CASE LAW

Law established by the courts and not legislation. See common law.

CASUAL CROWD

Any group of people that form by chance, in a public place and share a temporary focus.

CATASTROPHE CUSP THEORY

A theory dealing with the interaction of cognitive anxiety and physiological arousal. Performance will increase to a certain point but then will suddenly drop...

CATECHOLAMINERGIC NEURON

A nerve cell that releases catecholine such as norepiniephrine. See adrenergic.

CATHETER

A flexible tube inserted into the body to introduce or remove fluids.

CAUSAL LATENCY

1. The time between a cause and its related effect. See delayed effect. 2. Used in path analysis and is about thequality of the...

CCC THEORY

Abbreviation of Cognitive, Complexity, conteol theory.

CELL-CELL INTERACTIONS

Process during the development of an embryo where a cell effects the one next to it differentiating. Also called cell interactions.

CENTER-SURROUND ANTAGONISM

A feature of the receptive fields of visual somatosensory neurons where centre stimulation is opposite to peripheral stimulation.

COMPUTER SIMULATION

1. with regard to cognitive psychology, a method wherein a design of mental processes is put to work as a computer program to examine...

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