Michael Z. F. Li

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The major pelvic ganglion in both the rat and guinea pig has been extensively studied because of its anatomical simplicity. To clarify the target specific neural pathway in the diffusely distributed pelvic ganglia of larger animals, the pelvic plexus of the female dog was investigated by retrograde tracing and immunohistochemistry. The whole mount staining(More)
This paper provides a unified framework to study monotone optimal control for a class of Markov decision processes through D-multimodularity. We demonstrate that each system in this class can be classified as either a substitution-type or a complement-type system according to the possible transition set, which can be used as a classification mechanism that(More)
Evidence suggests that the cerebral blood flow patterns accompanying cognitive activity are retained in many locked-in patients. These patterns can be monitored using transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD), a medical imaging technique that measures bilateral cerebral blood flow velocities. Recently, TCD has been proposed as an alternative imaging modality(More)
Neuronal circuitry between the inferior mesenteric ganglion (IMG) and the distal colon as well as the rectum, forming the intestino-intestinal reflex pathway, was investigated in the dog using immunohistochemistry combined with retrograde tract tracing and denervation experiments. Virtually all IMG neurons were tyrosine hydroxylase (TH)-immunoreactive. Of(More)
0. ABSTRACT This paper details the design, development, and evaluation of a Kinect-powered application to facilitate the instruction of ballroom dance. The application uses the Kinect camera's skeletal tracking capabilities to teach and evaluate users through various ballroom dance positions and concepts, taking the form of a number of training modules that(More)