Best Illusions Best Illusions include my personal top 10 hand-picked from all possible types. If you would like to see more similar illusions, don't hesitate to click the link below each of the images. All the categories are also listed in the yellow menu on the right. Enjoy :-) 7 Health Benefits of Ginger I love the aromatic spicy taste of ginger and how it adds a unique flavor to my meals and beverages. But ginger has plenty of other beneficial properties besides its taste. Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicine have used ginger to help treat and prevent health problems for thousands of years. In the west, we are just learning how valuable it is. Health Uses for Ginger How The Simpsons Changed the English Language There are a few Simpsons-isms that are so ingrained into my subconscious that they come out all the time without the need to even think it first. 1. Aw man, The Denver Broncos!? (pretty much any time I'm disappointed) 2. The Hammock speech - There's Hammocks-R-Us, that's on third too.
Logical Fallacies Introduction to Argument Structure of a Logical Argument Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, our arguments all follow a certain basic structure. Music special: Five great auditory illusions - life - 24 February 2008 As part of our special issue on music, Daniel Levitin has written The Music Illusion, which looks at auditory illusions and how they can help us understand the workings of the human brain. Here we have compiled five of the most striking auditory illusions discovered so far. We had a big pool to choose from, from the mysterious quintina (fifth voice) heard in some types of throat-singing, to the saxophone break that isn't on Lady Madonna (it's actually the Beatles singing into their cupped hands - not to be confused with the actual sax solo) and the soaring guitar sound of Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour. Listen to our top 5 below, and read our explanations of the effects involved.
Common Medications Linked To Brain Disease When most people think of brain disease, they probably think of genetics, traumatic brain injury and other causes. But, there is a silent brain disease culprit that few people know about: prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Multiple studies even link some medications to dementia—a loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living, lasting more than six months, not present since birth and not associated with a loss or alteration of consciousness. A new study published in the medical journal JAMA Neurology (Journal of the American Medical Association Neurology) found that a class of drugs known as anticholinergics are linked to an increased risk of dementia as well as brain shrinkage and dysfunction.
Borrowed words in English: tracing the changing patterns In Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English I examine how words borrowed from different languages have influenced English throughout its history. The above feature summarizes some of the main data from the book, focussing on the fourteen sources that have given the most words to English, as reflected by the new and revised entries in the Oxford English Dictionary. Using the date buttons at the top of the graphic, you can compare the impact that different languages have made on English over time. In the “per period” view, you can see the proportions of words coming into English from each source in 50-year slices from 1150 up to the present day. Compare for instance how the input from German has grown and then declined again from 1800 to the present day.
Ynetnews Opinion - No ‘Azaria effect’ in East Talpiot attack It was clear that someone would rush to link Elor Azaria’s verdict to the cadets’ response to the vehicular attack that took place in Jerusalem on Sunday. This is an artificial attempt to provoke the army from the wrong angle. Sunday’s incident exposed a professional failure that has nothing to do with Azaria’s faulty conduct. Follow Ynetnews on Facebook and Twitter