halo effect

Psychology; Behavior analysis

A psychological phenomenon whereby people's perceptions of another individual's attractiveness will influence their perception of other qualities. If you find someone attractive, ...

bikeshedding

Language; Slang

The theory that groups will spend longer debating trivial things than complicated issues. This can occur because people may realize that they do not understand a complex issue ...

engram

Biology; General biology

Theoretical locations in the brain that respond to outside stimuli and are then responsible for the storage of memories. The way that memories are stored and replayed in the brain ...