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The impact of constructing aqueducts on the settlement patterns of Roman Crete
In this paper the Roman aqueducts of Crete will be presented for the purpose of exploring the effects of aqueduct construction on settlement patterns on the island.1 The study will demonstrate the diversity and the extent ...
Expectancy, not memory determines identical search rates in static and dynamic displays.
(International Society for Psychophysics, 2005)
Search rates are often used as a measure of search efficiency. Horowitz & Wolfe employed this measure to compare static and dynamic visual search (Horowitz & Wolfe, 1998). Based on identical search rates, they argued that ...
Defining perceptual synchrony
(Kijima Printing Co., 2007)
How does neuronal activity bring about the interpretation of visual space in terms of objects or complex perceptual events? If they group, simple visual features can bring about the integration of spikes from neurons ...
Harry Potter is funny. The tricky task of translating humour and character voices in the Harry Potter books
(NUI Galway, 2009)
Harry Potter (HP) has been translated into 45 languages, including Ancient Greek and Latin. It has also been adapted for an American-English audience, with minor but significant changes. Most HP translators have been daunted ...
Retention initiatives for ICT based courses
Unlike our European neighbours, Ireland failed to develop its educational system in the immediate postwar years and it was only in 1967 that second-level education was provided free to all citizens. Since 1970, the educational ...
Landscapes “Я” Us
(An Chomhairle Oidhreactha / The Heritage Council, 2009-03-23)
Exploration of phenomenologocal roots of the definition of 'landscape' used in the European Landscape Convention.
La reflexión en la enseñanza y el aprendizaje en la universidad: ¿Responde el Portfolio Europeo de Lenguas a nuestras necesidades?
In the past three decades, the whole university system has been undergoing a global shift to a new way of creating and using knowledge (Ramsden: 3). This shift brings together disciplines and encourages a practical ...
New measures of functional (but not perceptual) continuity in visual grouping
(International Society for Psychophysics, 2004)
The benzodiazepine, Lorazepam enhances the efficiency of inhibitory GABA-A synapses in the cortex, which stabilize postsynaptic, excitatory activity by synchronizing their own discharges at around 40 Hz. Lorazepam treatment ...
Modeling as part of perception: a hypothesis on the function of neural oscillations
(Pabst Science Publishers, 2001)
We argue that the effectiveness of synchronization of oscillatory neural activities coding simple features, as it relates to perceptual organization, may originate in the temporal characteristics of resonance that develops ...
Some effects of negative delays upon the perception of causal relatedness
(The International Society for Psychophysics, 2004)
We examined the effects of negative delays on the perception of causality using a variation of the paradigm originated by Michotte (1954) and as an extension to similar work conducted by Kanizsa and Vicario (1968). In our ...