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Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders

You may be an empath if... - Charleston Spirituality If you feel - truly, physically feel - another person's pain; if you often know what people are thinking; if you are sensitive to light, sound, taste and smell; if you experience emotions you don't understand; if you can sense another person's energy - whether negative or positive - you may be an empath! Empathy, which literally translates as in feeling, is the capability to share another being's emotions and feelings. It is one type of psychic abilities, such as clairvoyance or aura reading. The ability comes unbidden; and sometimes unwanted. Elise Lebeau gives an eloquent definition of empath on her website What is an Empath? An empath is someone who can feel other people's emotions as their own: you literally feel what other people feel. Empaths find themselves in the tricky situation of being overwhelmed by the quantity of emotional information they receive. The most problematic aspect of being an empath is that most of us have no idea how to manage it. Definition Symptoms of Empaths

Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils biomedicalephemera: Ornithorhynchus anatinus - Detail of BillThe monotremes (egg-laying mammals) are the only mammalia with any sort of electroreception ability, and the platypus’ ability is far stronger than that of the echidna. They use neither sight nor smell while hunting for their food, which consists of small crustaceans and molluscs buried in lakes and slow-moving river bottoms. The platypus finds its food by sweeping its broad bill back and forth along the sediment, and the receptors that line the front and part of the sides of the bill pick up the electric field given off by its prey. He judges us all. Adélie penguin - Pygoscelis adeliae biomedicalephemera: Some names are better than others…The Broom rapes are members of the Orobanche genus, which is Greek for “Strangling bitter vetch”, which may or may not be better than the common name. Portraiture of Surgery Patients of Dr. Dr. Via Dangerous Minds/Atlas Obscura biomedicalephemera: My babies are back! biomedicalephemera: nemfrog:

Visual language A visual language is a system of communication using visual elements. Speech as a means of communication cannot strictly be separated from the whole of human communicative activity that includes the visual[1] and the term 'language' in relation to vision is an extension of its use to describe the perception, comprehension and production of visible signs. Overview[edit] An image that dramatizes and communicates an idea presupposes the use of a visual language. The elements in an image represent concepts in a spatial context, rather than the linear form used for words. Visual Language[edit] Visual units in the form of lines and marks are constructed into meaningful shapes and structures or signs. Imaging in the mind[edit] What we have in our minds in a waking state and what we imagine in dreams is very much of the same nature.[3] Dream images might be with or without spoken words, other sounds or colours. Meaning and expression[edit] Perception[edit] The sense of sight operates selectively.

Neuropsychology Neuropsychology is a branch of psychology and neurology that aims to understand how the structure and function of the brain relate to specific psychological processes. It is scientific in its approach and shares an information processing view of the mind with cognitive psychology and cognitive science. It is one of the more eclectic of the psychological disciplines, overlapping at times with areas such as neuroscience, philosophy (particularly philosophy of mind), neurology, psychiatry and computer science (particularly by making use of artificial neural networks). Neuropsychology is a branch of psychology and neurology that aims to understand how the structure and function of the brain relate to specific psychological processes. It is scientific in its approach and shares an information processing view of the mind with cognitive psychology and cognitive science.

Visualization (computer graphics) See also Information graphics Visualization or visualisation is any technique for creating images, diagrams, or animations to communicate a message. Visualization through visual imagery has been an effective way to communicate both abstract and concrete ideas since the dawn of man. Examples from history include cave paintings, Egyptian hieroglyphs, Greek geometry, and Leonardo da Vinci's revolutionary methods of technical drawing for engineering and scientific purposes. Visualization today has ever-expanding applications in science, education, engineering (e.g., product visualization), interactive multimedia, medicine, etc. Charles Minard's information graphic of Napoleon's march Computer graphics has from its beginning been used to study scientific problems. Apart from the distinction between interactive visualizations and animation, the most useful categorization is probably between abstract and model-based scientific visualizations.

Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics The Journal of Cognition and Neuroethics invites submissions that are not currently under consideration or published elsewhere, either in print or in electronic format. The JCN, at this time, can only accept completed work; the editors cannot offer feedback on work in progress. We neither encourage nor discourage potential authors to cite previously published works from the JCN in their submissions. We are especially interested in examining productive questions and controversies concerning cognition and neuroethics issues widely understood. The JCN is an anonymous peer-reviewed journal. (1) An electronic copy of the manuscript with the author's name on the title page only and no identifying information of authorship within the manuscript should be sent to (2) An accompanying abstract of approximately 200 words and a list of keywords; and, (3) A cover letter containing contact information, including a mailing and an e-mail address.

Visual thinking Visual thinking, also called visual/spatial learning, picture thinking, or right brained learning, is the phenomenon of thinking through visual processing. Visual thinking has been described as seeing words as a series of pictures.[citation needed] It is common in approximately 60%–65% of the general population. "Real picture thinkers", those persons who use visual thinking almost to the exclusion of other kinds of thinking, make up a smaller percentage of the population. Research and theoretical background[edit] In the Netherlands there is a strong and growing interest in the phenomenon of 'true' "picture thinking", or "beelddenken". Non-verbal thought[edit] Thinking in mental images is one of a number of other recognized forms of non-verbal thought, such as kinesthetic, musical and mathematical thinking. Linguistics[edit] A common assumption is that people think in language, and that language and thought influence each other. Multiple intelligences[edit] Split-brain research[edit] Autism[edit]

Neuropsychology Review Neuropsychology Review is devoted to integrative review papers in all aspects of neuroscience contributing to a mechanistic understanding of human neuropsychology in normal and clinical populations. The journal's broad perspective is supported by an outstanding, multidisciplinary editorial board. The journal aims to publish scholarly articles that summarize and synthesize strengths and weaknesses in the literature and propose novel hypotheses, models, methods of analysis and links to other fields. Publication of new data is not the purview of the journal Topics include: explication of translational research bearing on clinical problems didactics on application of new methods and technologies to enable clinical and translational research, and critical, objective review of specific topics in neuropsychology Its refereed articles, written by international specialists, discuss complex issues, including: hide

List of thought processes Nature of thought[edit] Thought (or thinking) can be described as all of the following: An activity taking place in a: brain – organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals (only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfish do not have a brain). It is the physical structure associated with the mind. mind – abstract entity with the cognitive faculties of consciousness, perception, thinking, judgement, and memory. Having a mind is a characteristic of humans, but which also may apply to other life forms.[1][2] Activities taking place in a mind are called mental processes or cognitive (see automated reasoning, below) – general purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Types of thoughts[edit] Content of thoughts[edit] Types of thought (thinking)[edit] Listed below are types of thought, also known as thinking processes. Lists

19 Outstanding Words You Should Be Working Into Conversation There are some of our favorite words that appeared in mental_floss stories in 2011. Some are foreign words. Others come from medical dictionaries. And there's a surprising amount of hobo slang. Have fun working these into conversation this holiday season! Gene Lee / 1. 2. 3. 4. milliHelen: The quantity of beauty required to launch just one ship. 5. 6. 7. 8. © Joe Giron/Corbis 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Thanks to Stacy Conradt, Adrienne Crezo, Bill DeMain, Haley Sweetland Edwards, Jamie Spatola, Ethan Trex and a reader named John .

Style and Figures of Speech - Understanding Figurative Language - Writing Persuasive Prose Education Grammar & Composition Share this page on: Send to a Friend via Email Your suggestion is on its way! An email with a link to: was emailed to: Thanks for sharing with others! Most Emailed Articles Weight lost made easierHow Jurassic Park Lied to Us About Dinosaur CloningCan Animals Sense Natural Disasters? Style & Figures of Speech By Richard Nordquist Style and rhetoric are ancient arts--of persuasion, expression, and effective communication--that are just as valuable to writers today as they were to students in ancient Greece and Rome. Figures of Speech Aristotle may be 2,500 years old--but his writings on rhetoric are still relevant today. Writing With Style Learn how to become a more versatile and imaginative writer. Pros on Prose Major writers of the past and present discuss reading, writing, and the English language. Advertisement See more newsletters More from the WebSponsored Content by nRelate The Next Big IPO?

Top 20 Figures of Speech - Figurative Language - Definitions and Examples of Figures of Speech By Richard Nordquist Updated September 22, 2015. A figure of speech is a rhetorical device that achieves a special effect by using words in distinctive ways. Though there are hundreds of figures of speech (many of them included in our Tool Kit for Rhetorical Analysis), here we'll focus on just 20 of the most common figures. You will probably remember many of these terms from your English classes. But the fact is, whether we're conscious of it or not, we use figures of speech every day in our own writing and conversations. For example, common expressions such as "falling in love," "racking our brains," "hitting a sales target," and "climbing the ladder of success" are all metaphors--the most pervasive figure of all. Using original figures of speech in our writing is a way to convey meanings in fresh, unexpected ways. continue reading below our video Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% For advice on creating figures of speech, see Using Similes and Metaphors to Enrich Our Writing. The Top 20 Figures

Aura - Learn to see your Aura image with your own eyes What is the Aura ?Everything in the Universe seems to be just a vibration. Every atom, every part of an atom, every electron, every elementary “particle”, even our thoughts and consciousness are just vibrations. Hence, we may define the Aura as a electro-photonic vibration response of an object to some external excitation (such as an ambient light for example). This definition is sufficient for the purpose of reading Auras, providing that we can train ourselves to see the Aura vibration.The most important property of the Aura seems to be the fact that it contains INFORMATION about the object.Aura around living (conscious) objects (people, plants ...) changes with time, sometimes very quickly.

How to See the Aura | Explore Meditation When young children draw pictures of people, they think it quite normal to pick bright colors and scribble over different body parts. They don’t put much thought into it … They grab a pencil or crayon from the pile and scribble where it feels most appropriate. For many people, this lends credibility to their belief that it is common for children to see auras. And what do most teachers and parents do? We may boast that our children have colorful imaginations, but we may well be missing that seeing aura’s is a natural occurance, and inadvertently doing all we can to dull their psychic sense. But seeing auras is a skill that we can re-learn. Anyone can learn how to see the aura . 1. Physical Aura Viewing Let’s look at physically seeing the aura first. Mechanically, the iris is the muscle of the eye that controls the amount of light which is let through the pupil. It is said that ordinarily we use about 20% of these nerves, which is in effect, 20% of our eyes actual capacity.