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achromatic

Overview page. Subjects: psychology.

1 Without hue, or represented in black, white, and grey. An achromatic colour, also called a neutral grey or neutral colour, is a mixture of black and white without any chroma...

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achromatic interval

Overview page. Subjects: psychology.

For light of a particular hue, the range of light intensities from its absolute threshold to the lowest intensity at which its hue can be detected; analogously, for a pure tone of a...

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achromatopsia

Overview page. Subjects: psychology — medicine and health.

n. the inability to differentiate different shades of colour. Such complete colour blindness is very rare and is usually associated with poor visual acuity, nystagmus, and...

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acid odour

Overview page. Subjects: psychology.

One of the primary odours in the Crocker-Henderson system. US acid odor.

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Dreaming

J. Allan Hobson.

April 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: cognitive psychology. 168 pages.

Dreaming: A Very Short Introduction provides an increasingly complete picture of how dreaming is created by the brain. It explores how the new science of dreaming is affecting...

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Schizophrenia

Chris Frith and Eve C. Johnstone.

May 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: neuropsychology. 208 pages.

Schizophrenia: A Very Short Introduction considers a common mental disorder that has a devastating effect on sufferers and their families. While patients typically hear voices in their...

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Emotion

Dylan Evans.

February 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: psychology; cognitive psychology. 160 pages.

Was love invented by European poets in the Middle Ages or is it part of human nature? Will winning the lottery really make you happy? Is it possible to build robots that have feelings?...

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Consciousness

Susan Blackmore.

March 2005; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: consciousness. 160 pages.

How can a physical brain create our experience of the world? What creates our identity? Do we really have free will? Could consciousness itself be an illusion? Exciting new developments in...

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Memory

Jonathan K. Foster.

November 2008; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: memory. 144 pages.

Memory: A Very Short Introduction weaves together case-studies, anecdotes, literature and philosophy, and the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to address these and many other...

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Psychiatry

Tom Burns.

September 2006; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: psychiatry; psychology. 160 pages.

Psychiatry: A Very Short Introduction explains what psychiatry is, and what it is not. It identifies the major mental illnesses and explains why they are no longer considered just...

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