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On The Screen, In The Mind: An Erp Investigation Into The Interaction Between Visuo-Spatial Information And Spatial Language During On-Line Processing, Emily Zane 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

On The Screen, In The Mind: An Erp Investigation Into The Interaction Between Visuo-Spatial Information And Spatial Language During On-Line Processing, Emily Zane

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

This project used Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) to explore neurophysiological brain responses to prepositional phrases involving concrete and abstract reference nouns (e.g., "plate" and "moment", respectively) after the presentation of objects with varying spatial features. Prepositional phrases were headed by in or on and were either matching (e.g., "in the plate/moment") or mismatching (e.g., "on the plate/moment"). Conjunction phrase matches and fillers were also presented. Before half of the concrete-phrase items, a photographic depiction of the reference noun was presented. In these photographs, objects were displayed in a way that was either more appropriate for in ...


Symmetries Constrain Dynamics In A Family Of Balanced Neural Networks, Andrea Barreiro, J Nathan Kutz, Eli Shlizerman 2016 Southern Methodist University

Symmetries Constrain Dynamics In A Family Of Balanced Neural Networks, Andrea Barreiro, J Nathan Kutz, Eli Shlizerman

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Wilson-Cowan Coupled Dynamics In A Model Of The Cortico-Striato-Thalamo-Cortical Circuit, Anca R. Radulescu 2016 State University of New York at New Paltz

Wilson-Cowan Coupled Dynamics In A Model Of The Cortico-Striato-Thalamo-Cortical Circuit, Anca R. Radulescu

Biology and Medicine Through Mathematics Conference

No abstract provided.


Building Object Representations: Mechanisms Of Perceptual Learning In Human Visual Cortex, Stephanie M. Long 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Building Object Representations: Mechanisms Of Perceptual Learning In Human Visual Cortex, Stephanie M. Long

Psychological Science Undergraduate Honors Theses

Extensive literature in the cognitive neurosciences has been dedicated to understanding the neural processes involved in object category learning. However, much remains to be learned regarding the mechanisms by which high-level visual patterns are extracted from a crowded visual scene, segregated into discrete object categories, and represented in the cortical visual hierarchy. Here, we used event-related potentials (ERPs) to investigate the neural underpinnings of visual object category extraction in a cluttered visual environment. Electroencephalography (EEG) was continuously recorded while subjects were given a hybrid of an object category learning and visual search task. In this hybrid task, a peripheral array ...


Lesion Identification And The Effect Of Lesion On Motor Mapping After Stroke, Ruixi Zhou 2016 Biomedical Enigneering

Lesion Identification And The Effect Of Lesion On Motor Mapping After Stroke, Ruixi Zhou

Engineering and Applied Science Theses & Dissertations

Stroke is the most common cause of long-term severe disability and the motor system that is most commonly affected in stroke. One of the mechanisms that underlies recovery of motor deficits is reorganization or remapping of functional representations around the motor cortex. This mechanism has been shown in monkeys, but results in human subjects have been variable. In this thesis, I used a database that includes longitudinal behavioral and multimodal imaging data in both stroke patients and healthy controls for two research projects. Firstly, I improved an automatic lesion segmentation method to aid in the identification of the location and ...


Examining The Role Of Language Experience And Learning Strategies In Novel Language Learning Using Eye-Tracking And Erps, Nylsa N. Meija ’16 2016 Lake Forest College

Examining The Role Of Language Experience And Learning Strategies In Novel Language Learning Using Eye-Tracking And Erps, Nylsa N. Meija ’16

Senior Theses

Previous research has shown that multilinguals are more adept at learning new languages than monolinguals. Previous research also suggests that those who learn languages faster, especially when learning Chinese characters, may employ different learning strategies than slower learners. The current study examines how both factors -- language experience and learning strategies -- relate to students’ success at mastering a set of Japanese kanji characters and their English translations. In contrast to previous studies, analysis of the N170 and N400 event-related brain potentials and the patterns of saccadic eye-tracking did not reveal differences between faster versus slower learners and monolinguals versus multilinguals. However ...


Rethinking Resurrection: Choosing Interdisciplinary Dialogue Over Dualism, Jesse Dymond 2016 The University of Western Ontario

Rethinking Resurrection: Choosing Interdisciplinary Dialogue Over Dualism, Jesse Dymond

Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Christianity is plagued by two dualistic concepts: first, an ontological dualism that divides the human person into body and soul, and second, an epistemological dualism that claims science and theology are incompatible. However, these polarized (and polarizing) theological frameworks are no longer sufficient, especially as scientific research provides new understanding about the brain and human identity. The existence of the nonphysical soul has long been called into question, thereby creating a theological crisis at the very core of Christian belief: the resurrection. This thesis will examine the crisis as it manifests itself in contemporary Christian society, pointing to the perpetuation ...


Sexism Goes Underground: The Development Of A Neosexism Scale Catered To College Student Populations, Kayla A. Huber ’16 2016 Lake Forest College

Sexism Goes Underground: The Development Of A Neosexism Scale Catered To College Student Populations, Kayla A. Huber ’16

Senior Theses

Cultural and political changes in the last century have made it largely socially unacceptable to overtly discriminate against women. Such pressures may have forced sexist beliefs to be expressed in more covert forms. This study aimed to develop a psychometric scale that assesses such covert, or neosexist, beliefs in college student populations and to analyze the relationship between neosexism and gender egalitarian beliefs, feminist awareness, social desirability, and an existing scale of neosexism. Similar to previous research, a series of exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses yielded a one-factor model of neosexism. This model was invariant across gender and race. Scores ...


The Influence Of Generation & Part-Set Cueing On Memory, Alexa N. Hemmer ’16 2016 Lake Forest College

The Influence Of Generation & Part-Set Cueing On Memory, Alexa N. Hemmer ’16

Senior Theses

Part-set cueing describes the phenomenon in which the presence of cues (i.e., part of the set of to-be-recalled information) influences recall. Part-set cuing inhibition, in particular, describes the presence of cues resulting in a lower performance in recall tasks. The generation effect refers to the finding that, when people are actively involved in creating or generating to-be-recalled information (e.g., solving the fragment, “madne_s” to “madness”), they tend to remember that information better than when that information is merely read. Only a few studies have examined the joint influence of part-set cueing and generation, and these studies have not ...


Contagious Depression: A Social Transmission Hypothesis, Hannah D. Samberg ’16 2016 Lake Forest College

Contagious Depression: A Social Transmission Hypothesis, Hannah D. Samberg ’16

Senior Theses

Developing a new hypothesis for the pathophysiological mechanism of depression is necessary to further understanding of the disease. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that depression is contagious. I predicted that naïve rats cross-housed with rats subjected to social defeat would develop depressive-like behaviors similar to their socially defeated cage mates. In addition, ΔFosB expression between the two groups should be parallel in brain areas implicated in depression, specifically the infralimbic prefrontal cortex. Trends were observed that supported the hypothesis presented. It is imperative to explore new avenues of research and strive to develop more effective ...


Memory Consolidation In Binary Inputs, Shateil C. French Mr., Ricardo J T Toscano 2016 Georgia State University

Memory Consolidation In Binary Inputs, Shateil C. French Mr., Ricardo J T Toscano

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Avt And Bromodeoxyuridine Cells And Aggressive Behavior In Anolis Carolines, Anandhi Martin 2016 Georgia State University

Avt And Bromodeoxyuridine Cells And Aggressive Behavior In Anolis Carolines, Anandhi Martin

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Artificial Flavorings Enhance Attractability And Palatability Of Plant Protein Sources For Litopenaeusvannamei, Mi Choe 2016 Georgia State University

Artificial Flavorings Enhance Attractability And Palatability Of Plant Protein Sources For Litopenaeusvannamei, Mi Choe

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Analysis Of Resting State Network Connectivity In Prodromal And Diagnosed Huntington’S Disease, Elizabeth Fall 2016 Georgia State University

Analysis Of Resting State Network Connectivity In Prodromal And Diagnosed Huntington’S Disease, Elizabeth Fall

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Prenatal Exposure To Social Stress Alters Adult Behavior In Syrian Hamsters, Genna Jones 2016 Neuroscience

Prenatal Exposure To Social Stress Alters Adult Behavior In Syrian Hamsters, Genna Jones

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Introducing White Noise Training For Cocaine Self-Administration, Extinction, And Cue-Induced Reinstatement In Adolescent And Adult Male Wistar Rats, Julia Dave 2016 Georgia State University

Introducing White Noise Training For Cocaine Self-Administration, Extinction, And Cue-Induced Reinstatement In Adolescent And Adult Male Wistar Rats, Julia Dave

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Investigating The Neurocognitive Changes To Structured Sequence Processing Following Computerized Training, Gerardo E. Valdez, Juan Galvis 2016 Georgia State University Department of Psychology

Investigating The Neurocognitive Changes To Structured Sequence Processing Following Computerized Training, Gerardo E. Valdez, Juan Galvis

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Adult Neurogenesis In The Brain Of Shore Crabs, Zachary D. Allen 2016 Georgia State University

Adult Neurogenesis In The Brain Of Shore Crabs, Zachary D. Allen

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Early Life Morphine Exposure Alters Microglial Activation And Immune Response In Adult Rats, Alyssa Bartlett, Lauren Hanus, Hillary Doyle 2016 Georgia State University

Early Life Morphine Exposure Alters Microglial Activation And Immune Response In Adult Rats, Alyssa Bartlett, Lauren Hanus, Hillary Doyle

Georgia State Undergraduate Research Conference

No abstract provided.


Neuro-Oppression: Does Neuroscience Perpetuate Social Marginalization?, Jyothis James ’16 2016 Lake Forest College

Neuro-Oppression: Does Neuroscience Perpetuate Social Marginalization?, Jyothis James ’16

Senior Theses

Moral theories proposed by Immanuel Kant and Alan Gewirth argue that the ability to reason can demarcate who is granted moral worth. Social groups such as women, non-white peoples, queer and trans people, and essentially those who are not considered mentally or physically ‘normal’ have been marginalized through naturalistic arguments of intellectual inferiority rooted in biology. Michel Foucault argues that oppressive systems form through a genealogical socio-historical process that posits one identity as superior, and the other as inferior. I will use a similar Foucauldian historicist framework to argue that the neurosciences are susceptible to this naturalistic fallacy, and thus ...


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