Doug Eakins

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Two experiments with 5- and 7-year-old children tested the hypotheses that auditory attention is used to (a) monitor a TV program for important visual content, and (b) semantically process program information through language to enhance comprehension and visual attention. A direct measure of auditory attention was the latency of the child's restoration of(More)
A primary goal of electric utilities is to maintain reliable and stable service. Therefore utilities forecast and evaluate future power system scenarios and implement the necessary improvements to mitigate adverse impacts. The reliability and age of the existing substation in their northeastern service territory prompted Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd)(More)
A sample of 271 3- and 5-year-olds and their families participated in a 2-year longitudinal study of television viewing patterns. 5 1-week diaries for all family members were collected at 6-month intervals. Programs were categorized as: (1) child informative, (2) child entertainment, (3) news and informative, (4) sports, (5) comedy, (6) drama, (7)(More)
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