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Quality of life issues must be addressed more vigorously in the care of chronic mental patients. In a survey of 30 large board-and-care homes in Los Angeles, 278 mentally disabled residents described their life conditions and satisfaction in eight areas: living situation, family relations, social relations, leisure activities, work, finances, safety, and(More)
Schizophrenia is associated with fronto-temporal dysconnectivity, but it is not clear whether this is a risk factor for the disorder or is a consequence of the established illness. The aim of the present study was to use fMRI to investigate fronto-temporal connectivity in subjects with prodromal signs of schizophrenia using the Hayling Sentence Completion(More)
This paper proposes that the physicality of an instrument be considered an important aspect in the design of new interfaces for musical expression. The use of Laban's theory of effort in the design of new effortful interfaces, in particular looking at effort-space modulation, is investigated, and a platform for effortful interface development (named the(More)
This paper presents a comparison of the movement styles of two theremin players based on observation and analysis of video recordings. The premise behind this research is that a consideration of musicians' movements could form the basis for a new framework for the design of new instruments. Laban Movement Analysis is used to qualitatively analyse the(More)
This paper describes a software extension to the Reactable entitled Gestroviser that was developed to explore musician machine collaboration at the control signal level. The system functions by sampling a performers input, processing or reshaping this sampled input, and then repeatedly replaying it. The degree to which the sampled control signal is(More)
This paper describes the Crackle exhibition, an interactive exhibition presented at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1975. We propose that it can be seen as a foreshadowing of aspects of the current state of the art of TEI avant la lettre; and that there might not only be value in examining historical work to construct a longer historical framework for(More)
Although more than 30% of ambulatory medical patients are depressed, little is known about how their depression is managed in the primary care setting. We surveyed 282 primary care physicians at two internal medicine and four family medicine programs. We asked these physicians to describe how they actually managed depression in their depressed medical(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS Paraneoplastic dermatoses are skin disorders that are associated with malignancy. Anaplastic large T-cell lymphoma (ALTCL) has rarely been associated with paraneoplastic skin manifestations such as gangrenous foot ulcers and erythroderma. METHODS We describe a case of ALTCL presenting as a large annular skin rash. The clinical picture,(More)
Loudness normalisation has been heralded as a tonic for the loudness wars. In this paper we propose that a side effect of its implementation may be a greater awareness of sound quality. This side effect is explored through an analysis of the manner in which music is listened to under this new paradigm. It is concluded that the conditions necessary for sound(More)