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2014-01-03 11:29:08

In the journal Neurology, researchers report a novel technique that enables a patient with "word blindness" to read again.

Marriage Threatened By Personality Traits
2012-11-13 14:31:18

While communication can be challenging for any individuals who are intimate with one another, a specific personality trait has been shown to be a further impediment to open communication between spouses or loved ones.

2012-02-01 15:31:00

For Bradley Duchaine, there is definitely more than meets the eye where faces are concerned.

2011-07-13 23:30:03

A study examining the brain of a person with object agnosia, a defect in the inability to recognize objects, is providing a unique window into the sophisticated brain mechanisms critical for object recognition.

2010-09-10 14:22:29

In our dynamic 3D world, we can encounter a familiar face from any angle and still recognize that face with ease, even if the person has, for example, changed his hair style.

2010-02-11 08:49:06

Acquired prosopagnosia reveals what is special about normal face recognition.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.