*  Feature interactions enable decoding of sensorimotor transformations for goal-directed movement | www.icb.ucsb.edu
Neurophysiology and neuroimaging evidence shows that the brain represents multiple environmental and body-related features to compute transformations from sensory input to motor output. However, it is unclear how these features interact during goal-directed movement. To investigate this issue, we examined the representations of sensory and motor features of human hand movements within the left-hemisphere motor network. In a rapid event-related fMRI design, we measured cortical activity as participants performed right-handed movements at the wrist, with either of two postures and two amplitudes, to move a cursor to targets at different locations. Using a multivoxel analysis technique with rigorous generalization tests, we reliably distinguished representations of task-related features (primarily target location, movement direction, and posture) in multiple regions. In particular, we identified an interaction between target location and movement direction in the superior parietal lobule, which may ...
  https://www.icb.ucsb.edu/node/1023
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*  Norepinephrine Effects on Early Postirradiation Performance Decrement in the Monkey
Monkeys, trained to perform a discrete trial, cued avoidance task, were used to measure the effectiveness of intravenously infused norepinephrine in preventing the hypotension and performance decrement which usually follows 3000- to 30,000-rad doses of radiation. After a 4000-rad dose of mixed gamma- neutron radiation, 10 animals were infused with norepinephrine at a rate designed to maintain mean arterial blood pressure at approximately 100 mm Hg; for comparison 10 control animals were infused with only isotonic saline after similar irradiation. Norepinephrine, although generally adequate for maintaining blood pressure, did not consistently improve performance during the first 30 minutes postirradiation.
  http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD0737213
*  Short-term plasticity of the visuomotor map during grasping movements in humans.
Sensorimotor transformations' are processes whereby sensory information is used to generate motor commands. One example is the 'visuomotor map' that transforms visual information about objects to motor commands that activates various muscles during grasping movements. In the first study we quantified the relative impact (or 'weighting') of visual and haptic information on the sensorimotor transformation and investigated the principles that regulates the weighting process. To do this, we let subjects perform a task in which the object seen (visual object) and the object grasped (haptic object) were physically never the same. When the haptic object became larger or smaller than the visual object, subjects in the following trials automatically adapted their maximum grip aperture (MGA) when reaching for the object. The adaptation process was quicker and relied more on haptic information when the haptic objects increased in size than when they decreased in size. As such, sensory weighting is molded ...
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*  Comparison between Auditory and Visual Simple Reaction Times
Objective: The purpose of this study was to find out whether the simple reaction time was faster for auditory or visual stimulus and the factors responsible for improving the performance of the athlete. Methodology: 14 subjects were as- signed randomly into groups consisting of 2 members. Both the members from each group performed both the visual and auditory tests. The tests were taken from the DirectRT software program from a laptop. The DirectRT software consists of Testlabvisual and Testlabsounds to test the reaction times to visual and auditory stimuli. The 2 members from each group completed both the visual and auditory reaction times, the data was taken and the mean reaction time was calculated excluding the first and last values. Results: The results show that the mean visual reaction time is around 331 milliseconds as compared to the mean auditory reaction time of around 284 milliseconds. Conclusion: This shows that the auditory reaction time is faster than the visual reaction time. ...
  http://www.scirp.org/journal/PaperInformation.aspx?PaperID=2689
*  Injury, illness and performance decrement in British National Squad triathletes: a prospective study - WestminsterResearch
Vleck, Veronica E. and Bentley, David J. (2007) Injury, illness and performance decrement in British National Squad triathletes: a prospective study. In: 12th Annual Congress of the European College of Sports Science, 11 - 14 July 2007, Jyväskylä, Finland. Full text not available from this repository ...
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*  PLOS Computational Biology: Inferring Visuomotor Priors for Sensorimotor Learning
Author Summary When learning a new skill, such as riding a bicycle, we can adjust the commands we send to our muscles based on two sources of information. First, we can use sensory inputs to inform us how the bike is behaving. Second, we can use prior knowledge about the properties of bikes and how they behave in general. This prior knowledge is represented as a probability distribution over the properties of bikes. These two sources of information can then be combined by a process known as Bayes rule to identify optimally the properties of a particular bike. Here, we develop a novel technique to identify the probability distribution of a prior in a visuomotor learning task in which the visual location of the hand is transformed from the actual hand location, similar to when using a computer mouse. We show that subjects have a prior that tends to interpret ambiguous information about the task as arising from a visuomotor rotation but that experience of a particular set of visuomotor transformations can
  http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article/comments?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001112
*  PLOS Computational Biology: Inferring Visuomotor Priors for Sensorimotor Learning
Author Summary When learning a new skill, such as riding a bicycle, we can adjust the commands we send to our muscles based on two sources of information. First, we can use sensory inputs to inform us how the bike is behaving. Second, we can use prior knowledge about the properties of bikes and how they behave in general. This prior knowledge is represented as a probability distribution over the properties of bikes. These two sources of information can then be combined by a process known as Bayes rule to identify optimally the properties of a particular bike. Here, we develop a novel technique to identify the probability distribution of a prior in a visuomotor learning task in which the visual location of the hand is transformed from the actual hand location, similar to when using a computer mouse. We show that subjects have a prior that tends to interpret ambiguous information about the task as arising from a visuomotor rotation but that experience of a particular set of visuomotor transformations can
  http://journals.plos.org/ploscompbiol/article/related?id=10.1371/journal.pcbi.1001112
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As a solid, Cr adopts a body-centered cubic unit cell. How many unit cells are present per cubic centimeter of Cr?The density of Cr is 7.15g/cm^3 so:...
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*  Context: School of Business
The operating performance of 200 equity real estate investment trusts (REITs), following seasoned equity offerings (SEO) made between 1990 and 1996, are examined. There are flat to increasing levels of operating performance changes prior to the SEO. As well, there are increasing raw performance changes and flat industry-adjusted performance changes following the SEO. Cross-sectional test results on the operating performance changes are consistent with existing theory. These results constrast with industrial firm results, where performance changes are negatve following an SEO. This difference may be due to the structural variations in REITs that limit levels of internal capital available to REIT managers ...
  http://bibliography.library.villanova.edu/Collection/folder-4/HierarchyTree?recordID=3814
*  Facilities & Equipment - Culham Lab
Research in the Culham Lab uses cognitive neuroscience techniques to study vision and visuomotor control (see further details here). I aim to make the lab a fun, friendly, stimulating and well-funded environment. The lab is part of the larger Brain and Mind Institute, the Canadian Action and Perception Network - CAPNet, and an NSERC CREATE training grant on Computational Approaches in Neuroscience: Action Control and Transformations (CAN-ACT). We are one of the few groups that is able to use fMRI to study visuomotor control, although we are also interested in other basic vision questions.. The Culham Lab has full access to the following equipment: ...
  http://www.culhamlab.com/facilities-equipment/
*  Basket Test | Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory | Stanford Medicine
The Basket test is useful in assessing motor coordination and sensorimotor deficits in rodent models of CNS disorders. An animal is placed in the center of the basket and the basket is inverted. The animal is allowed to climb down the walls of the wire basket into its home cage. The time it takes for the animal to complete the task is scored. This test is used to phenotype strains of transgenic mice and evaluate novel chemical entities for their effect on motor performance.. ...
  http://med.stanford.edu/sbfnl/services/bm/sm/BasketTest.html
*  Faculty Collaboration Database - Functionally distinct regions for spatial processing and sensory motor integration in the...
There has been much debate recently over the functional role played by the planum temporale (PT) within the context of the dorsal auditory processing stream. Some studies indicate that regions in the PT support spatial hearing and other auditory functions, whereas others demonstrate sensory-motor response properties. This multifunctionality has led to the claim that the PT is performing a common computational pattern matching operation, then routing the signals (spatial, object, sensory-motor) into an appropriate processing stream. An alternative possibility is that the PT is functionally subdivided with separate regions supporting various functions. We assess this possibility using a within subject fMRI block design. DTI data were also collected to examine connectivity. There were four auditory conditions: stationary noise, moving noise, listening to pseudowords, and shadowing pseudowords (covert repetition). Contrasting the shadow and listen conditions should activate regions specific to ...
  https://fcd.mcw.edu/?module=search&func=showPublication&id=361858
*  How do we actually change? #edchat #teched | Embodied Enactive Linguistic Cognitive Domains
Banaji and Greenwald do an excellent job of explaining the presence of blindspots, and the way blindsight makes it possible for our actions to betray our intentions. Banaji and Greenwald describe three systems susceptible to blindspot and blindsight phenomena: visual systems, memory systems, and social systems. It is not so surprising that I should have blindspots and blindsight, when I think about it. The physiological entity that is me: the composite unity of physiology, biology, chemistry, neurology, psychology, cognition, and cultural formations revealed through my uses of technology; is in a constant state of activity, processing sensory motor data and life sustaining processes. It is impossible for me to consciously control for all the sensory motor data I am continuously processing, nor for me to consciously control for every reaction or response I might have to this continuous flow of information.. As long as I am alive, my body is processing data and materials to sustain my life. I am ...
  https://jennyarntzenscholarship.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/how-do-we-actually-change-edchat-teched/
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The experimental data show that participants adjust their grasping behavior to compensate for target location uncertainty introduced by errors both in visual and eye position sensing (CTU). These results suggest that the brain represents CTU and incorporates its effects on estimates of target location. Previous studies have shown that the brain represents the reliability of sensory data both within (Landy et al. 1995; Saunders and Knill 2004) and between modalities (Atkins et al. 2001; Battaglia et al. 2003; Ernst and Banks 2002), in addition to representing the endpoint variance of motor movements (Harris and Wolpert 1998; Trommershauser et al. 2003, 2005). By representing CTU, the brain has all the components required to predict performance of complex sensorimotor behaviors involving perception-action cycles.. Although we attribute the change in grasping behavior in the occluded condition to target uncertainty, it may be that holding eye position away from forward view creates an ...
  http://jn.physiology.org/content/97/6/4203
*  There's a difference between expanding someone's potential and expanding their actual performance. Performance may measure...
'There's a difference between expanding someone's potential and expanding their actual performance. Performance may measure other things, whether one's culture supports education, other socio-economic factors.' - Dannel Malloy quotes from BrainyQuote.com
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*  Grubauer shows off hand-eye | NHL.com
Teuvo Teravainen deflects a shot on goal in front, but Philipp Grubauer makes a kick save and bats the puck away with the paddle of his stick
  https://www.nhl.com/video/grubauer-shows-off-hand-eye/c-47469703
*  Plus it
The experiments presented here sought to determine whether the learning of a visuomotor transformation, specifically a 30° rotation, undergoes a process of consolidation whereby learning becomes resistant to interference. In the first experiment, we found that interference with the 30° rotation by a 30° counter-rotation persisted even when adaptation to the counter-rotation occurred a full 24 hr later. This result is consistent with the position that consolidation does not occur for kinematic transformations (Bock et al., 2001; Goedert and Willingham, 2002; Miall et al., 2004; Robertson et al., 2004). However, in experiment 2, when we introduced washout blocks between rotations, resistance to interference was seen after 24 hr but not after 5 min. In our third experiment, when we doubled the amount of initial rotation training, we found resistance to interference by a counter-rotation even at 5 min. These results show that consolidation, defined as resistance to retrograde interference, does ...
  http://www.jneurosci.org/content/25/2/473
*  Digital drill - Improving well drilling performance - Hidden Insights
Improving drilling performance starts with consistent evaluatation, tracking and monitoring performances at the lowest granularity level and learn from it.
  https://blogs.sas.com/content/hiddeninsights/2017/11/28/digital-drill/
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*  How Side Projects Improve Our Performance at Everything
You don't have to create a million-dollar company to get your time's worth from a side project because they can make you happier and more productive.
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Justin Timberlake's publicists are fuming about reports the pop superstar is planning to lip-sync his way through a bar mitzvah performance for $1 mi
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