Michael L. Bernard

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This study examined passages containing two serif and sans serif fonts at 12 and 14-point sizes for differences in legibility, reading time, and general preference when read by an older population. A significant main effect of size was found for font legibility in that 14-point fonts were more legible to read than 12-point fonts. A marginal interaction was(More)
A model-free, biologically-motivated learning and control algorithm called S-learning is described as implemented in an Surveyor SRV-1 mobile robot. S-learning demonstrated learning of robotic and environmental structure sufficient to allow it to achieve its goals (finding high-or low-contrast views in its environment). No modeling information about the(More)
This study investigated how common online text a V ects reading performance of elementary school-age children by examining the actual and perceived readability of four computer-displayed typefaces at 12-and 14-point sizes. Twenty-seven children, ages 9 to 11, were asked to read eight children's passages and identify erroneous/substituted words while(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to develop a model to predict the emotional and behavioral responses to an avian flu outbreak. METHODS The participants were 289 university students ranging in age, income, and ethnic backgrounds. They were presented with scenarios describing avian flu outbreaks affecting their community. They reported their(More)