Immersive stereoscopic footage of a Coordinate Response Measure (CRM) recorded from two actors. The audio-visual recorded corpus consists of 8 CALLs and 32 COMMANDs per actor. The CALLs and COMMANDs are to be combined at rendering time into full sentences that always follow the same structure: “ready CALL go to COMMAND now ”. The COMMANDs consists of one in four colors (blue, green, red or white) followed by one in eight numbers (1 to 8). This generates a full combinatorial of 256 individual sentences when combined with one of the 8 CALLS (arrow, baron, charlie, eagle, hopper, laker, ringo, tiger).
Additionally the dataset also includes the UV positions to texturize the semi-spheres at the rendering time. These have been calculated from the intrinsic and extrinsic calibration parameters of the cameras to facilitate the correct rendering of the video footage.
Our system for recording the actors consists of a custom wide-angle stereo camera system made of two Grasshopper 3 cameras with ﬁsheye Fujinon lenses (2.7mm focal length) reaching 185 degrees of Field of View (FoV). The cameras were mounted parallel to each other and separated by 65 mm distance (average human interpupillary distance39) to provide stereoscopic capturing.
The video is encoded in H264 format reaching 28-30 frames per second encoding speed at 1600x1080 resolution per camera/eye. The audio was recorded through a near range microphone at a 44kHz sampling rate and 99kbps and both the audio and video are synchronized within 10ms range and saved in mp4 format. The recording room was equipped for professional recording with monobloc LED lighting and chromakey screen. The actor sat at 1 meter distance from the camera recording setup and read the corpus sentences when presented on the screen behind the cameras. The actors were recorded separately in two sessions, seating each at 30 degrees from the bisection, and their videos can be synthetically attached at the rendering time. In the post processing the audio was equalized for all words, and the video was stitched to combine the actors and generate the full the corpus. Sentences were band passed at 80Hz to 16kHz.
The corpus sentences are temporally aligned within the range of 64ms in our case, which is below the described 200ms to be perceived. So two or more CRMs can be played synchronously generating an overlap.
Contributors:Hausfeld, Lars, Gutschalk, Alexander, Formisano, Elia, Riecke, Lars
Sounds from "Hausfeld, L., Gutschalk, A., Formisano, E., Riecke, L. (2017). Effects of cross-modal asynchrony on informational masking in human cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience". Informational masking paradigm containing a pulsating tone (target) embedded in a multi-tone cloud (masker).
"That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Shakespeare has Juliet tell her Romeo that a name is just a convention without meaning, what counts is the reference, the 'thing itself', to which the property of smelling sweet pertains alone. Frege in his classical paper “Über Sinn und Bedeutung” was not so sure, he assumed names can be inherently meaningful, even without a known reference. And Wittgenstein later in Philosophical Investigations (PI) seems to deny the sheer arbitrariness of names and reject looking for meaning out of context, by pointing to our inability to just utter some random sounds and by that really implying e.g. the door. The word cannot simply be separated from its meaning, in the same way as the money from the cow that could be bought for them (PI 120). Scientific names of biota, in particular, are often descriptive of properties pertaining to the organism or species itself. On the other hand, in semantic web technology and Linked Open Data (LOD) there is an overall effort to replace names by their references, in the form of web links or Uniform Resource Identifiers (URIs). “Things, not strings” is the motto. But, even in view of the many "challenges with using names to link digital biodiversity information" that were extensively described in a recent paper, would it at all be possible or even desirable to replace scientific names of biota with URIs? Or would it be sufficient to just identify equivalence relationships between different variants of names of the same biota, having the same reference, and then just link them to the same “thing”, by means of a property sameAs(URI)? The Global Names Architecture (GNA) has a resolver of scientific names that is already doing that kind of work, linking names of biota such as Pinus thunbergii to global identifiers and URIs from other data sources, such as Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) and uBio Namebank. But there may be other challenges with going from a “natural language”, even from a not entirely coherent system of scientific names, to a semantic web ontology, a solution to some of which have been proposed recently by means of so called 'lexical bridges'.
Sound files generated from nine radio transients detected by the Very Large Array toward cosmological radio transient, FRB 121102. The sound of FRB 121102 has a "chirp" that is caused by dispersion.
Original publication is Chatterjee et al (2017), "The direct localization of a fast radio burst and its host". Original data is available at https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/TLDKXG.
Contributors:Loeffler, Jonna, Markus Raab, Rouwen Cañal-Bruland
This is the data and the script for the analysis of a manuscript submitted to be published.
Abstract: Embodied cognition frameworks suggest a direct link between sensorimotor experience and cognitive representations of concepts (Shapiro, 2011). We examined whether this holds also true for abstract concepts that cannot be directly perceived with the sensorimotor system (i.e., temporal concepts). To test this, participants learned object – space (Exp. 1) or object – time (Exp. 2) associations. Afterwards, participants were asked to assign the objects to their location in space/time meanwhile they walked backward, forward, or stood on a treadmill. We hypothesized that walking backward should facilitate the on-line processing of ”behind”- and “past”-related stimuli, but hinder the processing of “ahead”- and “future”-related stimuli, and a reversed effect for forward walking. Indeed, “ahead”- and “future”-related stimuli were processed slower during backward walking. During forward walking and in the control condition, all stimuli were processed equally fast. The results provide partial evidence for the activation of specific spatial and temporal concepts by means of whole-body movements and are discussed in the context of movement familiarity.
These are the data files of the manuscript "Does Movement Influence Representations of Time and Space?".
All files that contain "t" in their name belong to the temporal Experiment 1, all files that contain "s" in their name belong to the spatial Experiment 3.
Further, all files that contain "f" in their name belong to the forward condition, all files that contain "b" in their name belong to the backward condition, all files that contain "s" in their name belong to the standing condition.
The targets of the temporal as well as spatial experiment are also uploaded ("Wednesday_Meeting_Question.wav" and "Which one of these widgets is aehead.JPG")
Contributors:Payne, Peter, Crane-Godreau, Mardi
These audio files guide the listener in the performance of various Qigong practices. They were made available to participants online as part of the MM training intervention to supplement the in-person instruction. They were produced by Peter Payne and Mardi Crane during 2014. SPECIFIC USE RESTRICTIONS APPLY--SEE TERMS
Contributors:Bol, Damien, Blais, André, Labbé St-Vincent, Simon
There is abundant empirical evidence that the plurality rule constrains party competition and favors two-party systems. This reduction of party system fragmentation may be due to parties deciding not to enter elections for which they are not viable and/or voters voting strategically. Yet no prior research has attempted to estimate the respective role of parties and voters in this process. To fill this gap, we conducted a unique laboratory experiment where some subjects played the role of parties and others played the role of voters, and where the two were able to respond to each other just as in real-life elections. We find that the reduction due to party strategic exit is higher than that due to strategic voting. We conclude that parties play a key role in the effect of the plurality rule on party system fragmentation.
Contributors:Kalame, Fobissie; Kanninen, Markku
The Building Biocarbon and Rural Development in West Africa Programme aims to demonstrate the multiple developmental and environmental wins that result from a high value biocarbon approach to climate change and variability in large landscapes principally in Mali, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The Programme will also build local institutions and capacity to be able to sustain the benefits in the sites and will establish linkages with related initiatives to jointly build national and regional capacity to scale up the approaches into other programmes and projects. The themes of the Programme are very closely linked to Finland's international development priorities and are closely aligned with the priorities expressed in its national poverty reduction and climate change adaptation strategies. Furthermore, the Programme aims to generate critical information that can fill the global knowledge gaps on how to better link climate change mitigation and adaptation thrusts and how to make these actions work effectively to enhance the livelihoods of rural communities. (2015)