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Synchronized low-frequency spontaneous fluctuations of the functional MRI (fMRI) signal have recently been applied to investigate large-scale neuronal networks of the brain in the absence of specific task instructions. However, the underlying neural mechanisms of these fluctuations remain largely unknown. To this end, electrophysiological recordings and(More)
In cerebral blood volume (CBV)-weighted functional MRI (fMRI) employing superparamagnetic contrast agent, iron dose and blood oxygenation level dependent (BOLD) contamination are two important issues for experimental design and CBV quantification. Both BOLD and CBV-weighted fMRI are based upon the susceptibility effect, to which spin-echo and gradient-echo(More)
The value of analyzing neuroimaging data on a group level has been well established in human studies. However, there is no standard procedure for registering and analyzing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data into common space in rodent fMRI studies. An approach for performing rat imaging data analysis in the stereotaxic framework is presented.(More)
A hallmark of human cognition is the ability to rapidly assign meaning to sensory stimuli. It has been suggested that this fast visual object categorization ability is accomplished by a feedforward processing hierarchy consisting of shape-selective neurons in occipito-temporal cortex that feed into task circuits in frontal cortex computing conceptual(More)
The impact of the major interferents (hemolysis, bilirubin, turbidity), on the quality of biochemical tests, was evaluated on multiparametric analysers (CL 7200 Shimadzu, Japan/Ciba-Corning, France; AU 5231 and AU 5223 Olympus, Japan/bioMérieux, France), according to the SFBC instructions. Interferences were detected in 33 cases upon 165 tests realized,(More)
Pilot-Induced Oscillations (PIOs) are potentially hazardous piloting phenomena in which a pilot's control-inputs and the aircraft control-responses have (for any of a number of possible reasons) become out of phase. During PIOs, aggressive over-controlling on the part of the pilot in order to overcome a perceived lack of control can lead to complete loss of(More)
The nature of 0 + excitations, especially in transitional and deformed nuclei, has attracted new attention. Following a recent experiment studying 158 Gd, we investigated a large group of nuclei in the rare-earth region with the (p, t) pickup reaction using the Q3D magnetic spectrograph at the University of Munich MP tandem accelerator laboratory. Outgoing(More)
A β-decaying high-spin isomer in (96)Cd, with a half-life T(1/2)=0.29(-0.10)(+0.11) s, has been established in a stopped beam rare isotope spectroscopic investigations at GSI (RISING) experiment. The nuclei were produced using the fragmentation of a primary beam of (124)Xe on a (9)Be target. From the half-life and the observed γ decays in the daughter(More)