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Background: Remote sensing technology provides detailed spectral and thermal images of the earth's surface from which surrogate ecological indicators of complex processes can be measured.
The last several decades have seen a large increase in knowledge of the underlying biological mechanisms that serve learning and memory. The insights gleaned from neurobiological and cognitive neuroscientific experimentation in humans and in animal models have identified many of the processes at the molecular, cellular, and systems levels that occur during… (More)
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Date ii Dedication Dedicated to my family, Mom, Dad, Caroline and Dave, and to Tony. Thank you all for your support and love. J. Lapadula for their seemingly endless patience and insight. Their experience and knowledge was invaluable to the successful completion of this project. I would also like to thank my committee members, Dr. And nally, thanks to all… (More)