults...
January 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069962/content-analysis-of-150-years-of-british-periodicals
#3
Thomas Lansdall-Welfare, Saatviga Sudhahar, James Thompson, Justin Lewis, Nello Cristianini
Previous studies have shown that it is possible to detect macroscopic patterns of cultural change over periods of centuries by analyzing large textual time series, specifically digitized books. This method promises to empower scholars with a quantitative and data-driven tool to study culture and society, but its power has been limited by the use of data from books and simple analytics based essentially on word counts. This study addresses these problems by assembling a vast corpus of regional newspapers from the United Kingdom, incorporating very fine-grained geographical and temporal information that is not available for books...
January 9, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068110/maternal-scaffolding-in-a-disadvantaged-global-context-the-influence-of-working-memory-and-cognitive-capacities
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Jelena Obradović, Ximena A Portilla, Nicole Tirado-Strayer, Saima Siyal, Muneera A Rasheed, Aisha K Yousafzai
The current study focuses on maternal cognitive capacities as determinants of parenting in a highly disadvantaged global context, where children's experiences at home are often the 1st and only opportunity for learning and intellectual growth. In a large sample of 1,291 biological mothers of preschool-aged children in rural Pakistan, we examined the unique association of maternal working memory skills (independent of related cognitive capacities) with cognitively stimulating parenting behaviors. Path analysis revealed that directly assessed working memory, short-term memory, and verbal intelligence independently predicted greater levels of observed maternal scaffolding behaviors...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067603/protective-personality-traits-high-openness-and-low-neuroticism-linked-to-better-memory-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Victoria M Leavitt, Korhan Buyukturkoglu, Matilde Inglese, James F Sumowski
BACKGROUND: Memory impairment in multiple sclerosis (MS) is common, although few risk/protective factors are known. OBJECTIVE: To examine relationships of personality to memory/non-memory cognition in MS. METHOD: 80 patients completed a cognitive battery and a personality scale measuring the "Big 5" traits: openness, neuroticism, agreeableness, extraversion, and conscientiousness. RESULTS: Memory was most related to openness, with higher openness linked to better memory and lower risk for memory impairment, controlling for age, atrophy, education, and intelligence quotient (IQ)...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064478/automated-phase-mapping-with-agilefd-and-its-application-to-light-absorber-discovery-in-the-v-mn-nb-oxide-system
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Santosh K Suram, Yexiang Xue, Junwen Bai, Ronan Le Bras, Brendan Rappazzo, Richard Bernstein, Johan Bjorck, Lan Zhou, R Bruce van Dover, Carla P Gomes, John M Gregoire
Rapid construction of phase diagrams is a central tenet of combinatorial materials science with accelerated materials discovery efforts often hampered by challenges in interpreting combinatorial X-ray diffraction data sets, which we address by developing AgileFD, an artificial intelligence algorithm that enables rapid phase mapping from a combinatorial library of X-ray diffraction patterns. AgileFD models alloying-based peak shifting through a novel expansion of convolutional nonnegative matrix factorization, which not only improves the identification of constituent phases but also maps their concentration and lattice parameter as a function of composition...
January 9, 2017: ACS Combinatorial Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064024/cognitive-profiles-of-adults-with-high-functioning-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-those-with-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-based-on-the-wais-iii
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Chieko Kanai, Ryuichiro Hashimoto, Takashi Itahashi, Masayuki Tani, Takashi Yamada, Haruhisa Ota, Akira Iwanami, Nobumasa Kato
The cognitive profile differences between adult patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not well characterized. We examined the cognitive profiles of adults having either ASD (n=120) or ADHD (n=76) with no intellectual disabilities (IQ≥70) using the Wechsler Intelligence Scale III (WAIS-III). Verbal Intelligence (VIQ) - Performance Intelligence (PIQ) difference discrepancies were detected between the two groups. Information subtest scores of the Verbal Comprehension index and Arithmetic and Digit Span subtests of the Freedom from Distractibility index were significantly higher in ASD than in ADHD, while the Picture Completion subtest was significantly lower in ASD...
January 5, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059495/ultrafast-self-healing-nanocomposites-via-infrared-laser-and-their-application-in-flexible-electronics
#8
Shuwen Wu, Jinhui Li, Guoping Zhang, Yimin Yao, Gang Li, Rong Sun, Chingping Wong
The continuous evolution toward flexible electronics with mechanical robust property and restoring structure simultaneously places high demand on a set of polymeric material substrate. Herein, we describe a composite material composed of a polyurethane based on Diels-Alder chemistry (PU-DA) covalently linked with functionalized graphene nanosheets (FGNS), which shows mechanical robust and infrared (IR) laser self-healing properties at ambient conditions and is therefore suitable for flexible substrate applications...
January 13, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055930/deep-learning-for-health-informatics
#9
Daniele Ravi, Charence Wong, Fani Deligianni, Melissa Berthelot, Javier Andreu Perez, Benny Lo, Guang-Zhong Yang
With a massive influx of multimodality data, the role of data analytics in health informatics has grown rapidly in the last decade. This has also prompted increasing interests in the generation of analytical, data driven models based on machine learning in health informatics. Deep learning, a technique with its foundation in artificial neural networks, is emerging in recent years as a powerful tool for machine learning, promising to reshape the future of artificial intelligence. Rapid improvements in computational power, fast data storage and parallelization have also contributed to the rapid uptake of the technology in addition to its predictive power and ability to generate automatically optimized high-level features and semantic interpretation from the input data...
December 29, 2016: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054219/intracranial-aspergillosis-in-an-immunocompetent-young-woman
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Prasan Kumar Panda, Sunil Kumar Mavidi, Naveet Wig, Ajay Garg, Aasma Nalwa, M C Sharma
Intracranial aspergillosis (ICA) is very rare in the immunocompetent individuals, usually misdiagnosed as a tumor or an abscess. A high index of clinical suspicion is required in patients who present with focal neurological deficits, headache, or seizures. We report the case of a 25-year-old immunocompetent female, who presented with a 15-month history of headache, seizures, left-sided proptosis and ophthalmoplegia, and right hemiparesis. Recovery from the symptoms and decrease in the lesion size seen on the radiological assessment were achieved through two decompressive craniotomies followed by prolonged combined systemic antifungal therapies...
January 4, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048733/mo-de-201-02-self-awareness
#11
J Johnson
: Medical physicists possess technical knowledge and problem solving skills required to deliver high quality diagnosis and treatment in the clinic, to provide excellence in research, or to transfer expertise in industrial or regulatory environments. As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves, medical physicists must make a case for ensuring recognition of their value. One of many ways the AAPM is working to ensure stewardship of the profession is through development of the Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048233/su-g-201-09-evaluation-of-a-novel-machine-learning-algorithm-for-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-treatment-planning
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A Nicolae, L Lu, G Morton, H Chung, J Helou, M Al Hanaqta, A Loblaw, E Heath, A Ravi
PURPOSE: A novel, automated, algorithm for permanent prostate brachytherapy (PPB) treatment planning has been developed. The novel approach uses machine-learning (ML), a form of artificial intelligence, to substantially decrease planning time while simultaneously retaining the clinical intuition of plans created by radiation oncologists. This study seeks to compare the ML algorithm against expert-planned PPB plans to evaluate the equivalency of dosimetric and clinical plan quality. METHODS: Plan features were computed from historical high-quality PPB treatments (N = 100) and stored in a relational database (RDB)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048232/mo-de-201-00-medical-physics-leadership-academy
#13
Jessica Clements
: Medical physicists possess technical knowledge and problem solving skills required to deliver high quality diagnosis and treatment in the clinic, to provide excellence in research, or to transfer expertise in industrial or regulatory environments. As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves, medical physicists must make a case for ensuring recognition of their value. One of many ways the AAPM is working to ensure stewardship of the profession is through development of the Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048074/mo-de-201-03-empathy
#14
E Ritenour
: Medical physicists possess technical knowledge and problem solving skills required to deliver high quality diagnosis and treatment in the clinic, to provide excellence in research, or to transfer expertise in industrial or regulatory environments. As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves, medical physicists must make a case for ensuring recognition of their value. One of many ways the AAPM is working to ensure stewardship of the profession is through development of the Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047584/mo-de-201-01-introduction-to-the-mpla-and-emotional-competencies
#15
J Clements
: Medical physicists possess technical knowledge and problem solving skills required to deliver high quality diagnosis and treatment in the clinic, to provide excellence in research, or to transfer expertise in industrial or regulatory environments. As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves, medical physicists must make a case for ensuring recognition of their value. One of many ways the AAPM is working to ensure stewardship of the profession is through development of the Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047416/mo-de-201-04-skits-and-panel-discussion
#16
R Miller
: Medical physicists possess technical knowledge and problem solving skills required to deliver high quality diagnosis and treatment in the clinic, to provide excellence in research, or to transfer expertise in industrial or regulatory environments. As the healthcare industry rapidly evolves, medical physicists must make a case for ensuring recognition of their value. One of many ways the AAPM is working to ensure stewardship of the profession is through development of the Medical Physics Leadership Academy (MPLA)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047350/su-f-t-256-4d-imrt-planning-using-an-early-prototype-gpu-enabled-eclipse-workstation
#17
A Hagan, A Modiri, M Svatos, A Sawant
PURPOSE: True 4D IMRT planning, based on simultaneous spatiotemporal optimization has been shown to significantly improve plan quality in lung radiotherapy. However, the high computational complexity associated with such planning represents a significant barrier to widespread clinical deployment. We introduce an early prototype GPU-enabled Eclipse workstation for inverse planning. To our knowledge, this is the first GPUintegrated Eclipse system demonstrating the potential for clinical translation of GPU computing on a major commercially-available TPS...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045495/bacterial-networks-on-hydrophobic-micropillars
#18
Zeinab Jahed, Hamed Shahsavan, Mohit S Verma, Jacob L Rogowski, Brandon B Seo, Boxin Zhao, Ting Y Tsui, Frank X Gu, Mohammad R K Mofrad
Bacteria have evolved as intelligent microorganisms that can colonize and form highly structured and cooperative multicellular communities with sophisticated singular and collective behaviors. The initial stages of colony formation and intercellular communication are particularly important to understand and depend highly on the spatial organization of cells. Controlling the distribution and growth of bacterial cells at the nanoscale is, therefore, of great interest in understanding the mechanisms of cell-cell communication at the initial stages of colony formation...
January 9, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042926/the-potential-impact-of-gut-microbiota-on-your-health-current-status-and-future-challenges
#19
Stitaya Sirisinha
Our health and probably also our behaviors and mood depend not only on what we eat or what we do (lifestyle behaviors), but also on what we host. It is well established for decades that all vertebrates including humans are colonized by a wide array of bacteria, fungi, eukaryotic parasites and viruses, and that, at steady state (homeostasis), this community of microbes establishes a friendly mutual relationship with the host. The term microbiota was originally meant to represent an ecological community of commensals and potentially pathogenic microbes that live within our bodies, but it is now used interchangeably with the term microbiome which was initially meant to represent a collective genome of the microbiota...
December 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042040/executive-functioning-and-dietary-intake-neurocognitive-correlates-of-fruit-vegetable-and-saturated-fat-intake-in-adults-with-obesity
#20
Emily P Wyckoff, Brittney C Evans, Stephanie M Manasse, Meghan L Butryn, Evan M Forman
Obesity is a significant public health issue, and is associated with poor diet. Evidence suggests that eating behavior is related to individual differences in executive functioning. Poor executive functioning is associated with poorer diet (few fruits and vegetables and high saturated fat) in normal weight samples; however, the relationship between these specific dietary behaviors and executive functioning have not been investigated in adults with obesity. The current study examined the association between executive functioning and intake of saturated fat, fruits, and vegetables in an overweight/obese sample using behavioral measures of executive function and dietary recall...
December 29, 2016: Appetite
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