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2012-02-14 05:00:00

The Chopra Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of retired General Wesley Clark to its lineup of distinguished scientists, leaders, and humanitarians that will gather next month to address the most important scientific, social, and spiritual questions of our time at Sages and Scientists in Carlsbad. Carlsbad, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012 Few people have had as profound a positive influence on the world as General Wesley K. Clark. The Chopra Foundation is proud to announce the...

2012-02-01 15:31:00

For Bradley Duchaine, there is definitely more than meets the eye where faces are concerned. With colleagues at Birkbeck College in the University of London, he is investigating the process of facial recognition, seeking to understand the complexity of what is actually taking place in the brain when one person looks at another. His studies target people who display an inability to recognize faces, a condition long known as prosopagnosia. Duchaine is trying to understand the neural basis...

2012-01-18 12:54:59

The human subconscious has a bigger impact than previously thought on how we respond to danger, according to research led by the University of Exeter. Published today (I8 January), the study shows that our primitive response to fear can contradict our conscious assessment of danger. The findings have implications for how anxiety disorders, such as phobias, are treated. The research also suggests we share a primitive response to fear with other animals, despite being able to consciously...

2011-12-01 01:29:54

What distinguishes information processing with conscious awareness from processing occurring without awareness? And, is there any role for conscious awareness in information processing, or is it just a byproduct, like the steam from the chimney of a train engine, which is significant, but has no functional role? These questions - which have long puzzled psychologists, philosophers, and neurobiologists - were recently addressed in a study by Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers and...

2011-11-11 01:19:08

New study shows body focus affects how both men and women see others For both men and women, wearing revealing attire causes them to be seen as more sensitive but less competent, says a new study by University of Maryland psychologist Kurt Gray and colleagues from Yale and Northeastern University. In an article just published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the researchers write that it would be absurd to think people's mental capacities fundamentally change when...

2011-09-29 07:00:00

Sadhguru, founder of Isha Foundation, ignites waves of consciousness through Project GreenHands and Inner Engineering. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 29, 2011 Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a realized yogi, who was named one of Indiaâs 50 most influential people in 2010, has made it his mandate to raise human consciousness. According to Sadhguru, âœModern technology has a tremendous capacity for creating well-being, but it can also bring great destruction....

2011-09-20 22:28:38

Are you wooed by advertising? Of course you are. After all, it's one thing to go out and buy a new washing machine after the old one exploded, quite another to impulse-buy that 246-inch flat screen TV that just maybe, in hindsight, you didn't really need. Advertisers come at you in two ways. There is the just-the-facts type of ad, called "logical persuasion," or LP ("This car gets 42 miles to the gallon"), and then there is the ad that circumvents conscious awareness, called "non-rational...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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