Amnon Katz

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The Turing Test was conceived by Alan Turing [1] as a device to encourage skeptics to seriously consider the question of a computer that might behave intelligently. I have always wondered if Turing intended the pun: a <i>gedanken</i> test for thought. From the perspective of computing at mid-century, it was a daring and imaginative device, but today, if you(More)
BACKGROUND Add-on prolonged-release melatonin (PRM) in antihypertensive therapy has been shown to ameliorate nocturnal hypertension. Hypertension is a major comorbidity among insomnia patients. The efficacy and safety of PRM for primary insomnia in patients aged 55 years and older who are treated with antihypertensive drugs were evaluated. METHODS Post(More)
There is a dual nature to cognition: subjective and objective. Only objective cognition, as seen by others, lends itself to study in terms that are observable and repeatable. We restrict ourselves to this aspect, and further assume that cognition as an attribute of the physical system that carries it. This leaves many problems of philosophy and even some(More)
Lots of practical experience is needed when teaching the science of building materials. However, practical experience requires a well-equipped laboratory, trained technicians and consumes students' time. This paper describes a comprehensive program developed in the department of Civil Engineering at the Technion, Israel, to improve the teaching capability(More)
OBJECTIVES A prolonged-release formulation of melatonin (PR-M) is indicated for insomnia in patients aged 55 years and older. Because hypnotics result in impairments of body sway, it was important to evaluate the effect of 2 mg PR-M on postural stability in older adults at night. METHODS Twenty-four healthy volunteers (12 women, 12 men, aged 55-64 years)(More)
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