Tom Nelson

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Five experiments examined the relearning of words, simple line-drawing pictures, and complex photographic pictures after retention intervals of 1 tb 10 weeks. For those items that were neither recalled nor recognized, the identical item was relearned better than an unrelated control item, as measured by a recall test following relearning. This relearning(More)
The sophistication-interaction theory of mass policy reasoning, which posits that the strength of the relationship between abstract principles and policy preferences is conditional on political sophistication, dominates the study of public opinion. This article argues that the sophistication-interaction theory does not hold to the degree the consensus(More)
for their constructive criticism and the Polimetrics Laboratory at The Ohio State University for collecting the data. Data are archived by and available from Polimetrics. Analysis was conducted using Intercooled Stata. Abstract Theory: Deterministic formal models assume that voters make decisions with certainty while probabilistic models assume that voters'(More)
1 This paper discusses measurements of the dynamic performance of electric power Phasor Measurement Units, PMUs, and their relation to the requirements of the IEEE Synchrophasor Standard C37.118-2005. In particular, it proposes a new method for monitoring the dynamic power signals that change in amplitude and frequency during the testing of PMUs. The new(More)
This research evaluates the accuracy of demand forecasts using a sample of recently-completed projects in Minnesota and identifies the factors influencing the inaccuracy in forecasts. The forecast traffic data for this study is drawn from Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Transportation Analysis Reports (TAR) and other forecast reports produced by the(More)
1 While previous studies have suggested that neuronal correlations are common in visual cortex over a range of 2 timescales, the effect of correlations on rapid visually based decisions has received little attention. We trained Macaca 3 mulatta to saccade to a peripherally presented shape embedded in dynamic noise as soon as the shape appeared. 4 While the(More)
* Replication data for this study will be available upon publication at You for their indispensable research assistance; and the Ohio School Board Association for giving us access to their database. We also thank Chris Achen, for helpful comments. The authors' names are in alphabetical order, reflecting equal contributions. Abstract Federal governments are(More)