In daily life, huge costs can arise from just one incorrect performance on a visual search task (e.g., a fatal accident due to a driver overlooking a pedestrian). One potential way to prevent such drastic accidents would be for people to modify their decision criterion (e.g., placing a greater priority on accuracy rather than speed) during a visual search.… (More)
The biogenous iron oxide (BIO) from Leptothrix ochracea was transformed to an organic-inorganic hybrid support to prepare an excellent immobilized enzyme showing high catalytic performance.
Previous research has suggested that a singly presented facial stimulus having a direct gaze holds spatial attention. This study examined whether facial stimulus having a direct gaze can also capture spatial attention in a relative dot-probe paradigm (facial stimulus having a direct gaze was presented concurrently with that having an averted gaze). The… (More)
We have developed a very active bifunctional porphyrin catalyst showing a high turnover number (TON = 103,000) for the synthesis of cyclic carbonates from CO(2) and epoxides under solvent-free conditions.
Video monitoring modifies the task performance of those who are being monitored. The current study aims to prevent rare target-detection failures during visual search through the use of video monitoring. Targets are sometimes missed when their prevalence during visual search is extremely low (e.g., in airport baggage screenings). Participants performed a… (More)