WHISKER BARREL

a barrel-shaped line of neurons within the somatosensory region of some animals which are recipient to data from a specific whisker.

WUNDT, WILHELM MAX, (1832— 1920)

Wundt, the founder of experimental psychology, was bom near Mannheim, the son of a Lutheran minister. After years of tutoring by his father’s assistant,...

WORKING MOTHER

a mother who is employed somewhere other than the home, specifically one with young or school-aged kids.

WORK ETHIC

an importance or overstressing placed on the significance of work or other types of effortful activity as a social, psychological, and moral good. ...

WERNICKE’S SYNDROME

A brain disorder caused by a deficiency of vitamins, particularly thiamine and niacin; first described in 1881 by the German neurologist Carl Wernicke (1848-1905).The...

WOLMAN'S DISEASE

a hereditary metabolic disorder marked by an insufficiency of acid lipase, an enzyme required to synthesize lipid molecules. The adrenal glands come to be...

WELL-DEFINED PROBLEM

a problem with obvious initial circumstances and objectives and principle techniques for progressing from the previous to the latter.

WORD FLUENCY (WF)

the capacity to list terms swiftly in specific classifications. The capacity is correlated to a portion of the brain anterior to Broca's region inside...

WINDIGO

noun. an intense culturally-tied syndrome taking place in northern Algonquin Indians residing in Canada and the northeastern U.S. The syndrome is marked by hallucinations...

WAIST-TO-HIPS RATIO

the circumference of the waist divided by the circumference of the hips. This ratio is frequently utilized in cross-cultural analyses of attractiveness of an...

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