During social interactions, an individual's behavior is largely governed by the subset of signals emitted by others. Discrimination of "self" from "other" regulates the territorial urine countermarking behavior of mice. To identify the cues for this social discrimination and understand how they are interpreted, we designed an olfactory-dependent… (More)
Association models constitute an attractive alternative to the usual log-linear models for modeling the dependence between classification variables. They impose special structure on the underlying association by assigning scores on the levels of each classification variable, which can be fixed or parametric. Under the general row-column (RC) association… (More)
Background: Climatic or meteorological condition changes have been implicated in the pathogenesis of Idiopathic Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss (ISSHL). We investigated the seasonal distribution of ISSHL and evaluated the influence of meteorological parameters (such as temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure), their variation and covariation on… (More)
In two-way contingency tables analysis, a popular class of models for describing the structure of the association between the two categorical variables are the so-called " association " models. Such models assign scores to the classification variables which can be either fixed and prespecified or unknown parameters to be estimated. Under the row–column (RC)… (More)
Kateri and Papaioannou [1997. Asymmetry models for contingency tables. proved that, under certain conditions, quasi-symmetry is the closest model to symmetry. A simpler ordinal quasi-symmetry model is the closest to symmetry, under a weaker condition of unequal marginal mean scores. It is a special case of a class of ordinal models based on f-divergence.
Interleukin-5 contributes both in eosinophilopoiesis and neural development. Serum interleukin-5 levels were measured with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay technique in 68 children with epilepsy receiving sodium valproate monotherapy and compared with the levels of 60 healthy controls and 14 children with epilepsy receiving carbamazepine. Eosinophilia was… (More)