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Tactile
pertaining to the sense of touch
Cornea
the tough,transparent,protective layer that covers the front of the eye and bends light rays in to the pupil
Amplitude
the measure of the loudness of a sound
Variable
any condition or factor that can be manipulated, controlled, or measured
Laboratory Observation
a descriptive research method in which behavior is studied in a laboratory setting
Correlational Method
a research method used to establish the degree of relationship (correlation) between two characteristics, events, or behaviors
Circadian Rhythm
The "internal body clock" that regulates the (roughly) 24-hour cycle of biological processes in animals and plants.
Selection Bias
is a distortion of evidence or data that arises from the way that the data are collected
Color Blindness
Any of several conditions in which the ability to see colors is impaired.
Parasomnia
s any sleep disorder such as sleepwalking, sleepeating, sleep sex, teeth grinding, night terrors, rhythmic movement disorder, REM behaviour disorder, restless legs syndrome, and somniloquy,
Substance Abuse
refers to the use of substances when said use is causing detriment to the individual's physical health or causes the user legal, social, financial or other problems including endangering their lives or the lives of others
Left Hemisphere
the hemisphere that controls the right side of the body, coordinates complex movements, and , in most people, handles most of the language functions
Right Hemisphere
the hemisphere that controls the left side of the body and specializes for visual-spatial perception