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Did You Know {172} ~ Smiles Are Innate, Not Learned

It’s heartening to know that your most joyful reaction is something you’re simply born wanting to do. “Individuals blind from birth could not have learned to control their emotions in this way through visual learning, so there must be another mechanism,” San Francisco State University psychologist David Matsumoto said in a statement. “It could be that our emotions, and the systems to regulate them, are vestiges of our evolutionary ancestry.

Ologies {5} ~ M-O’s

Malacology: The study of molluscs
Mammalogy: The study of mammals
Meteorology: The study of weather
Methodology: The study of methods
Metrology: The study of measurement
Microbiology: The study of micro-organisms
Micrology: The science of preparing and handling microscopic objects
Mineralogy: The study of minerals
Mycology: The study of fungi
Myology: The study of muscles
Myrmecology: The study of ants
Nanotechnology: The study of machines at the molecular level
Nanotribology: The study of friction on the molecular and atomic scale
Nematology: The study of nematodes (roundworms)
Neonatology: The study of newborn infants
Nephology: The study of clouds
Nephrology: The study of the kidneys
Neurology: The study of nerves
Neuropathology: The study of neural diseases
Neurophysiology: The study of the functions of the nervous system
Nosology: The study of disease classification
Oceanology: The study of oceans
Odonatology: The study of dragonflies and damselflies
Odontology: The study of the teeth
Oncology: The study of cancer
Oology: The study of eggs
Ophthalmology: The study of the eyes
Ornithology: The study of birds
Orology: The study of mountains and their mapping
Orthopterology: The study of grasshoppers and crickets
Osteology: The study of bones
Otolaryngology: The study of the ear and throat
Otology: The study of the ear
Otorhinolaryngology: The study of the ear, nose, and throat