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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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Kristy and Carlo, co-founder of Blinks, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds for their startup production.
Using brain scans during a recent study, scientists learned we blink during pauses in a conversation or when the scene changes in a movie.
The blink rate is generally increased in schizophrenia, (15-17,22,23) but these conclusions stem from studies of chronic schizophrenic patients.
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.
Researcher Davina Bristow said: "Suppressing the brain areas involved in visual awareness during blinks may be a neural mechanism for preventing the brain from becoming aware of the eyelid sweeping down over the pupil and the world going dark.
When not enough tears are being produced to keep the eye moist between blinks, or when the film composition is abnormal, tear film breakup can occur too quickly before our impulse to blink.
A separate bar can represent the average blinks per minute for each activity.
Take frequent breaks, and blink more to keep your eyes moist.
In this way, the span between blinks marks the time that the brain is receiving new information; the blink signals that the brain has paused to process and memorize this data.
LARGE parts of our brains switch off every time we blink, scientists revealed yesterday.
Her evening news rival on ITV, Dermot Murnaghan, blinks every 1.