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as i review the records and data on algernon, i see that although he is still in his physical infancy, he has regressed mentally.
Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
returning to a former (less advanced) state

Specialized Definitions of regression:

    Tax policy:  regressive taxes cost the poor more relative to their income than the rich.

    Statistics:  move toward the mean

    Psychology:  go back to more childish behavior

    Parapsychology:  return in one’s mind to a previous life (usually under hypnosis)
    Logic:  reasoning from conclusion to evidence
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