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University of Southern California

1. Verneau, Loan. Paralect: an example of transition focused design.

Degree: MFA, Interactive Media, 2013, University of Southern California

Paralect is a long-format video game, playable on Mac and Windows, exploring the paradigm shifts one experiences when living in another culture. The game arc is based on my personal experience and uses surrealist aesthetics and narrative to communicate cultural plurality on multiple levels. ❧ The game uses platforming mechanics, surrealist aesthetics, and a five-chapter narrative to tell a personal story of cultural uprooting. While not depicting that story literally, the game universe is an allegory for the exploration of the paradigm shifts caused by culture shock and adaptation. It investigates how those transformations affect one’s vision of people, environment, the place you initially came from and, most importantly, the place you wish to call home. ❧ The game is divided into a sequence of experiences. At first glance, the main world is a very typical platformer, presenting the player with environmental obstacles and puzzles. However the narrative delivery system allows the player to spatially explore the monologue of other characters and discover clues about how these people and their world works. Finally, upon the player’s death, a short stint in “limbo” grounds the concept of failure and strengthens the presence of obstacles within the world. ❧ As the game progresses and the player explores new civilizations, each of these “frames” evolve and shift the player’s initial understanding. As it challenges preconceptions within its surreal universe, the game ideally becomes a metaphor of very real paradigm shifts in cultural adaptation. Advisors/Committee Members: Brinson, Peter (Committee Chair), Bolas, Mark T. (Committee Member), Gibson, Jeremy (Committee Member), Kondo, Dorinne (Committee Member).

Subjects/Keywords: game design; paradigm shifts; experience arc; cultural relativism; platformer; video game; narrative transitions

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APA (6th Edition):

Verneau, L. (2013). Paralect: an example of transition focused design. (Thesis). University of Southern California. Retrieved from http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/282064/rec/4912

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Verneau, Loan. “Paralect: an example of transition focused design.” 2013. Thesis, University of Southern California. Accessed November 25, 2020. http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/282064/rec/4912.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Verneau, Loan. “Paralect: an example of transition focused design.” 2013. Web. 25 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Verneau L. Paralect: an example of transition focused design. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Southern California; 2013. [cited 2020 Nov 25]. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/282064/rec/4912.

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Council of Science Editors:

Verneau L. Paralect: an example of transition focused design. [Thesis]. University of Southern California; 2013. Available from: http://digitallibrary.usc.edu/cdm/compoundobject/collection/p15799coll3/id/282064/rec/4912

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University of Texas – Austin

2. -3494-3165. Copulation induces Arc expression in sex-relevant brain regions.

Degree: MSin Neuroscience, Neuroscience, 2015, University of Texas – Austin

The study of copulation has contributed to knowledge of hormonal effects on behavior and natural reward mechanisms in the brain. In male rats, olfactory cues are particularly important for sexual behavior. Several brain areas are key for the processing of sexually-relevant olfactory stimuli, in particular the medial amygdala (MeA), bed nucleus of the stria terminalis (BNST), and the medial preoptic area (mPOA). These areas also play crucial roles in generating copulatory behavior. Sexual experience is another important factor that improves subsequent sexual behavior and renders males more resistant to the detrimental effects of damage to the aforementioned brain areas. In an effort to identify the brain areas in which changes occur as a result of sexual experience, immunohistochemistry was used to visualize the presence of the immediate early gene (IEG) Arc, which is indicative of activity-dependent synaptic plasticity. Sexually naïve and experienced male rats were either placed in the mating arena alone, with an inaccessible estrous female, or with a receptive female with which they could copulate on the test day. Patterns of Arc and c-Fos expression in their brains were then examined. Sexual experience reduced latencies to mount, intromit, and ejaculate, and also increased the frequency of intromissions during copulation. As expected, copulation induced c-Fos expression in the posterior dorsal MeA, posteromedial BNST, and central mPOA regardless of prior experience. Arc expression was induced by copulation much more widely throughout the anterior BNST, posterior BNST, and MeA, as well as in the posterior mPOA, but not in the central mPOA. Surprisingly, Arc induction did not vary based on prior sexual experience, indicating that neural plasticity induced by copulation is important for both sexually naïve and experienced males. Correlations between measures of sexual behavior and IEG induction revealed that increased Arc in the BNST of naïve males was associated with higher mount latencies and numbers of mounts, while increased Arc in the MeA and mPOA of naïve males was associated with higher intromission latencies and numbers of intromissions. This suggests that Arc induction may be particularly important for improving behavior in naïve males that perform poorest. Advisors/Committee Members: Dominguez, Juan M. (advisor), Hofmann, Johann (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Male sexual behavior; MPOA; Medial preoptic area; MeA; Medial amygdala; BNST; Bed nucleus of the stria terminalis; Arc; C-Fos; Immediate early gene; Sexual experience

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APA (6th Edition):

-3494-3165. (2015). Copulation induces Arc expression in sex-relevant brain regions. (Masters Thesis). University of Texas – Austin. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/2152/39352

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

-3494-3165. “Copulation induces Arc expression in sex-relevant brain regions.” 2015. Masters Thesis, University of Texas – Austin. Accessed November 25, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/2152/39352.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

-3494-3165. “Copulation induces Arc expression in sex-relevant brain regions.” 2015. Web. 25 Nov 2020.

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Vancouver:

-3494-3165. Copulation induces Arc expression in sex-relevant brain regions. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2015. [cited 2020 Nov 25]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/39352.

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-3494-3165. Copulation induces Arc expression in sex-relevant brain regions. [Masters Thesis]. University of Texas – Austin; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/39352

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3. Σιμιτζή, Σοφία. Η φιλοσοφική θεματοποίηση του θρησκευτικού φαινομένου στον  William James: 1842 – 1910.

Degree: 2011, University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων

William James stands as one of American’s leading philosophers. He is one of the most articulate and effective spokesmen for what has been historically this country’s most important and influential philosophical movement – Pragmatism. The relative paucity of close work on W. James religious considerations is due in part to the fact that he has often been regarded as an insightful but erratic philosopher whose magical pragmatism does not represent a closely argued or integrated philosophical system. Throughout this dissertation we have examined W. James theories, on religious experience as a branchy whole, taking special note of its motivating doctrines, its implications, and its value, using of simultaneously four fields : epistemological, psychological, normative and metaphysical. According to this methodological approach our dissertation is disunite in three extensive chapters:1) William James and his era. 2) The pragmatistic establishment of religious phenomenon.3) Generalized conclusions. William James's philosophy sheds new light on the concepts of experience and intersubjectivity.In the context of nineteenth-century Darwinism, James appears to be strongly influenced by the biological approach. He construes the human being as a striving, goal-positing, interest-fulfilling organism, whose seminal characteristic is his willful assumption, and attempted implementation, of specific practical ends For instance, when the philosopher, in the midst of a theological discussion, poses the question, in which one of us practical Americans here assembled does this conglomeration of [divine] attributes awaken a sense of reality, or when he analyzes truth in terms of the cash value of an idea, he reinforces the image of a philosophy on the brink of the linguistic turn, narrowly utilitarian and reductionist. His intention is not to ignore the pragmatic realities of common sense, described in ordinary language, but to elucidate their dark side - their ultimate metaphysical basis - and to place them in the context of an ontological theory. Densely put, everything real must be somehow experienceable, and everything experienced must somehow be real. Even personal consciousness is nothing but the name for a series of experiences run together by certain definite transitions. According to James, religious experiences are the result of natural as well as supernatural relations. Not only do they present us with evocative information on the structure of everyday reality, but provide us with intriguing evidence for the putative existence of an unseen order of the self as well as of reality. They can and should undermine our taken-for-granted naturalistic conception of all things; moreover, they provide philosophy with the "raw data" necessary in order to create a fruitful, non dogmatic, theo-metaphysical picture of reality. God is not known James states he is used.

O William James (1842-1910) υιός του ιδιότυπου θεολόγου Henry James θεωρείται ο πιο επιδραστικός Αμερικανός φιλόσοφος και η κυρίαρχη φυσιογνωμία του φιλοσοφικού ρεύματος…

Subjects/Keywords: Μαγικός πραγματισμός, δαρβινισμός, νεολαμαρκισμός; Υποκατώφλειος εαυτός; Ριζοσπαστικός εμπειρισμός; Συνείδηση, μητέρα θάλασσα της συνειδήσεως, τυχαιοκρατία; Μυστική εμπειρία, θρησκευτική επιστημολογία, ανακλαστικό τόξο; Φαινομενολογία, μυστικισμός; Αλήθεια ≠ πραγματικότητα; Αίσθημα; Subconscious self, consciousness, if-feeling, emotion; Pure experience, natural realism, holism; Knowledge by acquaintance ≠ Knowledge about; Reflex – arc; Emotion, sciousness, feeling, flux of experience, field-self; Pragmatic maxim; Radical empiricism; Sick Soul, twice-born; Mysticism: ineffability, noetic quality, transiency, passivity; Kineasthetic idea, proto – phenomenological; Stream of thought

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APA (6th Edition):

Σιμιτζή, . . (2011). Η φιλοσοφική θεματοποίηση του θρησκευτικού φαινομένου στον  William James: 1842 – 1910. (Thesis). University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/26817

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Σιμιτζή, Σοφία. “Η φιλοσοφική θεματοποίηση του θρησκευτικού φαινομένου στον  William James: 1842 – 1910.” 2011. Thesis, University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων. Accessed November 25, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/26817.

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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Σιμιτζή, Σοφία. “Η φιλοσοφική θεματοποίηση του θρησκευτικού φαινομένου στον  William James: 1842 – 1910.” 2011. Web. 25 Nov 2020.

Vancouver:

Σιμιτζή . Η φιλοσοφική θεματοποίηση του θρησκευτικού φαινομένου στον  William James: 1842 – 1910. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων; 2011. [cited 2020 Nov 25]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/26817.

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Council of Science Editors:

Σιμιτζή . Η φιλοσοφική θεματοποίηση του θρησκευτικού φαινομένου στον  William James: 1842 – 1910. [Thesis]. University of Ioannina; Πανεπιστήμιο Ιωαννίνων; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/26817

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