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Talk:Neurocognitive deficit

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Source/Explanation
The term "neurocognitive deficit" is referred to in the Mozaic file (The Fix) and appears to match Anna's ability.
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This is embarrassing...

...but we completely forgot to rename this page! This power should never have been called neurocognitive deficit in the first place for the same reasons given in talk:mental manipulation. "Lobotomization" might be a bit awkward but fits and is near-canon; is it an adequate choice?--Referos 19:11, 1 December 2009 (EST)

  • We didn't forget anything. Anna has a different ability than the Haitian so those reasons don't apply. See above reasons why lobotomization doesn't work.--MiamiVolts (talk) 19:26, 1 December 2009 (EST)
    • Wasn't the original reason the fact that it's speculative to say that "neurocognitive deficit" in the Mozaic file was referring to Anna's / René's ability? Similar to matching "Dynamic camouflage" from the Genesis files with invisibility? Even if the Anna and René have different abilities, shouldn't this same reason still hold?--Referos 19:47, 1 December 2009 (EST)
      • Actually, it was clarified that we don't know what the terms in the Mozaic file were referring to--so to discuss whether or not it is speculation that the term was referring to an ability is meaningless. It does help that it is a term used in the show, but what matters most is that neurocognitive deficit is a good descriptive term for the ability that we agreed not to oppose. Those terms for René's and Claude's abilities are a different case as they don't seem to cover all aspects of the ability they are supposed to describe. In René's discussion, we noted that he has two unique aspects to his ability so "neurocognitive deficit" would not necessarily apply. "Dynamic camouflage" doesn't apply to Claude's ability as light seemed to pass through him when he was invisible (camouflage still creates shadows), and also invisibility seems to be the more common/accurate term).--MiamiVolts (talk) 21:14, 1 December 2009 (EST)