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Semantic priming refers to a reduction in the reaction time to identify or make a judgment about a stimulus that has been immediately preceded by a semantically related word or picture and is thought to result from a partial overlap in the semantic associates of the two words. A semantic priming lexical decision task using spoken words was presented in(More)
The Dementia Rating Scale-2 (DRS-2) is a frequently used assessment of cognitive status among older adults in both research and clinical practice. Despite its well-established psychometric properties, its use in serial assessments has posed limitations with regard to practice effects. The primary purpose of the present study is to provide preliminary(More)
Although diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies have reported fractional anisotropy (FA) abnormalities in multiple white matter (WM) regions in schizophrenia, relationship between abnormal FA and negative symptoms has not been fully explored. DTI data were acquired from twenty-four patients with chronic schizophrenia and twenty-five healthy controls.(More)
A measure known as inspection time (IT) has been shown to account for approximately 25% of the variance in peoples' intellectual abilities, as measured by IQ. Despite this strong relationship, inspection time has had only limited success in expanding our knowledge regarding the nature of intelligence, which can be attributed to a lack of understanding of(More)
" How does a child develop emotionally? How do biology and social environment interact in emotional development? Seth D. Pollak's research answers these important questions about the mechanisms of emotional development through an innovative combination of methods from psy-chophysics, neuroscience, and behavioral endocrinology. Through his studies comparing(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the test-retest reliability of the newly developed Dementia Rating Scale-2: Alternate Form (DRS-2:AF) in a community-dwelling sample of older adults. Participants were administered the DRS-2:AF during two separate testing sessions; the interval between sessions was between 12 and 28 days. The stability coefficient(More)
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