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The sentence is technically true, albeit drawing any conclusion about animal feelings from it would be very questionable. Our neurons secrete several substances, such as neurotransmitters, neuromodulators and neurohormones in many different situations. The same molecules are used by a dog's neurons, or by those of a fruit fly or an earthworm for that ...


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There's a bunch of claims and half-truths combined with some misapplied truths. First: Yes, electromagnetic waves can influence the nervous system. There are, for example, highly experimental treatments of Parkinson's and Tourette's using little electric pulse-givers embedded into the brain: http://www.parkinson.org/understanding-parkinsons/treatment/...


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While the validity of a single test is difficult to determine without more information on how the test was constructed, the approach itself is valid and has been used in other peer reviewed studies. Is There a "Language of the Eyes"? Evidence from Normal Adults, and Adults with Autism or Asperger Syndrome Discussion The results of Experiment 1 strongly ...


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Typically, these "50% genetic" claims are misleading simplifications of the longer claim: "50% of the variance in the population can be explained by genetic differences." It is a measure of how accurate a statistical model could be, if it only considered one factor. That appear to be how it is intended here. The 50% figure seems to have been popularised in ...


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Violent or anti-social music lyrics may provide a short-term catharsis for depression and feelings of alienation, by giving the listener the company that mysery is said to crave. In larger doses, however, the negative emotions expressed in those songs are apt to work at ingraining the attitudes they portray in their lyrics into the minds of their listeners, ...


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No, in fact, according to a study by the Society for Human Resource Management, 2015 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement: Optimizing Organizational Culture for Success In 2014, 86% of U.S. employees reported overall satisfaction with their current job, an improvement of five percentage points since 2013; of this group, 39% reported being “very ...


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