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The present study investigates whether knowledge about the intentional relationship between gesture and speech influences controlled processes when integrating the two modalities at comprehension. Thirty-five adults watched short videos of gesture and speech that conveyed semantically congruous and incongruous information. In half of the videos,(More)
Effective conservation planning requires, considering all the complicated biological, social and economic factors which impinge on the ecological integrity of a site, and then focusing inevitably limited conservation resources on those times, places and activities that most impact ecological structure and function. The landscape species concept provides a(More)
Articles in the literature routinely describe advances in Content Based Image Retrieval (CBIR) and its potential for improving clinical practice, biomedical research and education. Several systems have been developed to address particular needs, however, surprisingly few are found to be in routine practical use. Our collaboration with the National Cancer(More)
The neural processes that underlie executive function begin to develop in infancy. However, it is unclear how the behavior manifested by these processes are related or if they can be differentiated early in development. This study seeks to examine early emerging executive functioning skills in monkeys (Macaca fascicularis) by using an error analysis(More)
_____________________________________ Date iii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to my committee members, Dr. Richard Rothenberg and Deborah Lee, MPH, for their continued guidance and support. I would also like to thank everyone at the Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch for all the opportunities and encouragement(More)
Estrogen modifies human emotion and cognition and impacts symptoms of schizophrenia. We hypothesized that the variation in the estrogen receptor alpha (ESR1) gene and cortical ESR1 mRNA is associated with schizophrenia. In a small case-control genetic association analysis of postmortem brain tissue, genotype CC (rs2234693) and haplotypes containing the C(More)
P atulous eustachian tube (pET) is a rare but disabling condition in which the cartilaginous portion of the ET is open at rest. Normally, the tube valve remains closed, opening transiently during swallow and yawn. Patients with pET describe autophony, aural fullness, and hearing one's own physiological sounds such as swallowing and respiration. Imbalance(More)
—Interactive data visualization is a transformational technique that can turn raw data into immersive insights extraction. In this study, an interactive dashboard that visualizes raw aggregated data is developed to identify energy usage patterns in an office building environment. The main goal is to highlight high consumptions patterns, estimate costs and(More)