Nicole N Phillips

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Previous research suggests that the noradrenergic system modulates flexibility of access to the lexical-semantic network, with propranolol benefiting normal subjects in lexical-semantic problem solving tasks. Patients with Broca's aphasia with anomia have impaired ability to access appropriate verbal output for a given visual stimulus in a naming task.(More)
Individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have been shown in some studies to be less susceptible to the verbal "false memory" effect, perhaps due to restricted semantic associative networks. High-functioning individuals with ASD can demonstrate subtle language impairments. However, relative preservation of spatial skills can also be observed. This(More)
UNLABELLED AIMS To describe a funded proposal for the development of an on-line evidence based educational program for the management of deteriorating patients. BACKGROUND There are international concerns regarding the management of deteriorating patients with issues around the 'failure to rescue'. The primary response to these issues has been the(More)
These abstracts are copied directly fromthe online submission system and edited for uniformity of format. Authors are invited and given at least a fortnight to notify the sub-editor of amendments. Background Ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) is used to identify white coat hypertension (WCH). Some individuals however have mean daytime BP >135/85 mmHg on ABPM(More)
Dedication This thesis is dedicated to my family without whose endless supply of unconditional love, support, and encouragement I would still be scooping ice cream at Baskin Robbins. And to my fiance, Karen, for selflessly enduring the long years (and late hours). I promise you won't regret it. ii Acknowledgments I thank my advisor Ulrich Neumann for his(More)
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