THALAMIC TASTE AREA

the region of the thalamus which transmits taste data from the solitary nucleus to the main taste cortex. About one third of its neurons...

THEMATIC PARAPHASIA

incoherent speech which trails or veers away from the theme or topic.

THEORY OF PLANNED BEHAVIOR

a theory which is similar to the theory of reasoned action but also integrates the construct of perceived behavioral control, which is added to...

THERAPEUTIC GROUP

a set of individuals who meet under the guidance of a therapy professional to work as a team toward enhancement of the cognitive and...

THERMAL DISCRIMINATION

the capacity to detect variations in temperature among stimulants.

THIAZIDE DIURETICS

a set of synthetic chemicals cultivated in the 1950's and widely utilized as diuretics for the remediation of hypertension. Thiazides cause the excretion of...

THIRD-PARTY PAYER

an establishment, generally an insurance company, government agency, or prepayment plan, which pays for the health costs encountered by the insured party. The third...

THOUGHT EXPERIMENT

the procedure of picturing a theoretical research set-up and what the outcome may be of performing the picturing experiment, with the hope that said...

THREE-STAGE THEORY

the observation that skill acquisition progresses via three phases which require less attention and come to be more automatic.

THYMUS

an organ, residing within the lower neck area, which is a portion of the immune system. The thymus achieves maximum size at pubescence, then...

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