A mass movement of the contents of the colon, often preceded by a similar movement in the small intestine, that sometimes occurs immediately after food enters the stomach.
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A new study is so fascinating that we immediately wondered how it would apply to words. You, of course, are our greatest resource for insight. After you read about the experiment, help us think about how word meanings change depending on what else is going on around you. Researchers at the Crossmodal Research Laboratory are investigating how our different senses impact each other, and they …
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