Carol J Ormond

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Samples of 43 early (CA = 13 years) and 41 middle (CA = 15 years) adolescents were compared on three categories of metacognitive knowledge as they relate to decision making--person knowledge, task knowledge and strategy knowledge. Metacognitive knowledge was assessed using a 19-item questionnaire. Consistent with our hypothesis, middle adolescents showed(More)
Homeothermic mammals experience pulmonary surfactant dysfunction with relatively small fluctuations in body temperature. However, ground squirrels survive dramatic changes in body temperature during hibernation, when body temperature drops from 37 degrees C to 0-5 degrees C during prolonged torpor bouts. Using type II cells isolated from both warm-active(More)
Pulmonary surfactant is synthesised in alveolar type II cells and secreted into the lining of the lung in response to ventilation, temperature changes and autonomic neurotransmitters. Type II cells were isolated from the heterothermic marsupial, Sminthopsis crassicaudata. The neurotransmitters, isoproterenol and carbamylcholine chloride significantly(More)
Fat-tailed dunnarts, Sminthopsis crassicaudata, survive dramatic changes in body temperature during torpor without experiencing surfactant dysfunction. Adrenergic factors regulate surfactant secretion through beta(2)-adrenergic receptors on alveolar type II cells. Temperature has no effect on the secretory response of dunnart type II cells to adrenergic(More)
The Toy Control Program for the Apple IIe microcomputer is a software and hardware package developed for the training of single-switch scanning skills. The specially designed scanning programs provide on screen visual feedback and activate a battery-powered toy to reinforce performance. This study examined whether the training of preschool subjects in(More)
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