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This functional magnetic resonance imaging study investigated the impact of early auditory deprivation and/or use of a visuospatial language [American sign language (ASL)] on the organization of neural systems important in visual motion processing by comparing hearing controls with deaf and hearing native signers. Participants monitored moving flowfields(More)
We compared normally hearing individuals and congenitally deaf individuals as they monitored moving stimuli either in the periphery or in the center of the visual field. When participants monitored the peripheral visual field, greater recruitment (as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging) of the motion-selective area MT/MST was observed in deaf(More)
This paper presents a model based approach to human body tracking in which the 2D silhouette of a moving human and the corresponding 3D skeletal structure are encapsulated within a non-linear Point Distribution Model. This statistical model allows a direct mapping to be achieved between the external boundary of a human and the anatomical position. It is(More)
This paper presents a surface segmentation method which uses a simulated inflating balloon model to segment surface structure from volumetric data using a triangular mesh. The model employs simulated surface tension and an inflationary force to grow from within an object and find its boundary. Mechanisms are described which allow both evenly spaced and(More)
First-principles periodic slab density-functional theory (DFT) calculations with a plane-wave basis are used to predict the properties of S, Pt, and Hf adsorption on NiAl(1 1 0). Stable adsorption sites are identified, and adsorbate binding energies and structures are predicted. We find that while S adsorbs in a threefold site, the metals prefer to adsorb(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional ultrasound (3DUS) at simulation compared to 3DUS at treatment is an image guidance option for partial breast irradiation (PBI). This study assessed if user dependence in acquiring and contouring 3DUS (operator variability) contributed to variation in seroma shifts calculated for breast IGRT. METHODS Eligible patients met(More)
This paper presents a model based approach to human body tracking in which the 2D silhouette of a moving human and the corresponding 3D skeletal structure are encapsulated within a non-linear point distribution model. This statistical model allows a direct mapping to be achieved between the external boundary of a human and the anatomical position. It is(More)
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