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2009-06-22 11:38:05

Researchers have what they say is the first direct proof of a very old idea: that when we use a tool"”even for just a few minutes"”it changes the way our brain represents the size of our body. In other words, the tool becomes a part of what is known in psychology as our body schema, according to a report published in the June 23rd issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication."Since the origin of the concept of body schema, the idea of its functional plasticity has always...

2008-02-02 06:00:58

By Capeilleres, Fabien Leibniz geht von dem Funktionsbegriff der neuen Mathematik aus, den er als Erster in seiner vollen Allgemeinheit fasst und den er schon in der ersten Konzeption von aller Einschrankung auf das Gebiet der Zahl und der Grosse befreit. Mit diese neuen Instrument der Erkenntnis ausgeriistet, tritt er an die Grundfragen der Philosophie heran.1 Wenn in der Schriften zur Logik und zur Mathematik ... die allgemeine Methode der Leibnizischen Philosophie sich bestimmte und...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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