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See detailMind your mergers! Private equity investment vehicles and merger control
Partsch, Philippe-Emmanuel ULg

in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (2007)

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See detailMind-matter interactions in severe brain injury and coma
Charland-Verville, Vanessa ULg; Laureys, Steven ULg

in Fundacao Bial (Ed.) Behind and Beyond the Brain (2014)

The past fifteen years have provided an unprecedented collection of discoveries that bear upon our scientific understanding of recovery of consciousness in the human brain following severe brain damage ... [more ▼]

The past fifteen years have provided an unprecedented collection of discoveries that bear upon our scientific understanding of recovery of consciousness in the human brain following severe brain damage. Highlighted among these discoveries are unique demonstrations that patients with little or no behavioral evidence of conscious awareness may retain critical cognitive capacities and the first scientific demonstrations that some patients, with severely injured brains and very longstanding conditions of limited behavioral responsiveness, may nonetheless harbor latent capacities for recovery. Included among such capacities are particularly human functions of language and higher-level cognition that either spontaneously or through direct interventions may reemerge even at long time intervals or remain unrecognized. When patients in “persistent vegetative state” (recently also coined unresponsive wakefulness syndrome) show minimal signs of consciousness but are unable to reliably communicate the term minimally responsive or minimally conscious state (MCS) is used. MCS was recently subcategorized based on the complexity of patients' behaviors: MCS+ describes high-level behavioral responses (i.e., command following, intelligible verbalizations or non-functional communication) and MCS- describes low-level behavioral responses (i.e., visual pursuit, localization of noxious stimulation or contingent behavior such as appropriate smiling or crying to emotional stimuli). Patients who show non-behavioral evidence of consciousness or communication only measurable via ancillary testing (i.e., functional MRI, positron emission tomography, EEG or evoked potentials) can be considered to be in a functional locked-in syndrome. An improved assessment of brain function in coma and related states is not only changing nosology and medical care but also offers a better-documented diagnosis and prognosis and helps to further identify the neural correlates of human consciousness. Taken together, recent studies show that awareness is an emergent property of the collective behavior of frontoparietal top-down connectivity. Within this network, external (sensory) awareness depends on lateral prefrontal/parietal cortices while internal (self) awareness correlates with precuneal/mesiofrontal midline activity. Of clinical importance, this knowledge now permits to improve the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness, which currently remains very challenging. New technological advances now also permit to show command-specific changes in fMRI, EEG or eye-pupil measurements providing motor-independent evidence of conscious thoughts and in some cases even of communication. We will conclude by discussing related ethical issues and the challenge of improving our clinical care and quality of life in these challenging patients with disorders of consciousness. [less ▲]

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See detailMind-wandering and attentional control: two sides of the same coin or independent processes?
Stawarczyk, David ULg; Majerus, Steve ULg; D'Argembeau, Arnaud ULg

Conference (2012, May 11)

Mind-wandering refers to the occurrence of thoughts whose content is both unrelated to the task that we are currently carrying out and decoupled from current sensory perceptions (e.g., having our mind ... [more ▼]

Mind-wandering refers to the occurrence of thoughts whose content is both unrelated to the task that we are currently carrying out and decoupled from current sensory perceptions (e.g., having our mind distracted by past memories or future concerns when reading a novel). Recent frameworks suggest that the occurrence of mind-wandering reflects temporary breakdowns in attentional control processes. Other proposals however consider that mind-wandering is a cognitive process of its own, independent of attentional control. Based on the dual mechanisms of control framework (Braver et al., 2007), we examined whether proactive and reactive attentional control processes (measured with the A-X Continuous Performance Test), as well as working memory capacity (WMC), are related to the occurrence of mind-wandering during the Sustained Attention to Response Task (SART). Results showed that WMC was positively related to proactive but not reactive control, while the frequency of mind-wandering was unrelated to these three measures of attentional control. Additionally, we found that proactive control, reactive control, WMC, and mind-wandering contributed significantly and independently to the prediction of commission errors during the SART. These results suggest that mind-wandering is not the mere reflection of attentional control abilities and that these two factors have separate influences on task performance. [less ▲]

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See detailMind-wandering: Phenomenology and function as assessed with a novel experience sampling method
Stawarczyk, David ULg; Majerus, Steve ULg; Maj, Michalina et al

in Acta Psychologica (2011), 136(3), 370-381

Mind-wandering refers to the occurrence of thoughts whose content is both decoupled from stimuli present in the current environment and unrelated to the task being carried out at the moment of their ... [more ▼]

Mind-wandering refers to the occurrence of thoughts whose content is both decoupled from stimuli present in the current environment and unrelated to the task being carried out at the moment of their occurrence. The core of this phenomenon is therefore stimulus-independent and task-unrelated thoughts (SITUTs). In the present study, we designed a novel experience sampling method which permitted to isolate SITUTs from other kinds of distractions (i.e., irrelevant interoceptive/exteroceptive sensory perceptions and interfering thoughts related to the appraisal of the current task). In Experiment 1, we examined the impact of SITUTs on the performance of the Sustained Attention to Response Task (SART; a Go/No-Go task). Analyses demonstrated that SITUTs impair SART performance to the same extent as irrelevant sensory perceptions. In Experiment 2, we further examined SITUTs in order to assess the possible functions of mind-wandering. We observed that the content of most of reported SITUTs refers to the anticipation and planning of future events. Furthermore, this “prospective bias” was increased when participants’ attention had been oriented toward their personal goals before performing the SART. These data support the view that an important function of mind-wandering relates to the anticipation and planning of the future. [less ▲]

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See detailMindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS): Psychometric Properties of the French Translation and Exploration of Its Relations With Emotion Regulation Strategies
Jermann, F.; Billieux, J.; Laroi, Frank ULg et al

in Psychological Assessment (2009), 21(4), 506-514

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See detailMindsight: Diagnostics in Disorders of Consciousness
Guldenmund, Justus Pieter ULg; Stender, Johan; Heine, Lizette ULg et al

in Critical Care Research and Practice (2012)

Diagnosis of patients with disorders of consciousness (comprising coma, vegetative state/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, and minimally conscious state) has long been dependent on unstandardized ... [more ▼]

Diagnosis of patients with disorders of consciousness (comprising coma, vegetative state/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome, and minimally conscious state) has long been dependent on unstandardized behavioral tests. The arrival of standardized behavioral tools, and especially the Coma Recovery Scale revised, uncovered a high rate of misdiagnosis. Ancillary techniques, such as brain imaging and electrophysiological examinations, are ever more often being deployed to aid in the search for remaining consciousness. They are used to look for brain activity patterns similar to those found in healthy controls. The development of portable and cheaper devices will make these techniques more widely available. [less ▲]

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See detailLe minerai de fer (autour) de la Haute Ardenne, Cartographie, Histoire et Géologie
Denayer, Julien ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailLe minerai de fer de la Calestienne et de l'Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse
Denayer, Julien ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailLe minerai de fer en Wallonie, Géologie et Histoire
Denayer, Julien ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2010)

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See detailLe minerai de fer en Wallonie, Géologie et Histoire
Denayer, Julien ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2011)

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See detailLe minerai de fer en Wallonie, Géologie et Histoire
Denayer, Julien ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailLe minerai de fer en Wallonie, Histoire et Géologie
Denayer, Julien ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2012)

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See detailLe minerai de fer en Wallonie
Denayer, Julien ULg

Conference (2010, November)

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See detailLe minerai de fer en Wallonie: cartographie, historique et géologie
Denayer, Julien ULg; Pacyna, Daniel; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg

Book published by Ed. de la Région Wallonne (2011)

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See detailMineral buffers as aids in adaptation to a high concentrate diet by sheep and their influence on the digestibility of a high grain ration.
Flament, E.; Thewis, André ULg; Claustriaux, Jean-Jacques ULg et al

in Proceedings: the 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Association for Animal Production (1981)

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See detailMineral mapping in salt lakes from Sud Lipez (Bolivia) using Aster images
Caceres, Fernando; Ali-Ammar, Hamid; Pirard, Eric ULg

in Geological Remote Sensing Group Newsletter (2004), (38), 15-19

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