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causality

 [kaw-zal´ĭ-te]
the relationship between cause and effect.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kawz'al-i-tē),
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology, are largely concerned with causality.

causality

[kôsal′itē]
(in research) a relationship between one phenomenon or event (A) and another (B) in which A precedes and causes B. The direction of influence and the nature of the effect are predictable and reproducible and may be empirically observed. Causality is difficult to prove. Some social scientists contend that it is impossible to prove a causal relationship.

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

locus of causality

(1) in attribution theory, a person's perception of whether the cause of their success or failure at a task is internal (due to personal factors, such as effort and ability) or external (due to external factors, such as luck or chance); (2) in self-determination theory, a person's perception of whether the origin of their reasons for engaging in a behaviour is internal (done willingly and out of free choice) or external (done because they are compelled or required to do so, either by external pressure from others or because of self-imposed pressures).

cau·sal·i·ty

(kaw-zali-tē)
The relating of causes to the effects they produce; the pathogenesis of disease and epidemiology are largely concerned with causality.

causality,

n a relationship between one event or action that precedes and initiates a second action or influences the direction, nature, or force of a second action. In scientific study, causality must be observable, predictable, and reproducible and thus is difficult to prove.

causality

the relationship between cause and effects.

principle of causality
the postulate that every phenomenon has a cause or causes, i.e. that events do not occur at random but in accordance with physical laws so that, in principle, causes can be found for each effect.

Patient discussion about causality

Q. how is depression caused by having cancer treated? I mean not only the patient, also the family members who tend to get depressed by the situation. how can you treat thi skind of depression?

A. thanks guys, you are great. Nice to have such a community here.

Q. What causes fibromyalgia? Is fibromyalgia a deadly disease?

A. The causes of fibromyalgia are not known. But there are many theories such as abnormalities in brain chemicals, infections, trauma, genetics and hormonal changes. Factors such as poor sleep, fatigue, overexertion and anxiety, may aggravate the symptoms. Fibromyalgia is not a progressive or life-threatening condition, but it affects quality of life. Fibromyalgia is only a disorder of muscles and not a disease.

Q. Is that true that mouth sores are caused by lack of vitamins? I’ve been having white mouth sores in the past 6 months or so. Could that mean I have to take vitamin supplements?

A. yup ... autoimmune reactions means your immune system is not working well
it's not working well because it lacks the nutrient and vitamins it needs to function properly
- take lots of vitamin c to boost your immune system
- organic multivitamins
- organic juices high in anti oxidants
- and most important .. omega 3-6-9

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Perhaps, then, we should instead apply the law of causality to ourselves.
To test how the brain determines causality, the researchers used an "adaptation" procedure that often is employed to uncover neural mechanisms through visual after-effects changes in what observers see.
Gomez-Zaldivar (2009) further investigated the causality between consumption and GDP for Mexico and US.
The empirical results show that there is a bi-directional long-run causality between these variables for only Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Given the recent high volatility of stock prices and net FII flows in India, it would be meaningful to reexamine the causality between stock returns and net FII flows using more recent data.
First, we provide a short overview of the relevant literature, followed by the Data Description and Empirical Model section, which first describes the data of the Chinese Professional Baseball League (CPBL) and then presents the empirical model that we used to deal with the problem of heterogeneity when using panel data to perform a Granger Causality Test.
Because we are interested in employing the Granger causality test to determine the direction of causality, we need to first ensure that our series are stationary.
95--This slender volume suggests that an adequate analysis of reality focuses on causality and begins in materialistic nature that cannot be understood as deterministic.
Hospital administration has glued the notices regarding suspension of free medication in causality, labor room, nursery, operation theaters and other places.
For milder non-IgE-mediated conditions a diagnostic elimination diet may be followed by food reintroduction at home to assess causality.