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2012-05-18 02:14:41

The baseline level of distrust is distinct and separable from our inborn lie detector Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on my parahippocampal gyrus. Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have found that suspicion resides in two distinct regions of the brain: the amygdala, which plays a central role in processing fear and emotional memories, and the parahippocampal gyrus, which is associated with declarative memory and the recognition of scenes....

2011-05-26 20:53:40

Our brain's understanding of spatial awareness is not triggered by sight alone, scientists have found, in a development that could help design technology for the visually impaired Our brain's understanding of spatial awareness is not triggered by sight alone, scientists have found, in a development that could help design technology for the visually impaired. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that our brain can use other senses "“ such as touch "“ to help us...

2010-12-06 22:50:29

Good news for control freaks! New research confirms that having some authority over how one takes in new information significantly enhances one's ability to remember it. The study, in the journal Nature Neuroscience, also offers a first look at the network of brain structures that contribute to this phenomenon. "Having active control over a learning situation is very powerful and we're beginning to understand why," said University of Illinois psychology and Beckman Institute professor Neal...

2010-11-16 07:44:19

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ People with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may blame their daytime difficulties on sleepiness, but this study suggests that their brains are to blame. Cognitive challenges may be caused by structural deficits in gray matter, brought on by oxygen deprivation that comes on with OSA. However, these deficits are, for the most part, reversible. "OSA patients demonstrate several neuropsychological impairments, but current knowledge of the brain structures affected by OSA...

2010-11-12 13:11:09

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may blame their daytime difficulties on simple sleepiness, but new research suggests that their brains may be to blame. Specifically, their cognitive challenges may be caused by structural deficits in gray matter, brought on by the intermittent oxygen deprivation that comes with OSA. The good news is that these deficits may be partially or fully reversible with early detection and treatment, according to Italian researchers. "OSA patients...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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