Chi-Chih Chang

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A major challenge for task switching is maintaining a balance between high task readiness and effectively ignoring irrelevant task rules. This calls for finely tuned inhibition that targets only the source of interference without adversely influencing other task-related representations. The authors show that irrelevant task rules generating response(More)
The Competitor Rule Suppression (CRS) effect is the performance impairment observed in task switching when the currently relevant task rule is the same rule that had generated a response conflict in the preceding trial. This effect could reflect (a) episodic tagging, in which a competitor rule is retrieved with relative difficulty in subsequent trials or(More)
In the dual-stream Rapid Serial Visual Presentation task, a stream of stimuli containing two target stimuli is rapidly presented left and right. In previous studies, the second target was better identified in the left than in the right hemifield. In all those studies, alphanumeric stimuli were used both as targets and distracters. We examined to what extent(More)
There is a lack of physical contact in current telecommunications such as text messaging and Internet access. To challenge the limitation and re-embody telecommunication, researchers have attempted to introduce tactile stimulation to media and developed huggable devices. Previous experiments in Japan showed that a huggable communication technology, i.e.,(More)
The ethanolic extract of Tinospora crispa leaf had shown inhibitory activity toward α-glucosidase. Bioassay guided fractionation and separation of this extract led to the isolation of 17 flavonoids. Among them, four acylated glycosylflavonoids (6, 8, 9, 15) are new compounds. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectroscopic analysis. Among the(More)
OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Batroxobin on blood loss during spinal operations. METHODS After obtaining approval from the ethics committee at the hospital along with informed written consent, we performed a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study with 100 patients who were randomized equally into 2 groups(More)
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