Maria R. Thompson

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The influence of local static magnetic field inhomogeneities on gradient-echo imaging is discussed and the underlying theoretical aspects are reviewed. A high-resolution approach is suggested to suppress image distortion and restore signal loss due to spin dephasing. Acquisition of three-dimensional data sets not only overcomes part of the limitations(More)
An insertable head gradient coil with a maximum gradient amplitude of 45 mT/m and a rise time of 150 musec along all three major axes was used to collect high-spatial-resolution, single-shot, spin-echo, echo-planar, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images with b values ranging from 0 to 2,200 sec/mm2. Improvements in spatial resolution allowed better(More)
Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the contributions and dedication of the members of the Science Leadership Team (SLT) and others who participated in the development of this Next Generation Science Standards Systems Implementation Plan for California. We extend a special thank you to the California State Board of Education (SBE) and to our two(More)
The theoretical richness and variety of the new growth literature can make it difficult to capture the essence of growth models. With this paper, we wish to provide one possible integrating view of the nature of the growth generating processes. Revisiting the models that constitute the core of growth theory, we expose analytically the main mechanisms(More)
Whether Color Rendering can be strategically modulated is an open question in the field of solid state lighting. An affirmative finding would bestow additional significant benefits to the use of solid state sources for general lighting applications. We report results of a pilot study that evaluates the perceptual impact of modulation of color rendering(More)
An affirmative finding as whether color rendering can be strategically modulated would present additional significant benefits to the use of light emitting diodes, LEDs, in general illumination. The intent of this research is to appraise the perception of changes in color rendering (CR) when these happen in people's surroundings, and verify our hypothesis(More)
Counselling psychology appears to be neglecting the importance and merits of working with the client population associated with the preterm neonate within the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Throughout, the benefits of such a move are highlighted with particular emphasis on how counselling psychologists are uniquely qualified for this role. Specialist(More)
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