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2013-04-08 12:11:38

People in their 20s don´t have much on their middle-aged counterparts when it comes to some fine motor movements, researchers from UT Arlington have found. In a simple finger-tapping exercise, study participants´ speed declined only slightly with age until a marked drop in ability with participants in their mid-60s. Priscila Caçola, an assistant professor of kinesiology at The University of Texas at Arlington, hopes the new work will help clinicians identify...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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