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The photic sneeze reflex (also known as photoptarmosis , colloquially known as "sun sneezing") is a condition of uncontrollable sneezing in response to numerous stimuli, such as looking at bright lights or periocular (surrounding the eyeball) injection. The condition affects 18–35% of the population, but its exact mechanism of action is not well understood. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Overview Photic sneeze reflex, also sometimes referred to using the backronym Autosomal dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst (ACHOO) syndrome, [ 2 ] and the "Peroutka Sneeze Gene", [ citation needed ] is a hereditary trait which causes sneezing , possibly many times consecutively (due to naso-ocular reflex [ 3 ] ) when suddenly exposed to bright light. The condition affects 18-35% of the human population. [ 4 ]
David Leggett/flickr Everyone knows that a damn good, chunky hunk of chocolate is capable of inducing a euphoric state of mind—a feeling, for many women, like they're in love. But I've recently discovered a whole new effect. The sensation starts around the inner corners of my eyes, tickles the sides of my nose, flaring my nostrils with a deep inhale and then, then—achoo!
Possibilianism was first defined in relation to David Eagleman's work of fiction, . The Los Angeles Times described as "teeming, writhing with imagination." It was named as a Best Book of 2009 by Barnes and Noble, , and .
Solipsism ( i / ˈ s ɒ l ɨ p s ɪ z əm / ; from Latin solus , meaning "alone", and ipse , meaning "self") is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind is sure to exist. As an epistemological position, solipsism holds that knowledge of anything outside one's own mind is unsure. The external world and other minds cannot be known, and might not exist outside the mind.
communication with the quiet place will be operated via the [spacebar] key. (gently squeeze that key, now.) in order to get the full experience, please silence your phone(s), turn on your speakers and press the [f-11] key or [cmd+shift+f] on mac. (again, [spacebar] to continue.) seriously. silence your phone(s). it's pointless otherwise. (seriously. seriously. seriously. don't worry - this is *not* one of those places that scare the shit out of you.)
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The 2 in 20 floor is a Special Interest Residential Program (SIRP) floor for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and their friends and allies. According to the UMass Housing web site, "[r]esidents are committed to working together to end homophobia and heterosexism. Through an annual open house, the 2 in 20 showcase, the program provides an opportunity for everyone on campus to learn about the LGBT and Ally community. Residents actively participate in organizing programs and activities such as potluck dinners, movie nights, coffeehouses and educational workshops.