Normalization of brain images is a crucial step in MRI data analysis, especially when dealing with abnormal brains. Although cost function masking (CFM) appears to successfully solve this problem and seems to be necessary for patients with chronic stroke lesions, this procedure is very time consuming. The present study sought to find viable, fully automated… (More)
Cadmium, a common environmental pollutant and a major constituent of tobacco smoke, has been identified as a new class of endocrine disruptors with a wide range of detrimental effects on mammalian reproduction. During human pregnancy, maternal cadmium exposure, via the environment and/or cigarette smoking, leads to fetal growth restriction (FGR), but the… (More)
Peduncular hallucinations are generally associated with lesions of the midbrain. We describe a 68-year-old man who developed left hemiparesis, paraesthesias on the left side and vivid visual hallucinations, suggesting peduncular hallucinosis. MRI demonstrated a right posterior thalamic infarct as the sole lesion.
The farm planning problem is a critical aspect in the design of decision support systems (DSSs) for complex farm advising. Traditionally, the approaches to this problem have been very simple and unable to manage the complexity of the problem, which involves scheduling of field tasks, investment analysis, machinery selection, cost/benefit analysis, and other… (More)
Novel rehabilitation interventions have improved motor recovery by induction of neural plasticity in individuals with stroke. Of these, Music-supported therapy (MST) is based on music training designed to restore motor deficits. Music training requires multimodal processing, involving the integration and co-operation of visual, motor, auditory, affective… (More)