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blink

[bliŋk]
(mechanics)
A unit of time equal to 10-5 day or to 0.864 second.
(meteorology)
A brightening of the base of a cloud layer, caused by the reflection of light from a snow- or ice-covered surface.
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Consider this along with other blink insights: that liars blink less often while stretching the truth; that, according to some research, winning presidential candidates blink less during debates than their destined-to-lose opponents (hmmm, what's that bit about liars again?
This is the first study to demonstrate that blinks are excellently coordinated during video playback," New Scientist magazine quoted Nakano as saying.
It was found that for all three kinds of clip, there was a strong correlation between the timing of blinks in the repeat viewing and the reference blinks.
The neural pathways leading to eyelid blink aren't completely understood, and the mechanisms controlling blink seem numerous and complex.
SCIENTISTS have discovered our brains shut down every time we blink.
The NIBUT is the amount of time (in seconds) that passes between your last complete blink and the instant you experience ocular discomfort.
This graph lets you plot the number of blinks per minute.
Example: To calculate the average blinks, add the blinks for each activity, then divide the total by the number of trials.
And we blink so often that the average adult's brain is affected for a total of nine days every year.
The research team, from University College London, believe the brain may shut down parts of itself to make sure we don't get confused when we blink.
On Sky One, bulletin newsreader Karen Roberts blinks once every 1.
Yesterday a Daily Record survey found BBC presenter Anna Ford fluttering her eyelids at an average of 40 blinks a minute.