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How does Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) work?

There is mounting evidence that EFT, a form of therapy which combines cognitive, exposure therapy along with acupuncture point stimulation is effective - EFT for PTSD question What are the biological ...
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Evidence for EFT (Emotional Freedom technique) for PTSD

What is the evidence for Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT for PTSD? Emotional Freedom Technique or EFT is a form of therapy for PTSD. EFT combines the cognitive components from CBT and exposure ...
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Is there any evidence of like/dislike buttons to society polarization and populism?

Many of us get attracted by number of likes and the easiness of like/dislike information on social media. Is there any research to put this behavioral patterns in context with society polarization ...
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How can we get out from trap of emotional deprivation? [on hold]

I'm kind of in the trap of emotional deprivation and this situation is exacerbated by a series of situations where I think there's some kind of dialogue in the environment and I look at it and I'm ...
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From psychological point of view, how easy can public opinion be manipulated by politicians and media?

We have seen the Facebook–Cambridge Analytica data scandal in 2018 (wikipedia). While I agree that stronger regulations on the use of personal data should be enforced, but from a psychological point ...
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Constraints on dataset size for AI-assisted connectome reconstruction

From an exchange with Dr. Seung, an expert on connectomics, I learned that one of his ex-PhD students Viren Jain is leading the Connectomic effort at Google using supervised learning methods. Now, ...
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How can the replacement level fertility be 2.1 everywhere in the world? [migrated]

Common sense would indicate that the replacement level fertility of Norway ought to be lower than that of Sudan due to fewer children dying there. Why, then, is the replacement fertility rate ...
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Can General Assessment of Functioning (GAF) be used to measure recovery etc. from all mental health problems?

Can General Assessment of Functioning (GAF) be used to measure recovery etc. from all mental health problems? I know it's used with 'schizophrenia', but what about things like personality disorders, ...
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Evidence for this tapping therapy - EFT (Emotional freedom technique)

I just heard or maybe I saw a clip on tv about this tapping technique. Something about tapping various points of the body for psychological treatment. What is this EFT all about? Is there any solid ...
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Religious Orientation Scale (ROS)

I was looking for the Religious Orientation Scale (ROS) developed by Gordon Allport and J.M. Ross for assessing one's intrinsic and extrinsic religious orientation that is fit for application on the ...
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Changing Interests [on hold]

Ever since Facebook came, I was hooked on it it checking at least 100 times a day and posting and forwarding things. in 2015, something changed and I deleted my account in Facebook. I don't miss it ...
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Is it possible for a “false positive” medical diagnosis to be voided or expunged later?

In general, if a diagnosing clinician makes a grave error in diagnosis, is it possible to later invalidate the diagnosis on the basis of insufficiency, lack of evidence, poor judgment, or other ...
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ML/Neuroscience: TensorFlow vs PyTorch vs Keras for bulding NN models of the nervous system?

I would be very grateful to people with experience in using neural network models in neuroscience for advice! What approach would you recommend for building neural networks? I am choosing between ...
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Does EEG biofeedback brain training can cause any harm?

I'm a hobbyist making BCI for biofeedback training. Can I induce any damage to my brain by EEG brain training? For instance, by using wrong training protocols.. Be the way, it would be wonderful if ...
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What is the name for this form of “influence”?

I have found that people are often "roused to action," activism and even zealotry by attributing either extreme of "nobleness" or "despicability" to their self or group identity. I don't know if ...
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How do we differentiate auditory-sequential/visual-spatial processing from IQ?

Are these processors simply categories within IQ? Are there only rough overlaps? Is auditory separate from sequential? Does auditory, etc. have differentiable subcategories as well? Thanks!
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How is the term “affect” different from “emotion”?

I have encountered a vast variety of definitions for affect, each of which contrasts it with the term "emotion" in a whole different way. Here are a few: Affect denotes the visible/objective ...
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Myelin and Myelin Sheath

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002261.htm Why is Myelin used as a term to mean the Myelin Sheath as opposed to the proper term? It is apparent to me that Myelin is the substance itself ...
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Comorbidity of Neurodevelopmental Disorders between them and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3416662/ OCD being an anxiety disorder and OCPD being a personality disorder it is entirely possible that these two can be present on the same patient. ...
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cognitive Function and Teaching [on hold]

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4130248/ Could neurodevelopmental disorders particularly autism spectrum disorders without concomitant cognitive impairment and ADH/D, mixed type, ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

Before I begin, note I have no animosity nor prejudice against anyone. Please keep the answers scientifically motivated. Various surveys on trans populations have shown male to female transitions ...
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Trust after the first 200 milliseconds

In the first 200 ms of meeting someone our implicit / System 1 brain makes a number of inferences (based on age, gender, race, voice, smell among others) to determine whether we ‘like’ the other ...
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Good neuroscience research blogs

In the field of AI research there are really good research blogs that regularly analyse methods and review papers. Examples that come to mind are: BAIR blog: The Berkeley AI Research blog Distill: an ...
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What is difference between T2 GRE and T2 FSPGR?

Dear colleagues, I have this MRI dataset labelled as present in the column of description What's the difference between each modalities and its indications? How will it ...
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Do animals know about choices?

A mouse goes through a maze and gets to a T-junction. Does it "know" there is a choice to be made between left and right or does it just continue following it's nose? Perhaps using some heuristics? ...
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How synapses are hold in place if they're not phisically attached?

When two neurons connect to form a synapse, between the pre-synaptic and post-synaptic cells some space is found (synaptic cleft). How does this keep in position if there is no physical connection ...
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Hebbian theory and synaptogenesis - how to identify the subsequently actioned neuron?

Given Hebbian theory stating that two neuron cells wich fire subsequently tend to wire together, what is the underlying mechanism by which they do so? How does the cell identify the subsequently ...
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Why are magnets weird? [closed]

In the modern world, magnets aren't exactly rare. My three-year-old probably has more personal experience with the behavior of permanent magnets than he does with, say, glue sticks. And yet, you ...
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Is this ringing in my head mental or real? [closed]

About 5 nights ago before bed, I got this ringing in my left ear and it didn’t go away till morning(Or so I thought). Later I checked to see if it was still there and I heard nothing, but then while ...
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Does the duration of the epoch of interest in fMRI need to be a multiple of TR?

I am designing an fMRI experiment whereby, for each trial, subjects need to listen to an auditory stimulus (of arbitrary duration), and subsequently give a rating for each stimulus. I intend to ...
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Treatment and strategies for procrastination for ADHD

I am keen to know what strategies and treatment approaches works best for procrastination for people with ADHD? People with ADHD seem to have a different level of complexity from the usual ...
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What works for procrastination?

Procrastination seems universal and well understood by the public. However, there seems to be very little research into techniques and approaches that works to reduce and manage procrastination. The ...
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What specific topics are really important for neuroscience right now (ex. graph theory)? [closed]

For example, a computational neuroscience professor told me that a really hot topic at the moment that is resulting in a lot of new progress in his field is graph theory. It was in fact based on this ...
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Is there any research connected with typing/writing to help in creativity or focus?

In my personal experience, typing my thoughts when I am working through creative problems seem to help. But it's subjective and would like to have some confirmation. Atkin in "The Phenomenological ...
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Brain-computer interfaces and feasibility future visions of cognitive sci-fi cyborgs

Sometimes, (science) fiction or just visionary ideas create visions of technology which does not after all contradict laws of physics / technical either economical feasibility. Sometimes though it's ...
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Why i am an overthinker? [closed]

I am a 28 years old man . I saw many things and average level problems in my life . But all the time from my childhood when a problem occurs in my life , I take its worst part . For example : If ...
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Why do I get distracted in office when my colleagues even talk to each other about their work? [closed]

I work in a software house, and very easily lose concentration when any of my two colleagues talk with each other about their work or anything else. Dears, if you know any solution plz share and there ...
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How to get rid of fears [closed]

So in my about me bit I have named a few of many fears and they are really starting to ruin me so like I really needs way to sort it all out so if you can all help me out it would. Be much appreciated ...
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Understanding the 'Wiring Catastrophe'

Introduction: In 'Wiring optimization in the brain'(2000), Dmitri Chklovskii and Charles Stevens analyse the dependence of the complexity of cortical circuits on the number of synapses per neuron ...
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Does your IQ change as you get older? [closed]

I recently found my IQ score when I was tested by a Psychologist when I was 13 and it came out to be 135. I am now 29 and a 4th year graduate student in Mathematics and I was wondering if my IQ ...
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Could human decision making have evolved from food finding?

One of the things human's do (and possibly other animals) is consider various options, imagine what they would be like, and then make a choice. This is called a "tree search". For example, "should I ...
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Is it possible to segregate components of verbal and visuospatial working memory using n-back paradigm?

I am trying to segregate different components of verbal working memory and visuospatial working memory. In order to assess verbal working memory I am using an auditory version of n-back task with a ...
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What does maintenance mean as in “the on set and maintenance of ”some disorder [on hold]

Does it mean factors that develop the disorder further and/or preventing the patient to improve?
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Complected family co-working situation (my coworker doesn't talk to me) [closed]

I am a 35 year old, single and operating as a medical device manufacturing company, started in about 5 years, and have made a lot of efforts in this field. In this regard, we started with my cousin, ...
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Do mass shooters tend to have been bullied as kids?

The media frequently claims that mass shooters are or were bullied as children. Does the scientific evidence back up this claim? Evidence that is reported in articles about this issue in major media ...
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Is there a difference in taste buds on the tongue between children and hsp's?

Children often don't like tastes like bitter and sour. Vegetables like Broccoli or sprouts aren't food they like to eat. But high sensitive people (hsp) also often like these kind of food. But is the ...
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What is the term for seeking external confirmation your opponent is mentally inferior? [on hold]

Imagine a situation in which Alice and Bob were in an argument, while also being observed by Cindy (or a group of people). Then, Bob loses the argument, being unable to rebut a statement logically. ...
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In search of a simple Bayesian mental model [closed]

I have read many articles about Bayesian thinking. Most of the time, they fall under 2 categories (or a mix of both). The first category of articles focuses on Bayes’ formula. The second category of ...
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Could CBTp be more efficently by Artifical inteligent science

I have seen some papers which are suggested Cognitive behavior therapy for some disease like schizophrenia but some others suggested to stop using this for: The results were not positive. While we ...

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