Fernando C. Capovilla

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Research shows abnormal function of the pre-frontal cortex in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). This cortex is involved in the control of executive functions related to planning and execution of goal-oriented strategies, working memory, inhibitions, cognitive flexibility, and selective attention. Selective attention involves focus on the(More)
traditional paper-and-pencil versions have been standardized with a sample of 1158 deaf students. This study provides preliminary validation of three out of the six computerized battery tests with hearing children. By comparing data obtained with the computerized tests to data obtained with the paper-and-pencil tests, the study found out that they are(More)
The paper describes SignRetrieval, a computerized system with a graphic-interface that allows deaf and hearing users to retrieve thousands of Brazilian sign language signs without depending on the knowledge of the Portuguese gloss that corresponds to the sign. It describes how the system was built and how it can be used to effectively retrieve Libras signs.(More)
Eye movements and scan patterns in mental rotation tasks Abstract The purpose of this paper is to identify the strategies used on mental rotation tasks by analyzing ocular movements. The performance of 40 participants on comparison of pairs of three-dimensional objects, rotated on the y-axis, from 0 o to 180 o was analyzed. An eye-tracking computerized(More)
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