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The perceptual connection between aspects of a visual experience, such that the color of a moving object appears to be unified with the object (for example, whereas movement and color are processed in different brain regions).
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The specific adherence of a molecule to one or more others, which reflects complementarity between between them—e.g., enzymes binding to substrates; antibodies to antigens; DNA to complementary strands of nucleic acids.
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The perceptual connection between aspects of a visual experience, such that the color of a moving object appears to be unified with the object (e.g., whereas movement and color are processed in different brain regions).
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Q. My friend has Progressive MS, he is bound to a wheelchair, Prognosis? How can I help? He must be moved by a Hoyer Lift, he has caregivers. He has a beautiful voice and does have enough ability to move in his chair around local community. He has some bad days with spacicity, I want to help but am unsure as to how? He is 60? or so and lives on his own, he has had MS for many years and a number of complications, such as pneumonia and decubitus. Please help me to help him!

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CPNE is a stability notion for coalition and network formation with 3 or more agents, if the bindingness of agreements is not required.
When a ruling includes a statement about what the losing defendant must do, however, bindingness matters.
I have argued that this internal dimension of bindingness is particularly important in the context of compliance with intellectual property norms, taking into account the nature of intellectual property infringement, as well as the central position that information and ideas occupy in human discourse and communication at the grassroots level of domestic society.
The OLS estimated coefficients on the bindingness variables in these two cases are far from statistically significant, and their magnitudes are smaller by 10-fold than the IV results.
501, 506 (discussing the virtues of a relevant and persuasive approach to interpretation, as opposed to the traditional "bindingness" model of interpretation, as "a process of translation from international to national").
We then investigate the "bindingness" of trade rules.
For an additional view on the bindingness of international human rights norms on the IBRD and other multilateral development banks (MDBs), see Handl, supra note 13, at 654-55, 662-64 (arguing that the Bank and other MDBs need to recognize an affirmative duty to act in support of "emerging norms of the international law of sustainable development.).
What is bindingness, obligation, or, as moral philosophers are inclined to say these days, normativity itself?
The whole cant of this discussion may reveal a medieval sensibility about the connections between law and morality: that the bindingness of law depends on its justice, and its justice is dependent on its genuinely advancing the common good.(1) But given our current understandings of the ways in which social practices construct morality, perhaps such medievalism is again appropriate.
Hobbes, for example, claims that it is because the rules are mutually beneficial that they are binding.(17) Locke, on the other hand, claims that the rules are both binding and mutually beneficial, but their bindingness is not merely a function of their being mutually beneficial.
But then we cannot agree covertly that the relevant principles be broken, for it is their bindingness that must be taught.
Thus, an alternative measure of a state law's bindingness is the population-weighted mean distance from states with parental involvement laws to abortion providers in states without such laws (DIST).(1)