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The desensitization resulting from application of 10 or 100 ppm capsaicin was investigated, using daily testing of a capsaicin series (1-1000 ppm, in log steps). The series showed a significant decrement in perceived burn following desensitization with either concentration. Perceived burn of 100 and 1000 ppm did not recover from 100 ppm desensitization in(More)
Modern presentation software is still built around interaction metaphors adapted from traditional slide projectors. We provide an analysis of the problems in this application genre that presentation authors face and present Fly, a presentation tool that is based on the idea of planar information structures. Inspired by the natural human thought processes of(More)
We present DRAGON, a direct manipulation interaction technique for frame-accurate navigation in video scenes. This technique benefits tasks such as professional and amateur video editing, review of sports footage, and forensic analysis of video scenes. By directly dragging objects in the scene along their movement trajectory, DRAGON enables users to quickly(More)
We present Pinstripe, a textile user interface element for eyes-free, continuous value input on smart garments that uses pinching and rolling a piece of cloth between your fingers. The input granularity can be controlled in a natural way by varying the amount of cloth pinched. Pinstripe input elements physically consist of fields of parallel conductive(More)
We introduce MudPad, a system capable of localized active haptic feedback on multitouch screens. We use an array of electromagnets combined with an overlay containing magnetorheological (MR) fluid to actuate a tablet-sized area. As MudPad has a very low reaction time it is able to produce instant multi-point feedback for multitouch input, ranging from(More)
Understanding source code is crucial for successful software maintenance, and navigating the call graph is especially helpful to understand source code [12]. We compared maintenance performance across four different development environments: an IDE without any call graph exploration tool, a Call Hierarchy tool as found in Eclipse, and the tools Stacksplorer(More)
Most presentation software uses the slide deck metaphor to create visual presentation support. Recently, canvas presentation tools such as Fly or Prezi have begun to use a zoomable free-form canvas to arrange information instead. While their effect on authoring presentations has been evaluated previously, we studied how they impact the audience. In a(More)
The phase vocoder has become a popular method for time-stretching audio (altering its play rate without changing its pitch) in recent years. Despite continuing improvements to the algorithm itself for enhanced audio quality , the latency introduced by the processing is less well-understood. Such an understanding is crucial for accurate synchronization in(More)
The goal of these experiments was to test the hypothesis that serotonin (5-HT) is involved in facilitation of the shortening reflex in the leech Hirudo medicinalis. For this reason, we have used the toxin 5-hydroxytryptamine (5,7-DHT) to deplete serotonin from the nervous systems of intact leeches and have assessed the effect on early facilitation,(More)
The chorda tympani nerve innervates the anterior two-thirds and the glossopharyngeal nerve, the posterior one-third, of each side of the tongue. Previous work showed that anesthesia of one chorda tympani increased the perceived intensity of quinine applied to an area innervated by the contralateral glossopharyngeal nerve, but decreased the perceived(More)