Ari Bernstein

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Psychopathic offenders have difficulty processing contextual or secondary cues once they have initiated goal-directed behavior or allocated attention to a primary task. To test the hypothesis that this deficit in response modulation is specific to conditions in which psychopaths' left-hemisphere resources are engaged, we administered a serial recall task to(More)
Aims/hypothesis. Obesity is a complex trait influenced by multiple genes. We evaluated linkage in three regions of human chromosome 10 previously linked to obesity-related phenotypes. Methods. We conducted non-parametric linkage analysis of obesity-related phenotypes in cohorts of 170 European-American and 43 African-American families having extremely obese(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective was to identify patient, provider, and hospital characteristics associated with the use of neuroimaging in the evaluation of head trauma in children. METHODS This was a cross-sectional study of children (< or =19 years of age) with head injuries from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS) collected by the(More)
BACKGROUND Early risk stratification is important in the management of patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS). OBJECTIVE To develop a rapidly available risk stratification tool for use in all ACS. DESIGN AND METHODS Application of modern data mining and machine learning algorithms to a derivation cohort of 7520 ACS patients included in the AMIS(More)
Research to-date has not successfully demonstrated consistent neural distinctions for different types of ambiguity or explored the effect of grammatical class on semantic selection. We conducted a relatedness judgment task using event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to further explore these topics. Participants judged relatedness within(More)
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