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embracing mental challenges-what is considered as such?

This article https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthy-aging/what-does-it-take-to-be-a-super-ager recommends mental challenges. My question is for example my profession is software development where you ...
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Any studies about the effect of listening to audio in a foreign language while studying?

Note: this is my first question on this site. If my question is not clear enough, lacks context or I forgot some rule, please tell it in the comments so I can edit my question appropriately. ...
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How do counselors approach clients with fear of love? [closed]

For convenience, I will call the person with fear of love "she" and the person in her relationship "he". Symptoms: He feels the relationship beauty before, but it's not now He feels that he has to ...
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The effect of raising children gender neutral

Currently there are a lot of parents claiming that to raise their children gender neutral. However, I've heard those stories since the nineteen seventies so one would expect that there should be quite ...
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Why does Daniel Kahneman describe these group of therapy-seeking individuals as psychopaths?

From the book, Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman, You will from time to time meet a patient who shares a disturbing tale of multiple mistakes in his previous treatment. He has been seen by ...
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What are the cognitive abilites required for strategy games?

I assume that the cognitive abilities required for most strategy-centric games are more or less same. It is also observed that they have certain intersection with cognitive abilities required for some ...
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Could bioinfomatics explain consciousness?

There's a theory that consciousness is the result of information processing. Many speculate based on this that the brain is conscious because it is processing information. If this theory of ...
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slice spaing in rsFMRI

I have a rsFMRI sequence that includes slice spacing. I have not seen that before. Why anybody would add slice spacing between 2 measured slices? Is it a mistake or there is a rationale behind, eg ...
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What characterizes Grossberg's resonances?

Following Bryan Krause's advice I tried to be more specific and picked as one specific neural theory of consciousness Stephen Grossberg's Adaptive Resonance Theory in which a specific group of ...
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Intellectual Qualities vs Personality Traits

How do you think "intellectual qualities" may theoretically or empirically differ from "personality traits" (apart from the physical-difference variable)? And, if you were to make such a distinction, ...
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Which characteristics of neural activity patterns underlie conscious experience?

Which specific characteristics of neural activity patterns are unique for the cortex and neocortex as the presumed "seat of consciousness" and can only be observed there? Activity patterns having ...
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Formalizing emotion [duplicate]

Do there exist systems of formalizing emotion and their patterns? In other words, something that, for example, decomposed all emotions into combinations of a few fundamental ones or theories that ...
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Would Newspeak actually work for what the Party intends it for?

In George Orwell's novel 1984 the ruling Party is creating a "new version" of English, called Newspeak, which focuses on removing any and all parts of the language which can be used to express any ...
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Death caused by “Failure to Thrive” (FTT)

This question, whilst to a degree can be seen as "common sense" in some respects, has puzzled me in other ways. Looking at the situations where Failure to Thrive (FTT) can cause death, even the ...
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What makes people think they are superior to others based on race or other differences? [closed]

It is clear that some people view others as inferior. My question is: what causes this? Some may say it is the society they live in, but in these past few decades our society has changed to one that ...
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Good books to study Mathematical Psychology [duplicate]

I wanted to have a peek into Mathematical Psychology. What are some good introductory books that I can study for a comprehensive coverage of at least the basics? And what would suit for advanced study?...
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The barrier between having superficial knowledge about a subject and mastering it

I'm interested in keywords / hints / reading suggestions to the following subject: How to get really good at something and break the spell of eternal half-knowledge? Thanks for any directions on ...
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What can happen if a human takes SB-243213?

SB-243213 acts as a selective inverse agonist for the 5-HT2C receptor. The 5-HT2C receptor is one of many 5-HT receptors which are receptors that bind serotonin, and seems to play a major role in ...
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What is the actual work of dopamine? Does it provide happiness or gives birth to desire?

As per my initial readings about dopamine are concerned it is usually stated that (like here ) Dopamine is a hormone associated with happiness. But today I have come across a video in which the ...
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What was the point of tricking kids into joining various pointless competitions where only very few will ever win anything? [closed]

Growing up in the 1990s, all kinds of comic magazines (e. g., Donald Duck) for kids had these "competitions" advertised by the magazine itself, or by an external company buying ad space (full page). ...
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Neocortical potentiation vs slow wave memory consolidation in narcolepsy

The neocortex of the brain is significantly depressed during slow wave sleep. The general theory is that during that during this period of time memory consolidation occurs. Individuals with type 1 ...
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Mean brainwave amplitude

When measuring nocturnal sleep for a person that has narcolepsy using an EEG a distinctive lack or reduction of slow wave sleep activity is indicated. Slow wave sleep brainwaves are the brainwaves ...
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Resources for learning Advanced Neuroscience

I am very interested in learning at an high level: How neurons send signals to each other Activation sites of neurons The exact process of signal transmission Dopamine and other neurotransmitters ...
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Retinotopic mapping to higher visual cortex

I know visual stimuli from retina presented in Cartesian coordinate is mapped to V1 as a form of polar coordinates. Wikipedia, Scholarpedia But I wonder whether this spatial representation in polar ...
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Is there a term in psychology that describes being involved in something to a point of finding beauty in it?

More appropriately I am Looking for a word that describes fetishizing(placing too much importance in) something that you are involved with to a point of finding beauty in it i.e. the illusion of ...
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Research on success of guessing the numbers in a sequence

A while ago I read about research (in some blog post) that was proving that people are able to guess numbers from time sequences (to some non-random extent) even though they are unable to explain/...
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Situation Awareness - what is it good for?

I was looking into Situation Awareness (SA), but have problems understanding its general use. I am aware of the work by Mica Endsley and a few others. This question is related, but I find the answer ...
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EGO characteristics simulating by AI (tensorflow)

I am preparing for ANN‌Exam and was playing with TensorFlow Playground which is An interactive in-browser visualization of neural networks. So suddenly thought if suppose that I am made by the some ...
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Joking effect on others Freud's Denese mechanisms

I was listening to music song of shahin Najafi: which was bitter joking the Idealization mechanism. So I thought about if we reverse the Freud defense mechanisms, for example Idealization, with ...
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Neuronal mechanisms underlying delusional beliefs about one's thoughts

Are there known neuronal mechanisms that somehow explain phenomena like thought withdrawal thought insertion thought broadcasting i.e. deviating-from-normal experiences and beliefs about one's ...
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Appropriate age grouping for studying linguistic development

I am publishing a survey on a crowdsourcing platform to study how people of different ages perceive certain aspects of non-literal language. The platform allows me to target people with ages in ...
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Can talking therapy help with severe delusions?

A delusion is a firm and fixed belief based on inadequate grounds not amenable to rational argument or evidence to contrary, not in sync with regional, cultural and educational background. I ...
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How effective is lying down with eyes closed as a substitute for sleep?

Resting, as opposed to sleeping, helps with physical recovery and relaxation, but much of the benefit of real sleep is mental. If I can't sleep, how much, if any, sleep-related benefit is gained by ...
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Is a return to previous personality possible in Schizophrenia?

I'm reading Memory Disorders in Psychiatric Practice by German E. Berrios and John R. Hodges (2000). The section on The Ganser Syndrome has this table (from page 449) contrasting Schizophrenia and ...
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Freud defense mechanisms combinations with jung Anima/animus archetype

In correlation between carl jung for famous archetypes like the Self, the Persona, the Shadow and the Anima/Animus, and Freud defense mechanism, are done any tracking human sexual algorithms and its ...
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Regarding a mental disorder of finding pleasure and lose attraction

Say, a man is trying to find pleasure in doing something. he assumes he can have pleasure with playing, but just a while after start playing he feels definitely it can give him some pleasure. At that ...
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recommended textbooks for the basics of neuroscience

should I read an a-level biology textbook to grasp the basic of neuroscience to be ready for uni or are there better textbooks just for the very basics
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Understanding Carl Rogers' Concepts. What are inconsistent experiences? what is self-structure?

Long story short, I am a psychology student interesting in counselling. I've been reading all the major psychotherapy theories and Carl Roger's person centered approach intrigues me. I am one of those ...
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Whole brain death diagnosis and false positive

In view of the increasing need for organ transplants( possibly because of the greater ability of the surgeons and physicians to both execute the transplant, prevent a rejection, and/or diagnose the ...
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Psychology behind for historical bias

There is lot of movement in India currently going on rewriting history dealing with topics such as Aryan Invasion Theory and Ramayana and Mahabharatha I am guessing similar such ideas may be around ...
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Effects of psychologist's language in therapies of personal disorders

Is there a dominant opinion about the positve or negative effects of explicitly naming the diagnosed disease and the observed symptoms (in the language of the psychologist) in the therapy of ...
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What is the difference between Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) and Free Running Sleep Disorder (FRSD)?

I am trying to understand the essential difference between human Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) and human Free Running Sleep Disorder (FRSD) → it might be that this question itself, contains the ...
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Cognitive bias with trial and error problem solving

I found through self-observation that while solving some problem I am more inclined sometimes to first try and manipulate the variables that require the least amount of effort to manipulate, rather ...
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Applying psychoactive drugs locally

I wonder if there are approaches to apply psychoactive drugs (more) locally, e.g. by drug carriers. Usually psychoactive drugs are taken orally/enterally and thus flood the brain unspecifically: each ...
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Density maps of neurotransmitter systems

Are there density maps for specific neurotransmitters that I can have a look at? By density map I mean a map that indicates how the somata of X-releasing neurons are distributed how the somata of X-...
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How well is biofeedback understood?

From an answer to the question Research suggesting conscious control over brain region activation? I have learned: »[S]ubjects become better at up-regulating or down-regulating activation in ...
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Functional neuronal units that occupy the same brain region

[Thanks to Bryan Krause's advice, I edited the question.] Definition: Let two functional units be two sets of neurons, A and B, such that the probability of being connected (synaptically or by ...
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Ralph's psychology disorder in movie “Ralph breaks the internet”

Ralph's friendship with Vanellope in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' is my question topic. He loves her so much that when she says she doesn't love him anymore, he goes crazy. What kind of psychology disorder ...
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Are TV shows and songs designed for children developmentally more beneficial than regular ones?

I have zero background in psychology, and only slightly more experience with children. But as someone who was once a child, and who is consistenly confused by the media created explicitly for ...
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Principles of grouping neurons

This is an overview question. I wonder which principles of grouping neurons into higher units are there, and which principles I have overseen. neurotransmitter systems: all neurons that release or ...

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