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Oscillatory "Temporal Sampling" and Developmental Dyslexia: Towards an Over-Arching Theoretical Framework

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889194391 Year: Pages: 155 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-439-1 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Science (General) --- Neurology
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Children with developmental dyslexia fail to acquire efficient reading and spelling skills despite adequate tuition and an absence of overt sensory and/ or neural deficits. Learning to read and spell requires linguistic skills, auditory skills and visual skills. Oscillatory 'temporal sampling' theory links the development of sensory and linguistic processes. The auditory system 'samples' acoustic information at different temporal rates, which for speech processing suggests that temporal information encoded by delta, theta and gamma oscillations is bound together in the final speech percept. Temporal sampling theory proposed a possible deficit in dyslexia in auditory sampling of the speech signal at syllable-relevant rates (< 10 Hz, delta and theta). This would hypothetically affect prosodic development prior to reading and syllable-based parsing, which would affect efficient linguistic skills and consequently reading development across languages. The visual system also samples information in the visuo-spatial field. In theory atypical visual oscillatory sampling could therefore be related to some of the visual features of developmental dyslexia. In this special issue, we bring together visual and auditory sensory processing studies around the general theme of oscillatory temporal sampling. Contributors were encouraged to discuss their findings within a temporal sampling perspective. The resulting studies cover a wide range of sensory processes, with findings both supporting and contradicting the theory. It is also important to note that studies covered a wide range of languages, and that the behavioural manifestations of a sampling impairment may differ both with language and over the course of development. Nevertheless, it is encouraging to see such diverse findings considered within a single theoretical framework, even if at the same time, it is apparent that an over-arching theoretical framework encompassing both visual and auditory deficits in dyslexia is yet to be achieved.

Sampling in der Musikproduktion

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ISBN: 9783963171901 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.14631/978-3-96317-721-7 Language: German
Publisher: Büchner-Verlag
Subject: Music
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20 Jahre Streit um eineinhalb Sekunden kopierte Musik? Die Auseinandersetzung im Fall »Metall auf Metall« zwischen der Musikgruppe Kraftwerk und dem Komponisten Moses Pelham beschäftigte 2019 sogar den Europäischen Gerichtshof. Sie zeigt, dass das Urheberrecht zu einem gesellschaftlichen Streitthema geworden ist, das sich aus der Nische des künstlerischen Bereichs in den Alltag nahezu aller Menschen gedrängt hat. Dieser Prozess lief nicht unbemerkt von der Wissenschaft ab und dennoch ist diese gerade erst dabei, die Implikationen und Effekte dieser urheberrechtlichen Ausdehnung genauer zu verstehen.Der Soziologe Georg Fischer liefert die erste empirische Studie zum Sampling in der Musik, die explizit den Einfluss des deutschen Urheberrechts auf die kreative Praxis untersucht. Er zeigt die Fülle und Vielfalt an kreativen Umgehungsstrategien, die sich im Schatten des Urheberrechts ausgebreitet und verankert haben – und mit denen die Künstler_innen die eigene Sichtbarkeit sowie die ästhetische Komplexität und monetäre Verwertung ihrer Werke notgedrungen einschränken.

Molecular Dynamics Simulation

ISBN: 9783906980652 9783906980669 Year: Pages: 628 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
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Condensed matter systems, ranging from simple fluids and solids to complex multicomponent materials and even biological matter, are governed by well understood laws of physics, within the formal theoretical framework of quantum theory and statistical mechanics. On the relevant scales of length and time, the appropriate ‘first-principles’ description needs only the Schroedinger equation together with Gibbs averaging over the relevant statistical ensemble. However, this program cannot be carried out straightforwardly—dealing with electron correlations is still a challenge for the methods of quantum chemistry. Similarly, standard statistical mechanics makes precise explicit statements only on the properties of systems for which the many-body problem can be effectively reduced to one of independent particles or quasi-particles. [...]

River and Lake Ice Processes—Impacts of Freshwater Ice on Aquatic Ecosystems in a Changing Globe

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ISBN: 9783038973881 9783038973898 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03897-389-8 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Sciences
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Most freshwater aquatic ecosystems have focused on open-water conditions, during spring, summer, and autumn. Studies in winter during ice-covered conditions are sparse due to the logistic difficulties of sampling during freezing weather and the assumption that these ecosystems are biologically inactive during winter. There is growing evidence, however, that ice conditions can have strong impacts on the flora, fauna, and water quality of freshwater systems, dependent on the severity and duration of the winter season. The magnitude of winter conditions and the duration of the ice-covered period can also set the stage of the biological succession of flora, fauna and water-quality constituents in the subsequent spring and summer seasons (e.g., higher probability of early algal blooms with earlier ice-off dates). Climate change and changes in the type and degree of anthropogenic impacts will also influence the ice regime and hence the ecosystems of northern freshwater systems. This Special Issue provides a venue to report new findings in field-based and modelling research to highlight the importance of the ice regime and ice-induced hydraulic regime of rivers and lakes on their aquatic ecosystems.

Field Guide for the Identification of Damage on Woody Sentinel Plants

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ISBN: 9781786394408; 9781786394415 Year: Pages: 292 Language: English
Publisher: CABI
Subject: Agriculture (General) --- Forestry --- Botany
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This guide is intended as an aid for managers of sentinel plantings, botanical gardens or arboreta, as well as phytosanitary inspectors, who may have knowledge of common pests and diseases of woody plants, but may not know the likely cause of damage that they have not encountered before. It aims to provide a tentative identification of relatively broad groups of organisms and not definitive identification of the causal agents. Hence, the pictures in this guide need to be regarded as typical examples of the described symptoms. There are chapters that explain how to use the guide, followed by keys (for different organs of conifer and broadleaf species) to guide the user to the relevant sections of the book, based on the questions entomologists and pathologists ask themselves when looking at a damaged or diseased tree in a fashion similar to how a doctor interrogates a patient to arrive at a diagnosis. The largest part of the book is devoted to the description and illustration of damage types and typical causes of the observed damage. The last chapters provide instructions for taking and preserving samples for further identification by an expert, notification of relevant authorities, and a glossary.

Inner Experiences: Theory, Measurement, Frequency, Content, and Functions

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Book Series: Frontiers Research Topics ISSN: 16648714 ISBN: 9782889197712 Year: Pages: 163 DOI: 10.3389/978-2-88919-771-2 Language: English
Publisher: Frontiers Media SA
Subject: Psychology --- Science (General)
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One fundamental topic of scientific inquiry in psychology is the study of what William James called the 'stream of consciousness', our ongoing experience of the world and ourselves from within—our inner experiences. These internal states (aka "stimulus-independent thoughts") include inner speech, mental imagery, feelings, sensory awareness, internally produced sounds or music, unsymbolized thinking, and mentalizing (thinking about others' mental states). They may occur automatically during mind-wandering (daydreaming) and resting-state episodes, and may focus on one's past, present, or future ("mental time travel" - e.g., autonoetic consciousness). Inner experiences also may take the form of intrusive or ruminative thoughts. The types, characteristics, frequency, content, and functions of inner experiences have been studied using a variety of traditional methods, among which questionnaires, thought listing procedures (i.e., open-ended self-reports), thinking aloud techniques, and daily dairies. Another approach, articulatory suppression, consists in blocking participants' use of verbal thinking while completing a given task; deficits indicate that inner speech plays a causal role in normal task completion. Various thought sampling approaches have also been developed in an effort to gather more ecologically valid data. Previous thought sampling studies have relied on beepers that signal participants to report aspects of their inner experiences at random intervals. More recent studies are exploiting smartphone technology to easily and reliably probe randomly occurring inner experiences in large samples of participants. These various measures have allowed researchers to learn some fundamental facts about inner experiences. To illustrate, it is becoming increasingly clear that prospection (future-oriented thinking) greatly depends on access to autobiographical memory (past-oriented thinking), where recollection of past scenes is used as a template to formulate plausible future scenarios. The main goal of the present Research Topic was to offer a scientific platform for the dissemination of current high-quality research pertaining to inner experiences. Although data on all forms of inner experiences were welcome, reports on recent advances in inner speech research were particularly encouraged. Here are some examples of topics of interest: (1) description and validation of new scales, inventories, questionnaires measuring any form of inner experience; (2) novel uses or improvements of existing measures of inner experiences; (3) development of new smartphone technology facilitating or broadening the use of cell phones to sample inner experiences; (4) frequency, content, and functions of various inner experience; (5) correlations between personality or cognitive variables and any aspects of inner experiences; (6) philosophical or theoretical considerations pertaining to inner experiences; and (7) inner experience changes with age.

Synthese kapazitätsoptimierter Antennensysteme mit messtechnischer Verifikation

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Book Series: Karlsruher Forschungsberichte aus dem Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik ISSN: 18684696 ISBN: 9783731507376 Year: Volume: 88 Pages: xviii, 183 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000076629 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Technology (General)
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This work describes an optimization concept for mobile antenna systems. The so-called antenna synthesis determines optimal fixed antenna radiation patterns with the help of simulated or measured transmission channels. These radiation patterns increase the spectral efficiency and the reliability of the antenna system compared to conventional antennas with omnidirectional radiation patterns. Therefor the antenna systems are matched as best as possible to the predominant directions of the channel.

Kulturschutt

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Book Series: Cultural Studies ISBN: 9783839403945 Year: Pages: 364 DOI: 10.14361/9783839403945 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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Popkultur und Wissenschaft haben eines gemeinsam: Sie sind auf Dauer gestellte Zitationsmaschinen, die durch ständiges Referieren und Recyclen funktionieren. Dabei dient die Wiederverwertung und Entwicklung oftmals verschütteter Ideen anderer im Eigenen den Aktanten der Popkultur, um Aufmerksamkeit zu erregen; in der Wissenschaft hingegen wählt man sich als Aktant in die Netzwerke bisheriger Ansätze ein, um Erkenntnisse zu gewinnen. Der Band beschäftigt sich in einem ersten Teil mit grundlegenden transdisziplinären Überlegungen zu den reflexiven Zusammenhängen von Kultur(en) und Theorie(n). Die Fallstudien des zweiten Teils gehen auf konkrete Phänomene von Kulturbeobachtung wie Medienereignisse, Werbung, Mode, Musik und Theater ein. Mit Beiträgen von Jochen Bonz, Mercedes Bunz, Andreas Hepp, Silke Hohmann, Theo Hug, Christoph Jacke, Sebastian Jünger, Katrin Keller, Eva Kimminich, Joachim Knape, Birgit Richard, Siegfried J. Schmidt, Richard Shusterman, Mark Terkessidis, Angela Tillmann, Jörg van der Horst, Ralf Vollbrecht, Martin Zierold und Guido Zurstiege.

Tipping Points

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ISBN: 9783748910664 Year: Pages: 278 DOI: https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748910664 Language: de
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Law
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Die Beiträge dieses Sammelbandes informieren eine interdisziplinär ausgerichtete Urheberrechtsforschung und diskutieren anhand der Denkfigur der „Tipping Points“ neue Fragen, die eine vernetzte Gesellschaft an das Urheberrecht stellt. Die Autorinnen und Autoren untersuchen den Wandel rechtlicher Rahmenbedingungen kreativen Schaffens, auch mit Bezug auf digitale Plattformen, nehmen sich Fragen referentieller Kunstproduktion an, wie sie der Sampling-Streit um „Metall auf Metall“ aufwirft, und fördern die Sichtbarkeit des Kontexts digitaler Archivierung. Die Forschungsgebiete der Autorinnen und Autoren umfassen Rechts-, Musik-, und Literaturwissenschaft, Soziologie sowie Geschichte, wodurch zwischen den Beiträgen ein lebendiger interdisziplinärer Diskurs entsteht. Mit Beiträgen von Miriam Akkermann, Sophie Beaucamp, Franziska Boehm, Christian Czychowski, Niclas Düstersiek, Thomas Ernst, Georg Fischer, Klaus Frieler, Marion Goller, Hans-Christian Gräfe, Dario Henri Haux, Amélie Heldt, Konstantin Hondros, Jonas Kunze, Daniel Müllensiefen, Matthias Pasdzierny, Fabian Rack, Dörte Schmidt, Simon Schrör, Malte Zill. Mit einem Vorwort von Axel Metzger

MaxEnt 2019—Proceedings, 2019, MaxEnt 2019The 39th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering

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ISBN: 9783039284764 9783039284771 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03928-477-1 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Mathematics
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This Proceedings book presents papers from the 39th International Workshop on Bayesian Inference and Maximum Entropy Methods in Science and Engineering, MaxEnt 2019. The workshop took place at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching near Munich, Germany, from 30 June to 5 July 2019, and invited contributions on all aspects of probabilistic inference, including novel techniques, applications, and work that sheds new light on the foundations of inference. Addressed are inverse and uncertainty quantification (UQ) and problems arising from a large variety of applications, such as earth science, astrophysics, material and plasma science, imaging in geophysics and medicine, nondestructive testing, density estimation, remote sensing, Gaussian process (GP) regression, optimal experimental design, data assimilation, and data mining.

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