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Previous studies reveal age by valence interactions in attention and memory, such that older adults focus relatively more on positive and relatively less on negative stimuli than younger adults. In the current study, eyeblink startle response was used to measure differences in emotional reactivity to images that were equally arousing to both age groups.(More)
Motivated by methods used in language modeling and grammar induction , we propose the use of pragmatic constraints and perplexity as criteria to filter the unlabeled data used to generate the semantic similarity model. We investigate unsupervised adaptation algorithms of the semantic-affective models proposed in [1, 2]. Affec-tive ratings at the utterance(More)
Studies have examined the impact of distraction on basic task performance (e.g., working memory, motor responses), yet research is lacking regarding its impact in the domain of think-aloud cognitive assessment, where the threat to assessment validity is high. The Articulated Thoughts in Simulated Situations think-aloud cognitive assessment paradigm was(More)
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