Ramón Montoya

Learn More
Tapeworm antigens from Taenia crassiceps performed as well as those antigens from Taenia solium in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the detection of Cysticercus antibodies in 96 cerebrospinal fluid samples from patients with neurocysticercosis and in 96 CSF samples from patients with other varied neurological ailments. Thus, this manageable murine(More)
Several inbred strains of mice were infected by intraperitoneal injection of tenTaenia crassiceps cysticerci per mouse. Genes linked with the major histocompatibility complex (H-2) were found to influence parasite growth greatly, as demonstrated by the different parasite loads of H-2 congenic mice with BALB background: BALB/c (H-2d) mice were the most(More)
Three studies examined a model of attraction in which the cognitive evaluation of the target individual was the primary determinant of interpersonal attraction. In Study 1, the cognitive evaluation of the target individual mediated the influence of attitude similarity on interpersonal attraction. In Study 2, a path analysis revealed significant indirect(More)
This paper describes the design, implementation and results of an evolutionary bot inside the PC game Unreal , that is, an autonomous enemy which tries to beat the human player and/or some other bots. The default artificial intelligence (AI) of this bot has been improved using two different evolutionary methods: genetic algorithms (GAs) and genetic(More)
This research investigated two competing explanations of the similarity effect: Byrne’s (1971) reinforcement model and the information processing perspective. A meta-analysis of 240 laboratory-based similarity studies explored moderators important to the similarity effect, including set size, proportion of similarity, centrality of attitudes, and(More)
Four studies investigated the importance of objective and subjective attributes to mate selection. This research tested whether perceivers' objective physical attractiveness influenced how they evaluated the physical attractiveness of others and, if considered, may provide a parsimonious account for matching in mate selection. Study 1 (N = 102) demonstrated(More)
Two studies explored the influence of group identification and the functional relations between groups on outgroup liking. In a laboratory study, Study 1 (N = 112) found that outgroup liking was highest when group identification was high and relations between groups were cooperative, but outgroup liking was lowest when group identification was high and(More)
To ascertain the reliability of serological diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in the everyday a priori situation of neurological consultation, the enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay test was used to predict the eventual diagnosis of neurocysticercosis in an unselected sample of 1064 consecutive neurological cases. Results showed 69% sensitivity and 71%(More)