Scott Adler

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Little is known about the role that the birth experience plays in brain and cognitive development. Recent research suggests that birth experience influences development of the somatosensory cortex, an area involved in spatial attention to sensory information. Whether there are attentional differences between infants who have different birth experiences as(More)
The process of switching between two languages may equip bilinguals with enhanced cognitive control abilities. Research has suggested that executive function mechanisms in bilinguals are enhanced as a result of switching between two languages (Norman & Shallice, 1986; Miller & Cohen, 2001). Much research has revealed bilingual advantages in these cognitive(More)
Purpose To describe an approach to the development of manua-lized protocols for Ayurveda as a whole system of medicine ; to characterize an Ayurvedic perspective on the pathophysiology, etiologies, and supportive treatments for an allopathic diagnosis of cancer. Methods Hour-long, digitally recorded interviews were conducted with experienced Ayurvedic(More)
Purpose To investigate the clinical rationale and agreement between raters for making Ayurvedic diagnoses, using a mixed methods approach. Methods Three 30 minute Ayurvedic assessments, including a history and limited physical exam, were videotaped and then viewed by Ayurvedic clinicians. The clinicians were asked to identify the primary and secondary dosha(More)
Purpose The burden of cancer mortality is disproportionately borne by low-income women, but what is known about the experience at end of life (EOL)—including ways to improve quality of life (QOL)—may not apply to under-served women. In order to develop an integrative approach to EOL care that is sensitive to the needs of the underserved, we developed and(More)
Purpose An increasing number of academic health institutions are committed to integrative medicine (IM) principles, including partnership between patient and practitioner; colla-borative, interprofessional health care; and promotion of health and the prevention of illness. The objective of this five-year project is to develop, implement, evaluate, and(More)
A previous version of this paper was presented at the 2006 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting and at the 2006 History of Congress Conference, Yale University. We are very grateful to the audiences at those conferences for their suggestions—particularly our discussants, Sarah Binder, Charles Shipan and Lawrence Broz. We are also grateful(More)
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