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Pairs of texture figures, defined by contrast in spatial frequency, orientation or both cues (redundant texture definition) had to be detected within a homogeneous Gabor field. In line with expectation we find better detection performance for arrangements with higher feature contrast along the border where the figures abut. Redundantly defined figures show(More)
OBJECTIVE Somatoform disorders (SFD) are defined by symptoms that lack medical explanation. This study examined the type and pattern of patients' causal attributions using a new semistructured interview technique METHODS The Causal Attributions Interview allows to assess and weigh 15 common explanations of physical symptoms. Attributions given by 79(More)
To improve teaching in practical and communicative skills and knowledge in day-to-day medical practice, in 1997 we introduced one-on-one tutorials in general practitioners' offices as a mandatory part of medical students' academic education. Students participate actively half a day per week in their 3rd and 4th academic years (out of 6) in the office or(More)
BACKGROUND Large student numbers and heterogeneous teaching pools hamper standardized teaching and impede objective assessment of surgical skills. This article presents the advantages of new teaching media in a "blended learning" concept for training surgical skills to medical students at the Basel University Medical School in Switzerland. MATERIAL AND(More)
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