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07/01/2013

EPISTOLARY
Literary works presented in the form of letters.


07/02/2013

BIOINFORMATICS
An interdisciplinary field utilizing engineering, complex systems, computer sciences and statistics to analyze biological data.


07/03/2013

GEOCONTOURGLYPH
A petroglyph that includes a representation of the surrounding landscape.



07/04/2013

BICAMERALISM
The hypothesis that the ancient human mind was divided into two parts: One which produced auditory hallucinations and the other which heard and obeyed them.



07/05/2013

IDEASTHESIA
A condition in which a concept or mental impression evokes a sensory experience



07/06/2013

DEBRIEFING
Conversational sessions that revolve around sharing and examining information after a specific event has occurred.



07/07/2013

EXOSOMATIC MEMORY
The recording, storage, and recollection of past experiences by a system external to the human brain.



07/08/2013

ICONIC MEMORY
A visual memory system; allows for large amounts of information to be stored for very brief durations.



07/09/2013

NOOLOGY
The study of phenomena originating in the mind, including knowledge, intellect, and intuition.



07/10/2013

LOGOGRAM
A symbol or sign which represents a whole word.



07/11/2013

CACHE
A collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.



07/12/2013

HOLOPHRASIS
Using a single word to express complex ideas, a phase in early childhood language development.



07/13/2013

EIDETIC MEMORY
The ability to recall visual images with exceptional precision, also known as “photographic memory” or “total recall.”



07/14/2013

GLOTTOCHRONOLOGY
A method of statistically estimating when distinct languages diverged from their common source.



07/15/2013

ONTIC
Having a physical or factual existence.



07/16/2013

DOUBLE AGENT
Intelligence lingo. An agent under the control of another intelligence service being used against his or her original handlers.



07/17/2013

WATCHER TEAM
From the intelligence world, a surveillance team assigned to monitor a specific target.



07/18/2013

ZIGGURAT
An ancient Mesopotamian terraced step pyramid temple, believed to connect Heaven and Earth.



07/19/2013

MODISTAE
A group of Medieval philosophers who categorized language into modes of being, understanding, and signifying.



07/20/2013

SYNTAGMA
A sequence of linguistic units, such as words or phrases, which form a meaningful whole



07/21/2013

BIOLINGUISTICS
The study of the relationship between biology and all aspects of language.

Hidden Info
WTTVUYWSISEMENCVX
Atbash the first 5 letters and convert to numbers, reverse the rest, then merge
DGGEF XVCNEMESISWY
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07/22/2013

EX NIHILO
Latin for 'from nothing.' Often used in philosophical and theological arguments centered around the issue of cause and effect.



07/23/2013

VERIDICAL DREAM
A dream depicting a real event from the past, present, or future, though the dreamer has no knowledge of the event.



07/24/2013

HYPOCOGNITION
The inability to express or comprehend a concept because one's language has no words to describe it.



07/25/2013

QUIPU
Threads knotted in a positional decimal system, used to record numerical data and possibly language, in South America, as early as 2500-3000 B.C.



07/26/2013

DEAD MAN'S SWITCH
A device or system that holds an automated task at bay as long as a physical operator is present preventing it from triggering. if the operator goes absent, the task triggers.



07/27/2013

PSYCHOGRAPHY
Text written by a Writer who is guided by a spiritual or subconscious force, also known as “automatic writing.”



07/28/2013

ARROW OF TIME
The concept of the one-way directionality of time, used to describe irreversible processes in nature.



07/29/2013

SEMANTIC SATIATION
A psychological phenomenon in which a constantly repeated word temporarily loses its meaning to the listener.



07/30/2013

MNEMOSYNE
In Greek mythology, the personification of Memory and mother of the nine Muses, who were the goddesses of inspiration. Something to think about…



07/31/2013

AMODAL PERCEPTION
The perception of an entire object when it can only be partially sensed.



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