Ulrike Zimmer

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The suitability of the homoarginine reaction for determining the reactive lysine in soy products and corn distillers dried grain with solubles (DDGS) was tested. For this purpose, some batches were subjected to deliberate heat damage for up to 30 min in an autoclave with 135 degrees C hot steam, and the samples were analyzed for total lysine and reactive(More)
Tactile stimuli at the same location as a visual target can increase activity in the contralateral occipital cortex compared with spatially incongruent bimodal stimulation. Does this cross-modal congruency effect in the visual cortex depend on available cognitive resources? Visual attention and working memory can modulate responses to visual stimuli in the(More)
The perception of movement in the auditory modality requires dynamic changes in the input that reaches the two ears (e.g. sequential changes of interaural time differences; dynamic ITDs). However, it is still unclear as to what extent these temporal cues interact with other interaural cues to determine successful movement perception, and which brain regions(More)
The International Council of Chemical Associations' Long-Range Research Initiative (ICCA-LRI) sponsored a workshop, titled Twenty-First Century Approaches to Toxicity Testing, Biomonitoring, and Risk Assessment, on 16 and 17 June 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The workshop focused on interpretation of data from the new technologies for toxicity testing(More)
Spatial attention to a visual stimulus that occurs synchronously with a task-irrelevant sound from a different location can lead to increased activity not only in the visual cortex, but also the auditory cortex, apparently reflecting the object-related spreading of attention across both space and modality (Busse et al., 2005). The processing of stimulus(More)
Often we cannot resist emotional distraction, because emotions capture our attention. For example, in TV-commercials, tempting emotional voices add an emotional expression to a formerly neutral product. Here, we used a Stroop-like conflict paradigm as a tool to investigate whether emotional capture results in contextual integration of loose mental(More)
In everyday life we are presented with complex sound signals that often originate from different sources and convey competing information. In order to select relevant information for further processing and to guide behaviour, the brain must group together signals relating to specific events, segregating signals that are unrelated (Cherry 1953). The(More)
When we change sidewalks because we see vomit or dog feces, we are avoiding disgusting stimuli. However, it is unclear how we shift spatial attention itself away from disgusting stimuli. In the present study, we used a multisensory spatial-cuing paradigm as a tool to test if a disgusting sound is avoided by redirecting visual attention to the opposite side.(More)
Incomplete carbohydrate chains of glycoconjugates commonly occur in malignant tissue. For early diagnosis of carcinoma of the colon, the terminal carbohydrate sequence of normal human colonic mucin was investigated. A combination of sialic acid and lectin histochemical methods showed that the terminal O-acylsialic acids are bound to the carbon-6 of the(More)