Joseph Tecce

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This study investigated effects of transcendent experiences on contingent negative variation (CNV) amplitude, CNV rebound, and distraction effects. Three groups of age-matched subjects with few (<1 per year), more frequent (10-20 per year), or daily self-reported transcendent experiences received 31 simple RT trials (flash (S(1))/tone (S(2))/button press)(More)
The control of computer functions by eye movements was demonstrated in 14 normal volunteers. Electrical potentials recorded by horizontal and vertical electrooculography (EOG) were transformed into a cursor that represented a moving fixation point on a computer display. Subjects were able to spell words and sentences by using eye movements to place the(More)
Thirteen of 20 normal adults given 10 milligrams of dextroamphetamine exhibited paradoxical drowsiness accompanied by lowered electrical brain activity (contingent negative variation, or CNV) in the first hour post-drug. During this period, seven subjects showed behavioral alertness and increased CNV amplitude. Both groups of subjects showed heightened(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of depressive and high trait anxiety symptoms and substance use, including alcohol and nicotine, in first-year and second-year medical students in Skopje University Medical School, Republic of Macedonia. BACKGROUND It is important to investigate medical students because they are under significant pressure during(More)
Thirty-two normal volunteers were tested in three conditions: (1) a constant-foreperiod reaction-time situation consisting of a flash--tone--key-press sequence (control condition); (2) the addition of a short-term memory task consisting of four letters presented within the flash--tone interval with the requirement that they be repeated after key-press to(More)
Electrical brain activity (contingent negative variation or CNV) and psychomotor behavior (reaction time or RT) were measured after 50 mg of chlorpromazine (CPZ) or placebo were given orally to 28 normal women. CPZ reduced CNV 2 and 3 hrs post-drug and slowed RT 3 hrs post-drug. CNV amplitude appears to be an accurate indicator of drug-produced changes in(More)