BUTTERFLY EFFECT

a term which describes nonlinear causal relationships, in the way that the fluttering of a butterfly's wings in one side of the world causes...

BALDWIN EFFECT

refers to the influence on intraspecies evolution of phenotypic plasticity. That is, the capability of an organism to be flexible and creative in adapting...

BASAL FOREBRAIN

Refers to a region of the ventral forebrain, near the corpus callosum which contains cholinergic neurons which are believed to be implicated in memory,...

BIZARRE BEHAVIOR

Odd, strange or unexpected behaviour. May or may not be a symptom of a brain disorder.

BEHAVIORAL PHARMACOLOGY

n. an interdisciplinary field referred to as psychopharmacology. It studies the action and effect of psycho-active, mood-altering drugs on behavior. Using techniques and approaches,...

BIOSOCIAL

adj. anything which relates to the interaction between biological and social factors. In line with human behavior, it may be used for disorders in...

BRIGHTNESS ADAPTATION

An apparent decrease in light intensity after being in very bright light .

BACKWARD CONDITIONING

refers to a procedure whereby an unconditioned stimulus is consistently presented before a neutral stimulus. This arrangement does not produce a change in the...

BEHAVIORAL CONGRUENCE

n. a consistent state of behavior, meaning there is consistency between the goals, values, and attitudes projected and the actual behavior observed. In personality...

BIOLOGICAL DRIVE

n. the fundamental drives which govern and affect human behavior. They pertain to the most basic physiological needs of man such as hunger, thirst,...

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