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There is growing evidence that face recognition is "special" but less certainty concerning the way in which it is special. The authors review and compare previous proposals and their own more recent hypothesis, that faces are recognized "holistically" (i.e., using relatively less part decomposition than other types of objects). This hypothesis, which can(More)
Abstract By simulating neglect-like effects in neurologically intact observers, we evaluated whether normal attentional allocation can be object centered. In a series of three experiments, observers detected a small gap on the left or right side of a configuration presented in either the left of right visual field. The figures were positioned so that on(More)
In a study of right-parietal patients, Behrmann and Moscovitch [Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 6, pp.1-16, 1994] found object-centered left neglect for asymmetrical but not symmetrical letters, leading them to attribute this neglect to the objects' canonical handedness or intrinsic asymmetry. Using a similar task, we find the same results in(More)
Unilateral neglect may be due to attentional bias: an exaggerated tendency to orient in an ipsilesional direction. Likewise, cases of vertical neglect suggest the existence of vertical attentional biases. This article reports evidence of upward biases in neurologically intact observers. In 5 experiments, observers performed a visual line-bisection task by(More)
This study examines elderly and advanced elderly inpatients' perceptions of acute care service quality, prioritises opportunities for quality improvement, and assesses variation in patients' satisfaction with care. Psychometrically-validated postal questionnaires were sent to random samplings of patients discharged from the US acute care facilities in 2002(More)
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