William J. Frawley

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The purpose of this study was to determine the sensitivity of discourse gist measures to the early cognitive-linguistic changes in Alzheimer disease (AD) and in the preclinical stages. Differences in discourse abilities were examined in 25 cognitively normal adults, 24 adults with mild probable AD, and 20 adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) at gist(More)
William Frawley's original and wide-ranging new book embraces linguistics, artificial intelligence, philosophy, and psychology in seeking a reconciliation between contemporary cognitive science and Vygotskian psychology. Lev Semenovich Vygotsky (1896-1934) was a Russian psychologist who founded the sociocultural school of psychology, which is based upon the(More)
BACKGROUND Thalamic deep brain stimulation ameliorates essential and parkinsonian tremors refractory to medications. Stimulus voltage, polarity configuration, frequency, and pulsewidth can each be adjusted in order to optimize tremor control and maximize battery life. The relative impacts of these programmable variables have not previously been quantified.(More)
BACKGROUND There is a poor correlation between multiple sclerosis disease activity, as measured by magnetic resonance imaging, and clinical disability. OBJECTIVE To establish oculographic criteria for the diagnosis and severity of internuclear ophthalmoparesis (INO), so that future studies can link the severity of ocular dysconjugacy with(More)
This paper is a response to commentaries on my target paper for Computational Intelligence, " Control and Cross-Domain Mental Computation: Evidence from Language Breakdown. " In this response, I acknowledge certain errors in my initial construal of control and dismiss unwarranted criticisms. I then reexamine both control and certain language disorders in(More)