Self-reference
Self-reference occurs in natural or formal languages when a sentence, idea or formula refers to itself. The reference may be expressed either directly—through some intermediate sentence or formula—or...
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Researchers Find Variation In Gene For Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor Which Could Impact Obesity
A team of researchers claims that they have found variation in a gene for brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), which could have an impact on obesity among adults and children. The study researcher...
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Brain-derived neurotrophic factor
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor, also known as BDNF, is a protein that, in humans, is encoded by the BDNF gene. BDNF is a member of the neurotrophin family of growth factors, which are related to th...
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor - Wikipedia
Laughter
Laughter is a physical reaction in humans and some species of primate, consisting typically of rhythmical, often audible contractions of the diaphragm and other parts of the respiratory system. It is ...
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Metacognition
Metacognition is defined as "cognition about cognition", or "knowing about knowing". It comes from the root word "meta", meaning beyond. It can take many forms; it includes knowledge about when and ho...
List of cognitive biases
Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral econ...
Research on meditation
Since the 1950s hundreds of studies on meditation have been conducted, though many of the early studies were flawed and thus yielded unreliable results. More recent reviews have pointed out many of th...
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Obfuscation
Obfuscation is the obscuring of intended meaning in communication, making the message confusing, willfully ambiguous, or harder to understand. It may be intentional or unintentional (although the form...
Metafiction
Metafiction is a literary device used to self-consciously and systematically draw attention to a work's status as an artifact. It poses questions about the relationship between fiction and reality, u...
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Recursion
Recursion is the process of repeating items in a self-similar way. For instance, when the surfaces of two mirrors are exactly parallel with each other, the nested images that occur are a form of infin...
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Medulla oblongata
The medulla oblongata (or medulla) is the part of the brainstem that is situated between the pons and the spinal cord. The medulla contains the cardiac, respiratory, vomiting and vasomotor centers and...
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Insight meditation
Vipassanā (Pāli) or vipaśyanā (विपश्यना, Sanskrit; Chn. 觀 guān; Tib. ལྷག་མཐོང་, lhaktong; Wyl. lhag mthong) in the Buddhist tradition means insight into the true nature of reality, namely as the Three...
Researchers Find Variation In Gene For Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor Which Could Impact Obesity
A team of researchers claims that they have found variation in a gene for brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), which could have an impact on obesity among adults and children. The study researcher...
I know that I know nothing
The phrase "I know that I know nothing" or "I know one thing: that I know nothing", sometimes called the Socratic paradox, is a well-known saying that is derived from Plato's account of the Greek phil...
Liar paradox
In philosophy and logic, the classical liar paradox or liar's paradox is the statement of a liar who states that he is lying: for instance "I am lying" or "everything I say is false". If he is indeed ...
Recursive definition
A recursive definition (or inductive definition) in mathematical logic and computer science is used to define an object in terms of itself (Aczel 1978:740ff).A recursive definition of a function defin...
Barber paradox
The barber paradox is a puzzle derived from Russell's paradox. It was used by Bertrand Russell himself as an illustration of the paradox, though he attributes it to an unnamed person who suggested it ...
Autogram
An autogram (Greek: αὐτός = self, γράμμα = letter) is a sentence that describes itself in the sense of providing an inventory of its own characters. They were invented by Lee Sallows, who also coined...
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I (pronoun)
I /aɪ/ is the first-person singular nominative case personal pronoun in Modern English. It is used to refer to one's self and is capitalized, although other pronouns, such as he or she, are not capit...
Fumblerules
Fumblerules are humorous rules for writing, collected from teachers of English grammar. A fumblerule contains an example contrary to the advice it gives, such as "don't never use no double negatives"...
Recursion termination
In computing, Recursion termination is when certain conditions are met and the recursive algorithm ceases calling itself and begins to return values. This happens only if with every recursive call th...
Liar paradox in early Islamic tradition
Many early Islamic philosophers and logicians discussed the liar paradox. Their work on the subject began in the 10th century and continued to Athīr al-Dīn al-Abharī and Nasir al-Din al-Tusi of the mi...
Liar paradox in early Islamic tradition - Wikipedia
Crocodile dilemma
The crocodile paradox, also known as crocodile sophism, is a paradox in logic in the same family of paradoxes as the liar paradox. The premise states that a crocodile, who has stolen a child, promises...
Polymorphic recursion
In computer science, polymorphic recursion (also referred to as Milner–Mycroft typability or the Milner–Mycroft calculus) refers to a recursive parametrically polymorph function where the ...