Can't a Mother Brag?

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My daughter Maddy got her first paper published in the medical journal,

"Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics"


on the subject of:

On the value-dependence of value-driven attentional capture


The study is to prove that people who suffer from compulsive personality disorders respond differently to addictive stimuli than those who are depressed, which has long been argued. 

She conducted this study with Prof. Brian A. Anderson while he was at Johns Hopkins and now is at Texas A&M. 

Here is the abstract:

Findings from an increasingly large number of studies have been used to argue that attentional capture can be dependent on the learned value of a stimulus, or value-driven. However, under certain circumstances attention can be biased to select stimuli that previously served as targets, independent of reward history. Value-driven attentional capture, as studied using the training phase-test phase design introduced by Anderson and colleagues, is widely presumed to reflect the combined influence of learned value and selection history. However, the degree to which attentional capture is at all dependent on value learning in this paradigm has recently been questioned. Support for value-dependence can be provided through one of two means: (1) greater attentional capture by prior targets following rewarded training than following unrewarded training, and (2) greater attentional capture by prior targets previously associated with high compared to low value. Using a variant of the original value-driven attentional capture paradigm, Sha and Jiang (Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 78, 403–414, 2016) failed to find evidence of either, and raised criticisms regarding the adequacy of evidence provided by prior studies using this particular paradigm. To address this disparity, here we provided a stringent test of the value-dependence hypothesis using the traditional value-driven attentional capture paradigm. With a sufficiently large sample size, value-dependence was observed based on both criteria, with no evidence of attentional capture without rewards during training. Our findings support the validity of the traditional value-driven attentional capture paradigm in measuring what its name purports to measure.

http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13414-017-1289-6

I just wanted to take a moment and acknowledge her big achievement. She has published which is a big thing in the medical community. 

Mom smiles!

 

 

Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 01:50:22PM @perrie-halpern:

I just wanted to take a moment out of my day to acknowledge Madeline's big achievement. We are all very proud of her. 

 
Jonathan P
link 02/22/17 01:52:52PM @jonathan-p:

You can shep all day, as far as I'm concerned.

Congrats to all the Halperns.

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 02:24:37PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks Jon! And I am! 

 
JohnRussell
link 02/22/17 01:53:30PM @johnrussell:

She's too smart for me. 

Congratulations. applause

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 02:25:29PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks John,

Yes, she is too smart for me, too. I tried to read the paper and my brain started to bleed. 

 
JohnRussell
link 02/22/17 02:26:12PM @johnrussell:

Laugh

 
Pepe
link 02/22/17 02:35:31PM @pepe:

Super cool. My arrest once was published in the paper. My parents were so proud too.

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 02:42:12PM @perrie-halpern:

I bet! Parents are always happy to have their kid seen in the paper. LOL.

 
Dean Moriarty
link 02/22/17 03:03:32PM @dean-moriarty:

Congratulations that's an impressive accomplishment for sure. 

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 04:08:54PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks Dean! We are really happy for her especially since she did this with just a BS. 

 
TTGA
link 02/22/17 06:52:31PM @ttga:

But it does sound like at least a Master's thesis in the making Perrie.  Please pass along a sincere WELL DONE.

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 09:11:31PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks TTGA. As a fellow educator, you know that nothing makes the grade like getting published. 

 
Dowser
link 02/22/17 03:05:48PM @dowser:

Congratulations to Madeline and your whole family!!!  She did a great job!

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 04:09:48PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks Dowser! She did do a great job! Onwards to more!

 
Dowser
link 02/22/17 04:26:48PM @dowser:

Please give her my love!  I could barely comprehend what she wrote...  My brain has been a bit addled lately.  winking

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/23/17 02:01:31PM @perrie-halpern:

Dowser, don't feel bad...neither could I. I had to have her explain it to me... the full version is a statistical nightmare of numbers and standard deviations, LOL!!! 

 
Dowser
link 02/23/17 08:58:18PM @dowser:

UGH...  

 
Kavika
link 02/22/17 03:13:31PM @kavika:

Congratulations to Maddie, and all the other Halpern's.

 Big Chief (Maddie grandfather) is holding a Pow Wow in honor of Maddie. All NT members are invited. Tribal affiliation not required, but those that are enrolled members of a tribe will be treated special. (it's an Indian thing).

A few house keeping rules for the Pow Wow honoring Maddie.

1. Gifts are required ($24 minimum value)

2. Dumbasses will be restricted to their own shed and muzzled

3. Big Chief and Asst Big Chief (Maddie Ojibwe uncle) will perform the world famous  ''Fancy Dance'' in her honor in full regalia. Staying clear of the dance area is vital and probably life saving.

4. Mama Cass Lake (also known as Perrie) will perform the Jingle Dance in Maddie honor.

5. Music will be provided by Thunder Bay Dancers and Drum group.

6. Special appearances by Luther Walks The Horse (also my cousin who's stage name is Keith Secola). He will perform his number one hit, ''NDN Car''

Maddie Rules

 

 

 

 

 
Dowser
link 02/22/17 04:00:58PM @dowser:

I especially like #2!!!

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 04:14:13PM @perrie-halpern:

Mama Cass! Find another lake and stop calling me a two ton tessy, LOL!

But I will do the Jingle Dance for her, but I am chilling to watch the Fancy Dance. Big Chief might fall over his big belly. 

Thanks for the party planning! 

 
Kavika
link 02/22/17 04:27:34PM @kavika:

It's Mama Cass Lake...LOL

Hey easy on Big Chief.

 
Nona62
link 02/22/17 10:33:17PM @nona62:

I'll bring plenty of Frizza!!!

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/23/17 02:02:04PM @perrie-halpern:

I love Frizza!

 
Larry Hampton
link 02/22/17 03:29:18PM @larry-hampton:

Well done and much congrats! You should be a proud Momma!

:~)

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 04:15:58PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks Larry! 

Off to her Master's program this Aug. in Neurobiology at Mt Sinai School of Medicine. 

Best part.. she's got the tab, LOL!

 
Krishna
link 02/22/17 07:23:01PM @krishna:

Yup-- at least there are some people who appreciate Perrie & all the good that she's done! 

Man, Perrie is cool. She reached out to me all those years ago when I was a newbie. She's smart and nice

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 08:22:33PM @perrie-halpern:

Awwww... krish.. you make me blush. Thank you old friend!

 
Krishna
link 02/22/17 08:45:41PM @krishna:

Yup-- at least there are some people who appreciate Perrie & all the good that she's done! 

Man, Perrie is cool. She reached out to me all those years ago when I was a newbie. She's smart and nice

Whoops-- I forgot the link to the above comment (its by BizEBea, thank her not me :^).

Here the link to her comment. 

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 09:06:19PM @perrie-halpern:

Awww.. that was nice of you to do Krish. And how nice to hear back from Biz! Such a sweetie! Even remembered I was an indie! 

 
Krishna
link 02/22/17 04:07:25PM @krishna:

Congratulations! Laugh

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 04:17:50PM @perrie-halpern:

Krish! 

Thanks! Good to see you're alive!

 
deepwaterdon
link 02/22/17 06:17:28PM @deepwaterdon:

Perrie.... 2 thumbs up to mom, and congratulation to Maddie!

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 08:23:58PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks Don! We are very proud of her but she worked very hard to get there. 

 
pat wilson
link 02/22/17 07:29:40PM @pat-wilson:

Congrats, Perrie ! You, your Hubbie and your daughter should be proud !

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 08:24:35PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks Pat... We are and she is thrilled!

 
Randy
link 02/22/17 08:09:20PM @randy:

Congratulations to Maddy! Proof of great parenting showing through once again!

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/22/17 08:26:19PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks Randy! I have to take only part of the credit. Both my girls are self starters and so they get a bunch of the credit!

 
Nona62
link 02/22/17 10:34:40PM @nona62:

Perrie, I can't imagine how proud you and your family are of your daughter!  Please send her my  warmest CONGRATULATIONS!!

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/23/17 02:03:27PM @perrie-halpern:

Thank you so much Nona for your kind wishes! I will forward the congrats!

 
Buzz of the Orient
link 02/22/17 10:40:59PM @buzz-of-the-orient:

Maddy's theory is beyond my comprehension, but in any event you certainly have a lot of reason to "kvell". No matter how badly things are going, there is, according to the late great Leonard Cohen "...a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 02/23/17 02:04:07PM @perrie-halpern:

Thanks you Buzz, and very well said! Love the quote!

 
A. Macarthur
link 02/23/17 07:12:15PM @a-macarthur:

As a graduate of a "Gifted Slow" program, I can only imagine the magnitude of such an achievement …

… like I said … coming out of a "Gifted Slow" program, I can only imagine the magnitude.*

However, I certainly can understand your kvelling …

Congratulations!

________________________________

* I once read a book.

 
sixpick
link 02/23/17 09:46:47PM @sixpick:

 I could barely comprehend what she wrote...

Well, that's a whole lot more than I can say Dowser.

Congratulations Perrie!!!  I know you are very proud and with good reason.  To have this study published is a tremendous accomplishment in itself  I see another outstanding physician at the twilight of dawn!!!

 

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