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  • Tomas Cuesta, David Pere; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2021)
    The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) appears to be involved in cognitive control, learning, and memory. Recent proposals integrating these functions suggest that the ACC embodies a cognitive map of task space. In this view, ...
  • Egonmwan, Elozino Ofualagba; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2020)
    This thesis presents studies in neural text summarization for single and multiple documents.The focus is on using sentence paraphrasing and compression for generating fluent summaries, especially in multi-document summarization ...
  • Akter, Sharmin; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2021)
    Knowing the expert developers of a software development project has great significance in large-scale and geographically distributed projects. However, finding these expert developers can be challenging, which becomes more ...
  • Das, Sourabhashis; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics and Computer Science, 2020)
    Chebotarev's density theorem generalizes the prime number theorem and Dirichlet's theorem for primes in arithmetic progressions to the setting of number fields. In particular, it asserts that prime ideals are equi-distributed ...
  • Checkley, Doug; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2020)
    Based in a theoretical framework of the ethics of care (Noddings, 2005), researching lived experience through semi-structured interviews, and the individual-environment relation, the central research question asks: What ...
  • Dueck, Elijah; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry & BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2020)
    Pseudouridine is an isomer of uridine and a post-transcriptional RNA modification in all domains of life. Its formation is catalyzed by pseudouridine synthases functioning as standalone proteins or protein-RNA complexes ...
  • Day Chief, Constance; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health SciencesHealth Sciences, 2020)
    The effects of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system “continues to undermine the well-being of today’s Indigenous population, and having familial history of IRS attendance has also been linked with more frequent ...
  • Todorinov, Vasil; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics & AstronomyArts and ScienceDepartment of Physics & Astronomy, 2020)
    The fundamental physical description of the Universe is based on two theories:Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. Unified theory of Quantum Gravity (QG) is an open problem. Quantum Gravity Phenomenology (QGP) studies ...
  • Sholomiski, Megan; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2020)
    This thesis examines the effects of chronic noise stress on neocortical and hippocampal-amygdala networks and their behavioural correlates. Psychological symptoms of stress, including anxiety and depression, are thought ...
  • Naghizadeh, Milad; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2020)
    In classic measures of fear induced freezing behavior, animals stop all movement except breathing. Many large-scale recording techniques in modern neuroscience such as wide-field and two-photon fluorescent imaging require ...
  • Alam, Sowkat; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Mathematics and Computer ScienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Mathematics & Computer Science, 2021)
    Machine learning techniques have been widely used to understand the use of various sociolinguistic characteristics. These techniques can also be applied to analyze artificial languages. This research focuses on the influence ...
  • McKenzie, Jared Patrick; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of EducationEducation, 2020)
    This mixed-methods study investigated the nature of the impact of a multi-day outdoor education camp on the executive functions of sixth grade students (n = 29) in Alberta, Canada. The participants demonstrated statistically ...
  • Desrochers, Kathryn Marie; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education. (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge,Faculty of EducationEducation, 2020)
    Teacher efficacy and resilience have been shown as influential in teacher retention, achieving student outcomes, and educational change. This study sought to gain insights into leadership practices that highly efficacious ...
  • Grasse, Lukas Walter Neufeld (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2020)
    Understanding speech in the presence of distracting talkers is a difficult computational problem known as the cocktail party problem. Motivated by auditory processing in the human brain, this thesis developed a neural ...
  • Yu, Li; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of GeographyArts and ScienceDepartment of Geography, 2020)
    This dissertation is a combination of four papers that explore the housing issues of the low-income group in urban China. The first paper uses a policy-cycle analytical framework to portray the dynamic process of national ...
  • Alikarami, Elnaz; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of NeuroscienceArts and ScienceDepartment of Neuroscience, 2020)
    The rise of fake news is posing an increasing threat to societies worldwide, but little is known about the cognitive processes that influence acceptance of false information. Here we report that social context influences ...
  • Semenyna, Scott; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of PsychologyArts and ScienceDepartment of Psychology, 2020)
    Inter-sexual mate competition occurs any time opposite-sex individuals engage in romantic/sexual competition over the same target. The existence of bisexual behaviour among humans suggests the possibility of inter-sexual ...
  • Turnbull, Douglas; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Chemistry & BiochemistryArts and ScienceDepartment of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 2020)
    The Lewis-behaviour of WF6 towards pyridine and derivatives thereof has been reinvestigated in detail. The stability of WF6 towards main-group donor ligands has been exploited to develop synthetic routes to numerous complexes ...
  • Eranthodi, Anas; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of Biological SciencesArts and ScienceDepartment of Biological Sciences, 2020)
    Fusarium graminearum is one of the primary causal agents of Fusarium head blight (FHB) in cereals. Most proteins in the secretome of this pathogen are uncharacterized and their role in FHB is undefined. This study was aimed ...
  • Begum, Johura; University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science (Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Department of EconomicsArts and ScienceDepartment of Economics, 2020)
    The Yield curve is very prominent in the economics and finance literature to analyze the behavior of households and investors towards bonds markets. In this paper we explore and test the Expectations Hypothesis (EH) of the ...

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