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Update: Kardiovaskul re Bildgebung
Mori M
Journal für Kardiologie , 2008,
Kardiale Magnetresonanztomographie: regionale und globale Myokardfunktion
Mori M
Journal für Kardiologie , 2003,
Abstract: Die Quantifizierung der systolischen links- und rechtsventrikul ren Funktion wird im klinischen Alltag mit Echokardiographie oder Radionuklidventrikulographie durchgeführt. Diese Methoden sind einerseits durch die oft schlechte Schallbarkeit des Patienten und dadurch schlechte Abgrenzbarkeit des Endokards eingeschr nkt aussagekr ftig. Die Radionuklidventrikulographie stellt durch die verwendeten radioaktiven Substanzen eine Strahlenbelastung des Patienten dar. Andererseits werden mathematische Formeln angewandt, die von einer regelm igen geometrischen Form der Herzkammern ausgehen. Die kardiale Magnetresonanztomographie wendet zur Quantifizierung der Ventrikelfunktion die Scheibchensummationsmethode nach Simpson an. Durch die bessere Bildqualit t sind die Messungen exakter, und bei wiederholter Bestimmung sind die Ver nderungen besser festzustellen. Vergleichende Studien zeigten für die kardiale Magnetresonanz eine bessere Interobserver- und Interstudy-Reproduzierbarkeit. Die qualitative Beurteilung der regionalen Funktion ist in den entsprechend den AHA/ACC-Richtlinien vorgegebenen Schnitten m glich und aufgrund der digitalen Bilddaten einer exakten, softwaregestützten Auswertung zug nglich. Die Qualifizierung der regionalen Funktion ist sowohl in Ruhe als auch unter pharmakologischem Stre mit Dobutamin (analog dem Stre echo) m glich. Die technische Weiterentwicklung wird eine weitere Verkürzung der Untersuchungszeit sowie Vereinfachungen der Auswertung bringen.
Effects of antiferromagnetic planes on the superconducting properties of multilayered high-Tc cuprates
M. Mori,S. Maekawa
Physics , 2004, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.94.137003
Abstract: We propose a mechanism for high critical temperature (T_c) in the coexistent phase of superconducting- (SC) and antiferromagnetic (AF) CuO_2 planes in multilayered cuprates. The Josephson coupling between the SC planes separated by an AF insulator (Mott insulator) is calculated perturbatively up to the fourth order in terms of the hopping integral between adjacent CuO_2 planes. It is shown that the AF exchange splitting in the AF plane suppresses the so-called pi-Josephson coupling, and the long-ranged 0-Josephson coupling leads to coexistence with a rather high value of T_c.
Japanese Are Modest Even When They Are Winners: Competence Ratings of Winners and Losers in Social Comparison  [PDF]
Kazuo Mori, Hideko Mori
Psychology (PSYCH) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/psych.2013.411119

Social comparison experiments in two different social conditions, competing between friends and between strangers, were carried out with 88 Japanese male undergraduates. Participants were asked to come to the laboratory in friend pairs to participate in the experiment. Two pairs were randomly combined for each experimental session. In the Between-Friends condition, one of the two pairs solved 20 anagrams competitively while the other pair observed them. In the Between-Strangers condition, one performer and one observer were randomly chosen in each pair and the performers solved anagram tasks competitively. As in our previous study, the anagram tasks were presented utilizing a presentation trick so that one performer-and-observer group viewed easier anagrams than the other group without their noticing the difference. As intended, those who viewed the easier anagrams outperformed the others, becoming winners in all sessions. No participants noticed the trick. After the task, all four participants rated the ability of the two performers including themselves. Their ability ratings showed that they tended to evaluate their own ability modestly. Even winners consistently rated themselves lower than the others rated them. Two possible explanations of why Japanese participants made such modest responses were presented and discussed.

A Revival of Little Black Sambo in Japan  [PDF]
Kazuo Mori
Advances in Literary Study (ALS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/als.2014.21003

In the late 1980s, a popular children’s book “Little Black Sambo”(hereafter,LBS) disappeared from all bookstores in Japan.The book was alleged to have racist characteristics such as the name of the boy, the way the illustrations caricatured blacks, etc. Mori (1997) revised the original story by changing the protagonist from a black boy to a black Labrador puppy, with eliminating the word “Sambo”,which had a historically pejorative connotation in the US. Mori (2005) conducted an experiment to compare the entertainment value of the two versions of LBS using four-year-old children and found no difference. Mori (2005) also casted a suspicion that the real reason why the book was withdrawnin Japan was a matter of piracy rather than racism. All Japanese publishers at that time had not properly obtained the copyright. Nowadays there are several versions of LBS available in bookstores all over Japan.

Getting Rid of the Horizontal-to-Vertical Strategy: A Case Report of a Japanese Research Psychologist  [PDF]
Kazuo Mori
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2014.24040
Abstract: Most Japanese research psychologists have used “Horizontal-to-Vertical Conversion Strategy” for their research, simply replicating experimental studies published in Western journals with Japanese participants and publishing papers only in Japanese (the traditional orthography of the Japanese language is vertical). This short article criticized this prevailing research strategy among Japanese psychologists and reported a series of studies resulted from an invention of new experimental procedure. It showed an example of a Japanese researcher who had got rid of the inadequate approach by inventing a new experimental method. It also aimed to encourage Japanese psychologists to conduct innovative research and publish their studies in English journals.
Assessment of the Implicit Attitude of Japanese People toward Blacks and Little Black Sambo  [PDF]
Kazuo Mori
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2018.61001
We examined whether Japanese people, 47 junior high school students, 49 undergraduates, and 52 older adults, possessed negative attitudes against blacks and the picture book Little Black Sambo. We assessed the implicit attitude toward the target word pairs, “black/white” and “Sambo/Heidi,” by utilizing a paper-based Implicit Association Test and found that both black and Sambo were associated more negatively than white and Heidi. However, the implicit attitudes assessed with a single-target IAT showed that 67 Japanese students showed positive implicit scores for blacks but with smaller valences. A post hoc analysis revealed that the reading experience of Little Black Sambo did not show a significant difference between the implicit attitudes of those who had and had not read the book.
Secular Changes in Child Height in Japan and South Korea: Consumption of Animal Proteins and “Essential Nutrients”  [PDF]
Hiroshi Mori
Food and Nutrition Sciences (FNS) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/fns.2018.912106
Abstract: Child height in Japan and South Korea increased dramatically over the past half century. At age 17 - 18 years, male students in Japan were 2 cm taller in the 1960s through 1970s, still barely taller in the 1980s than S. Korean students, but by the early 1990s they ceased to grow any taller in height, whereas their Korean peers kept increasing in height to overtake their Japanese peers by 3 cm in the mid-2000s. Economic growth was rapid in both countries, but S. Korea some two decades behind Japan. Per capita GDP in Japan was four times that in S. Korea in the mid-1980s and twice in the early-2000s. Food consumption increased conspicuously in both countries, with per capita net supply of animal products in Japan noticeably exceeding that in S. Korea in the early-2000s. However, per capita total caloric intake has been a few hundred kcal/day greater in S. Korea than in Japan since the end of 1970s, mainly from cereals. In particular, S. Koreans have consumed nearly twice as many vegetables as Japanese after the early 1980s. What may deserve attention is that Japanese youth, as compared to their older generations, drastically reduced their consumption of fruit and vegetables in the mid-1970s, whereas their S. Korean counterparts have maintained their consumption of these produce. These contrasts in food consumption patterns may have contributed to the differences in child height development in the two countries.
Banking Underserved Market Segments  [PDF]
Margherita Mori
Open Journal of Social Sciences (JSS) , 2019, DOI: 10.4236/jss.2019.73042
This paper aims at discussing how to contribute to sustainable development by targeting underbanked market segments: according to a common view, they include people who have become blacklisted by major banks, are young consumers, want to avoid debt collectors, are fed-up with fees, are out of a job or had a bad customer experience; in these cases, traditional financial services could—or would—be hardly accessed and informal channels tend to prevail. The unbanked too call for attention, as that they do not even hold a bank account and hence are excluded from formal banking opportunities, which is likely to pave the way to alternative, less reputable business models. Given the high number of potential consumers involved worldwide, furthering their financial inclusion sounds like a must. In sight of reaching this ambitious goal, the starting point can be identified with an extensive analysis of the underlying concepts, that are closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015; the next step revolves around the features of the market segments under investigation, their financial needs that remain unsatisfied and the strategic tools that are likely to improve the state of the art. The main findings lead to stress that usually listed categories to be better served by banks do not tell the whole story, which should act as a stimulus to disseminate best practices and to suggest concrete proposals; they can help to meet the critical challenges of social and economic sustainability within the framework of the generation pact and may also allow financial institutions to expand their activity profitably. Conclusions imply that a more inclusive financial system would provide benefits to the underbanked (not to mention the unbanked), as well as to society at large, with financial competence, literacy and education set to gain momentum.
Field response of Colorado potato beetle to enantiomeric blends of CPB I aggregation pheromone  [PDF]
Thomas P. Kuhar, Erin M. Hitchner, Roger R. Youngman, Kenji Mori, Joseph C. Dickens
Agricultural Sciences (AS) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/as.2012.37108
Abstract: Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, is attracted to (S)-3,7-dimethyl-2-oxo-oct-6-ene-1,3-diol [(S)-CPB I], a male-produced aggregation pheromone. Pitfall trap studies were conducted to assess the relative attraction of L. decemlineata adults to synthetic mixtures of the (S)- and (R)-enantiomers of the pheromone. Of the following blends that were tested: 97%(S):3%(R), 87%(S):13%(R), 73%(S):27%(R), and 50%(S):50%(R) (racemic blend), only the blend containing 97% of the (S)-enantionmer was attractive in one of the experiments. Our results demonstrate that the behavioral response of the beetle to pheromone-baited pitfall traps is unsubstantial in general, and that enantiomeric blends containing 13% or more of the opposite (R) enantiomer disrupt response to the pheromone. Any future research as well as integrated pest management strategies that incorporate CPB I as an aggregation pheromone should utilize blends containing more than 87% optical purity of the (S)-enantiomer of the pheromone.
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