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Muscle contraction is usually measured and characterized with force and displacement transducers. The contraction of muscle fibers, however, evokes in the tissue a two and even three-dimensional displacement field, which is not properly quantified by these transducers because they provide just a single scalar quantity. This problem can be circumvented by(More)
In this paper we analyse the problem of general purpose image upscaling that preserves edge features and natural appearance and we present the results of subjective and objective evaluation of images interpolated using different algorithms. In particular, we consider the well-known NEDI (New Edge Directed Interpolation, Li and Orchard, 2001) method, showing(More)
We examined the effect of the muscarinic agonist McN-A-343 (4-m-chlorophenylcarbamoyloxy-2-butynyl trimethyl ammonium) on in vitro preparations of rat small intestine. McN-A-343 (0.1-10 microM) induced a concentration-dependent relaxation of duodenum, jejunum and ileum. This effect was due to activation of muscarinic receptors of the M1 subtype, inasmuch as(More)
— This paper describes procedures for obtaining a reliable and dense optical flow from image sequences taken by a television (TV) camera mounted on a car moving in usual outdoor scenarios. The optical flow can be computed from these image sequences by using several techniques. Differential techniques to compute the optical flow do not provide adequate(More)
After bilateral stereotaxic administration of ibotenic acid on the n. basolateralis amygdalae, male adult rats were tested in the light-dark box apparatus to measure the time-course of the acquisition and retention of passive and active avoidance responses. The results show that after the lesions both passive avoidance and active avoidance acquisition were(More)
The problem of creating artifact-free upscaled images appearing sharp and natural to the human observer is probably more interesting and less trivial than it may appear. The solution to the problem, often referred to also as "single-image super-resolution," is related both to the statistical relationship between low-resolution and high-resolution image(More)
The WeNMR ( http://www.wenmr.eu ) project is a European Union funded international effort to streamline and automate analysis of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Small Angle X-Ray scattering (SAXS) imaging data for atomic and near-atomic resolution molecular structures. Conventional calculation of structure requires the use of various software packages,(More)