"We observed in the spiritual condition, as compared with the neutral-relaxing condition, reduced activity in the left inferior parietal lobule (IPL), a result that suggests the IPL may contribute importantly to perceptual processing
and self-other representations during spiritual experiences," said the researchers.
is a form of video optimization that accounts for two types of typically disparate compression: spatial and temporal compression.
Associate professors Adam Anderson and Eve De Rosa, from the Department of Human Development, are leveraging Human Ecology's fMRI capabilities to conduct innovative and potentially impactful research into Irlen Syndrome, a proposed perceptual processing
disorder that impacts the brain's ability to interpret visual information.
Weldon (1991), for instance, showed that encoding in terms of meaning affects performance on the fragment completion test, but not on the perceptual identification task, two tests supposedly reliant upon a perceptual processing
. Other studies (Toth & Hunt, 1990) have demonstrated that a perceptual variable (word spelling manipulation) affects performance on an explicit conceptual test, which is also not predicted by the TAP approach.
Top-down perceptual processing
concerns how what is already in our head when we experience a wine (our expectations, ideas and emotions) can interact with the data-driven sensory input to influence what we perceive and how we end up conceptualizing and describing a wine.
Irlen syndrome is a perceptual processing
disorder which can cause either physical symptoms such as fatigue, headache, migraine, or distortion.
Eye-tracking provides information about the perceptual processing
while learning and in combination with measures of learning success it provides information about cognitive processing (Mayer, 2010).
MISViS is a visual perceptual processing
dysfunction which has also been known as Irlen Syndrome, Meares-Irlen Syndrome, Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome, Visual stress and perceptual dyslexia (Irlen, 2005, 2010; Wilkins, 2003).
(3) Neuropsychological studies have identified impaired short-term memory processing (4) executive functioning (5), deficit in sustained attention, (6) impairment on tests of cognitive set shifting, spatial working memory, visual memory and psychomotor speed (5), deficit in energy during both initial perceptual processing
and organization and execution of psychomotor tasks in depression.
"These findings lend important support for the notion that social factors influence our perceptual processing
," Sobhani added.