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2008-06-19 09:01:08

By Bill Sones and Rich Sones Ph.D. Question: Why do casinos stay open all night? Are there sound neuroscientific reasons for this? Answer: You can bet on it. Evidence shows that sleep enhances memory, even just a brief nap of six minutes, says John Whitfield in Scientific American magazine. A sleeping brain is not just on standby but runs through a complex suite of activities, such as "moving" short-term memories from the hippocampus over to the cortex for more durable storage. Thus...

2004-11-27 03:00:16

The Sage Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. Ed. by Michael S. Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman, and Tim Futing Liao. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage, 2004. 3 vols. $550 (ISBN O-7619-2363-2). This three-volume encyclopedia makes a wonderful addition to reference collections supporting creators or consumers of quantitative or qualitative social science research. Its one thousand alphabetical entries run from abduction to zero-order and address topics obviously connected to social science...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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