Christopher Chamberlin

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Research investigating the preparation and control of rapid, multisegmented responses typically has assumed complete programming of the response occurring prior to movement initiation and has made use of a simple reaction time (RT) paradigm. A notable exception is Rosenbaum's work which proposed the Hierarchical Editor (HED) model that is specifically(More)
The effect of adding cognitively demanding elements to the performance of a real-world motor task in which functional interference among the elements in performance existed was investigated across level of expertise. The primary task involved running as quickly as possible through a 15.25-m slalom course. Two secondary tasks were used, dribbling of a soccer(More)
We examined the effect of immune stimulation by a human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) immunogen (Remune) compared to a non-HIV vaccine (influenza) on HIV-1-specific immune responses in HIV-1-seropositive subjects. HIV-1 p24 antigen-stimulated lymphocyte proliferation was not augmented after immunization with the influenza vaccine. In contrast,(More)
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a highly contagious infectious agent that causes outbreaks in institutional settings. Transmission of VZV is felt to occur following direct contact with an infected individual and by aerosol spread. To document the aerosolization of VZV, a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay was used to detect VZV DNA in air samples(More)
The antiviral and clinical efficacy of sorivudine in adults with varicella was evaluated in a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial. A total of 186 patients were hospitalized for isolation and treatment within 96 h of rash onset. The diagnosis of varicella was confirmed in 184 patients with paired sera. Patients were randomly assigned to receive(More)
The polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was used to detect varicella-zoster virus (VZV) DNA in respiratory epithelial cells and in peripheral blood leukocytes from adults with varicella. VZV DNA was detected in oropharyngeal epithelium in 62% of patients early in the course of varicella; the amount of VZV DNA declined with time and was detectable in only 22% of(More)
Given the need for a memory representation of well-learned motor skills, a common assumption in motor behavior is that this knowledge is stored in a central, abstracted form. Active production of motor skills has not been used in experimental designs that have provided empirical support for this view of representation, however. Much of the faith in(More)
The objective of this research is to advance the state-of-the-art of disaster loss modeling, with particular emphasis on understanding how mitigating lifeline infrastructure systems can improve the disaster resilience of a community. A model will be developed that focuses on direct social and economic losses. It will be applied to the Los Angeles Department(More)
Currently, a popular model for the central representation of motor skills is embodied in Schmidt's schema theory of discrete motor skill learning (Schmidt, 1975). Two experiments are reported here that contrast predictions from a schema abstraction model that is the basis for schema theory with those from an exemplar-based model of motor skill memory(More)
CONTEXT Apparent second episodes of varicella are reported in immunocompetent hosts, but laboratory confirmation of prior immune status has rarely been possible. OBJECTIVE To evaluate adult patients with varicella who claimed to have had previous varicella to determine whether they had true second episodes or primary cases with inaccurate clinical(More)
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