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mirror neuron

mirror neuron  n.— «The most significant finding was the discovery of “mirror neurons,” a widely dispersed class of brain cells that operate like neural WiFi. Mirror neurons track the emotional flow, movement and even intentions of the...

sky island

sky island n. an isolated ecosystem occurring at a high altitude, such as on a mountain top, which shows evolutionary tendencies similar to those occurring on islands surrounded by water. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)


infolaxis  n.— «Also, he’s leading research into how fire ants in a particular colony exchange chemical information with one another. Anderson has coined the term “infolaxis” to describe the exchange phenomenon. The coinage...

Moa’s ark

Moa’s ark  n.— «At stake is the future of “Moa’s Ark,” the name that English botanist David Bellamy coined for New Zealand and its unusual wildlife.» —“The return of saddlebacks (tïeke)” by Bernie...


otherkin  n.pl.— «As kids, many say, they felt out of place in this world, even insisting to their parents that they were adopted. By their late teens, most Otherkin were involved in paganism, fantasy fiction, the Internet, or past-life...


otherkin n.pl. people who believe themselves to be, at least in part, something other than human. Also singular. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)