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Angelini Maria Chiara MC Institut de Physique Théorique, CEA/DSM/IPhT-CNRS/URA 2306 CEA-Saclay, F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, - - 2014
We perform a numerical study of the long-range (LR) ferromagnetic Ising model with power law decaying interactions (J∝r^{-d-σ}) on both a one-dimensional chain (d=1) and a square lattice (d=2). We use advanced cluster algorithms to avoid the critical slowing down. We first check the validity of the relation connecting the ...
Montasem Alexander - - 2014
To take a motivational approach, testing an idea derived from self-determination theory (SDT) that the pursuit of intrinsic life and professional aspirations is associated with enhanced subjective well-being. A cross-sectional survey of a cluster sample of 583 dentists in England provided data on the subjective importance of their intrinsic and ...
Kiewra Dorota D Department of Microbial Ecology and Environmental Protection, Institute of Genetics and Microbiology, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland. - - 2014
The relationship between climate data and tick questing activity is crucial for estimation of the spatial and temporal distribution of the risk of ticks and tick-borne diseases. This study establishes correlations between selected meteorological variables provided by the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) and the questing activity of Ixodes ...
Chabot-Leclerc Alexandre A Department of Electrical Engineering, Centre for Applied Hearing Research, Technical University of Denmark, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, - - 2014
Speech intelligibility models typically consist of a preprocessing part that transforms stimuli into some internal (auditory) representation and a decision metric that relates the internal representation to speech intelligibility. The present study analyzed the role of modulation filtering in the preprocessing of different speech intelligibility models by comparing predictions from ...
Schwartz Shalom H SH Department of Psychology,The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,Jerusalem 91905,Israel;International Laboratory of Socio-Cultural Research, National Research University Higher School of Economics,101000 - - 2014
Basic values explain more variance in political attitudes and preferences than other personality and sociodemographic variables. The values most relevant to the political domain are those likely to reflect the degree of negativity bias. Value conflicts that represent negativity bias clarify differences between what worries conservatives and liberals and suggest ...
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Reports an error in "Manifest Variable Path Analysis: Potentially Serious and Misleading Consequences Due to Uncorrected Measurement Error" by David A. Cole and Kristopher J. Preacher (Psychological Methods, Advanced Online Publication, Sep 30, 2013, np). Footnote 2 should have stated, "Throughout, we assume that all path coefficients are non-negative. In ...
Duarte Nubia E - - 2014
Abstract Effective analytical tools are highly desirable for data analysis and for making the biological link between genotypic and phenotypic measures. In family data it is important to reconcile the methods that explain the phenotypic variability through fixed genetic effects and ones that estimate variance components using classical heritability methods. ...
Hamaneh Mehdi Bagheri - - 2014
The electrical potential produced by the cardiac activity sometimes contaminates electroencephalogram (EEG) recordings, resulting in spiky activities that are referred to as electrocardiographic (EKG) artifact. For a variety of reasons it is often desirable to automatically detect and remove these artifacts. Especially, for accurate source localization of epileptic spikes in ...
Liu Chia-Yu CY Institute of Traditional Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan; Linsen and Chinese Medicine Branch, Taipei City Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan; School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, - - 2014
Traditional Chinese medicines in treating systemic lupus erythematosus are not uncommon. However, logic of pattern diagnosis and consensus on treating this disease is lacking. This study aimed to explore the correlation between the pattern diagnosis of and its corresponding prescription in systemic lupus erythematosus. Clinical data including patterns and prescriptions ...
Kuijpers Eelco E TNO, Zeist, The - - 2014
To assess personal exposure to carbon nanotubes for a study of early effect biomarkers among workers exposed to carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Three major job categories were identified in the exposed factory: production, R&D and office. For qualitative assessment personal 8-hr-TWA inhalable dust samples (n = 5) were collected in all ...
Stewart Patricia P Stewart Exposure Assessments, LLC, Arlington, VA, - - 2014
To describe the activities of the GuLF STUDY participants responding to the Deepwater Horizon oil release in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and the process of developing job exposure matrices (JEMs) of exposure group/location/time period combinations to link inhalation and dermal exposures to the participants. Information on activities performed ...
Chevrier Jonathan J McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, - - 2014
The healthy worker survivor effect (HWSE) is a well-recognised bias usually described as a form of selection bias or confounding. A more precise epidemiologic explanation, however, has been elusive. We distinguish several components of the HWSE and suggest methods for bias correction in occupational cohort studies. Although generally referred to ...
Bentler Peter M - - 2014
Rigdon (2012) suggests that partial least squares (PLS) can be improved by killing it, that is, by making it into a different methodology based on components. We provide some history on problems with component-type methods and develop some implications of Rigdon's suggestion. It seems more appropriate to maintain and improve ...
Kowalczyk Piotr P School of Computing, Mathematics and Digital Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD, United - - 2014
Linear Time Invariant (LTI) processes can be modelled by means of Auto-Regressive Moving Average (ARMA) model systems. In this paper, we examine whether an ARMA model can be fitted to a process characterised by switched nonlinearities. In particular, we conduct the following test: we generate data from known LTI and ...
Töpfer Nadine N Systems Biology and Mathematical Modeling Group, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam, - - 2014
Constraint-based approaches have been used for integrating data in large-scale metabolic networks to obtain insights into metabolism of various organisms. Due to the underlying steady-state assumption, these approaches are usually not suited for making predictions about metabolite levels. Here, we ask whether we can make inferences about the variability of ...
Ye Jingxin J Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093-0374, - - 2014
We investigate the dynamics of a conductance-based neuron model coupled to a model of intracellular calcium uptake and release by the endoplasmic reticulum. The intracellular calcium dynamics occur on a time scale that is orders of magnitude slower than voltage spiking behavior. Coupling these mechanisms sets the stage for the ...
Schorr Justin P JP Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Center of Intelligent Systems Research, Traffic and Networks Research Laboratory, The George Washington University, 20101 Academic Way #201-I, Ashburn, VA 20147, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
The objective of this study is to develop a safety propensity index (SPI) for both signalized and unsignalized intersections. Through the use of a structural equation modelling (SEM) approach safety is quantified in terms of multiple endogenous variables and related to various dimensions of exogenous variables. The singular valued SPI ...
Doebler Philipp P Department of Psychology and Sport Sciences, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Fliednerstr. 21, 48149, Münster, Germany, - - 2014
The present article introduces the multivariate Elo-type algorithm (META), which is inspired by the Elo rating system, a tool for the measurement of the performance of chess players. The META is intended for adaptive experiments with correlated traits. The relationship of the META to other existing procedures is explained, and ...
Wurth Sophie M - - 2014
Pattern recognition (PR) based strategies for the control of myoelectric upper limb prostheses are generally evaluated through offline classification accuracy, which is an admittedly useful metric, but insufficient to discuss functional performance in real time. Existing functional tests are extensive to set up and most fail to provide a challenging, ...
Sorenson L L Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, - - 2014
Sharks occupy marine habitats ranging from shallow, inshore environments to pelagic, and deepwaters, and thus provide a model system for testing how gross habitat differences have shaped vertebrate macroevolution. Palaeontological studies have shown that onshore lineages diversify more quickly than offshore taxa. Among onshore habitats, coral reef-association has been shown ...
Park Mijung M Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712-1684, U.S.A. - - 2014
A firing rate map, also known as a tuning curve, describes the nonlinear relationship between a neuron's spike rate and a low-dimensional stimulus (e.g., orientation, head direction, contrast, color). Here we investigate Bayesian active learning methods for estimating firing rate maps in closed-loop neurophysiology experiments. These methods can accelerate the ...
Xu Jie J a Department of Communication , Villanova - - 2014
Using the Activation Model of Information Exposure and Elaboration Likelihood Model as theoretical frameworks, this study explored the effects of message sensation value (MSV) and message cognition value (MCV) of antismoking public service announcements (PSAs) on ad processing and evaluation among young adults, and the difference between high sensation seekers ...
Farah Kamal K Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec H3A 0E9, Canada - - 2014
Correlations between responses in visual cortex and perceptual performance help draw a functional link between neural activity and visually guided behavior. These correlations are commonly derived with ROC-based neural-behavioral covariances (referred to as choice or detect probability) using boxcar analysis windows. Although boxcar windows capture the covariation between neural activity ...
Linda Ondrej - - 2014
Resiliency and improved state-awareness of modern critical infrastructures, such as energy production and industrial systems, is becoming increasingly important. As control systems become increasingly complex, the number of inputs and outputs increase. Therefore, in order to maintain sufficient levels of state-awareness, a robust system state monitoring must be implemented that ...
Guise Mira M Department of Computer Science, University of Otago, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand - - 2014
A significant feature of spiking neural networks with varying connection delays, such as those in the brain, is the existence of strongly connected groups of neurons known as polychronous neural groups (PNGs). Polychronous groups are found in large numbers in these networks and are proposed by Izhikevich (2006a) to provide ...
Kalitzin Stiliyan S Foundation Epilepsy Institute in The Netherlands (SEIN), Achterweg 5, Heemstede, The - - 2014
In our previous studies, we showed that the both realistic and analytical computational models of neural dynamics can display multiple sustained states (attractors) for the same values of model parameters. Some of these states can represent normal activity while other, of oscillatory nature, may represent epileptic types of activity. We ...
McErlain-Naylor Stuart S a School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences , Loughborough University , Loughborough , - - 2014
Abstract This study aimed to investigate the contributions of kinetic and kinematic parameters to inter-individual variation in countermovement jump (CMJ) performance. Two-dimensional kinematic data and ground reaction forces during a CMJ were recorded for 18 males of varying jumping experience. Ten kinetic and eight kinematic parameters were determined for each ...
Fuglsang Anders A Fuglsang Pharma, Hiort Lorenzens Vej 6C, 6100, Haderslev, Denmark, - - 2014
This paper introduces a two-stage approach for evaluation of bioequivalence, where, in contrast to the designs of Diane Potvin and co-workers, two stages are mandatory regardless of the data obtained at stage 1. The approach is derived from Potvin's method C. It is shown that under circumstances with relatively high ...
Hayes Philippa Alice PA University of Tartu, Institute of Chemistry, 14a Ravila str, 50411 Tartu, Estonia; National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton SO14 3ZH, United - - 2014
The applicability of ATR-FTIR spectroscopy with partial least squares (PLS) data analysis was evaluated for quantifying the components of mixtures of paint binding media and pigments, and alkyd resins. PLS methods were created using a number of standard mixtures. Validation and measurement uncertainty estimation was carried out. Binary, ternary and ...
Bassani Tito T Department of Internal Medicine, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Milan, - - 2014
We tested the hypothesis that causality analysis, applied to the spontaneous beat-to-beat variability of heart period (HP) and systolic arterial pressure (SAP), can identify the improvement of autonomic control linked to plantar mechanical stimulation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). A causality index, measuring the strength of the association from ...
Thillainayagam Mahalakshmi M a Medical & Biological Computing Laboratory, School of Biosciences and Technology , VIT University , Vellore 632 014 , Tamil Nadu , - - 2014
In this study, the correlation between chemical structures and various parameters such as steric effects and electrostatic interactions to the inhibitory activities of quinolinyl chalcone derivatives is derived to identify the key structural elements required in the rational design of potent and novel anti-malarial compounds. The molecular docking simulations and ...
Ravi P P Advanced Centre of Research in High Energy Materials, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, Andhra Pradesh, - - 2014
The decomposition kinetics of 1,4-dinitroimidazole, 2,4-dinitroimidazole, and N-methyl-2,4-dinitroimidazole have been investigated using thermogravimetry-differential thermal analysis technique under N2 atmosphere at the flow rate 100 cm(3)/min. The Flynn-Wall-Ozawa method and the Friedman method were used for the estimation of the effective activation energy values. These model free isoconversional kinetic methods showed ...
Strelcov Evgheni - - 2014
Spatial variability of electronic transport in BiFeO3-CoFe2O4 (BFO-CFO) self-assembled heterostructures is explored using spatially resolved first order reversal curve (FORC) current voltage (IV) mapping. Multivariate statistical analysis of FORC-IV data classifies statistically significant behaviors and maps characteristic responses spatially. In particular, regions of grain, matrix, and grain boundary responses are ...
Valderrama Joaquin T - - 2014
Abstract Recording auditory evoked responses (AER) is done not only in hospitals and clinics worldwide to detect hearing impairments and estimate hearing thresholds, but also in research centers to understand and model the mechanisms involved in the process of hearing. This paper describes a high-performance, flexible, and inexpensive AER recording ...
Liu Yan Y Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), State Key Laboratory of Medicinal Chemical Biology, and Research Center for Analytical Sciences, College of Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China. Electronic address: - - 2014
Calibration model transfer is essential for practical applications of near infrared (NIR) spectroscopy because the measurements of the spectra may be performed on different instruments and the difference between the instruments must be corrected. An approach for calibration transfer based on alternating trilinear decomposition (ATLD) algorithm is proposed in this ...
Ottaviani Cristina C IRCCS Santa Lucia Foundation, Rome, - - 2014
The cognitive avoidance model of worry assumes that worry has the adaptive function to keep under control the physiological arousal associated with anxiety. This study aimed to test this model by the use of a fear induction paradigm in both pathological and healthy individuals. Thirty-one pathological worriers and 36 healthy ...
Siddiqui Akhtar A Division of Product Quality Research, Office of Testing and Research, OPS, CDER, FDA, Silver Spring , MD , - - 2014
Abstract The focus of this study was to evaluate the applicability of chemometrics to differential scanning calorimetry data (DSC) to evaluate nimodipine polymorphs. Multivariate calibration models were built using DSC data from known mixtures of the nimodipine modification. The linear baseline correction treatment of data was used to reduce dispersion ...
Lancia Leonardo - - 2014
PURPOSE The aim of this article was to introduce an important tool, cross-recurrence analysis, to speech production applications by showing how it can be adapted to evaluate the similarity of multivariate patterns of articulatory motion. The method differs from classical applications of cross-recurrence analysis because no phase space reconstruction is ...
Bender Andrea A Department of Psychosocial Science, University of Bergen, N-5020 Bergen, Norway. Electronic address: - - 2014
When speaking and reasoning about time, people around the world tend to do so with vocabulary and concepts borrowed from the domain of space. This raises the question of whether the cross-linguistic variability found for spatial representations, and the principles on which these are based, may also carry over to ...
Corrigan Neil - - 2014
There are many methodological challenges in the conduct and analysis of cluster randomised controlled trials, but one that has received little attention is that of post-randomisation changes to cluster composition. To illustrate this, we focus on the issue of cluster merging, considering the impact on the design, analysis and interpretation ...
Baker Marissa G MG Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, University of Washington, 1959 Pacific St., Seattle, WA 98195, USA. Electronic address: - - 2015
Various biomarkers of exposure have been explored as a way to quantitatively estimate an internal dose of manganese (Mn) exposure, but given the tight regulation of Mn in the body, inter-individual variability in baseline Mn levels, and variability in timing between exposure and uptake into various biological tissues, identification of ...
Pires J C M JC LEPABE-Laboratório de Engenharia de Processos, Ambiente, Biotecnologia e Energia, Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, s/n, 4200-465, Porto, Portugal, - - 2014
The effect of meteorological variables on surface ozone (O3) concentrations was analysed based on temporal variation of linear correlation and artificial neural network (ANN) models defined by genetic algorithms (GAs). ANN models were also used to predict the daily average concentration of this air pollutant in Campo Grande, Brazil. Three ...
Sibley Kathryn M - - 2014
Abstract The ability to maintain balance is critical for daily activities such as walking and fall avoidance. The contemporary models of postural control emphasize the central and somatic interactions engaged in maintaining balance; however, there is emerging evidence that the autonomic nervous system (ANS) - the sympathetic division, in particular ...
Aklıbaşında Meliha M Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey, - - 2014
The use and utilization areas of geographic information system (GIS) increase every day due to both enabling easiness in storing, updating, grouping, analyzing, correlating, and mapping of data about evaluation factors in planning studies and having quite low error margin depending on the accuracy of data stored. In fact, GIS ...
Moore Joseph J MIT 32-380, Cambridge, MA 02139, - - 2014
Birds routinely execute post-stall maneuvers with a speed and precision far beyond the capabilities of our best aircraft control systems. One remarkable example is a bird exploiting post-stall pressure drag in order to rapidly decelerate to land on a perch. Stall is typically associated with a loss of control authority, ...
Laforest-Lapointe Isabelle I CREAF, Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 08193, Cerdanyola del Vallés, Bellaterra, Catalonia, Spain, - - 2014
Although intraspecific trait variability is an important component of species ecological plasticity and niche breadth, its implications for community and functional ecology have not been thoroughly explored. We characterized the intraspecific functional trait variability of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) in Catalonia (NE Spain) in order to (1) compare it to ...
Xinbo Lv L School of Computer Science and Technology, Harbin Institution of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang 150001, - - 2014
Machine learning methods usually assume that training data and test data are drawn from the same distribution. However, this assumption often cannot be satisfied in the task of clinical concept extraction. The main aim of this paper was to use training data from one institution to build a concept extraction ...
Kuspinar Ayse A Faculty of Medicine, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, McGill University, 3654 Prom Sir William Osler, Montreal, QC, H3G 1Y5, Canada, - - 2014
The reliability and validity of generic utility measures have not yet been summarized in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). It is important to assess the psychometric properties of these measures, to ensure that the values obtained by the scoring system are valid for interpretation and utilization by clinicians, researchers and ...
Filali Ben Sidel Farah F Laboratory of Diversity and Conservation of Biological Systems, Faculty of Sciences, Mhannech II, University Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Postal Code 2121, Tetouan, - - 2014
Alternaria is frequently found as airborne fungal spores and is recognized as an important cause of respiratory allergies. The aerobiological monitoring of fungal spores was performed using a Burkard volumetric spore traps. To establish predicting variables for daily and weakly spore counts, a stepwise multiple regression between spore concentrations and ...
Erban Laura E LE Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University , Stanford, California 94305, United - - 2014
Groundwater exploitation is rising in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, potentially exacerbating arsenic contamination from natural sources. We investigate trends and controls on contamination patterns throughout the Delta's multi-aquifer system as observed in a spatially exhaustive data set of arsenic measured in >40,000 wells, 10.5% of which exceed the WHO drinking ...
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