BIOGENIC AMINES

A group of amines (derivatives of amino acids), three of which are known to exert important influences on the nervous system: epinephrine, norepinephrine and...

BIRTH ADJUSTMENTS

When a baby is born he goes through the most abrupt, complete, and dramatic change of surroundings in his entire life. For nine months...

BACKWARD ASSOCIATION

refers to the formation of an associative link between an item and the one preceding it in a series or sequence. Compare with forward...

BAH-TSCHI (BAH-TSI BAAH-JI)

n. refers to a culture-bound syndrome found in Thailand, whose symptoms seem similar to those of Latah.

BALLET'S DISEASE

is a disorder marked by the loss of eye and pupil movements, while autonomic responses remain intact. The condition is associated with hyperthyroid...

BARBER'S-POLE EFFECT

n. in terms of perception, the illusion formed of a diagonally-striped Barber's pole rotating upward rather than simply around.

BARRON-WELSH ART SCALE (BWAS)

n. an 86-item, non-verbal assessment test in which one's performance serves an an index of personality and creativity. It evaluates the aesthetic preference of...

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

n. a measure of what humans and animals are significantly able to attain at a particular point in their development. Done through test or...

BASIC RESEARCH

n. a research study done purely for science and knowledge without necessarily being directed at a goal or attempting to solve a problem. Rather,...

BATHYESTHESIA

n. the sensation of pain or pressure along the deeper, subcutaneous tissues, particularly along muscles and joints. Synonymous with bathesthesia. Also called deep sensibility...

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