Terrestrial chelonians are threatened worldwide by habitat destruction and illegal harvesting. Tortoises are slow moving animals susceptible to dehydration and overheating during movements in open habitats. Many species inhabit arid steppes where the availability of thermally buffered refuges (e.g. burrows) is a limiting factor. Determining the max...
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Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior
Functional connectivity can be defined as the statistically temporal dependency of neuronal activation patterns of anatomically separated brain regions. The analysis of functional connectivity can lead to brain networks. Here, we report the result of an experiment that has shown two different brain networks related with the appreciation of beauty, ...
Visual Computing for Medicine
The neural correlates of narrative production and comprehension remain poorly understood. Here, using positron emission tomography (PET), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), contrast and functional network connectivity analyses we comprehensively characterize the neural mechanisms underlying these complex behaviors. Eighteen healthy subje...
Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology
A goal of interventions designed to increase reading speed is to reduce the practice of articulating words in an individual's thoughts, or subvocalization. This practice may require redundant cognitive resources, slow reading speed, and detract from efficient transfer of written words to semantic understanding. It is unclear, however, whether exerc...
•We prove a modified Tracy-Widom distribution can model random modules in the brain.•We construct parametric formulas that predict the distribution of brain modules.•Our method provides formal statistical inference in brain networks.