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Satomi Ebara et al. (2017), Scholarpedia, 12(3):32372.
Most mammals possess rows of whiskers (i.e., vibrissae) on both sides of the face arranged in an orderly grid on the mystacial pad. The vibrissal shafts of... more
Alexander Maye et al. (2017), Scholarpedia, 12(2):42361.
Joint attention is a social-cognitive phenomenon in which two or more agents direct their attention together towards the same object. Definitions range from... more
Matthias Bartelmann and Matteo Maturi (2017), Scholarpedia, 12(1):32440.
According to the theory of general relativity, masses deflect light in a way similar to convex glass lenses. This gravitational lensing effect is... more
Vassilis Cutsuridis and Ahmed A Moustafa (2017), Scholarpedia, 12(1):32144.
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative aging disorder affecting millions of individual worldwide. AD is associated with... more
Thomas Mädler and Jeffrey Winicour (2016), Scholarpedia, 11(12):33528.
The Bondi-Sachs formalism of General Relativity is a metric-based treatment of the Einstein equations in which the coordinates are... more
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