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Users increasingly depend on WLAN for business and entertainment. However, they occasionally experience dead spots and high loss rates. We show that these problems can be addressed by exposing information readily available at the physical layer. We make the physical layer convey its confidence that a particular bit is "0" or "1" to the higher layers. Access(More)
Physical layer techniques have come a long way and can achieve close to Shannon capacity for single pointto-point transmissions. It is apparent that, to further improve network capacity significantly, we have to resort to concurrent transmissions. Multiple concurrent transmission techniques (e.g., zero forcing, interference alignment and distributed MIMO)(More)
Four experiments were conducted to determine whether or not the presence and placement of distractors in a rapid serial auditory stream has any influence on the emergence of the auditory attentional blink (AB). Experiment 1 revealed that the presence of distractors is necessary to produce the auditory AB. In Experiments 2 and 3, the auditory AB was reduced(More)
Attentional blink (AB) refers to a phenomenon where the correct identification of a first target (i.e., target) impairs the processing of a second target (i.e., probe) nearby in time. In the present study, we investigate the influence of temporal attention on auditory AB by means of scalp-recorded event-related potentials. Participants were instructed to(More)
This paper examines the impacts of social factors on lenders’ decision-making in online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. Data collected from a major U.S. online loan marketplace, Prosper.com, have been analyzed. We propose a model based on preferential attachment and fragmentation to model the bidding behavior of lenders. Our data analysis presents strong(More)
Attending and responding to sound location generates increased activity in parietal cortex which may index auditory spatial working memory and/or goal-directed action. Here, we used an n-back task (Experiment 1) and an adaptation paradigm (Experiment 2) to distinguish memory-related activity from that associated with goal-directed action. In Experiment 1,(More)
Three experiments were designed to investigate the causes of the auditory attentional blink (AB). Experiments 1A and 1B revealed that there was a larger auditory AB when the target and the distractors were different in two attributes than when they were different in only one attribute. Experiments 2A and 2B showed that for pure-tone distractor sequences,(More)
Controlling the electronic properties of interfaces has enormous scientific and technological implications and has been recently extended from semiconductors to complex oxides that host emergent ground states not present in the parent materials. These oxide interfaces present a fundamentally new opportunity where, instead of conventional bandgap(More)