Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

single-member system
based on the principle of having only one member (as of a legislature) selected from each electoral district
 
Neo-Lamarckism
a modern Lamarckian theory emphasizing the importance of environmental factors in genetic changes and retaining the notion of the inheritance of acquired characters
 
needle biopsy
biopsy of deep tissue that is obtained through a hollow needle
 
example
a representative form or pattern
 
telerobotics
the area of robotics that is concerned with the control of robots from a distance
 
waiting game
a strategy of delay
 
aftersensation
an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased
 
Wahhabism
a conservative and intolerant form of Islam that is practiced in Saudi Arabia
 
pursuance
a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
 
law of proximity
a Gestalt principle of organization holding that (other things being equal) objects or events that are near to one another (in space or time) are perceived as belonging together as a unit
 
disenchantment
freeing from false belief or illusions
 
vision
the ability to see; the visual faculty
 
chaotic attractor
an attractor for which the approach to its final point in phase space is chaotic
 
scruple
an ethical or moral principle that inhibits action
 
linear programming
a mathematical technique used in economics; finds the maximum or minimum of linear functions in many variables subject to constraints
 
gynecology
the branch of medicine that deals with the diseases and hygiene of women
 
zero point
the point on a scale from which positive or negative numerical quantities can be measured
 
divergent thinking
thinking that moves away in diverging directions so as to involve a variety of aspects and which sometimes lead to novel ideas and solutions; associated with creativity
 
sense of responsibility
an awareness of your obligations
 
supernaturalism
a belief in forces beyond ordinary human understanding
 
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