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Thalassophobia

Among many psychological and psychiatric disorders, one is the fear of the ocean and the fear of deep water, which in... Read More

Hallucination – Are we the only ones “seeing” things or animals hallucinate, too?

Hallucination is defined as perceiving something that seems real but in fact, it is not. Some references take it as a... Read More

Overview of Chirology

Psychodiagnostic Chirology (PDC) is a comprehensive diagnostic discipline applied by professional behavioral specialists in... Read More

Empirical

Empirical 1. Pertaining to, or founded upon, experiment or experience; depending upon the observation of phenomena; versed... Read More

Consciousness and Behavior

States of Consciousness Defined either by (1) behavior - ranging from attentive and alert to coma and (2) electrical... Read More

Imprinting

What does imprinting mean? Have you watched the TV cartoon show “Tom and Jerry” with an episode of a duck and its... Read More

Memory

memory complex mental function having four distinct phases: (1) memorizing or learning, (2) retention, (3) recall, and (4)... Read More

Natural

natural 1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character;... Read More

Taste

taste 1. To try by the touch; to handle; as, to taste a bow. Taste it well and stone thou shalt it find. (Chaucer) 2. To try... Read More

Gorillas in our Midst – what it means

By Vicki Mozo Summary What's up with the gorilla on a basketball court perception test? If you have tried taking this... Read More

Growth Patterns

When measuring growth, it is more desirable to use dry mass as a reliable indication. However, since you can't just 'suck'... Read More

Genetic drift

Genetic Drift Definition What is genetic drift in simple terms? The simple definition of genetic drift ( also referred to... Read More

Salamanders

salamander 1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of urodela, belonging to salamandra, Amblystoma, Plethodon, and... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Oil retention enema

Oil retention enema A rectal injection of mineral oil or vegetable Oil, introduced at low pressure and retained for 30... Read More

Hyperosmotic

Hyperosmotic Definition What is hyperosmotic? The word hyperosmotic is derived from two Greek words: 'hyper', meaning... Read More

Biome

Biome Definition What are biomes? There is no universal definition of biomes. But biome definition in biology of different... Read More

Predation

In ecology, predation is a mechanism of population control. Thus, when the number of predators is scarce the number of... Read More

Diaphoresis

What is Diaphoresis? Diaphoresis is referred to excessive or profuse perspiration or sweating which may be due to... Read More

Rovsings sign

Rovsing's Sign Definition Rovsing's sign is when palpation on the left lower quadrant of the abdomen results in pain in the... Read More

Apoptosis

Definition noun, plural: apoptoses A programmed cell death involving an ordered sequence of biochemical events that result... Read More

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)

Biology: Concepts & Connections with Student CD-ROM (5th Edition)   ... Read More

Insect Behavior

Insect Behavior Definition An insect behavior refers to the various actions of an insect in response to a stimulus or to... Read More

Peripatric speciation

Definition noun A speciation in which new species evolve in a sub-population that colonized a new habitat or niche within... Read More

Gamomania

Definition noun An extreme desire of marriage or being married. Supplement Individuals who experience gamomania have an... Read More

Polymorphism

Polymorphism Definition The occurrence of two or more different forms or morphs in the population of a species is referred... Read More

Hypothalamic theory

Definition noun A theory on emotion formulated by Walter Cannon in 1929 which states that the diencephalon, consisting of... Read More

Supraliminal stimulus

Definition noun, plural: supraliminal stimuli A stimulus above the threshold of sensation or of awareness Supplement In... Read More

Involuntary muscle

A muscle act typically either under the control of the will or without conscious control. Muscles that can be controlled at... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More

Degenerative disease

Degenerative Disease Definition A degenerative disease is defined as a disease characterized by the worsening condition due... Read More

Oxytocin – Of Love, Fear, and Anxiety

Oxytocin has long had a reputation of being the "love hormone". It engenders social bonding, attachment, intimacy, and... Read More

FAAH-OUT mutation for a life of no pain – No FAAH, no pain

A Scottish woman claims that she has not experienced pain over some supposedly painful conditions, like a severe joint... Read More

coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a contagious coronavirus disease first detected... Read More

Mosaicism

Cells often go through many divisions before they become a part of an organism’s genetic make-up. This leaves room for... Read More

Lead-pipe rigidity

Definition noun A hypokinetic disorder characterized by the inflexibility or stiffness of the limb that is maintained... Read More

Cell adhesion

Cell Adhesion Definition Cell adhesion is the process in which a cell uses a specialized complex of proteins to get... Read More

Coordination

Coordination Definition When a person hears the word coordination, they think of order, organization, or even managing... Read More

Actions of Caffeine in the Brain with Special Reference to Factors That Contribute to Its Widespread Use

IV. Actions of Caffeine on Brain Functions and Behavior Having discussed the molecular and neuronal actions of caffeine,... Read More

The role of extinction in evolution

Colloquium Paper Ths paper was presented at a colloquium entled "Tempo and Mode in Evolution" organized by Walter... Read More