Pierre-Luc Gamache

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We investigated how does the structure of empty time intervals influence temporal processing. In experiment 1, the intervals to be discriminated were the silent durations marked by two sensory signals, both lasting 10 or 500 ms; these signals were two identical flashes (intramodal: VV), or one visual flash (V) followed by an auditory tone (A) (intermodal:(More)
The purpose of the study was to assay monoamines in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) obtained from the trigeminal cistern of 64 patients with intractable facial pain. The CSF was analyzed for homovanillic acid (HVA), 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG), end-product markers of activity for the dopamine, serotonin, and(More)
The use of multiple parameter assays of entire metabolic pathways is potentially a powerful tool for unraveling mechanisms of disorders or drug action and classification of neurological diseases. Coulometric electrode series array sensors, coupled with liquid chromatography (n-ELC), provide a route to multiplying the resolving power of conventional LC by(More)
A challenge for researchers in the time-perception field is to determine whether temporal processing is governed by a central mechanism or by multiple mechanisms working in concert. Behavioral studies of parallel timing offer interesting insights into the question, although the conclusions fail to converge. Most of these studies focus on the(More)
To further explore how memory influences time judgments, we conducted two experiments on the lifespan of temporal representations in memory. Penney et al (2000, Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception and Performance 26 1770-1787) reported that the perceived duration of auditorily and visually marked intervals differs only when both marker-type(More)
We tested the effects of acetaminophen on cultured rat embryo development. When added directly to culture media at 300 microM, a concentration approximately twice the human therapeutic blood level, acetaminophen caused abnormalities in the cultured embryos. Sera from both rats and monkeys following gavage with acetaminophen were also toxic to cultured(More)
AIM This study reports the case of a 23-year-old woman (MC) who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in 2004. After her accident, her driving license was revoked. Despite recovering normal neuropsychological functions in the following years, MC was unable to renew her license, failing four on-road evaluations assessing her fitness to drive. METHOD In(More)
One factor influencing the perceived duration of a brief interval is the length of the period preceding it, namely the foreperiod (FP). When multiple FPs are varied randomly within a testing session, longer FPs result in longer perceived duration. The purpose of this study was to identify what characteristics modulate this effect. In a task where(More)