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Research Show Why People Remain Optimistic
2011-10-10 12:25:46

A study published on Sunday reveals that people who are optimistic about the outcome of events tend to learn only from information that reinforces their point-of-view in the world.

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2010-03-11 12:55:54

Computer programs have been able to predict which of three short films a person is thinking about, just by looking at their brain activity.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.