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Working Memory and Cognitive Aging  

Paul Verhaeghen

Online publication date:
Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Psychology
Working memory as a temporary buffer for cognitive processing is an essential part of the cognitive system. Its capacity and select aspects of its functioning are age sensitive, more so ... More

Women in Angola  

Mariana P. Candido

Online publication date:
Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
European colonial powers established the contemporary boundaries of Angola during the Conference of Berlin (1884–1885). However, colonialism dates to the 15th century, when Portuguese ... More

West African Cinema  

John C. McCall

Online publication date:
Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Motion picture technology developed at the dawn of the 20th century, just as the formal colonization of Africa was launched at the Berlin Conference of 1884–1885. While it took a few ... More

Venus in Mesoamerica: Rain, Maize, Warfare, and Sacrifice  

Ivan Šprajc

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Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Planetary Science
During the last three millennia before the Spanish Conquest, the peoples living in the central and southern parts of modern Mexico and the northern part of Central America evolved into ... More

Valuing the Benefits of Green Stormwater Infrastructure  

Amy W. Ando and Noelwah R. Netusil

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Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Environmental Science
Green stormwater infrastructure (GSI), a decentralized approach for managing stormwater that uses natural systems or engineered systems mimicking the natural environment, is being adopted ... More

The Uyghurs: Making a Nation  

David Brophy

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Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Asian History
The Uyghurs comprise a Turkic-speaking and predominantly Muslim nationality of China, with communities living in the independent republics of Central Asia that date to the 19th century, ... More

Trade in the East and South China Seas, 600 CE to 1800 CE  

Tamara H. Bentley

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Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Asian History
In the period from 600 ce to 1800 ce, the countries bordering the East and South China Seas were in frequent maritime communication, sharing in the process cultural practices and ... More

Tamil Militancy in Sri Lanka and the Role of Religion  

Iselin Frydenlund

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Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Religion
From the late 1970s to its defeat by the Government of Sri Lanka in 2009, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) fought for Tamil independence in Sri Lanka. The ultimate aim of what ... More

Gayatri Chakravarty Spivak: Relevance for Communication Studies  

Raka Shome

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Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Communication
Gayatri Spivak is one of the foremost intellectuals of the 20th and 21st centuries. Although a literary critic, her work can be seen as philosophical as it is concerned with how to develop ... More

Sones de la tierra in the Mexico City Inquisition  

Eloy Cruz

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Sep 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
Latin American History
The Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition of Mexico City was in between 1569 and 1820. Its task was to regulate the moral life of the society of New Spain and it was authorized to ... More

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