Articles by Michael Natter in JoVE
Sediment Core Sectioning en extractie van Pore Waters onder anoxische omstandigheden Alison R. Keimowitz1, Yan Zheng2, Ming-Kuo Lee3, Michael Natter3, Jeffrey Keevan3 1Department of Chemistry, Vassar College, 2Division of Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 3Department of Geosciences, Auburn University
Other articles by Michael Natter on PubMed
Level and Degradation of Deepwater Horizon Spilled Oil in Coastal Marsh Sediments and Pore-water Environmental Science & Technology. Jun, 2012 | Pubmed ID: 22571231 This research investigates the level and degradation of oil at ten selected Gulf saltmarsh sites months after the 2010 BP Macondo-1 well oil spill. Very high levels (10-28%) of organic carbon within the heavily oiled sediments are clearly distinguished from those in pristine sediments (
Magically Deceptive Biological Motion-the French Drop Sleight Frontiers in Psychology. 2015 | Pubmed ID: 25914654 Intentional deception, as is common in the performance of magic tricks, can provide valuable insight into the mechanisms of perception and action. Much of the recent investigations into this form of deception revolve around the attention of the observer. Here, we present experiments designed to investigate the contributions of the performer to the act of deception. An experienced magician and a naïve novice performed a classic sleight known as the French Drop. Video recordings of the performance were used to measure the quality of the deception-e.g., if a non-magician observer could discriminate instances where the sleight was performed (a deceptive performance) from those where it was not (a veridical performace). During the performance we recorded the trajectory of the hands and measured muscle activity via EMG to help understand the biomechanical mechanisms of this deception. We show that expertise plays a major role in the quality of the deception and that there are significant variations in the motion and muscular behaviors between successful and unsuccessful performances. Smooth, minimal movements with an exaggerated faux-transfer of muscular tension were characteristic of better deception. This finding is consistent with anecdotal reports and the magic performance literature.