Loren Hoffman

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The members of the Committee appointed to examine the thesis of RASIKA MUDUMBAI CHAKRAVARTHY find it satisfactory and recommend that it be accepted. on my thesis committee. of Electricity Delivery, via subcontract 49944 with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) for providing financial support during my studies which would not have been possible otherwise.(More)
Galaxies with stellar bulges are generically observed to host supermassive black holes (SMBHs). The hierarchical merging of galaxies should therefore lead to the formation of SMBH binaries. Merging of old massive galaxies with little gas promotes the formation of low-density nuclei where SMBH binaries are expected to survive over long times. If the binary(More)
Contrast sensitivity, a more recent test of visual function, has never been studied in its relationship to sports vision. The hypothesis that contrast sensitivity functions among college varsity level baseball players significantly differs from that of a random sample of optometry students was tested using Arden grating plates. A statistically significant(More)
The properties of elliptical galaxies are broadly consistent with simulated remnants of gas-rich mergers between spirals, motivating more detailed studies of the imprint of this formation mechanism on the remnant distribution function. Gas has a strong impact on the non-Gaussian shapes of the line-of-sight velocity distributions (LOSVDs) of the merger(More)
Optometrists utilize handouts and pamphlets to facilitate information and instruction recall by their patients. A study was conducted to determine the effect of using pictorial cues. Thirty-six college students learned fifteen nouns in numerical order. In one condition subjects perceived the nouns alone, in another they perceived the nouns with(More)
In examination and treatment of patients with strabismus one often encounters abnormal sensory adaptations such as eccentric fixation and anomalous retinal correspondence. Prognosis and treatment of strabismus are dependent on the presence or absence of these conditions. When eccentric fixation is present it becomes difficult to interpret the results of(More)
Studies have shown that many children with learning problems have difficulties of an integrative nature. In addition, these same children often require more time for visual information processing. In this study, the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI) was given to children between the ages of 5 and 12 years, the children being categorized(More)
The relation of accommodative to visual-motor perceptual abilities was investigated. patients between 5 and 13 years of age manifesting both accommodative and visual-motor perceptual deficits were given accommodative therapy. The effect of this therapy was analyzed, and the results indicated that improvement in the visual and motor perceptual abilities(More)
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