Howard R Steinberg

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The topic of this paper is the intraindividual stability of the EEG at rest for repeated recordings with respect to two sets of spectral parameters. Variability arises due to changes in experimental conditions (such as vigilance) and also due to the inherent random elements of the EEG. The two sets of parameters considered are broad-band parameters and(More)
Previous research has found high rates of psychiatric disorders among veterans with war zone-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, many studies in this area are methodologically limited in ways that preclude unambiguous interpretation of their results. The purpose of this study was to address some of these limitations to clarify the(More)
Listeriosis is an important food-borne disease that causes high rates of morbidity and mortality. For reasons that are not clear, most large outbreaks of human listeriosis involve Listeria monocytogenes serotype 4b. Relatively little is known about the pathogenesis of listeriosis following gastrointestinal exposure to food-borne disease isolates of L.(More)
Forty regular male runners were divided into two similar groups and studied for six weeks. One group continued normal running, but the other stopped running for the middle two weeks of the study. Questionnaires were completed at the end of each week. Symptoms of depression were greater in the withdrawn than in the control group at the end of the second week(More)
OBJECTIVES It has been widely accepted in the literature that various forms of physical exercise, even in a single session, enhance positive mood. It has also been shown that physical exercise may sometimes enhance creative thinking, but the evidence is inconclusive. Positive moods can favour creative thinking, but the opposite has also been reported and(More)
The first symposium on endorphins and behavioural processes in Britain was held by the British Psychological Society in March 1985. Against a background of the explosive history of the discovery of endogenous opioids, problems of terminology, and basic mechanisms and concepts, five papers reflect the main fields in which outstanding progress has been made:(More)
A simple objective method using the irregularity of the spacing of rats' footprints to determine drug-induced locomotor ataxia has been adapted for mice and for computer analysis, by means of a digitizer-based program. Results obtained by the usual manual method of measuring and analyzing the records are compared with results of the computerized method. The(More)
Up to 90% of individuals with schizophrenia smoke cigarettes, and many show signs of heavy dependence. Although the severity of nicotine dependence is often measured by the six-item Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND), this measure, in its current form, may not be as appropriate in this population--or in others who's smoking is regulated by(More)
Infection with Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis causes Johne's disease in cattle and is a serious problem for the dairy industry worldwide. Development of models to mimic aspects of Johne's disease remains an elusive goal because of the chronic nature of the disease. In this report, we describe a surgical approach employed to characterize the(More)
Alcohol dependent smokers (N=118) enrolled in an intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment program were randomized to a concurrent brief or intensive smoking cessation intervention. Brief treatment consisted of a 15-min counseling session with 5 min of follow-up. Intensive intervention consisted of three 1-hr counseling sessions plus 8 weeks of(More)