Papers for the month of July 2017


"Copying helps novice learners build orthographic knowledge: Methods for teaching Devanagari akshara"
Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 0:0

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.This paper compares four methods for teaching Hindi akshara. It found that motor encoding was particularly helpful for novice learners, whereas testing was not.


Huang, Chengcheng

"Once upon a (slow) time in the land of recurrent neuronal networks…"
Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 46:31-38

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.Review of network mechanisms of slow dynamics in recurrently coupled cortical networks.


Wang, J., Cherkassky, V.

"Neural representations of the concepts in simple sentences: Concept activation prediction and context effects"
NeuroImage, 157:511-520

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.This paper describes how the concepts in a simple sentence can be decoded from the neural signature of the sentence using machine learning of fMRI data. It is possible to predict the fMRI brain activation patterns evoked by propositions and words which are entirely new to the model with reliably above-chance rank accuracy. Moreover, the neural representation of an agent-verb-object sentence is more accurately characterized by the neural signatures of its components as they occur in a similar context than by the neural signatures of these components as they occur in isolation.


Horvath, S., Macdonald, K., Galeotti, J.

"Slant perception under stereo microscopy"
Human Factors, 59:1

Mouse over here for a brief summary or click to open article in a new tab.These studies used threshold and slant-matching tasks to assess and quantitatively measure human perception of 3-D planar images viewed through a stereomicroscope. The results are intended for use in developing augmented-reality surgical aids.

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