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Redefining Color in Synesthesia
Grapheme-color synesthesia is a condition in which letters and numbers automatically trigger the sensation of specific colors in a person’s mind. Previous research on synesthesia revealed that certain letters seem to be ...
Emotion Dysregulation Explains the Relation between Insomnia Symptoms and Negative Reinforcement Smoking Cognitions among Daily Smokers
Insomnia co-occurs with smoking. However, mechanisms that may explain their comorbidity are not well known. The present study tested the hypothesis that insomnia would exert an indirect effect on negative reinforcement ...
Reliability Analysis of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Strengthened Steel Beams
This dissertation was conducted to investigate the behavior of bonded joints between steel and carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) with an emphasis on understanding the role of the adhesive mechanical properties and ...
Surface Reconstruction Using Video Data from a Moving Camera
There are many applications in engineering wherein a camera is used to investigate the interior surface of an object, such as a pipeline, a borehole, or a patient's trachea. In this thesis, a method is proposed for ...
The Straw that Stirs the Drink
Regulation of Nutrient Uptake in Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is a hormone-driven malignancy that relies on the function of the androgen receptor (AR). AR is a transcription factor that regulates the expression of many downstream targets, some of which can facilitate ...
Studies on Scaling of Stochastic Processes and Locomotion of Drosophila
This dissertation presents two projects on stochastic processes. The simplest stochastic processes are sums of identical and independent increments with finite variance. The central limit theorem states that the sum of N ...
Modeling Material Degradation Due to Moisture and Temperature
The mechanical response, serviceability, and load bearing capacity of materials and structural components can be adversely affected due to external stimuli, which include exposure to a corrosive chemical species, high ...
The Effects of Spatial Scale on the Evolution of Social Behavior
Conflict can arise within social groups as cheating behaviors, where individuals reap the benefits of public goods without sharing the cost of acquiring or producing them. To limit the spread of cheating, cooperators can ...
Characterization of Amorphous Carbon Films for Mask Protection during Ion Beam Bombardment
The field of lithography is in simplest terms the use of a beam, incident on a mask, to transfer the mask pattern onto the substrate. This process is utilized by every semiconductor company to create the microchips, which ...