This paper proposed a multimodal fusion between brain and peripheral signals for emotion detection. The input signals were electroencephalogram, galvanic skin resistance, temperature, blood pressure and respiration, which can reflect the influence of emotion on the central nervous system and autonomic nervous system respectively. The acquisition protocol is… (More)
An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a procedure that records brain wave patterns, which are used to identify abnormalities related to the electrical activities of the brain. In this study an effective algorithm is proposed to automatically classify EEG clips into two different classes: normal and abnormal. For categorizing the EEG data, feature extraction… (More)
Tomato serves as a model to introduce agronomically important genes into dicotyledonous crop plants and to develop edible vaccines and produce cost-effective therapeutics. This study has developed an efficient protocol of shoot organogenesis for Lycopersicon esculentum Mill. through using of different types of explants and growth regulators. Generally, all… (More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity in the elderly is influenced by aspects of aging that cause personal, mental, environmental, and social changes. Increases in factors that are barriers to activity cause physical energy expenditure to decrease. OBJECTIVES The aim of the present study was to survey the relationship between energy expenditure in metabolic… (More)
INTRODUCTION Although the pathogenesis of symptoms of schizophrenia is largely unknown, a variety of neurotransmitters are implicated, including serotonin and norepinephrine. Here we investigate the effectiveness of duloxetine as a serotonin-norepinephrine inhibitor in the treatment of negative symptoms. METHODS We performed a double-blind clinical trial… (More)
BACKGROUND Physical activity is an important component of health in old age that provides personal independence, physical ability, and quality of life. OBJECTIVES The current study aimed to evaluate physical activity and associated factors among the elderly population in Kashan, Iran. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a descriptive cross-sectional study. The… (More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS As a result of poor quality of public water supply in many countries, people have recently turned to bottled water consumption, the fluoride content of which is not generally consistent among different brands. This study sought to measure the fluoride concentration of public water supply in comparison with commercial brands of min-eral… (More)
This newly designed peripheral nerve stimulator allows the scrubbed anaesthetist performing a nerve block to adjust the electrical current output needed for localisation of the target nerve without the need for an assistant.