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a general impression produced by a predominant quality or characteristic

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a sensation (as of a cold breeze or bright light) that precedes the onset of certain disorders such as a migraine attack or epileptic seizure

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an indication of radiant light drawn around the head of a saint

a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing

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Numerous individual studies and meta-analyses have demonstrated that people who have migraines with aura are at a higher risk for ischemic stroke.
Patients who have auras before their seizures are just as likely to get into accidents as are those who do not.
A new study finds, however, that multiple auras tend to originate in the right hemisphere of the brain, often from an identifiable starting point.
Adriano of the Headache Center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, prospectively queried 100 consecutive patients (90 women and 10 men) with migraine headaches about their visual symptoms, whether or not they believed their symptoms constituted an aura. The patients ranged in age from 17 to 73 (mean age, 36).
Remember that it requires time and patience to develop the ability to see Auras.
Emphatically attesting to Minimalism's current aura, the East Wing's squashed hexagons, triangles, and podlike vestibules were filled with his emanating objects, interiors taking on the lure of grottoes and sanctuaries (especially appealing when clusters of related works hummed and glowed together), while a modular green piece flashed from the lobby like Martian bling-bling onto Pennsylvania Avenue and the National Mall.
Now the neuropsychological research by University College London indicates that while auras exist they do so in our brains, caused by a mix-up between the different senses.
The faster vibrating energy around us has been called by some an aura. We have known about auras forever, because certain people have been able to perceive them, forever.
'A well-handled old leather book acquires something akin to the aura of a wise old person.' 'Unlike animals, we are individualities on personal journeys through life.' References to 'ensouling auras' and 'cosmic powered living processes' sound to me the sort of thing that old-school Presbyterian ministers used to refer to, justifiably in my opinion, as 'devil worship'.
"There is a controversy in the literature about what features differentiate migraine auras from partial or visual epilepsy symptoms," Dr.
Some people with migraines have sensory anomalies, called auras, which can include zigzag lines or spots of light in the visual field or grayed vision.
A minority of people with migraines experience sets of sensory signals, called auras, before each oncoming headache.
SAN DIEGO -- A presurgical history of depression appears to predict the persistence of auras after an anterotemporal lobectomy in which patients became free of disabling seizures, Dr.
People with a history of both severe depression and headaches accompanied by sensations known as auras experience a greatly increased likelihood of thinking about and attempting suicide, asserts psychologist Naomi Breslau of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.