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Nightmares, far from being unsuccessful dreams or exceptions to rules about dreams, can be considered paradigms for all dreaming. They allow us to follow exactly how a disturbance or perturbation is handled by the processing systems in our minds. The data considered here consists of dream series in the weeks and months immediately following trauma in(More)
The capacity of 1- and 3-month-old infants to discriminate 589 nm and 650 nm test fields from a 589 nm surround was tested using the forced-choice preferential looking (FPL) technique. The size of the test field ranged from 1 to 8 degrees. Test field size strongly influenced the infants' performance. One-month-olds discriminated 8 and 4 degrees (but not 2(More)
When tested monocularly, strabismic and amblyopic subjects often show asymmetries of optokinetic nystagmus (OKN), with OKN being more readily elicited by temporal-to-nasal than by nasal-to-temporal stimulus motion. We tested five visually normal subjects and ten strabismic and/or amblyopic subjects by use of motion-nulling stimuli, which consisted of(More)
The mature visual system possesses mechanisms that analyze visual inputs into bands of spatial frequency. This analysis appears to be important to several visual capabilities. We have investigated the development of these spatial-frequency channels in young infants. Experiment 1 used a masking paradigm to test 6-week-olds, 12-week-olds, and adults. The(More)
An objective visual evoked potential (VEP) technique was developed to evaluate spatial processing in humans over a wide range of ages. The constellation of stimulus conditions and analysis methods constitute a novel tool for the assessment of neural development. The key points that delineate this VEP technique are: (1) A brief, 6-s, swept-parameter stimulus(More)
Suspensions of embryonic chick neuronal cells adhered to monolayers of glial cells, but few neurons bound to control monolayers of fibroblastic cells from meninges or skin. Neuronal cell-glial cell adhesion was inhibited by prior incubation of the neurons with Fab' fragments of antibodies to neuronal membranes. In contrast, antibodies to the neural cell(More)
A new, intensity-based method of measuring syllable duration was used to assess syllabic timing in 75 patients with dysarthria of predominantly traumatic and cerebro-vascular origin and in 30 normal subjects. The applied speech tasks included repetitions of sentences containing chains of plosive-vowel-syllables. The logarithm of the duration of the syllable(More)
The displacements, durations, and velocities of the slow and fast components of both the primary and secondary nystagmus induced by constant angular acceleration were measured in 46 normal children 1 month to 11 years old. There were significant changes in nystagmus parameters in respect to maturation. The young infant had larger amplitude, higher velocity(More)