Daniel Taylor

Learn More
The master circadian clock located within the hypothalamic suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) is necessary for the circadian rhythm of glucocorticoid (GC) release. The pathways by which the SCN sustains rhythmic GC release remain unclear. We studied the circadian regulation of cortisol release in the behaviorally split golden hamster, in which the single bout of(More)
—Mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, are becoming the universal interface to online services and applications. However, such devices have limited computational power and battery life, which limits their ability to execute resource-intensive applications. Computation outsourcing to external resources has been proposed as a technique to(More)
We describe a mobile health application that collects data relevant to the treatment of insomnia and other sleep-related problems. The application is based on the principles from neuroergonomics, which emphasizes assessment of the brain’s alertness system in everyday, naturalistic environments, and ubiquitous computing. Application benefits include the(More)
A new method for the classification of domain movements in proteins is described and applied to 1822 pairs of structures from the Protein Data Bank that represent a domain movement in two-domain proteins. The method is based on changes in contacts between residues from the two domains in moving from one conformation to the other. We argue that there are(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the effects of speed deception on performance, physiological and perceptual responses, and pacing during sprint-distance triathlon running. METHODS Eight competitive triathletes completed three simulated sprint-distance triathlons (0.75 km swim, 20 km bike, 5 km run) in a randomised order, with swimming and cycling sections(More)
MOTIVATION A popular method for classification of protein domain movements apportions them into two main types: those with a 'hinge' mechanism and those with a 'shear' mechanism. The intuitive assignment of domain movements to these classes has limited the number of domain movements that can be classified in this way. Furthermore, whether intended or not,(More)
OBJECTIVE The study evaluated the effects of mood induction procedures on body image. METHOD Eighty female undergraduates participated in combinations of two valences (negative vs. positive) and two types (self-referent vs. other-referent) of mood induction procedures (MIPs). A measure of subjective mood and seven measures of body image were administered(More)