From the first soothing lullabies babies hear to the funereal dirges that accompany the deceased, music is a fixture of the human experience. (Scientific American)


Intelligence quotient (IQ)- socio-economic status (SES) and the size and surface area of brain regions involved in cognitive functions such as learning, language, and emotions.


magniloquent- speech and its affects

magniloquentA colleague made me notice this word of the day -“magniloquent” and posed a question, if it was connected with malignancy or cancer? Good news is it is not at all! Malignant Malignancy is most familiar as a characterization of cancer. A malignant tumor contrasts with a non-cancerous benign tumor in that a malignancy is not self-limited in its growth, is capable of invading into adjacent tissues, and may be capable of spreading to distant tissues. A benign tumor has none of those properties. Conversely magniloquent on the other hand means…

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