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Leuven, Belgium

The Leuven Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, was a branch of the Catholic University of Leuven. The faculty traces its history back to its founding in 1432, however it was abolished in 1797 due to the French Revolution. The current faculty was established in 1834, as a part of the Catholic University of Leuven. Following the Belgian Revolution of 1830, which has established the freedom of teaching, this New Catholic University was founded in 1834 in Mechelen by the private initiative of the Belgian bishops. In 1967 the faculty was divided into Flemish and French speaking departments, and they exist today as two separate faculties. Wikipedia.


Rossion B.,Catholic University of Leuven
Trends in Cognitive Sciences | Year: 2014

Electrophysiological recordings on the human scalp provide a wealth of information about the temporal dynamics and nature of face perception at a global level of brain organization. The time window between 100 and 200. ms witnesses the transition between low-level and high-level vision, an N170 component correlating with conscious interpretation of a visual stimulus as a face. This face representation is rapidly refined as information accumulates during this time window, allowing the individualization of faces. To improve the sensitivity and objectivity of face perception measures, it is increasingly important to go beyond transient visual stimulation by recording electrophysiological responses at periodic frequency rates. This approach has recently provided face perception thresholds and the first objective signature of integration of facial parts in the human brain. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Depoortere I.,Catholic University of Leuven
Gut | Year: 2014

Recent progress in unravelling the nutrient-sensing mechanisms in the taste buds of the tongue has triggered studies on the existence and role of chemosensory cells in the gut. Indeed, the gastrointestinal tract is the key interface between food and the human body and can sense basic tastes in much the same way as the tongue, through the use of similar G-protein-coupled taste receptors. These receptors 'taste' the luminal content and transmit signals that regulate nutrient transporter expression and nutrient uptake, and also the release of gut hormones and neurotransmitters involved in the regulation of energy and glucose homeostasis. Hence, they play a prominent role in the communication between the lumen, epithelium, smooth muscle cells, afferent nerve fibres and the brain to trigger adaptive responses that affect gastrointestinal function, food intake and glucose metabolism. This review summarises how sensing of nutrients by taste receptors along the gut plays a key role in the process of digestion, and how disturbances or adaptations of these chemosensory signalling pathways may contribute to the induction or resolution of a number of pathological conditions related to diabetes, obesity, or diet-induced symptom generation in irritable bowel syndrome. Targeting these receptors may represent a promising novel route for the treatment of a number of these diseases. Source


Patent
Catholic University of Leuven and Imec | Date: 2015-02-07

The present disclosure is related to a method for treating a photoresist structure on a substrate, the method comprising producing one or more resist structures on a substrate, introducing the substrate in a plasma reactor, and subjecting the substrate to a plasma treatment at a temperature lower than zero degrees Celsius, such as between zero and 110 C. The plasma treatment may be a H


Patent
Catholic University of Leuven and Imec | Date: 2015-03-31

A method for evaluating the quality of a directed self-assembling method used for generating directed self-assembling patterns. The method for evaluating comprises obtaining at least one set of parameter values for a parameterized set of processing steps and material properties characterizing the directed self-assembling method, thus characterizing a specific directed self-assembling method used for generating a directed self-assembled pattern. The method furthermore comprises obtaining a scattered radiation pattern on the directed self-assembled pattern obtained using the directed self-assembling method characterized by the set of parameter values, thus obtaining scattered radiation pattern results for the directed self-assembled pattern. The method furthermore comprises determining based on the scattered radiation pattern results a qualification score and correlating the qualification score with the set of parameter values.


Patent
Imec and Catholic University of Leuven | Date: 2015-10-19

A system for compressed sensing comprising: a compressive sampling module configured for providing a CS-sampled signal and a signal reconstruction module configured for receiving and allocating a first plurality of measurement windows comprising a number of samples from the CS-sampled signal, calculating a corresponding first plurality of reconstruction windows based on the first plurality of measurement windows and calculating a first version of a reconstructed signal based on the first plurality of reconstruction windows. The signal reconstruction module is also configured to allocate a second plurality measurement windows overlapping in content with the first plurality of measurement windows, calculate a second plurality of reconstruction windows based on the second plurality of measurement windows, calculate a second version of the reconstructed signal based on the second plurality of reconstructed windows and generate a reconstructed signal based on values from the first version and the second version of the reconstructed signal.

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