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As Chinese is written without orthographical word boundaries (i.e., spaces), it is unclear whether saccade targets are selected on the basis of characters or words and whether saccades are aimed at the beginning or the centre of words. Here, we report an experiment where 30 Chinese readers read 150 sentences while their eye movements were monitored. They(More)
—In compressive sensing (CS), the goal is to recover signals at reduced sample rate compared to the classic Shannon-Nyquist rate. However, the classic CS theory assumes the measurements to be real-valued and have infinite bit precision. The quantization of CS measurements has been studied recently and it has been shown that accurate and stable signal(More)
Amyloid beta (Abeta) is considered to be responsible for the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Mitochondrial and ER apoptotic pathways are considered to be involved in this process. Galantamine is an acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitor widely used for patients with AD. In this study, we investigated the neuroprotective effects of galantamine on(More)
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) is a potent mitogenic protein which can enhance the osteogenic differentiation of periodontal ligament (PDL) fibroblasts. However, it remains unclear whether IGF-1 can stimulate the osteogenic differentiation and osteogenesis of human periodontal ligament stem cells (PDLSCs). In this study, STRO-1+ PDLSCs were isolated(More)
Evidence for semantic preview benefit (PB) from parafoveal words has been elusive for reading alphabetic scripts such as English. Here we report semantic PB for noncompound characters in Chinese reading with the boundary paradigm. In addition, PBs for orthographic relatedness and, as a numeric trend, for phonological relatedness were obtained. Results are(More)
PURPOSE To identify the genetic cause responsible for the autosomal dominant hereditary cataract in a Chinese family. METHODS A whole family of a proband who has a dominant congenital pulverulent nuclear cataract was recruited into Zhongnan Hospital. The lenses of patients were observed by a slit-lamp microscope, and the lenses of the proband's mother(More)
This article studies the problem of image restoration of observed images corrupted by impulse noise and mixed Gaussian impulse noise. Since the pixels damaged by impulse noise contain no information about the true image, how to find this set correctly is a very important problem. We propose two methods based on blind inpainting and 0 minimization that can(More)
We measured Chinese dyslexic and control children's eye movements during rapid automatized naming (RAN) with alphanumeric (digits) and symbolic (dice surfaces) stimuli. Both types of stimuli required identical oral responses, controlling for effects associated with speech production. Results showed that naming dice was much slower than naming digits for(More)