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2014-06-10 06:54:04

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People in monogamous relationships may argue with their partner about anything from financial decisions to infidelity – and a new study in the journal Psychological Science, has found that people in these conflicts can make wiser decisions if they think about them as someone outside the situation. “These results are the first to demonstrate a new type of bias within ourselves when it comes to wise reasoning about an interpersonal...

2014-04-17 12:26:35

LUTZ, Fla., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Employers looking to evaluate reasoning ability and problem-solving skills in job candidates have a new tool when making hiring decisions--the Test of General Reasoning Ability(TM) (TOGRA(TM)). Written by respected author Cecil R. Reynolds, PhD, the TOGRA is ideal for use in human resources and selection environments as it can be administered in a group setting, saving precious evaluation and decision-making time. Requiring just 16 minutes...

2013-11-14 23:00:19

Dr. Rudolf Zalter publishes a groundbreaking work, titled ‘The Diagnostic Process: Graphic Approach to Probability and Inference in Clinical Medicine’. New York (PRWEB) November 15, 2013 The New York Times April 25, 2010 Opinionator article, Chances Are by Steven Strogatz, states that there is a crucial link in the intuitive appreciation of the conditional probability involved in the evaluation of medical test results. This and other related gaps regarding the significance and...

2013-10-28 23:30:04

Resolvity Awarded Patent for Technology That Eases the Development and Maintenance of Sophistication Speech Recognition IVR Applications Irving, TX (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Resolvity, Inc. announced that it was awarded U.S. patent 8,521,666 “Case Acquisition for Incremental Case-Based Reasoning System”. The patent describes an innovative method and system for acquisition of cases to be used in a Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) System for complex problem solving. Dr. Jacek Jarmulak,...

2011-07-25 14:03:00

CAMBRIDGE, England and NEW YORK, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A revolutionary theory about reasoning and argumentation is itself leading to argument and debate around the world. The theory, that the main function of human reasoning is not to help with the individual pursuit of the truth but with the production of arguments to convince others, has been promoted by academics, Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber, in the journal Behavioral and Brain Sciences, published by Cambridge...

2010-11-03 11:11:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Psychopaths lack moral emotions, are impulsive, and routinely violate social and legal norms. They know right from wrong, but they don't follow the rules. For a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, scientists tested psychopaths and found that they are not skilled at reasoning about social contracts--which could explain why they cheat and take risks that seem unreasonable to...

2010-10-20 13:01:40

When we make decisions based on what we think someone else will do, in anything from chess to warfare, we must use reason to infer the other's next move"”or next three or more moves"”to know what we must do. This so-called recursive reasoning ability in humans has been thought to be somewhat limited. But now, in just-published research led by a psychologist at the University of Georgia, it appears that people can engage in much higher levels of recursive reasoning than was...

2010-05-18 13:41:34

As early as age 3, children's reasoning about biological world is influenced by cultural beliefs Parents, educators and developmental psychologists have long been interested in how children understand the relationship between human and non-human animals. For decades, the consensus was that as children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt only one -- markedly "anthropocentric" -- vantage point, favoring humans over non-human animals when it comes to learning about properties...

2010-05-10 12:44:58

Young children's reasoning about biological world is influenced by cultural beliefs How do children reason about the natural world? How do they understand the relation between human and non-human animals? For decades, the consensus was that as young children begin reasoning about the biological world, they adopt an "anthropocentric" stance, favoring humans over non-human animals when it comes to learning about properties of animals. But Northwestern University researchers have taken another...


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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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