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The views expressed in this discussion paper are those of the authors and not necessarily of the authors' organizations or of the Institute of Medicine. The paper is intended to help inform and stimulate discussion. It has not been subjected to the review procedures of the Institute of Medicine and is not a report of the Institute of Medicine or of the(More)
Virtual reality and computer assisted physical rehabilitation applications require an unobtrusive and inexpensive real time monitoring systems. Existing systems are usually complex and expensive and based on infrared monitoring. In this paper we propose Avatar, a hybrid system consisting of off-the-shelf components and sensors. Absolute positioning of a few(More)
The drug, alpha-bungarotoxin (BTX) is believed to be a 'pure' nicotinic antagonist. Hence, use of this drug should avoid the secondary actions associated with other nicotinic antagonists. The hypothesis that the motor nerve terminal responds to the presence of acetylcholine (ACh) by releasing less transmitter was tested by examining the effects of BTX on(More)
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral health or primary care provider settings. CIHS is the first " national home " for(More)
The current study used a novel scene paradigm to investigate the role of encoding schemas on memory. Specifically, the study examined the influence of a strong encoding schema on retrieval of both schematic and non-schematic information, as well as false memories for information associated with the schema. Additionally, the separate roles of recollection(More)
Associative memory is considered to be resource-demanding, requiring individuals to learn individual items and the specific relationships between those items. Previous research has shown that prior studying of items aids in associative memory for pairs composed of those same items, as compared to pairs of items that have not been prelearned (e.g., Kilb &(More)
Visual aided augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) consists of books or technologies that contain visual symbols to supplement spoken language. A common observation concerning some forms of aided AAC is that message preparation can be frustratingly slow. We explored the uses of fMRI to examine the neural correlates of visual search for line(More)
Fluid flows play a dominant role in many processes that are important to mankind, such as weather, climate, industrial process, cooling, heating, etc. Scientific understanding of fluid flows has increased since the introduction of High Performance Computing (HPC) and the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations. Important tools to aid in the(More)
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