Yong-yi Yang

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Evidence is accumulating that attention impairment is a core cognitive deficit in patients with schizophrenia. Here we investigate whether they are impaired in the temporal deployment of attention. Specifically, we explore how allocation of processing resources at one time point might affect the processing of a subsequent event differently in normal and(More)
It has been suggested that perceptual hallucination results from a bias in attributing a self-generated event to an external source. The 'self-monitoring' model proposes that the impairment arises from a defective corollary discharge in perceptual decisions. However, psychophysical studies in schizophrenia patients have not found consistent support for the(More)
We evaluated 109 Chinese patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) in three ways: using a standardized psychiatric interview for depression and anxiety, using standardized neurological evaluation for motor disability, and using cognitive assessment for cognitive impairment. Six of the 109 patients who had dementia and another two afflicted with organic(More)
The insecticidal genes from Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner (Bt) have long been successfully used for development of insect-resistant rice. However, commercial planting of Bt rice has been delayed by the concern over food safety, although no scientific evidence is ever found to justify the concern. To address this safety concern, we developed a transgenic(More)
We explore the temporal attention function in a non-clinical sample of adolescents varying in impulsivity, as assessed with the Barratt Impulsiveness Scale. In a Rapid Serial Visual Presentation task, in which two targets (T(1) and T(2)) were presented in close temporal proximity among distractors, participants tried to identify T(1) and detect T(2) in one(More)
Earlier experiments have suggested impaired auditory perception in patients with schizophrenia. The purpose of the present study was to investigate auditory discrimination in young adults varying in schizotypal features. Three hundred and forty-nine female adolescent subjects were rated with the Schizotypal Personality Questionnaire (SPQ) and the Perceptual(More)
We aim to find the risk factors that influence the formation of bladder calculi in patients with benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and to reduce the surgical intervention related to bladder calculi.Between January 2015 and October 2016, 332 patients with BPH underwent surgical therapy were retrospectively evaluated. Patients with BPH were categorized into 2(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease and stroke. Our aim was to examine the association between estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and carotid plaques, stenosis and occlusions, and to assess whether CKD and its severity affect carotid atherosclerosis(More)
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