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It has been hypothesized that a Theory of Mind (ToM) deficit could be a vulnerability marker for psychosis. Recent studies, however, have shown ToM deficits in affective relapses of bipolar disorder as well as in the euthymic phase. This study analyzes the relationship between ToM and a previous history of psychotic symptoms in bipolar disorder. ToM,… (More)
A scheme for solving Whitham hierarchies satisfying a special class of string equations is presented. The τ-function of the corresponding solutions is obtained and the differential expressions of the underlying Virasoro constraints are characterized. Illustrative examples of exact solutions of Whitham hierarchies are derived and applications to conformal… (More)
We show that the quantum field theoretical formulation of the τ-function theory has a geometrical interpretation within the classical transformation theory of conjugate nets. In particular, we prove that i) the partial charge transformations preserving the neutral sector are Laplace transformations, ii) the basic vertex operators are Lévy and adjoint Lévy… (More)
Solutions of the Riemann-Hilbert problem implementing the twisto-rial structure of the dispersionless Toda (dToda) hierarchy are obtained. Two types of string equations are considered which characterize solutions arising in hodograph sectors and integrable structures of two-dimensional quantum gravity and Laplacian growth problems.
A class of exact solutions of the dispersionless Toda hierarchy constrained by a string equation is obtained. These solutions represent deformations of analytic curves with a finite number of nonzero harmonic moments. The corresponding τ-functions are determined and the emergence of cusps is studied.
A scheme for solving quasiclassical string equations is developped to prove that genus-zero Whitham hierarchies describe the deformations of planar domains determined by rational conformal maps. This property is applied in normal matrix models to show that deformations of simply-connected supports of eigenvalues under changes of coupling constants are… (More)
Integrable hierarchies associated with the singular sector of the KP hierarchy, or equivalently, with ¯ ∂-operators of non-zero index are studied. They arise as the restriction of the standard KP hierarchy to submanifols of finite codimension in the space of independent variables. For higher ¯ ∂-index these hierarchies represent themselves families of… (More)
We discuss the Pauli Hamiltonian including the spin-orbit interaction within an U (1) × SU (2) gauge theory interpretation, where the gauge symmetry appears to be broken. This interpretation offers new insight into the problem of spin currents in the condensed matter environment, and can be extended to Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit interactions. We… (More)