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OBJECTIVE The aim of present study was to determine which brain regions are involved in the conscious perception of sound motion in humans. METHODS Six kinds of sound stimuli were studied. Two static sound stimuli with durations of 100 or 1000 ms remained at a fixed position during the stimulation period. Four moving sound stimuli with duration of 100 or(More)
Previous research work on the ergogenic effects of music has mainly involved constant power tests to exhaustion as dependent variables. Time trials are more externally valid than constant power tests, may be more reliable and allow the distribution of self-selected work-rate to be explored. We examined whether music improved starting, finishing and/or(More)
The main ingredient in cannabis, Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can elicit acute psychotic reactions in healthy individuals and precipitate relapse in schizophrenic patients. However, the neural mechanism of this is unknown. We tested the hypothesis that THC psychopathology is related to changes in electroencephalography (EEG) power or inter-regional(More)
Identifying what people do in the home can both inform ubiquitous computing application design decisions and provide training data to the machine learning algorithms used in their implementation. This paper describes an unsupervised technique in which contextual information gathered by ubiquitous sensors is used to help users label a multitude of anonymous(More)
Rating how well a routine activity is performed can be valuable in a variety of domains. Making the rating inexpensive and credible is a key aspect of the problem. We formalize the problem as MAP estimation in HMMs where the incoming trace needs repair. We present polynomial time algorithms for computing minimal repairs with maximal likelihood for HMMs,(More)
The aims of this pilot study were to determine whether the weight of a backpack, its position on the spine or time carried affected adolescents cervical and shoulder posture. Standing posture measured from the sagittal and frontal planes of 13 students was recorded photographically under several load carrying conditions. Cervical and shoulder position(More)
In-home health assessment of elders is often accomplished with the help of caregivers, usually family and friends. When formal support is necessary, it is commonly provided by case managers, professionals who visit the home to assess the mental and physical status of the elder, or " client. " In an effort to understand how ADLs are collected, we performed(More)
In this paper, we describe " The Activities of Daily Living Study, " a two-phased formative study designed to examine the work practices of professionals who perform in-home monitoring of elders' activities of daily living (ADLs). Supporting elderly adults' preference to live independently at home, i.e., to age in place, can forestall the transition to(More)