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Gaze Perception Makes Your Brain Think You Are Being Stared At
2013-04-09 13:53:33

Like the old saying, “I’m not paranoid. They really are out to get me,” vision scientists have determined individuals will likely think people are staring at them even when they aren’t. While this fact has been determined, the theories behind why it is so are varied and interesting.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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