Peter C. Hauser

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The possibility that, following early auditory deprivation, the remaining senses such as vision are enhanced has been met with much excitement. However, deaf individuals exhibit both better and worse visual skills than hearing controls. We show that, when deafness is considered to the exclusion of other confounds, enhancements in visual cognition are noted.(More)
Deaf children have been characterized as being impulsive, distractible, and unable to sustain attention. However, past research has tested deaf children born to hearing parents who are likely to have experienced language delays. The purpose of this study was to determine whether an absence of auditory input modulates attentional problems in deaf children(More)
BACKGROUND Early deafness leads to enhanced attention in the visual periphery. Yet, whether this enhancement confers advantages in everyday life remains unknown, as deaf individuals have been shown to be more distracted by irrelevant information in the periphery than their hearing peers. Here, we show that, in a complex attentional task, a performance(More)
Capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection (C(4)D) in the axial electrode configuration was introduced in 1998 as a quantification method for capillary electrophoresis. Its universality allows the detection of small inorganic ions as well as organic and biochemical species. Due to its robustness, minimal maintenance demands and low cost the(More)
An important question in understanding language processing is whether there are distinct neural mechanisms for processing specific types of grammatical structure, such as syntax versus morphology, and, if so, what the basis of the specialization might be. However, this question is difficult to study: A given language typically conveys its grammatical(More)
Contactless conductivity measurements were found to be suitable for the direct detection, i.e., without needing any labels, of a range of biochemically relevant species, namely amino acids, peptides, proteins, immunoglobulin, and DNA. It was also possible to monitor the products of the enzymatic digestion of HSA with pepsin. Detection was carried out on(More)
Deaf epistemology constitutes the nature and extent of the knowledge that deaf individuals acquire growing up in a society that relies primarily on audition to navigate life. Deafness creates beings who are more visually oriented compared to their auditorily oriented peers. How hearing individuals interact with deaf individuals shapes how deaf individuals(More)
The review covers the progress of capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection over the 2 years leading up to mid-2014. During this period many new applications for conventional CE as well as for microchip separation devices have been reported; prominent areas have been clinical, pharmaceutical, forensic, and food analyses. Further progress has(More)
An overview of the developments of capacitively coupled contactless conductivity detection in CE and related techniques over approximately the last 2 years is given. The method has seen strong growth, and diverse new applications are being reported. Besides more advanced techniques on conventional capillaries, these include further developments of detection(More)
Sensitive detection in microfluidic analytical devices is a challenge because of the extremely small detection volumes available. Considerable efforts have been made lately to further address this aspect and to investigate techniques other than fluorescence. Among the newly introduced techniques are the optical methods of chemiluminescence, refraction and(More)