Michael Farmer

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The existence of a phonemic deficit that is predictive of, and probably causal to, many cases of reading difficulty is well established. Tallal (1984) has suggested that this phonemic deficit is in fact a symptom of an underlying auditory temporal processing deficit. Our purpose in this paper is to evaluate the plausibility of this hypothesis. The various(More)
It has recently been claimed (Geiger & Lettvin, 1987; Perry, Dember, Warm, & Sacks, 1989) that the acuity/eccentricity function is flatter in dyslexics than in normal subjects, with dyslexics showing better performance in the periphery and worse performance at fixation. In these studies, all target letters were presented to the right of fixation, a(More)
A number of points and criticisms were raised in the commentaries on our review paper (Farmer & Klein, 1995), and in this reply we address the most pertinent and major of those points. First, we clarify and expand upon what we mean by a temporal processing deficit. We then address Studdert-Kennedy and Mody's (1995) major claims, which are confined to the(More)
Optimized management of energy resources within smart microgrids may require an approximation of near future power demands to institute efficient scheduling of tasks. Since demands are volatile in shorter time spans, localized short-term prediction of demand is non-trivial. Local prediction requires efficiency of calculations to minimize computational(More)
Much research has been devoted to the study of exclusively distance-learning paradigms for teaching various technological subjects, yet many students have not been satisfied with existing distance learning methodologies. This paper addresses a new approach called the cyber classroom, which combines the best practices of distance learning with traditional(More)
In many real-time object recognition applications, the system experiences conditions where the classification results are not reliable due to a variety of environmental or object poses where correct classification is difficult or even impossible. We propose that by tracking the motion and orientation of the object of interest, and fusing this information(More)