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New Study Relates Selective Hearing With Brain Function
2012-04-19 06:39:50

Imagine this: you’re in a noisy room and you spot an old acquaintance. You go up to speak to him and you can distinctly hear what he’s saying. While his words succinctly come out clearly, you blur out the rest of the room and don’t focus on the outside noise.


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'.