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Davis-Berg E.C.,Columbia College at Chicago
Invertebrate Biology | Year: 2012

Mucous trail following is a primary means by which many predatory snails locate prey. I compared the ability of individuals of Euglandina rosea to follow mucous trails of two groups of gastropods: those found within its native habitat (southeastern USA), and those found outside its native range (Kansas). Members of E. rosea followed trails for both species found inside and outside its native range equally well. In contrast to previous studies, I found that the predatory snails consistently followed trails in the direction in which they were laid. I quantified the kinematics of trail-following behavior using inter-tentacle angle as the primary metric. In both prey groups, there were significant differences in the predator's inter-tentacle angle when tracking a trail versus not, and when successfully following (in the direction the trail was laid) versus unsuccessfully following (opposite the direction that the trail was laid) trails. In addition, in both prey groups, there were significant differences in the predator's velocity when tracking a trail versus not, and when successfully versus unsuccessfully following trails. This study confirmed that members of E. rosea are robust generalist predators, capable of successfully tracking native and non-native snails, and should not be introduced as biologic control agents. These results may be useful to managers, as they provide insight into how trail following could be used to trap members of this invasive species. © 2011, The American Microscopical Society, Inc.

Young J.L.,Columbia College at Chicago
American Journal of Dance Therapy | Year: 2012

As a dance/movement therapy educator, I teach students how to recognize their own movement patterns, how to clinically assess clients' movement, and how to create movement interventions that facilitate healing and wellness. How then, might I begin to bring my own understanding of my movement preferences into the classroom to enhance my teaching? Through personal, illustrative examples, this article examines how I applied Rudolf Laban's Effort theory and Humane Effort towards expanding my movement repertoire to better support my approach to teaching. In revitalizing my relationship to teaching, I accessed the potential to better engage students, improve student progress, and increase job satisfaction. © 2012 American Dance Therapy Association.

Palmer A.E.,Columbia College at Chicago
American Journal of Dance Therapy | Year: 2015

This qualitative study highlighted the lived experiences of five dance/movement therapists who work with patients diagnosed with eating disorders. Using a phenomenological research approach, participants’ lived experiences were explored through semi-structured interviews and seven themes were developed using Kvale’s interview analysis. Findings also highlighted somatic countertransference as identified through differing body tensions as well as a need for constant self-care among participants. Implications highlighted how essential it is to bring the body of the client and the body of the clinician into the treatment process while maintaining healthy self-care practices. © 2015, American Dance Therapy Association.

Lonier T.,Columbia College at Chicago
Enterprise and Society | Year: 2010

Through an investigation into the origins of American food marketing, this dissertation reveals how branding - specifically, the centennial brands Quaker Oats, Coca-Cola, and Crisco - came to underpin much of today's market-driven economy. In a manner akin to alchemy, the entrepreneurs behind these three firms recognized the inherent value of an agricultural Eden, then found ways to convert common, low-cost agricultural goods - oats, sugar, and cottonseed oil - into appealing, high-revenue branded food products. In the process, these ventures devised new demand-driven business models that exploited technology and communications advances, enabling them to tap a nascent consumer culture. Their pioneering efforts generated unprecedented profits, laid the foundation for iconic billion-dollar brands, and fundamentally changed how Americans make daily food choices. © 2010 The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Business History Conference. All rights reserved.

Callier T.,University of Chicago | Saal H.P.,University of Chicago | Davis-Berg E.C.,Columbia College at Chicago | Bensmaia S.J.,University of Chicago
Journal of Neurophysiology | Year: 2015

A hallmark of tactile texture exploration is that it involves movement between skin and surface. When we scan a surface, small texture-specific vibrations are produced in the skin, and specialized cutaneous mechanoreceptors convert these vibrations into highly repeatable, precise, and informative temporal spiking patterns in tactile afferents. Both texture-elicited vibrations and afferent responses are highly dependent on exploratory kinematics, however; indeed, these dilate or contract systematically with decreases or increases in scanning speed, respectively. These profound changes in the peripheral response that accompany changes in scanning speed and other parameters of texture scanning raise the question as to whether exploratory behaviors change depending on what surface is explored or what information is sought about that surface. To address this question, we measure and analyze the kinematics as subjects explore textured surfaces to evaluate different types of texture information, namely the textures' roughness, hardness, and slipperiness. We find that the exploratory movements are dependent both on the perceptual task, as has been previously shown, but also on the texture that is scanned. We discuss the implications of our findings regarding the neural coding and perception of texture. © 2015 the American Physiological Society.

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