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  • n. Plural form of perceiver.


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  • In one of the many moments that suggest Mr. Murakami takes some of his cosmic rules from Kurt Vonnegut's playbook, there turn out to be people known as receivers and others known as perceivers.

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  • In Study 1, perceivers were able to accurately distinguish whether U.S.

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  • This worked in both directions: more normative beauty-oriented perceivers (those into "fitness and wellness") specifically tended to like dressed-up (as opposed to outlandishly-dressed) others.

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  • We receptive perceivers used to be able to find a refuge in entertainment and the arts.

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  • When Republicans like Senator Jon Kyl accuse her of advocating personal interpretation of the law and of "relativism run amok," they arrogate themselves to the position of immaculate perceivers, blindly enacting their own ideological prejudices in the name of impartiality.

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  • But when will we also become perceivers, discerning between that which generates life and that which destroys it?

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  • Dogs are astute perceivers of associations, and you can play with that: ring the bell before dinner, Ivan Pavlov found, and the dogs anticipate dinner.


  • Jason P. Mitchell is principal investigator of Harvard University's Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, where he uses functional neuroimaging fMRI and behavioral methods to study how perceivers infer the thoughts, feelings, and opinions of others.

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  • Hope is fading, yet our decidedly not intrepid band of heroes perceivers and signs of adaptation to the new world of magic appear.

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  • Variations in frequency sensitivity exist among perceivers; for instance, subjects differ in which frequency they identify as middle C.

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