RETINAL IMAGE

Variable resolution image which takes shape on the retina as the eye focuses on an object.

RETROACTIVE INTERFERENCE

When learning fresh content, the interference which inhibits the capacity to recall content or actions formerly studied, particularly in the content is comparable.

RETT SYNDROME

Especially presenting in female children, a degenerative disorder which becomes apparent between six and eighteen months of age wherein the child experiences swift regression...

REVERSIBLE FIGURE-GROUND

Perceptual changes of which specific elements make up the figure, and which make up the background in indeterminate figures like Rubin's.

RHABDOMANCY

Dowsing with a rod or wand for water, treasure, or minerals, using a forked tree branch.

RHYTHMIC STIMULATION

Automated reaction of a pulsating light distinguished by harmonization of the electroencephalogram pattern to the pulse frequency.

RIGHT TO TREATMENT

A legal right, recognized at various tiers of government, which guarantees that individuals with disabilities or dysfunctions (typically chronic, prolonged, or recurrent) hold the...

RISK ASSESSMENT

Determination of potential threat which could be posed by an individual upon their release from custody wherein the individual has been held because of...

RITE OF PASSAGE

Ceremony signifying an event in an individual's life which indicates transition from one stage to the next, beginning in adolescence and progressing through adulthood....

ROCK V ARKANSAS

A 1987 court case leading to a judgment by the United States Supreme Court, declaring it a violation of due process legal rights to...

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