INTRODUCTION Developmental stuttering (DS) is viewed as a motor speech-specific disorder, although several lines of research suggest that DS is a symptom of a broader motor disorder. We investigated corticospinal excitability in adult DS and normal speakers. METHODS Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) was administered over left/right hand… (More)
OBJECTIVES Paroxetine has been reported to be useful for management of stuttering symptoms, but only a few reports have examined its effects. We have investigated the efficacy of paroxetine in a randomized, placebo-controlled study. METHODS Five stuttering subjects received paroxetine at 20 mg once daily at night for 12 weeks, and 5 received placebo. The… (More)
We introduce a novel approach to automatically detect ineffective breathing efforts in patients in intensive care subject to assisted ventilation. The method is based on synthesising from data temporal logic formulae which are able to discriminate between normal and ineffective breaths. The learning procedure consists in first constructing statistical… (More)
Background Repetitive TMS (rTMS) is effective in migraine prophylaxis.
2 Since their inception in 1979 the Linz Seminars on Fuzzy Sets have emphasized the development of mathematical aspects of fuzzy sets by bringing together researchers in fuzzy sets and established mathematicians whose work outside the fuzzy setting can provide direction for further research. The seminar is deliberately kept small and intimate so that… (More)
Consider the following very familiar decision-theoretic situation: a list L is chosen out of a (finite) input set X , and is communicated to an observer. Further, an input object x, sometimes called a state of nature, is chosen inside L. The observer cannot observe directly x, but only a " corrupted version " thereof, y say. He/she makes the following… (More)