A. V. Pascal Grosset

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In this paper we present a user study on the use of Depth of Field for depth perception in Direct Volume Rendering. Direct Volume Rendering with Phong shading and perspective projection is used as the baseline. Depth of Field is then added to see its impact on the correct perception of ordinal depth. Accuracy and response time are used as the metrics to(More)
In this paper, a method for interactive direct volume rendering is proposed for computing depth of field effects, which previously were shown to aid observers in depth and size perception of synthetically generated images. The presented technique extends those benefits to volume rendering visualizations of 3D scalar fields from CT/MRI scanners or numerical(More)
The pharmacological profile of befloxatone, a reversible, selective and competitive inhibitor of monoamine oxidase-A has been investigated in rodents. In mice, befloxatone was more active at potentiating generalized tremors induced by L-5-hydroxytryptophan (ED50, 0.21 mg/kg p.o.) than phenylethylamine-induced stereotypies (ED50, 58 mg/kg p.o.), indicating a(More)
Structurally unique, synthetic prion peptides provide the basis of a simple assay to serve as both a detection and signal amplification system that distinguishes the normal prion protein, PrPC, from the misfolded prion protein, PrPSc, that is associated with the occurrence of transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE). Proof-of-principle has been shown(More)
Modern supercomputers have very powerful multi-core CPUs. The programming model on these supercomputer is switching from pure MPI to MPI for inter-node communication, and shared memory and threads for intra-node communication. Consequently the bottleneck in most systems is no longer computation but communication between nodes. In this paper, we present a(More)
Algorithms for sort-last parallel volume rendering on large distributed memory machines usually divide a dataset equally across all nodes for rendering. Depending on the features that a user wants to see in a dataset, all the nodes will rarely finish rendering at the same time. Existing compositing algorithms do not often take this into consideration, which(More)
This article has been accepted for publication in a future issue of this journal, but has not been fully edited. Content may change prior to final publication. Abstract—Modern supercomputers have thousands of nodes, each with CPUs and/or GPUs capable of several teraflops. However, the network connecting these nodes is relatively slow, on the order of(More)
The effects of angiotensin II (A II) were studied on membrane potentials, ionic currents and isometric contractions in uterine smooth muscle strips from pregnant rats. In reference solution, A II in a low concentration (5 x 10(-9) M) exerted no effect on the resting potential or the action potential amplitude but significantly increased the rate of(More)
This paper details a method for interactive direct volume rendering that computes ambient occlusion effects for visualizations that combine both volumetric and geometric primitives, specifically tube-shaped geometric objects representing streamlines, magnetic field lines or DTI fiber tracts. The algorithm extends the recently presented the directional(More)