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We examine hypotheses for the neural basis of the profile of visual cognition in young children with Williams syndrome (WS). These are:(a)that it is a consequence of anomalies in sensory visual processing,(b)that it is a de.cit of the dorsal relative to the ventral cortical stream,(c)that it reflects de.cit of frontal function, in particular of(More)
No common antigenic determinants and no DNA sequence homologies were detected when three animal viruses, chicken anaemia agent (CAA), porcine circovirus (PCV), and psittacine beak and feather disease virus (PBFDV), all of which possess circular single-stranded DNA genomes, were compared. Negative contrast electron microscopy showed that PCV and PBFDV(More)
One of the first attempts to develop a formal model of depth cue integration is to be found in Maloney and Landy's [(1989) Proceedings of the SPIE: Visual communications and image processing, Part 2 (pp. 1154-1163)] "human depth combination rule". They advocate that the combination of depth cues by the visual system is best described by a weighted linear(More)
Circoviruses are small, nonenveloped icosahedral animal viruses characterized by circular single-stranded DNA genomes. Their genomes are the smallest possessed by animal viruses. Infections with circoviruses, which can lead to economically important diseases, frequently result in virus-induced damage to lymphoid tissue and immunosuppression. Within the(More)
Chicken anemia virus (CAV) causes cytopathogenic effects in chicken thymocytes and cultured transformed mononuclear cells via apoptosis. Early after infection of chicken mononuclear cells, the CAV-encoded protein VP3 exhibits a finely granular distribution within the nucleus. At a later stage after infection, VP3 forms aggregates. At this point, the cell(More)
Rhabdovirus was isolated from wild common bream Abramis brama during a disease outbreak with high mortality in Northern Ireland during May 1998. Rhabdovirus was also isolated at the same time from healthy farmed rainbow Oncorhynchus mykiss and brown trout Salmo trutta on the same stretch of river and 11 mo later from healthy wild bream and roach Rutilus(More)
Antisera raised against oriented peptide conjugates were used to identify and partially characterize a 24 kDa protein product expressed by chicken anaemia virus (CAV). The peptides derived from the N and C termini of the protein were shown to react against the native protein, expressed within virus-infected cells, by immunofluorescence, immunoperoxidase and(More)
We investigated whether infants from 8-22 weeks of age were sensitive to the illusory contour created by aligned line terminators. Previous reports of illusory-contour detection in infants under 4 months old could be due to infants' preference for the presence of terminators rather than their configuration. We generated preferential-looking stimuli(More)
The replication of four fowl adenovirus strains (FAV-1, strain Phelps; FAV-5, strains 340 and TR-22; and FAV-7, strain YR-36), in primary chick kidney cell cultures, is described. Differences were found in the distribution of virus particles and virus associated inclusions between viruses belonging to different cytopathology subgroups. Thus in cells(More)