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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429189/using-time-perception-to-explore-implicit-sensitivity-to-emotional-stimuli-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Catherine R G Jones, Anna Lambrechts, Sebastian B Gaigg
Establishing whether implicit responses to emotional cues are intact in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is fundamental to ascertaining why their emotional understanding is compromised. We used a temporal bisection task to assess for responsiveness to face and wildlife images that varied in emotional salience. There were no significant differences between an adult ASD and comparison group, with both showing implicit overestimation of emotional stimuli. Further, there was no correlation between overestimation of emotional stimuli and autistic traits in undergraduate students...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426438/perceptions-and-attitudes-of-romanian-people-toward-autopsy-procedures-according-to-the-level-of-knowledge
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Daniela Marinescu, Gellért Attila Gyurka, Roxana Miclăuş, Codruţa Nemet, Liliana Rogozea
In the last decade, Romanian hospitals have been facing a decline in autopsy rates. This has had a negative impact on medical education and the training of young doctors. Quite a number of caregivers strongly oppose the carrying out of autopsies on their deceased loved ones who have died in hospital. Hence, this study was designed to evaluate how autopsies are perceived by an average person and whether improved knowledge about autopsies would help reduce people's reluctance toward them. The study involved 216 willing participants who had either never had a loved one die in hospital or had never had the power to make a decision about their dead loved ones' body...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424651/racial-assumptions-color-the-mental-representation-of-social-class
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Ryan F Lei, Galen V Bodenhausen
We investigated the racial content of perceivers' mental images of different socioeconomic categories. We selected participants who were either high or low in prejudice toward the poor. These participants saw 400 pairs of visually noisy face images. Depending on condition, participants chose the face that looked like a poor person, a middle income person, or a rich person. We averaged the faces selected to create composite images of each social class. A second group of participants rated the stereotypical Blackness of these images...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424567/access-barriers-to-services-by-immigrant-mothers-of-children-with-autism-in-canada
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Nazilla Khanlou, Nasim Haque, Nida Mustafa, Luz Maria Vazquez, Anne Mantini, Jonathan Weiss
Equal access for autism services remains suboptimal for diverse groups. In Canada, little is known about the barriers immigrant mothers face accessing services and support for their children with developmental disabilities. In this qualitative study, 21 immigrant mothers of children with Autism, from a diverse ethno cultural background, were interviewed in Toronto, Canada. We apply House's (1981) four domains of social support to analyze findings. Structural support challenges, such as delays in diagnosis, fragmented and dispersed services were common, followed by instrumental challenges due to loss of social ties and stigma...
2017: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424533/the-radical-flank-effect-and-cross-occupational-collaboration-for-technology-development-during-a-power-shift
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Emily Truelove, Katherine C Kellogg
This 12-month ethnographic study of an early entrant into the U.S. car-sharing industry demonstrates that when an organization shifts its focus from developing radical new technology to incrementally improving this technology, the shift may spark an internal power struggle between the dominant engineering group and a challenger occupational group such as the marketing group. Analyzing 42 projects in two time periods that required collaboration between engineering and marketing during such a shift, we show how cross-occupational collaboration under these conditions can be facilitated by a radical flank threat, through which the bargaining power of moderates is strengthened by the presence of a more-radical group...
December 2016: Administrative Science Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412439/musical-literacy-shifts-asymmetries-in-the-ventral-visual-cortex
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Florence Bouhali, Valeria Mongelli, Laurent Cohen
The acquisition of literacy has a profound impact on the functional specialization and lateralization of the visual cortex. Due to the overall lateralization of the language network, specialization for printed words develops in the left occipitotemporal cortex, allegedly inducing a secondary shift of visual face processing to the right, in literate as compared to illiterate subjects. Applying the same logic to the acquisition of high-level musical literacy, we predicted that, in musicians as compared to non-musicians, occipitotemporal activations should show a leftward shift for music reading, and an additional rightward push for face perception...
April 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411327/racial-differences-in-mental-health-recovery-among-veterans-with-serious-mental-illness
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Mana K Ali, Samantha M Hack, Clayton H Brown, Deborah Medoff, Lijuan Fang, Elizabeth A Klingaman, Stephanie G Park, Lisa B Dixon, Julie A Kreyenbuhl
Black consumers with serious mental illness (SMI) face significant challenges in obtaining quality mental health care and are at risk for experiencing significant disparities in mental health care outcomes, including recovery from mental illness. Patient-provider interactions may partly contribute to this disparity. The purpose of the current study was to understand the effects of race, psychosis, and therapeutic alliance on mental health recovery orientation among Veterans with SMI. Participants were Veterans who had an SMI being treated at two Veteran Affairs outpatient mental health clinics by a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409697/lgbt-rights-activism-and-homophobia-in-russia
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Radzhana Buyantueva
This paper explores how lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender/-sexual (LGBT) people's perception of increasing conservative trends and negative public attitudes affected the development of LGBT rights activism in Russia. It includes following sections: (1) the analysis of the development of LGBT community and activism in Russia; (2) the investigation of public perception of same-sex relations and how LGBT people's views of it affected their readiness to join activism; and (3) the examination of the state's policy toward LGBT people in a wake of conservative discourse and its impact on LGBT activism and LGBT people's willingness to get involved in it...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Homosexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407292/internalized-stigma-in-psoriasis-a-multicenter-study
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Erkan Alpsoy, Mualla Polat, Bilge FettahlıoGlu-Karaman, Ayse Serap Karadag, Pelin Kartal-Durmazlar, Basak YalCın, Selma Emre, Didem Didar-Balcı, Asli Bilgic-Temel, Ercan Arca, Rafet Koca, Kamer Gunduz, Murat Borlu, Tulin Ergun, Seval Dogruk-Kacar, Ayca Cordan-Yazici, Pınar Dursun, Ozlem BilgiC, Serap Gunes-Bilgili, Neslihan Sendur, Ozge Baysal, Ibrahim Halil-Yavuz, Gizem Yagcioglu, Ertan Yilmaz, Ufuk Kavuzlu, Yesim Senol
Internalized stigma is the adoption of negative attitudes and stereotypes of the society regarding a person's illness. It causes decreased self-esteem and life-satisfaction, increased depression and suicidality, and difficulty in coping with the illness. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the internalized stigma state of psoriatic patients and to identify the factors influencing internalized stigma. The secondary aim was to identify the correlation of internalized stigma with quality of life and perceived health status...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406690/the-inversion-part-whole-and-composite-effects-reflect-distinct-perceptual-mechanisms-with-varied-relationships-to-face-recognition
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Constantin Rezlescu, Tirta Susilo, Jeremy B Wilmer, Alfonso Caramazza
Face recognition is thought to rely on specific mechanisms underlying a perceptual bias toward processing faces as undecomposable wholes. This face-specific "holistic processing" is commonly quantified using 3 measures: the inversion, part-whole, and composite effects. Consequently, many researchers assume that these 3 effects measure the same cognitive mechanism(s) and these mechanisms contribute to the wide range of individual differences seen in face recognition ability. We test these assumptions in a large sample (N = 282), with individual face recognition abilities measured by the well-validated Cambridge Face Perception Test...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406677/no-impact-of-affective-person-knowledge-on-visual-awareness-evidence-from-binocular-rivalry-and-continuous-flash-suppression
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Timo Stein, Caitlyn Grubb, Maria Bertrand, Seh Min Suh, Sara C Verosky
Stimuli with intrinsic emotional value, like emotional faces, and stimuli associated with reward and punishment are often prioritized in visual awareness relative to neutral stimuli. Recently, Anderson, Siegel, Bliss-Moreau, and Barrett (2011) demonstrated that simply associating a face with affective knowledge can also influence visual awareness. Using a binocular rivalry task (BR), where a face was shown to one eye and a house to the other, they found that faces paired with negative versus neutral and positive behaviors dominated visual awareness...
April 13, 2017: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406382/reading-what-the-mind-thinks-from-how-the-eye-sees
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Daniel H Lee, Adam K Anderson
Human eyes convey a remarkable variety of complex social and emotional information. However, it is unknown which physical eye features convey mental states and how that came about. In the current experiments, we tested the hypothesis that the receiver's perception of mental states is grounded in expressive eye appearance that serves an optical function for the sender. Specifically, opposing features of eye widening versus eye narrowing that regulate sensitivity versus discrimination not only conveyed their associated basic emotions (e...
April 2017: Psychological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406103/remote-online-case-based-learning-a-comparison-of-remote-online-and-face-to-face-case-based-learning-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Peter Nicklen, Jenny L Keating, Sophie Paynter, Michael Storr, Stephen Maloney
BACKGROUND: Case-based learning (CBL) is an educational approach where students work in small, collaborative groups to solve problems. Computer assisted learning (CAL) is the implementation of computer technology in education. The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a remote-online CBL (RO-CBL) with traditional face-to-face CBL on learning the outcomes of undergraduate physiotherapy students. METHODS: Participants were randomized to either the control (face-to-face CBL) or to the CAL intervention (RO-CBL)...
September 2016: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405372/putative-sex-specific-human-pheromones-do-not-affect-gender-perception-attractiveness-ratings-or-unfaithfulness-judgements-of-opposite-sex-faces
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Robin M Hare, Sophie Schlatter, Gillian Rhodes, Leigh W Simmons
Debate continues over the existence of human sex pheromones. Two substances, androstadienone (AND) and estratetraenol (EST), were recently reported to signal male and female gender, respectively, potentially qualifying them as human sex pheromones. If AND and EST truly signal gender, then they should affect reproductively relevant behaviours such as mate perception. To test this hypothesis, heterosexual, Caucasian human participants completed two computer-based tasks twice, on two consecutive days, exposed to a control scent on one day and a putative pheromone (AND or EST) on the other...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405355/face-familiarity-promotes-stable-identity-recognition-exploring-face-perception-using-serial-dependence
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Rebecca Kok, Jessica Taubert, Erik Van der Burg, Gillian Rhodes, David Alais
Studies suggest that familiar faces are processed in a manner distinct from unfamiliar faces and that familiarity with a face confers an advantage in identity recognition. Our visual system seems to capitalize on experience to build stable face representations that are impervious to variation in retinal input that may occur due to changes in lighting, viewpoint, viewing distance, eye movements, etc. Emerging evidence also suggests that our visual system maintains a continuous perception of a face's identity from one moment to the next despite the retinal input variations through serial dependence...
March 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402536/the-effect-of-constraining-eye-contact-during-dynamic-emotional-face-perception-an-fmri-study
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Nouchine Hadjikhani, Nicole Zurcher, Amandine Lassalle, Loyse Hippolyte, Noreen Ward, Jakob Åsberg Johnels
Eye-contact modifies how we perceive emotions and modulates activity in the social brain network. Here, using fMRI, we demonstrate that adding a fixation cross in the eye region of dynamic facial emotional stimuli significantly increases activation in the social brain of healthy, neurotypical participants when compared with activation for the exact same stimuli observed in a free-viewing mode. In addition, using PPI analysis, we show that the degree of amygdala connectivity with the rest of the brain is enhanced for the constrained view for all emotions tested except for fear, and that anxiety and alexithymia modulate the strength of amygdala connectivity for each emotion differently...
April 11, 2017: Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402085/decision-aids-for-people-facing-health-treatment-or-screening-decisions
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Dawn Stacey, France Légaré, Krystina Lewis, Michael J Barry, Carol L Bennett, Karen B Eden, Margaret Holmes-Rovner, Hilary Llewellyn-Thomas, Anne Lyddiatt, Richard Thomson, Lyndal Trevena
BACKGROUND: Decision aids are interventions that support patients by making their decisions explicit, providing information about options and associated benefits/harms, and helping clarify congruence between decisions and personal values. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of decision aids in people facing treatment or screening decisions. SEARCH METHODS: Updated search (2012 to April 2015) in CENTRAL; MEDLINE; Embase; PsycINFO; and grey literature; includes CINAHL to September 2008...
April 12, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400328/you-talkin-to-me-communicative-talker-gaze-activates-left-lateralized-superior-temporal-cortex-during-perception-of-degraded-speech
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Carolyn McGettigan, Kyle Jasmin, Frank Eisner, Zarinah K Agnew, Oliver J Josephs, Andrew J Calder, Rosemary Jessop, Rebecca P Lawson, Mona Spielmann, Sophie K Scott
Neuroimaging studies of speech perception have consistently indicated a left-hemisphere dominance in the temporal lobes' responses to intelligible auditory speech signals (McGettigan & Scott, 2012). However, there are important communicative cues that cannot be extracted from auditory signals alone, including the direction of the talker's gaze. Previous work has implicated the superior temporal cortices in processing gaze direction, with evidence for predominantly right-lateralized responses (Carlin & Calder, 2013)...
April 8, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400326/developmental-visual-perception-deficits-with-no-indications-of-prosopagnosia-in-a-child-with-abnormal-eye-movements
#19
Sharon Gilaie-Dotan, Ravid Doron
Visual categories are associated with eccentricity biases in high-order visual cortex: Faces and reading with foveally-biased regions, while common objects and space with mid- and peripherally-biased regions. As face perception and reading are among the most challenging human visual skills, and are often regarded as the peak achievements of a distributed neural network supporting common objects perception, it is unclear why objects, which also rely on foveal vision to be processed, are associated with mid-peripheral rather than with a foveal bias...
April 8, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400250/assessment-of-self-care-and-medication-adherence-in-individuals-with-mental-health-conditions
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Lisa J Bible, Kristin A Casper, Jennifer L Seifert, Kyle A Porter
OBJECTIVES: This descriptive study explored whether patients with mental health conditions engage in personal medicine (self-care activities) as part of their treatment regimen. Personal medicine is patient-identified and -initiated activities of self-care that can improve mental health through various means, including physical activity, social engagement, and spiritual connectedness. The purpose of this study was to explore patient engagement in personal medicine within an underserved population and to evaluate the impact self-care might have on self-reported medication use and adherence and patient perception of mental health control...
April 8, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
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