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  • noun

Synonyms for blinks

small Indian lettuce of northern regions

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But the fact is that humans can do this in the blink of an eye.
As well as the regular blinks your eyes also go into blink mode if something like a bug is coming towards you.
TV VIEWERS time their blinks so they do not miss any screen action, scientists have found.
They monitored the eye blinks of volunteers as they watched a clip of a silent comedy with a strong narrative, or a movie of an aquarium with no narrative, or listened to an audio book with a narrative, but not a visual one.
Squinting at a computer screen can cut in half the number of times someone blinks each minute--and that could lead to a condition called dry eye, suggests research from Ohio State University, Columbus.
She added: "Transiently 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 during a blink and the world going dark.
Many Big Brother viewers thought dizzy blonde Helen Adams was mindless when she famously said: "I like blinking, I do" - but now neurologists at University College London have found blinks shut the brain down for a total of nine days a year.
On average, a person blinks eight times a minute, nearly 8,000 times a day.
On another wall we meet Fiona (This is Fiona, 2000), who blinks, smiles at us, blinks, raises her eyebrows inquisitively, and blinks again.
People are always looking for jobs, it's a staple in today's society," said Dionne Muhammad, president and creator of Blinks.
A data table should include all the variables in your experiment: The independent variable, or variable you change on purpose (for example, the type of activity for the "Eye Spy Test"), and your dependent variable--the variable that responds when you change the independent variable (number of blinks per minute).
For example, said Sheedy, studies show that people blink much less frequently when working on computers - one study found the normal blink rate to be 22 blinks per minute and the computer-work blink rate to be just seven blinks per minute.
AccuBlink detects and counts the taps, and generates a sequence of three signal blinks (right blinks for up taps, left blinks for down) in response to each of them.
Suppressing the brain areas involved in visual awareness during blinks may be a mechanism for preventing the brain from becoming aware of the eyelid sweeping down.
Her evening news rival on ITV, Dermot Murnaghan, blinks every 1.