As the number of Internet users rapidly increases, the importance of understanding how individuals view an interface display is becoming increasingly important. In this study, eye-tracking software is utilized to examine the differences of cognitive style (Verbalizers and Visualizers) on search time and memory while viewing text and image stimuli of two different layouts. In addition, this study aims to test Nielsen's (2006) F-pattern theory for both Verbalizers and Visualizers. Results showed that there was no difference between Verbalizers and Visualizers in terms of search task time or memory regardless of text vs. image or grid vs. block. Results also confirmed Nielsen's (2006) F-pattern theory by indicating that Verbalizers and Visualizers both spend the majority of time in the F-shaped zone of text stimuli located near the top left corner of the visual display.
The declining population of threatened Lesser Adjutant Stork has been a crucial subject to be thought seriously for its protection. On the basis of its declining population this stork has been listed in the vulnerable categories of IUCN. The point count method such as direct count, nest search and roosting count were done in Sunsari and Morang Districts. Habitat analysis, tree architecture, nesting ecology, breeding success and threat analysis were also studied. 57 nests were found. Total population was found to be 220; 67 in Sunsari District and 153 in Morang District. For public awareness; schools, community forest offices and villages of wetland vicinity were visited and knowledge was disseminated to students, teachers and public.
Working memory is conceptualized as storage buffers, rehearsal and executive processes. It is a crucial brain function. The processes and mechanism of working memory in brain has eluded many since historical time. The assessment and investigation of the brain has given us insights to the neural correlates of the working memory. Various factors have been implicated in the performance of the working memory by many researchers and clinicians. We have examined the neural correlates of the visual working memory through fMRI. Our findings indicate that the education plays a major role in the functioning of the brain for visual working memory. Our study thus implies the importance of education in the cognitive functions such as working memory. This work could be extended to other cognitive functions.
This thesis is about the experimental implementation of a high-speed and robust quantum memory for light. A novel far off-resonant Raman approach to ensemble-based quantum memories in a room-temperature environment is developed and demonstrated. Storage and retrieval of sub-nanosecond, weak coherent light pulses at the single-photon-level with total efficiencies exceeding 30% and storage times of up to 4 ?s are achieved. The coherence of the memory is shown by directly interfering a copy of the incident signal with the retrieved signal from the memory. The unconditional noise floor of the memory is found to be low enough to operate the memory in the quantum regime at room temperature. Multiple readout of a single stored excitation is demonstrated, suggesting that 100% readout is possible in different temporal modes. Furthermore, first results regarding the storage and retrieval of polarisation encoded qubits are obtained. This and the memory’s ability to operate in the quantum regime at room temperature with a low unconditional noise floor illustrate its potential usefulness for real world applications.
In Turkey, one of the main problems of architecture and urban design seem to be the rapid transformation of physical environments, street experiences, and consequently the transformation of collective memory. One consequence of this basic problem can be the loss of the meaning of urban space. This calls for an historical examination of salient features of urban space that compose the collective memory. In this respect, this work aims to explore the changing physical characteristics of the boulevards through examining the transformation of collective memory. To provide empirical evidence for this, the work will study the transformation of collective memory of inhabitants from different age groups about the Ataturk Boulevard, by exploring the changing salient features of urban space and human experiences in space through a period of the last 60 years.
This cross-disciplinary and cross cultural study examines the relationships between identity, ideology and propaganda and their influence over the production of private and public memories. This examination is carried out through a case study investigating various representations of the Czech RAF airmen from selected British and Czech WW2 newspapers approached as an archive of memory, and from individual recollections of the Czech veterans – the living archive of memory. These representations in the context of this research become interacting versions of public and private memory which in a unique way and yet equally contribute towards the historical construction of the Second World War. This book proposes that the various versions of memory, ‘multidirectional memory’, are a consequence of versioning, a constant creation and re-creation of different versions of memory due to numerous influences on the producers of such memory. However, this research also considers a presence of WW2 discourse, which underpinned public and private memory and transcended collective memories of the Britishness and Czechness forming a transnational or cross cultural WW2 memory.
This volume focuses on microbiology and habitat of group B streptococci (GBS) along with GBS pathogenicity in neonates and adults. It highlights the role GBS may play as a cause for maternal morbidity and mortality and the relationship between vaginal colonization and neonate infection. The importance of GBS as a cause of newborn death or disability, miscarriage and stillbirth is emphasized, and the role of intrapartum antibiotic prophylaxis in reducing vertical transmission of this organism is underlined. In conclusion, microbiology may support a safe delivery and contribute to make the visit from the stork a happy event.
Roy Strang is engaged is a strange quest in a surrealist South Africa. His mission is to eradicate the evil predator-scavenger bird, the marabou stork, before it drives away the peace-loving flamingo from the picturesque Lake Torto. But behind this world lies another: the world of Roy's bizarre family, the Scottish housing scheme in which he grew up, his mundane job, a disastrous emigration to Africa, and his youthful life of brutality with a gang of soccer casuals. As one world crashes into the other, this potentially charming story of ornithological goodwill mutates into a filthy tale of violence, abuse and redemption. Формат: 13 см х 19,5 см.