"Magic and the Brain," Vocabulary from the magazine article

As you read Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L. Macknik's "Magic and the Brain," learn this word list. Here are links to lists for texts in Grade 7's Collection 2: The People Could Fly, The Song of Wandering Aengus and Sonnet 43, Magic and the Brain, Another Place, Another Time, Sorry, Wrong Number
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  1. intuitive
    obtained through instinctive knowledge
  2. neural
    of or relating to the nervous system
  3. neuroscientist
    a neurobiologist who specializes in the study of the brain
  4. spectator
    a close observer; someone who looks at something
  5. retina
    a light-sensitive membrane covering the back of the eyeball
  6. neuron
    a cell that is specialized to conduct nerve impulses
  7. cynic
    someone who is critical of the motives of others
  8. cognitive
    relating to or involving the mental process of knowing
  9. effective
    producing or capable of producing an intended result
  10. overt
    open and observable; not secret or hidden
  11. covert
    secret or hidden
  12. influence
    the effect of one thing or person on another
  13. predisposition
    an inclination to interpret statements in a particular way
  14. illusory
    having the nature of something unreal or deceptive
  15. apparent
    appearing as such but not necessarily so
Created on July 2, 2014 (updated July 4, 2014)

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