News tagged with phenomenon
(Medical Xpress)—Real-time social phenomenon, Twitter, can be a powerful tool to help prevent heart disease and improve health practices, according to a group of researchers affiliated with the University ...
Cardiology Apr 16, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—New research from social psychologists at Indiana University Bloomington suggests that feeling powerful might protect against the debilitating effects of negative stereotypes.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Mimicking the behaviour of mum and dad has long been considered a vital way in which children learn about the world around them. Now psychologists at The University of Nottingham have shown that copying unnecessary ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 08, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—It has long been held that in a new environment, visual adaptation should improve visual performance. However, evidence has contradicted this expectation: Adaptation sometimes not only ...
Neuroscience Mar 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 9 |
(Medical Xpress)—University of British Columbia researchers have successfully normalized the production of blood vessels in the brain of mice with Alzheimer's disease (AD) by immunizing them with amyloid beta, a protein ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 07, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Aid agencies and governments must tackle the taboos surrounding menstruation as sidelining the issue undermines the quality of life of women and girls, chiefly in poor nations, a UN body said Wednesday.
Health Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
International nurse migration is a multibillion-dollar global phenomenon. Historically, Mexicans and Central Americans have not played a significant part in the migration of nurses to the United States. A new report, Strengthening ...
Health Mar 05, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
A marathon runner approaches the finishing line, but suddenly the sweaty athlete collapses to the ground. Everyone probably assumes that this is because he has expended all energy in his muscles. What few people know is that ...
Neuroscience Mar 04, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Much research in psychology and economics has shown that people are "loss averse," meaning they tend to weigh losses more strongly than equivalent gains. For example, people are more motivated by a loss ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 01, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
China's environment ministry has acknowledged the existence of "cancer villages", after years of assertions by academics and domestic media that polluted areas experience higher rates of the disease.
Cancer Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Would you prefer $120 today or $154 in one year? Your answer may depend on how powerful you feel, according to new research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 19, 2013 | not rated yet | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new study led by an international team of biologists has identified some of the brain chemicals that allow seals to sleep with half of their brain at a time.
Sleep apnea Feb 19, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Whether an applicant receives a high or low score may have more to do with who else was interviewed that day than the overall strength of the applicant pool, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journa ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 17, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Women suffering from stress-related exhaustion exhibit hypersensitivity to sounds when exposed to stress. In some cases, a sound level corresponding to a normal conversation can be perceived as painful. This according to ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Jan 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers working at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have discovered that there exists an odor analog of the color white and the sound of white noise. They've been conducting studies on the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 20, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
A phenomenon (from Greek φαινόμενoν), plural phenomena, is any observable occurrence. Phenomena are often, but not always, understood as 'appearances' or 'experiences'. These are themselves sometimes understood as involving qualia.
The term came into its modern philosophical usage through Immanuel Kant, who contrasted it with noumenon (for which he used the term Ding an sich, or "thing-in-itself"), which, in contrast to phenomena, are not directly accessible to observation. Kant was heavily influenced by Leibniz in this part of his philosophy, in which phenomenon and noumenon serve as interrelated technical terms.
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