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Grillo Nino N Centro de Linguística da Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Av. de Berna 26-C, 1069-61 Lisboa, Portugal. Electronic address: - - 2014
Previous work on Relative Clause attachment has overlooked a crucial grammatical distinction across both the languages and structures tested: the selective availability of Pseudo Relatives. We reconsider the literature in light of this observation and argue that, all else being equal, local attachment is found with genuine Relative Clauses and ...
Bidelman Gavin M GM Institute for Intelligent Systems, University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 - - 2014
Musicianship confers enhancements to hearing at nearly all levels of the auditory system from periphery to percept. Musicians' superior psychophysical abilities are particularly evident in spectral discrimination and noise-degraded listening tasks, achieving higher perceptual sensitivity than their nonmusician peers. Greater spectral acuity implies that musicianship may increase auditory filter selectivity. ...
Maloney Ryan T RT School of Psychology, UNSW Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2052; School of Psychology, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2006; Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Vision Science, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2006. Electronic address: - - 2014
Anisotropies in the cortical representation of various stimulus parameters can reveal the fundamental mechanisms by which sensory properties are analysed and coded by the brain. One example is the preference for motion radial to the point of fixation (i.e. centripetal or centrifugal) exhibited in mammalian visual cortex. In two experiments, ...
Pavão Rodrigo R Brain Institute, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, RN 59056-450, Brazil - - 2014
It has been recently shown that local field potentials (LFPs) from the auditory and visual cortices carry information about sensory stimuli, but whether this is a universal property of sensory cortices remains to be determined. Moreover, little is known about the temporal dynamics of sensory information contained in LFPs following ...
Mainland Joel D JD Monell Chemical Senses Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA; Department of Neuroscience, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
A fundamental problem in systems neuroscience is mapping the physical properties of a stimulus to perceptual characteristics. In vision, wavelength translates into color; in audition, frequency translates into pitch. Although odorant concentration is a key feature of olfactory stimuli, we do not know how concentration is translated into perceived intensity ...
Pagliara Renato R Simon Fraser University, - - 2014
People prefer gaits that minimize their energetic cost. Research focused on step frequency selection suggests that a fast predictive process and a slower optimization process underlie this energy optimization. Our purpose in this study was to test whether the mechanisms controlling step frequency selection are used more generally to select ...
Dounskaia Natalia V NV Arizona State University - - 2014
Redundancy of degrees of freedom (DOFs) during natural human movements is a central problem of motor control research. This study tests a novel interpretation that during arm movements, the DOF redundancy is used to support a preferred, simplified joint control pattern that consists of rotating either the shoulder or elbow ...
Parrington Lucy L a College of Sport and Exercise Science , Victoria University , Melbourne , - - 2014
Abstract In Australian football (AF), handballing proficiently with both the preferred and non-preferred arm is important at elite levels; yet, little information is available for handballing on the non-preferred arm. This study compared preferred and non-preferred arm handballing techniques. Optotrak Certus (100 Hz) collected three-dimensional data for 19 elite AF players ...
Vanicek Natalie N Department of Sport, Health and Exercise Science, University of Hull, Hull, UK Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia - - 2014
Stair negotiation is biomechanically more challenging than level gait. There are few biomechanical assessments of transtibial amputees descending stairs and none specifically related to falls. Stair descent may elicit more differences than level gait in amputees with and without a previous falls history. The aim of this study was to ...
Burgess Christopher P CP University College London (UCL) Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL, London EC1 V9EL, United Kingdom, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom, and UCL Institute of Neurology, UCL, London WC1N 1PJ, United - - 2014
Oscillatory interference models account for the spatial firing properties of grid cells in terms of neuronal oscillators with frequencies modulated by the animal's movement velocity. The phase of such a "velocity-controlled oscillator" (VCO) relative to a baseline (theta-band) oscillation tracks displacement along a preferred direction. Input from multiple VCOs with ...
Zhang Dongwen - - 2014
In a deforming anatomic environment, the motion of an instrument suffers from complex geometrical and dynamic constraints, robot assisted minimally invasive surgery therefore requires more sophisticated skills for surgeons. This paper proposes a novel dynamic virtual fixture (DVF) to enhance the surgical operation accuracy of admittance-type medical robotics in the ...
Kleinfeld David D 1] Department of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA. [2] Section of Neurobiology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California, - - 2014
When rodents engage in the exploration of novel stimuli, breathing occurs at an accelerated rate that is synchronous with whisking. We review the recently observed relationships between breathing and the sensations of smell and vibrissa-based touch. We consider the hypothesis that the breathing rhythm serves not only as a motor ...
Wiltschko Roswitha R Fachbereich Biowissenschaften der, J.W.Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Max von Laue Straße 13, 60438, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, - - 2014
In view of the finding that cryptochrome 1a, the putative receptor molecule for the avian magnetic compass, is restricted to the ultraviolet single cones in European Robins, we studied the orientation behaviour of robins and Australian Silvereyes under monochromatic ultraviolet (UV) light. At low intensity UV light of 0.3 mW/m(2), birds ...
Weilnhammer V A VA Visual Perception Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Campus Charité Mitte, Charité Universitätsmedizin, 10117 Berlin, - - 2014
During bistable vision perception spontaneously "switches" between two mutually exclusive percepts despite constant sensory input. The endogenous nature of these perceptual transitions has motivated extensive research aimed at the underlying mechanisms, since spontaneous perceptual transitions of bistable stimuli should in principle allow for a dissociation of processes related to sensory ...
Ibáñez-Molina A J AJ Department of Psychology, University of Jaén, Spain. Electronic address: - - 2014
Although there is an extensive literature on the study of the neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) this is a subject that is far from being considered over. In this paper we present a novel experimental paradigm, based on binocular rivalry, to study internally and externally generated conscious experiences. We called ...
Seelke Adele M H AM Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, 1544 Newton Court, Davis, CA - - 2014
The gray short-tailed opossum (Monodelphis domestica) is a nocturnal South American marsupial that has been gaining popularity as a laboratory animal. However, compared to traditional laboratory animals like rats, very little is known about its behavior, either in the wild or in a laboratory setting. Here we investigated the photic ...
Paquette Max R MR Department of Health & Sport Science, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Peak internal knee abduction moment is a common surrogate variable associated with medial compartment knee loading. Stair descent has been shown to yield a greater peak knee abduction moment compared to level-walking. Changes in step width (SW) may lead to changes in frontal plane lower extremity limb alignment in the ...
Narumi Takuji T University of - - 2014
In this paper, we propose a technique that simplifies pseudo-gustatory systems by using the cross-modal effect between vision and olfaction to change only the visual and olfactory stimuli without altering the ingredients of the food. Conventional pseudo-gustatory simulations require one olfactory stimulus for each flavor. In contrast, we hypothesize that ...
Nascimento Sérgio Miguel Cardoso - - 2014
In a previous study based on monitor simulations of artistic paintings, it was found that the average correlated color temperature (CCT) of daylight preferred by a large set of observers to illuminate paintings was around 5100 K. The goal of the present study was to test if this result holds in ...
Beauchamp Jonathan J Department of Sensory Analytics, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV, Giggenhauserstrasse 35, D-85354 Freising, (phone: +49-8161-491214; fax: +49-8161-491242). - - 2014
Knowledge on how odorants are transported through the nasal cavity to the olfactory epithelium is limited. One facet of this is how the sniffing behavior affects the abundance of odorants transferred to the olfactory cleft and in turn influences odor perception. A novel system that couples an online mass spectrometer ...
Bones Oliver O School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, M13 9PL. Electronic address: - - 2014
When musical notes are combined to make a chord, the closeness of fit of the combined spectrum to a single harmonic series (the 'harmonicity' of the chord) predicts the perceived consonance (how pleasant and stable the chord sounds; McDermott, Lehr, & Oxenham, 2010). The distinction between consonance and dissonance is ...
Bui Lan T T LT Defence Science and Technology Organisation - Scottsdale, 76 George St., Scottsdale, Tasmania 7260, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
A storage trial was conducted to observe the effect of typical northern Australia climatic conditions on a military ration chocolate (RC). The results indicate that sensory quality decreased during storage; after seven days the chocolate was no longer of acceptable appearance. Deterioration in RC sensory quality was strongly correlated with ...
Wang Yiwen Y School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, 200240, - - 2014
The common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) has attracted extensive attention for use as a non-human primate model in biomedical research, especially in the study of neuropsychiatric disorders. However, behavioral test methods are still limited in the field of marmoset research. The light-dark box is widely used for the evaluation of anxiety ...
Mojica Andrew J AJ Department of Psychology, University of Arizona, 1503 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ, 85721, USA, - - 2014
Past research has demonstrated that convex regions are increasingly likely to be perceived as figures as the number of alternating convex and concave regions in test displays increases. This region-number effect depends on both a small preexisting preference for convex over concave objects and the presence of scene characteristics (i.e., ...
Lelard Thierry T EA 4559, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Fonctionnelles et Pathologies, UFR de Médecine, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, 3 rue des Louvels, F-80000 Amiens, France; EA 3300, Adaptations Physiologiques à l'Exercice et Réadaptation a l'Effort, UFR des Sciences du Sport, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, F-80025 Amiens, France; Structure Fédérative de Recherche en Santé CAP-Santé, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, F-80000 Amiens, France, and Université de Reims-Champagne-Ardennes, F-51097 Reims, - - 2014
Recent research has shown that emotion influences postural control. The objective of the present study was to establish whether or not postural threat influences postural and physiological responses to aversive visual stimuli. In order to investigate the coupling between emotional reactions, motivated behavior and postural responses, we studied the displacement ...
Wang Ju J 1 School of Biotechnology and Food Engineering, Hefei University of Technology , Hefei, People's Republic of China - - 2014
Abstract Zebrafish (Danio rerio) has been a widely used vertebrate animal model in developmental biology and behavioral neuroscience, but knowledge about some of its basic behaviors, for example, light/dark preference, is still controversial. Appropriate preference for light or dark environments can be crucial for an animal's survival, so we hypothesize ...
Paillard A C AC UNICAEN, COMETE, 14032 Caen, France; INSERM, U1075, 14032 Caen, France; Normandie Univ, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between olfaction and motion sickness. A sample of 18 participants was recruited and submitted to 3 sessions of nauseogenic stimulations, Off Vertical Axis Rotation (OVAR), performed under conditions of olfactory stimulation with limonene (pleasant odor), petrol (unpleasant odor) or distilled ...
Ma Ernest E Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of California, Riverside, California 92521, - - 2014
The fundamental issue of the origin of mass for all quarks and leptons (including Majorana neutrinos) is linked to dark matter, odd under an exactly conserved Z2 symmetry which may or may not be derivable from an U(1)D gauge symmetry. The observable sector interacts with a proposed dark sector which ...
Giacalone Davide D University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Electronic address: - - 2014
The present work investigated consumers' hedonic response to flavor stimuli in light of Berlyne's (1967) collative-motivational model of aesthetic preferences. According to this paradigm, sensory preferences are a function of a stimulus' arousal potential, which is determined by its collative properties. The relationship between overall arousal potential and hedonic response ...
Yoder Wendy M WM Department of Psychology, University of Florida, 114 Psychology Building, P. O. Box 112250, Gainesville, Florida, 32611, - - 2014
By attenuating neural and perceptual responses to sustained stimulation, adaptation enhances the detection of new, transient stimuli. Disadaptation serves a similarly important role as a temporal filter for chemoreceptor cells, producing rapid recovery of sensitivity upon termination of the adapting odorant. Previous research from our laboratory indicated that a rapid ...
Mauss Alex S AS Max-Planck-Institute of Neurobiology, 82152 Martinsried, - - 2014
Visual systems extract directional motion information from spatiotemporal luminance changes on the retina. An algorithmic model, the Reichardt detector, accounts for this by multiplying adjacent inputs after asymmetric temporal filtering. The outputs of two mirror-symmetrical units tuned to opposite directions are thought to be subtracted on the dendrites of wide-field ...
Patterson Carlyn A CA Dominick Purpura Department of Neuroscience, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA. Electronic address: - - 2014
Sensory systems adjust continuously to the environment. The effects of recent sensory experience-or adaptation-are typically assayed by recording in a relevant subcortical or cortical network. However, adaptation effects cannot be localized to a single, local network. Adjustments in one circuit or area will alter the input provided to others, with ...
Maloff Erin S ES Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, - - 2014
The aim of this study was to compare the human auditory brain stem response (ABR) elicited by clicks and chirps with overall behavioral hearing thresholds in participants with normal hearing and with sensory hearing loss. The authors hypothesized that ABRs to chirps would be more robust and that thresholds would ...
Hamm Jeff P JP Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, School of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New - - 2014
Illusory line motion (ILM) refers to a motion illusion in which a flash at one end of a bar prior to the bar's instantaneous presentation or removal results in the percept of motion. While some theories attribute the origin of ILM to attention or early perceptual mechanisms, others have proposed ...
Beach Elizabeth Francis EF a National Acoustic Laboratories , Macquarie University , New South Wales , - - 2014
ABSTRACT Fitness instructors routinely use high music volumes that may be harmful to hearing. This study assessed noise levels during 35 low-intensity and 65 high-intensity fitness classes in 1997-1998 and 2009-2011. Questionnaires examined instructors' and clients' preferred music volumes and whether they found loud music "stressful" or "motivating." Noise levels ...
Nau Amy Catherine AC UPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh; - - 2014
We describe an indoor, portable, standardized course that can be used to evaluate obstacle avoidance in persons who have ultralow vision. Six sighted controls and 36 completely blind but otherwise healthy adult male (n=29) and female (n=13) subjects (age range 19-85 years), were enrolled in one of three studies involving ...
Ackerley Rochelle R Department of Physiology, University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden ; Clinical Neurophysiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital Gothenburg, - - 2014
Human skin is innervated with different tactile afferents, which are found at varying densities over the body. We investigate how the relationships between tactile pleasantness, sensitivity and discrimination differ across the skin. Tactile pleasantness was assessed by stroking a soft brush over the skin, using five velocities (0.3, 1, 3, ...
Roussel Cedric C Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes, Sorbonne Paris Cité Paris, France ; Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-Université Paris Descartes, UMR 8158 Paris, - - 2014
Sensory attenuation refers to the observation that stimuli that are predicted based on one's action are attenuated. This phenomenon has primarily been observed as a neurophysiological phenomenon, with reduced Event-Related Potential (ERP) (e.g., Bäss et al., 2008) and BOLD (e.g., Blakemore et al., 1998). However, psychophysical investigations (e.g., Sato, 2008; ...
An Xu X CAS Key Laboratory of Brain Function and Diseases, School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, P. R. China; Institute of Neuroscience and State Key Laboratory of Neuroscience, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, P. R. - - 2014
All moving objects generate sequential retinotopic activations representing a series of discrete locations in space and time (motion trajectory). How direction-selective neurons in mammalian early visual cortices process motion trajectory remains to be clarified. Using single-cell recording and optical imaging of intrinsic signals along with mathematical simulation, we studied response ...
Pickhinke Josh J Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, - - 2014
Virtual reality environments have been used to show the importance of perception of self-motion in controlling posture and gait. In this study, the authors used a virtual reality environment to investigate whether varying optical flow speed had any effect on postural control during locomotion. Healthy young adult participants walked under ...
Janif Zinnia J ZJ Evolution and Ecology Research Centre, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, , Sydney, New South Wales 2052, - - 2014
Negative frequency-dependent sexual selection maintains striking polymorphisms in secondary sexual traits in several animal species. Here, we test whether frequency of beardedness modulates perceived attractiveness of men's facial hair, a secondary sexual trait subject to considerable cultural variation. We first showed participants a suite of faces, within which we manipulated ...
Ferdenzi Camille C Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR5292, INSERM U1028, Centre de Recherche en Neurosciences de Lyon, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 Lyon, - - 2014
Olfactory perception, and especially hedonic evaluation of odors, is highly flexible, but some mechanisms involved in this flexibility remain to be elucidated. In the present study we aimed at better understanding how repeated exposure to odors can affect their pleasantness. We tested the hypothesis of an affective habituation to the ...
Franken J H JH Department of Applied Physics, Center for NanoMaterials, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The - - 2014
Magnetic domain-walls (DWs) with a preferred chirality exhibit very efficient current-driven motion. Since structural inversion asymmetry (SIA) is required for their stability, the observation of chiral domain walls in highly symmetric Pt/Co/Pt is intriguing. Here, we tune the layer asymmetry in this system and observe, by current-assisted DW depinning experiments, ...
Houot Benjamin B Department of Biology, West Virginia University Morgantown, WV, USA ; Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l'Alimentation, Université de Bourgogne Dijon, - - 2014
Animals use behaviors to actively sample the environment across a broad spectrum of sensory domains. These behaviors discretize the sensory experience into unique spatiotemporal moments, minimize sensory adaptation, and enhance perception. In olfaction, behaviors such as sniffing, antennal flicking, and wing beating all act to periodically expose olfactory epithelium. In ...
Klöcker Anne A Institute of Neuroscience, Université catholique de Louvain, Brussels, - - 2014
Tactile explorations with the fingertips provide information regarding the physical properties of surfaces and their relative pleasantness. Previously, we performed an investigation in the active touch domain and linked several surface properties (i.e. frictional force fluctuations and net friction) with their pleasantness levels. The aim of the present study was ...
Kuang Shenbing S State Key Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Science, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, - - 2014
Senses of smells are often accompanied by simultaneous visual sensations. Previous studies have documented enhanced olfactory performance with concurrent presence of congruent color- or shape- related visual cues, and facilitated visual object perception when congruent smells are simultaneously present. These visual object-olfaction interactions suggest the existences of couplings between the ...
Ai Lei L The City College and Graduate Center, City University of New - - 2013
Previous studies have shown that the oscillations in the 8-12 Hz range in human influence sensory perception. In the current study, we examined whether both the power and phase of these mu/alpha oscillations predict successful conscious tactile perception. Near-threshold tactile stimuli were applied to the left hand while electroencephalographic (EEG) ...
Seo Han-Seok HS Department of Food Science, University of Arkansas, 2650 North Young Avenue, Fayetteville, AR 72704, USA - - 2013
This study aimed to determine 1) whether certain background sounds can be matched with specific odors and 2) whether the background sounds can increase pleasantness for their congruent odors. In Experiment 1, congruent sounds increased odor pleasantness, but not odor intensity, significantly more than incongruent sounds. Experiment 2 demonstrated that ...
Taboga Paolo P Department of Medical and Biological Sciences, University of Udine, Udine, - - 2013
In the 2012 Paralympic 100m and 200m finals, 86% of athletes with a unilateral amputation placed their unaffected leg on the front starting block. Can this preference be explained biomechanically? We measured the biomechanical effects of starting block configuration for seven non-amputee sprinters and nine athletes with a unilateral amputation. ...
Kelly Simon P SP Department of Biomedical Engineering, City College of the City University of New York, New York, New York 10031, and Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, - - 2013
We frequently need to make timely decisions based on sensory evidence that is weak, ambiguous, or noisy resulting from conditions in the external environment (e.g., a cluttered visual scene) or within the brain itself (e.g., inattention, neural noise). Here we examine how externally and internally driven variations in the quality ...
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