Glossary M

Magisterial refers to having the characteristics of a master or teacher; authoritative. Magisterial also means domineering or overbearing.

Magnet school is defined as a public school offering special educational programs, such as science, music, or performing arts, and draws students from different neighborhoods by choice.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) refers to the use of radiowaves rather than X-rays to construct a picture of the living brain based on the water content of various tissues.

Magnetic style is a style of leadership in which the leader has influence because of his/her charismatic personality. Magnetic style of leadership is most effective in a climate of despair.

- Magnetoencephalogram (MEG) : Magnetoencephalogram (MEG is the magnetic equivalent of the Electroencephalogram in which a three-dimensional magnetic field of the brain can then be calculated. Superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) detects the small magnetic fields in the brain that are a marker of neural activity. A disadvantage of MEG is related to that it is expensive and not readily available for clinical applications.

Magnetoencephalograph (MEG) refers to the device that measures the faint magnetic fields generated by the brain’s activity

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) refers to an imaging technique that measures the magnetic fields generated by electrical activity in the brain by highly sensitive measuring devices

Magnification is defined as a cognitive distortion in which an imperfection is exaggerated into something greater than it is.

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