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No Longer Unmeasurable? A Multidimensional Integrated Model of Nonprofit Organizational Effectiveness

Jessica E. Sowa, Sally Coleman Selden, Jodi R. Sandfort
2004 Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly  
In this article, we introduce a multidimensional and integrated model of nonprofit organizational effectiveness (MIMNOE).  ...  In addition, to illustrate how this framework can be used empirically, the article proposes a method of analysis that exploits the interrelationships between the multiple dimensions in the model.  ...  Multilevel structural equation models, however, combine the full strength of SEM with multilevel or hierarchical modeling because they allow for estimation of multilevel path analysis wherein within-group-level  ... 
doi:10.1177/0899764004269146 fatcat:gt4wuwv4vbahdin2rnz7kjspvu

Accumulation of sensory evidence is impaired in Parkinson's disease with visual hallucinations [article]

Claire O'Callaghan, Julie Hall, Alessandro Tomassini, Alana Muller, Ishan Walpola, Ahmed Moustafa, James Shine, Simon Lewis
2017 bioRxiv   pre-print
PD therefore provides an attractive framework to explore the relative contributions of bottom-up versus top-down disturbances in hallucinations.  ...  We integrate these results with current models of hallucinations, suggesting that slow and inefficient sensory input in PD is less informative, and may therefore be down-weighted leading to an over reliance  ...  Figure legends Figure 5 Title -Within group comparisons of drift rates and decision boundaries . CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 International license not peer-reviewed) is the author/funder.  ... 
doi:10.1101/111278 fatcat:mvxanb2fajezvaq2epelcyjs24

Enhanced Perceptual Functioning in Autism: An Update, and Eight Principles of Autistic Perception

Laurent Mottron, Michelle Dawson, Isabelle Soulières, Benedicte Hubert, Jake Burack
2006 Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders  
Increased perceptual expertise may be implicated in the choice of special ability in savant autistics, and in the variability of apparent presentations within PDD (autism with and without typical speech  ...  We propose an "Enhanced Perceptual Functioning" model encompassing the main differences between autistic and non-autistic social and non-social perceptual processing: locally oriented visual and auditory  ...  In this framework, the apparent local bias was not the result of a preference or an integration deficit, but the result, because local features are more numerous than global features, of non-hierarchical  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10803-005-0040-7 pmid:16453071 fatcat:nhpyc3javnah3hcrfkyzmhlwre

Local and Global Processing of Music in High-functioning Persons with Autism: Beyond Central Coherence?

L. Mottron, I. Peretz, E. Ménard
2000 Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines  
Special thanks is also extended to an anonymous reviewer for providing useful suggestions regarding data presentation and interpretation.  ...  Mottron, two research awards from the Medical Research Council of Canada to L. Mottron and I. Peretz, and a studentship award of the FRSQ to E. Me! nard.  ...  in clinical and comparison groups.  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0021963099006253 pmid:11099122 fatcat:adqcwmabz5bjhozzgrmrcds7yi

Local and Global Processing of Music in High-functioning Persons with Autism: Beyond Central Coherence?

L. Mottron, I. Peretz, E. Menard
2000 Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines  
Special thanks is also extended to an anonymous reviewer for providing useful suggestions regarding data presentation and interpretation.  ...  Mottron, two research awards from the Medical Research Council of Canada to L. Mottron and I. Peretz, and a studentship award of the FRSQ to E. Me! nard.  ...  in clinical and comparison groups.  ... 
doi:10.1111/1469-7610.00693 pmid:11099122 fatcat:gmivfvcp2rc35a5pjcpvxfohl4

An Automatic Cognitive Graph-Based Segmentation for Detection of Blood Vessels in Retinal Images

Rasha Al Shehhi, Prashanth Reddy Marpu, Wei Lee Woon
2016 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
The segmentation framework consists of two main steps: preprocessing and multiscale graph-based segmentation.  ...  This segmentation employs some of perceptual Gestalt principles: similarity, closure, continuity, and proximity to merge segments into coherent connected vessel-like patterns.  ...  The integration of perceptual Gestalt principles into graph-based segmentation, from computational view, is an important stage to reduce required visual processes to interpret an input image by converting  ... 
doi:10.1155/2016/7906165 fatcat:m5rrkmkrgnbbfkjphbuqqcdz2i

Missing the big picture: impaired development of global shape processing in autism

K. Suzanne Scherf, Beatriz Luna, Ruth Kimchi, Nancy Minshew, Marlene Behrmann
2008 Autism Research  
Individuals with autism exhibit hypersensitivity to local elements of the input, which may interfere with the ability to group visual elements perceptually.  ...  We investigated the development of perceptual grouping abilities in highfunctioning individuals with autism (HFA) across a wide age range (8-30 years) using a classic compound letter global/ local (GL)  ...  of Excellence in Autism (PI: Nancy Minshew), and T32 HD049354 to Ron Dahl and Robert Noll, as well as a post-doctoral fellowship from the National Alliance for Autism Research to K.  ... 
doi:10.1002/aur.17 pmid:19360658 pmcid:PMC2670479 fatcat:woiiwygievhjdopcj4fkveecre

Empirical identification of perceptual criteria for customer-centred design. Focus on the sound of tapping on the dashboard when exploring a car

François Montignies, Valery Nosulenko, Etienne Parizet
2010 International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics  
To identify which perceptual criteria are really relevant for customer centred design, an empirical observation of customers exploring vehicles was set-up.  ...  These ones can be used by Renault to identify pertinent perceptual criteria to include in a customer-centred design process.  ...  Description Descriptive qualities bring to light the integration process of sensorial invariants, the perceptual trigger that permits the discrimination and identification of an object.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ergon.2010.04.004 fatcat:m3oskhaixjc5ze7qgxvkloepne

A New Perception-Based Segmentation Approach Using Combinatorial Pyramids [chapter]

Esther Antúnez, Rebeca Marfil, Antonio Bandera
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
which integrates edge and region descriptors, these blobs are hierarchically merged (perceptual grouping).  ...  This paper presents a bottom-up approach for perceptual segmentation of natural images.  ...  This work extends the graph pyramid segmentation method proposed by Yll Haxhimusa, Adrian Ion and Walter Kropastch, Vienna University of Technology, Pattern Recognition and Image Processing Group, Austria  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-24085-0_34 fatcat:il5bsqvkqnci5gschp3m5k3nqq

Supplier Selection in JIT Automotive Industry: A Multivariate Approach

Isti Surjandari, Sumarsono Sudarto, Santi Anggarini
2014 Operations and Supply Chain Management An International Journal  
The objective of this paper is to design a framework for supplier selection in JIT manufacturing based on multivariate approach.  ...  Eventually, this perception map would help the company in choosing suppliers which are located within their ideal point.  ...  There are three groups of suppliers resulted from the perceptual map.  ... 
doi:10.31387/oscm070042 fatcat:jozshdki7zbqhgj5i3kbxdbtgq

Identifying Perceptual Factors Affect Intrinsic Career Success by Delphi Method

Mohsen Jajarmizadeh, Hojat Moshtaghian Abarghooi
2015 Journal of Asian Scientific Research  
, the purpose of this research was design model of perceptual factors affecting intrinsic career success in service firms of Fars Province.  ...  Finally with consensus of experts, after the fourth round of the Delphi, seven factors, as most perceptual factors were selected and on the basis of theoretical foundations, the model designed.  ...  Appropriate number of members is an important thing that must be noted on the formation of group.  ... 
doi:10.18488/journal.2/2015.5.3/2.3.149.164 fatcat:r3gt5mxyv5hg3p22pggrjh5z24

Sub-Optimal Learning of Tactile-Spatial Predictions in Patients with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome [article]

Christopher A Brown, Ingrid Scholtes, Nicholas Shenker, Michael C Lee
2019 biorxiv/medrxiv   pre-print
Here, we employed a hierarchical Bayesian model of predictive coding to investigate statistical learning of tactile-spatial predictions in CRPS.  ...  However, the hierarchical organisation of the brain is such that low-level sensory processing can be dynamically influenced by higher-level knowledge, e.g. knowledge learnt from statistical regularities  ...  There was an average age difference between 8 groups with medians of 57 (CRPS) and 40.5 (HC).  ... 
doi:10.1101/775676 fatcat:kqxzlqig75fwjfiearezimsmxa

Establishment of an Aggregation Model Associated with Instrument Interface Design Based on Kansei Factors of Electric Vehicle Drivers

Yixiang Wu, Xinhui Kang
2020 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
In this paper, we proposed an evaluation-fuzzy-quantification model based on users' Kansei, and the evaluation analysis, the fuzzy computing, and the quantitative analysis were combined to quantify the  ...  importance of design considerations for the instrument interface of electric vehicles.  ...  For the comparison between any pair of evaluation criteria or subcriteria for the importance, equations (1)-(6) are used to integrate the fuzzy numbers of all experts to form an expert consensus. e integrated  ... 
doi:10.1155/2020/8315641 fatcat:e26w2b4wpnhvxluler5ngsccfi

ESP pedagogy: Blending low and high order thinking

Janette Custodio Yuvienco
2012 International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning  
This paper reports a study on Technology-based pedagogy; it describes and defines the elements of Genre-based pedagogical framework, an ICT-supported set of procedures of teaching Business English at Higher  ...  Adopting Fink's (2003) instructional procedures and taking into account Schmidt's (1990) Noticing Hypothesis; the framework identifies three aspects of consciousness within language learning: awareness  ...  are relevant to strategic teaching and research within an ICT-supported GP framework.  ... 
doi:10.5861/ijrsll.2012.111 fatcat:kilxw4g2gvawvlad7w4svvw6dm

Bias and discriminability during emotional signal detection in melancholic depression

Matthew Hyett, Gordon Parker, Michael Breakspear
2014 BMC Psychiatry  
We employed hierarchical Bayesian signal detection theory (SDT) to model psychometric performance across three equal groups of those with melancholic depression, those with a non-melancholic depression  ...  Whilst informative, such an approach may miss deeper perceptual and inferential mechanisms that potentially unify apparently divergent emotional and cognitive deficits.  ...  The views expressed are those of the authors and not those of the granting bodies. The authors wish to thank those who have made useful comments during preparation of this manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-244x-14-122 pmid:24766992 pmcid:PMC4022535 fatcat:dqfqzricibh7xkdlimc3yvgdee
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