Thomas G. Hill

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The authors review and summarize evidence for the process of acquisition of information outside of conscious awareness (covariations, nonconscious indirect and interactive inferences, self-perpetuation of procedural knowledge). Data indicate that as compared with consciously controlled cognition, the nonconscious information-acquisition processes are not(More)
The process of encoding new information involves the imposition of preexisting interpretive categories on newly encountered stimuli, even if the categories do not match perfectly those stimuli. We hypothesized that such encoding of stimuli as supportive of preexisting encoding dispositions may become a source of a perceiver's subjective experiences that(More)
H. Hendrickx, J. De Houwer, F. Baeyens, P. Eelen, and E. Van Avermaet (1997) reported a series of (mostly unsuccessful) studies on nonconscious hidden covariation detection (HCD); for example, they reported that out of 3 attempts to replicate P. Lewicki et al.'s studies, only 1 produced the expected results. They concluded that HCD may be not as general and(More)
Excel Grader is an automated grader for use by instructors in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office application courses. Excel Grader performs static analysis on Microsoft Excel workbooks. The program compares a student workbook with the instructor's correct version of the workbook. The student workbook is marked and a grade report is embedded. Excel Grader(More)
We have previously demonstrated substantial increases in thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in specific regions of rat forebrain two days after single or repeated alternate-day electroconvulsive shock (ECS). To determine longer term effects of ECS-induced seizures on forebrain TRH content, we extended the time of the post-ECS observations to 6 and 12 days(More)
Male Sprague-Dawley rats were given a single electroconvulsive shock (ECS) on alternate days and sacrificed 48 hrs after 1, 3, or 5 seizures. The content of TRH in hippocampus, pyriform cortex and amygdala was increased 2.5-fold, 5.4-fold and 4.3-fold respectively, 48 hrs. after 3 alternate-day electroconvulsive shocks (ECS) and remained unchanged after 2(More)
Indirect (transitive) inference (i.e., if A is related to B, and B is related to C, then C is related to A) is a ubiquitous component of thinking and reasoning. This research demonstrates that a mechanism at least functionally similar to drawing indirect inferences can also be observed in unintentional processes of encoding. The 2 studies followed the same(More)
Word Grader is a document checker for use by instructors in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Office application courses. Word Grader uses Microsoft Word's Compare and Combine feature to merge a student document with the correct version of the assignment. Word Grader counts errors and embeds a grade report in the marked-up document. "PowerPoint Grader" is a(More)
We report the case of an immigrant who suffered from death threats and head trauma while a prisoner of war in Kuwait. Two months later, he began to hear conversations that had taken place previously. These perceptions occurred spontaneously or were induced by the patient's effortful concentration. The single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT)(More)
The authors review and summarize evidence for the process of acquisition of information outside of conscious awareness (covariations, nonconscious indirect and interactive inferences, self-perpetuation of procedural knowledge). Data indicate that as compared with consciously controlled cognition, the nonconscious information-acquisition processes are not(More)