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  • Neural Basis of Theory of Mind: An eye gaze preference task 

    Elder, Nicola (The University of Edinburgh, 2010-11-24)
    This study considers the speculation made by previous researchers that ‘Theory of mind’ (ToM) could have a neural basis. ToM refers to our capacity to make inferences regarding other individuals’ mental states and it is ...
  • Neural compass or epiphenomenon? Experimental and theoretical investigations into the rodent head direction cell system 

    van der Meer, Matthijs (2007-11-28)
    How does the brain convert sensory information into abstract representations that can support complex behaviours? The rodent head-direction (HD) system, whose cell ensembles represent head direction in the horizontal plane, ...
  • Neural correlates and the scientific study of consciousness 

    Martinez, Alfredo (The University of Edinburgh, 2012)
    This dissertation is largely about a particular episode in the conceptual (but also to some extent scientific) history of the neural correlates of consciousness (NCCs). This episode can be dubbed “the enactivist intervention”. ...
  • Neural mechanisms for face and orientation aftereffects 

    Zhao, Chen (The University of Edinburgh, 2011-11-24)
    Understanding how human and animal visual systems work is an important and still largely unsolved problem. The neural mechanisms for low-level visual processing have been studied in detail, focusing on early visual areas. ...
  • Neural networks for modelling the final target cost of water projects 

    Ahiaga-Dagbui, Dominic D; Smith, Simon D (Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 2012-09)
    Producing reasonably accurate cost estimates at the planning stage of a project important for the subsequent success of the project. The estimator has to be able to make judgement on the cost influence of a number of factors ...
  • Neural representation of movement tau 

    Tan, Heng‐Ru May (2008)
    A fundamental aspect of goal‐directed behaviour concerns the closure of motion‐gaps in a timely fashion. An influential theory about how this can be achieved is provided by the tautheory (Lee, 1998). Tau is defined as ...
  • Neural Stem Cell Grafts and the Influence of Apolipoprotein E in a Mouse Model of Global Ischaemia 

    Wong, Andrew M S (2007)
    Neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation is a promising therapy for the treatment of brain damage. Although the “proof of principle” for NSC transplantation therapy has been demonstrated in a variety of animal models of brain ...
  • Neuroanatomical distribution and properties of Kiss1 neurones in male rats 

    Simony Conesa, Fabian Jesus; Simony, Fabio (The University of Edinburgh, 2014-06-28)
    Kisspeptin is synthesised in the brain in known regions such as the arcuate nucleus (ARC) and anteroventral periventricular nucleus (AVPV). Kisspeptin has been classified as a key player in puberty and acts centrally in ...
  • Neuroendocrine control of maternal behaviour 

    Caughey, Sarah Dawn (The University of Edinburgh, 2011-11-25)
    Maternal behaviour during the peri-partum period, albeit in differing forms, can be observed in all mammals, thus it must serve an important evolutionary purpose in enabling the successful raising of offspring. Maternal ...
  • The Neurofascins orchestrate assembly and maintenance of axonal domains in the central nervous system 

    Zonta, Barbara (The University of Edinburgh, 2008-02)
    Close interaction between oligodendrocytes and axons is essential to initiate myelination and to form specialised domains along myelinated fibres. These domains are characterised by the assembly of protein complexes at ...
  • Neuroimaging Data Landscapes: Annex to SCARP Case Study 1 

    Whyte, Angus (Digital Curation Centre, 2008-11-11)
    This is the Annex to Case Study No. 1 of the Digital Curation Centre’s SCARP Project titled ‘Curating Brain Images in a Psychiatric Research Group: Infrastructure and Preservation Issues’ (SCARP Deliverable number ...
  • Neuroimaging of cerebral small vessel disease 

    Potter, Gillian Margaret (The University of Edinburgh, 2011-07-05)
    Lacunar stroke accounts for one quarter of all ischaemic stroke and in the long term carries a greater risk of death and disability than was previously realised. Much of our current knowledge originated from neuropathological ...
  • Neuromorphic systems for legged robot control 

    Monteiro, Hugo Alexandre Pereira (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-07-01)
    Locomotion automation is a very challenging and complex problem to solve. Besides the obvious navigation problems, there are also problems regarding the environment in which navigation has to be performed. Terrains with ...
  • Neuronal activity-dependent protection against apoptotic and oxidative insults 

    Baxter, Paul Stuart (The University of Edinburgh, 2012-06-22)
    Patterns of physiological electrical activity in the central nervous system (CNS) cause longlasting changes in gene expression that promote neuronal survival. These changes can be mediated by signalling pathways activated ...
  • Neuroprotection from the huntingtin-repressed transcriptional coactivator PGC-1α 

    Puddifoot, Clare Anne (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-06-29)
    The transcriptional coactivator PPARgamma coactivator 1alpha (PGC-1α) is a regulator of mitochondrial biogenesis and function and is decreased in the striatum of patients with Huntington’s Disease (HD). HD is an autosomal ...
  • Neuropsychological studies of amygdala function in schizophrenia 

    Hall, Jeremy (2007-07-13)
    Introduction: The human amygdala plays a central role in emotional and social cognition. There is extensive evidence that the amygdala is structurally abnormal in individuals with schizophrenia. However, only a narrow range ...
  • Neuroticism, Social Support and Activities of Daily Living in the Health Longevity Survey of the Old in China 

    Wu, Na (The University of Edinburgh, 2010-11-24)
    Previous studies concerning with the relationship of neuroticism and social support in areas of health suggested that neuroticism is highly associated with health problems and social support could reduce the effect of ...
  • Neuroticism, stress and psychological wellbeing: the role of CRHR1 and HSD11B1 in neuroticism, anxiety and depression 

    Frenken, Hannah (The University of Edinburgh, 2012-11-28)
    Personality factors are increasingly being recognised as valuable predictors of psychopathology. Neuroticism has been a focus of epidemiologically-oriented personality research, and has been associated with stress, anxiety ...
  • A New Algorithm for Learning Range Restricted Horn Expressions 

    Arias, Marta; Khardon, Roni (2000-03)
    A learning algorithm for the class of range restricted Horn expressions is presented and proved correct. The algorithm works within the framework of learning from entailment, where the goal is to exactly identify some ...
  • New and Novel Cyclisation Reactions of Imidoylketenes 

    O'Neill, William (The University of Edinburgh, 2009)
    The effect of scale on the conversion to products in flash vacuum pyrolysis experiments was studied using four model reactions. Overall, conversion was dependent on rection scale up to 0.5 g, but above 0.5 g, the effect ...