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Assymmetries of monocular optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) following anomalous visual experience are thought to be due to disruption at the cortical level. Visual disruption usually results from eye suture (in animals), unilateral dense and central cataracts or strabismus (in humans). Many form-deprived animals and humans frequently show a residual strabismus(More)
Several reports on monocular optokinetic nystagmus (OKN) in observers with strabismus have found that asymmetry of OKN tends to occur in both eyes of observers with an early onset of strabismus but only in the deviating eye of those with a later onset of strabismus. Our objective was to quantify and compare the magnitude of the OKN asymmetry in each eye as(More)
We investigated retest learning (i.e., performance improvement through retest practice) in the absence of item-specific effects (i.e., learning through memorizing or becoming familiar with specific items) with older adults. Thirty-one older adults (ages 60-82 years, M = 71.10, SD = 6.27) participated in an eight-session self-guided retest program. To(More)
Deficits of motion processing have been reported in individuals with infantile strabismus. Here we examined motion perception in early and late onset strabismic individuals with varying levels of stereo acuity using the Fine Grain Motion Illusion (FGMI). The FGMI is an illusion of motion, where under some conditions, observers report exaggerated motion. It(More)
Visual perception is constructive in nature; that is, a coherent whole is generated from ambiguous fragments that are encountered in dynamic visual scenes. Creating this coherent whole from fragmented sensory inputs requires one to detect, identify, distinguish and organize sensory input. The organization of fragments into a coherent whole is facilitated by(More)
When one sense is unavailable, sensory responsibilities shift and processing of the remaining modalities becomes enhanced to compensate for missing information. This shift, referred to as compensatory plasticity, results in a unique sensory experience for individuals who are deaf, including the manner in which music is perceived. This paper evaluates the(More)
This study examined whether the nonitem-specific retest learning effects, previously shown with young-old adults primarily in their 60s and 70s, could be extended to oldest-old adults aged 80 and onward. Twenty-one oldest-olds participated in an 8-session retest training program with three ability domains: perceptual speed, inductive reasoning, and visual(More)
ABSTRACT Little research has been conducted to understand the difference in driving performance between younger-old adults (60-75 years) and older-old adults (76+ years), or simply younger olds and older olds. The main objective of this study was to determine if a minimal increase in road light level (luminance) differently affects the performance of these(More)
  • Diane Martz, Maureen Reed, Ingrid Brueckner, Suzanne Mills, I Martz, Diane J F
  • 2006
Status of Women Canada is committed to ensuring that all research produced through the Policy Research Fund adheres to high methodological, ethical and professional standards. Specialists in the field anonymously review each paper and provide comments on: • The accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the information presented; • The extent to which the(More)
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