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Differences in the neural basis of Chinese and English reading
Introduction: Previous functional imaging studies comparing Chinese and English reading have reported that a left middle frontal region is more activated by Chinese reading and the left superior temporal cortex is more activated by English reading (Tan et al. 2001; 2003). We investigated this finding and its interpretation by conducting a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of reading in China and England using monolingual adolescents who spoke Mandarin or English respectively. Ou
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3 Biographical perspective: using pathways

You will shortly be hearing excerpts from interviews with four men, who were contacted through the Swansea Cyrenians. They are all from very different backgrounds, and talk about their own experiences of homelessness.

The clips are only brief insights into life without a home, but they do demonstrate the importance of a biographical perspective in understanding the unique and diverse needs of individual homeless people.

Looking at situations from a biological perspective is
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Introduction to Research Ethics
Dr Roma Chilengi, Head of Clinical Trials at the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI)/Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya gives an introduction to research ethics. This overview covers the historical origins and landmark events that have influenced current understanding of research ethics. Some of the major ethical codes and fundamental ethical principles are identified and their application in research is discussed. Finally, there is an overview of the role of ethics committe
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18.413 Error-Correcting Codes Laboratory (MIT)
This course introduces students to iterative decoding algorithms and the codes to which they are applied, including Turbo Codes, Low-Density Parity-Check Codes, and Serially-Concatenated Codes. The course will begin with an introduction to the fundamental problems of Coding Theory and their mathematical formulations. This will be followed by a study of Belief Propagation--the probabilistic heuristic which underlies iterative decoding algorithms. Belief Propagation will then be applied to the dec
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1.2.2 Summary

  • The results of successive editions of the Eurobarometer show that in most EU countries only a very small percentage of people, around 5 per cent, declare having an exclusive European identity, while up to 50 per cent do not have any sense of European identity.

  • European political identity is weak and there is a great variation across states.


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2.4 Analysis of nucleic acids by electrophoresis and hybridisation

Nucleic acids can be separated according to size by gel electrophoresis, most commonly performed using a horizontal gel (Figure 7a). This is in contrast to the vertical gel electrophoresis set-up, which is generally used for analysis of proteins.

The size of DNA molecules is usually expressed in terms of the number of
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Jean Potocki et la géologie : Potocki comme lecteur de Jean-André Deluc / Emiliano Ranocchi

Jean Potocki et la géologie : Potocki comme lecteur de Jean-André Deluc / Emiliano Ranocchi. In colloque "Jean Potocki. Pérégrinations", organisé par la section de slavistique de l'UFR de Langues, Littératures et Civilisations Étrangères de l'Université Toulouse II-Le Mirail dans le cadre de la "Semaine polonaise". Toulouse : Université-Toulouse II-Le Mirail, 14-15 avril 2011.
Thématique 6 : Voyage dans l'espace et dans le temps, 15 avril 20
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Chapel Service - Week 1 - 9 February 2016 - Gary Millar - Luke 1-2
Gary Millar Chapel Sermon
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The UK and Europe: an insider's view [Audio]
Speaker(s): Professor Jonathan Faull | Jonathan Faull (@FaullJonathan) has worked in senior positions across the European Commission for most of the period of the UK’s membership. His wide experience on the ‘inside’ gives him a privileged view on Britain’s performance in the European Union: its interests and strategy. This will be relevant to the follow-up after the referendum, whether Britain votes to stay or leave. Jonathan Faull is Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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2.5 Sodium (Na), chlorine (Cl) and potassium (K)

The element sodium is a soft silvery metal and the element chlorine is a greenish gas that is poisonous to humans and many other animals. Yet when these two elements are combined together in a compound called sodium chloride, the properties are quite different. Sodium chloride in its solid form is composed of white crystals and we call it salt. When salt dissolves in water, the constituent sodium ions, Na+, and chloride ions, Cl , become separated. Both of these ions
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The Giza Pyramids
Video shows the pyramids at Giza. Discusses their history and Egyptian beliefs concerning the dead.
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Interactive model of an screw dislocation
Interactive, rotatable model of an screw dislocation. From TLP: Introduction to dislocations, http://www.msm.cam.ac.uk/doitpoms/tlplib/dislocations/dislocations_in_3D.php
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Introduction to the Xylophone
This video will give you a comprehensive introduction to the xylophone.
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What users may or may not do with a Geograph article.
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Civil Rights Tour
Join us as we revisit some of Civil Right's most poignant landmarks in Greensboro, North Carolina; Atlanta, Georgia; Birmingham, Montgomery, Selma and Tuskegee, Alabama; Memphis, Tennessee; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Meet and hear from folks who lived history. In view of the circumstances of the world today a reflection of the past struggles of the Greensboro Four, Rosa Parks, the Freedom Riders, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who boldly took steps to ensure the rights of all Americans. This
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Introduction to the UK Climate Impacts programme at the Environmental Change Institute.
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5.13.3 Circular plate

By now you shouldn't be at all surprised to learn that when a circular plate that has an outer rim that is free to vibrate is struck, the plate will vibrate in a number of modes at the same time.

The first four modes of vibration of a circular plate with a free edge are shown in Figure 21. As with
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11.432J Real Estate Capital Markets (MIT)
This half-semester course introduces and surveys the major public capital market real estate vehicles, REITs and MBS (with primary emphasis on CMBS). Some background is also included in basic modern portfolio theory and equilibrium asset pricing. This course is primarily designed to provide MSRED students with a basic introduction to the public capital market sources of financial capital for real estate, and how those markets value such capital investments.
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Conclusion

This free course provided an introduction to studying Education, Childhood & Youth. It took you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance, and helped to improve your confidence as an independent learner.


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