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Latest Peter G. Hepper Stories

2012-09-17 11:21:04

-Habituation refers to the ability of an organism to stop responding to repeated stimulation. -A new study has examined the impact of maternal drinking on fetal habituation or learning abilities while still residing in the mother's womb. -Results showed that those fetuses exposed to heavy binge drinking required significantly more trials to habituate, and also exhibited a greater variability in test performance. While it has become clear that drinking during pregnancy can damage the...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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