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Reinforcement

reinforcement 1. (Science: neurology) An increase of force or strength; denoting specifically the increased sharpness of the... 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

Nanocomposite research yields strong and stretchy fibers

Creating artificial substances that are both stretchy and strong has long been an elusive engineering goal. Inspired by... Read More

Mosby’s Radiographic Instructional Series: Radiobiology & Radiation Protection Study Guide

Mosby's Radiographic Instructional Series: Radiobiology & Radiation Protection Study Guide ... Read More

Research Explores Addiction As Computational Process

MINNEAPOLIS/ST.PAUL (Dec. 9, 2004) -- A University of Minnesota researcher developed a computational model of addiction... Read More

Dinosaurs In Bullet-proof Vests

Their armour was perfect; even their eyelids consisted of plates of bone. What are known as ankylosauruses are among the... Read More

How To Get Employers To Create A Job That’s Right For You

You can get offers, even if no job openings are said to exist. You simply need to present yourself as a solution to a... Read More

Drought tolerance in potatoes

June 2008 -- Climate change is expected to exacerbate drought events throughout the world, resulting in large-scale... Read More

Airy disk

Airy disk (Science: microscopy) The image of a bright point object as focused by a lens system. With monochromatic light, it... Read More

Extinction

Extinction 1. (Science: ecology) The death of an entire species. 2. (Science: psychology) The procedure of presenting the... Read More

Operant conditioning

Operant conditioning A type of conditioning developed by skinner in which an experimenter waits for the target response... Read More

Escape conditioning

Definition noun A form of conditioning in which the subject learns to perform a behavior that terminates an aversive... Read More

Dopamine

Definition noun, plural: dopamines 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine (chemical formula: C8H11NO2); a neurotransmitter or a hormone... Read More

Hydrogen bond

Definition noun plural: hydrogen bonds A type of chemical bond that is formed when the slightly positive hydrogen atom of... Read More

Wild dolphins learn to “tail-walk” on the water, yet it’s just a fad

Dolphins performing acrobatic tricks have, time and again, fascinated and mesmerized people. As early as 1860s, capturers... Read More