Jennifer Frymiare

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People sometimes solve problems with a unique process called insight, accompanied by an "Aha!" experience. It has long been unclear whether different cognitive and neural processes lead to insight versus noninsight solutions, or if solutions differ only in subsequent subjective feeling. Recent behavioral studies indicate distinct patterns of performance and(More)
Neurofeedback (NF) is an electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback technique for training individuals to alter their brain activity via operant conditioning. Research has shown that NF helps reduce symptoms of several neurological and psychiatric disorders, with ongoing research currently investigating applications to other disorders and to the enhancement(More)
Insight occurs when problem solutions arise suddenly and seem obviously correct, and is associated with an "Aha!" experience. Prior theorizing concerning preparation that facilitates insight focused on solvers' problem-specific knowledge. We hypothesized that a distinct type of mental preparation, manifested in a distinct brain state, would facilitate(More)
This chapter provides an overview of recent research that uses eye movements to<lb>investigate spoken language comprehension. We outline the logic of what is now<lb>commonly referred to as the “visual world” paradigm and review some of the founda-<lb>tional studies. We then use some sample experiments to review methodological issues,<lb>including issues of(More)
As the number of the elderly population affected by Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rises rapidly, the need to find an accurate, inexpensive and non-intrusive diagnostic procedure that can be made available to community healthcare providers is becoming an increasingly urgent public health concern. Several recent studies have looked at analyzing(More)
Early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease is a major concern due to large portions of the elderly population it affects and the lack of a standard and effective diagnosis procedure that is available to community healthcare providers. Several studies have been performed using wavelets or other signal processing methods to analyze EEG signals in an attempt to(More)
The diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease at an early stage is a major concern due to growing number of the elderly population affected, as well as the lack of a standard and effective diagnosis procedure available to community healthcare providers. Recent studies have used wavelets and other signal processing methods to analyze EEG signals in an attempt to find(More)
Researchers have hypothesized that autistics are missing core modules of the brain, critical neural tissue necessary for accomplishing various processes. In this article, we critically review the evidence supporting two such hypothesized deficits. We ask whether autistic brains lack a module for understanding the behavior of others (i.e., theory of mind)(More)
Insight occurs when problem solutions arise suddenly and seem obviously correct, and is associated with an ‘‘Aha!’’ experience. Prior theorizing concerning preparation that facilitates insight focused on solvers’ problem-specific knowledge. We hypothesized that a distinct type of mental preparation, manifested in a distinct brain state, would facilitate(More)
Researchers have hypothesized that autistics are missing core modules of the brain, critical neural tissue necessary for accomplishing various processes. In this article, we critically review the evidence supporting two such hypothesized deficits. We ask whether autistic brains lack a module for understanding the behavior of others (i.e., theory of mind)(More)
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