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### Most efficient (highest-bandwidth) memory encoding scheme?

Memory competitions have different events; most of them revolve around memorizing digits, cards, faces, etc. over a defined period of time. However, world champions use established techniques like ...
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### Do workplace teams pass off criticism because of the power of the team?

I've observed in my workplace that if you instruct/criticise/feedback a department or a team the individuals in the team don't appear to take it to heart or onboard as its clearly not aimed at them, ...
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### Why are so many songs about how the female in a relationship is “bringing” or “putting” the male “down”?

I just heard a song (unsure of the name) which is all about how this girl does nothing but "bring me down" (the male singer), "making me a fool all over town", etc. I've heard the same lyrics in a ...
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### Prepare for a counseling session

I'm a college student, and I utilize the free counseling service on campus. Once a therapist told me to register for a shorter session because he didn't think I needed 1 hour and he wanted to be more ...
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### Minimum constant neuron firing rate

Please forgive what may be an elementary question for many of you. I am trying to understand the range of firing rates in an idealized neuron. I understand what governs the maximum firing rate of a ...
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### Does Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS) enhance cognitive function?

From the book "The future is faster than you think" by Peter Diamandis, Steven Kotler: “Consider the nine-dot problem, a classic test of creative problem-solving. Connect nine dots with four lines in ...
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### Testing Multilayer Perceptron

The following script is from Trappenberg's Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience and is used to test a perceptron's robustness against noise. However, how would one alter it to test the output ...
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### wechsler scale edition 4 [closed]

For research I want to take IQ test of my target population, how should I go throught it. Is it reasonable to pick question from any other research paper ? How should I go about it? . Thanks
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### Is there a type of mental illness that manifests in confusion in perception? [closed]

Is there a type of mental illness that manifests in very brief episodes of confusion over very simple, seemingly impossible mistakes to make? For instance, the brief inability to tell if a surface (...
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### How firing of neurons stimulate reality? [duplicate]

Iam just an enthusiast.When I look for how does our brain works it boils down to firing of neurons in a pattern. I read that all of our thoughts, memory is due to firing of networks of neurons in a ...
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### Energy supply to brain

I’ve read that energy supply to brain is constant. So if energy supply is constant then what happens when brain does high energy consuming operation?
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### What turns something unviable into something acceptable? [closed]

When a person is made an "offer he can't reject" or is suddenly presented with a choice, his reality changes in order to fit for the necessary actions What makes something unviable without question ...
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### Why is bullying wrong, but “equality” wouldn't? Does it depend on situation?

Why is bullying wrong, but "equality" wouldn't? It's true that bullying causes psychological damage to those being bullied, yet it has also been observed that it can produce psychological benefits ...
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### Term for abusive delay-reproach behaviour tactics

In Germany glass fiber internet rollout is far behind other countries of comparable weatlh. Some communities in rural areas have decided to take action and invest in the infrastructure themselves, ...
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### Which area in the brain has the highest number of synapses?

Which area in the brain has the highest number of synapses or connections? I couldn't find any reliable link on the internet.
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### I have trouble sleeping because of fear [closed]

6 months ago, I started experiencing lots of panic attacks for no apparent reason, my emotions change rapidly throughout the day. When someone helps me with something, my stress goes down for a short ...
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### Is there any research about gender differences on building connections and understanding needs inter and intra sex?

I'm struggling to find research about the differences (if any) between how different genders connect on a deep and meaningful level. Specifically Do women try to connect on an emotional level with ...
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### Attention, working memory and goal management. What are the sub-components?

I recently read an article on the distracted mind. It spoke of cognition falling under different categories. Those categories of cognitive control were: The three major faculties: (1) attention, (...
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### Doubt on definition of emotion

I am currently reading Psychology and Life by Richard J. Gerig, where emotions are defined as A complex pattern of changes, including physiological arousal, feelings, cognitive processes, and ...
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### Will stupidity ever disappear?

In an evolutionary and natural context, we may argue that stupidity should tend to disappear for obvious reasons. But in our current society, this does not appear likely to me, or at least obvious. I ...
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### how are sexual prefences and tastes established? [closed]

I'm looking for documentation or studies related to the formation of sexual preferences from experience (not innate) regarding physical appearance & behavior of the prefered partner. This is a ...
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### Are there any distinctions in the definitions of quality, personality, characteristics, and traits?

Are there any epistemological differences in the definitions of quality, personality, characteristics, and traits? Meaning, are there any justified distinctions concerning the usage of these words in ...
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### Why would a teenage girl prefer a male who rarely masturbates, or doesn't masturbate, over one who does so frequently? [closed]

(This is not specifically a question about a scene from an old TV series, but about the human behavior by the females in the scene.) In the "Beard Boys" episode of the classic animated TV series "...
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### Why do people seem to do the opposite of what they were told regardless if their actions have repercussions or not?

In My Country Uganda, we are put under total lockdown. a curfew was imposed that starts at 7 Pm, but on the contrary, when it clocked 7 PM, people were not in their houses but rather on the verandas ...
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### What psychological methods exist for dealing with uncertainty?

Curious in finding out if there have been any psychological studies done on uncertainty & what the results of those studies have been. Have there been any frameworks or methodologies on combating ...
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### Is there a way that an infection could target a specific area of the brain?

My question is in regards to a fungal infection, but I am open to learning about viral or bacterial infections. That being said, is it possible that a fungus/virus/etc could target a specific area of ...
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### Psychology behind dumb child doing good in academics [closed]

This is my first question in this forum and hence forgive me if the question is amateurish. I was always interested in what a psychology expert will say about this. Consider a boy who is dumb from ...
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### My mother sees dancing pictures [closed]

I live in a devout Hindu family. We hang a lot of pictures (paintings) of deities on the walls. My mother is a believer of Sai Baba, a saint and a godly figure. We have 3 pictures of him hanging on ...
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### How could defense mechanisms be practically leveraged to be better at dealing with negative people?

I was watching Shutter Island when I first heard this expression "Defense Mechanism" Now I'm wondering how those could be used to deal more effectively and healthily with toxic/negative people. For ...
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### Are there any psychological or neurological studies regarding the work of programmers related to physical and mental health?

An interesting phenomenon occurs when a new task is given to a programmer. Some just go directly to their seat and start reading about it, or even writting some code. Others think and write on their ...
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### Is this theory on the psychology of envy correct? [closed]

On the Psychology of Jealousy and Envy I'm going to split these two emotions down and I’m going to focus firstly on Envy. To differentiate between the two: Jealousy is the fear of losing something ...
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### How to not feel anything when people shout over me? [closed]

At work, sometimes, we get in touch with kind people. But often, we are with rude people, and here, we cannot control others, even if they shout... my question is ... how to not feel the shouting ? I ...
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### Doing a degree in a second language

I'm new to this forum. My name is Arnau, I'm 21 years old and I live in Barcelona. I was brought up speaking two languages, mainly Catalan and Spanish, and I started learning English in school. I ...
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### Why does IQ have a truncated normal distribution?

I know that the IQ statistic is designed to give it a mean of 100 and that you'll certainly never find someone with an IQ below 1 or above 300, but that tells us very little about the variance or ...
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### Can eye tracking be used as a form of biofeedback?

I'm an occasional meditator and I've noticed that conceptual thought often produces eye movements, and I'm curious if anyone has tried using eye movements as a form of biofeedback. The Muse headset ...
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### Where to find information regarding the effect of ion concentration in the brain on behaviour?

Hopefully this is the right area. but for some background, for a school project I'm currently trying to design a medically accurate zombie. I have half a semesters knowledge of basic physiology, and ...
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### Do weak spatial memory and good creative thinking are related?

Is there a correlation between weak spatial memory and good creative thinking? This seems to be contradictory, because if you look at the history, world famous chess player had good memory.Can ...
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### What happens to a nueron on a cellular level when stimulated by an electrode?

Considering Elon Musk's new Nueralink, the original Utah Array, and what happens to an individual nueron with long term potentiation, what happens to a nueron on a cellular level (and consequently ...
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### Does Anchoring fall under any of Robert Cialdini's influence buckets?

Robert Cialdini discusses 7 major influence buckets in his 2 books (Influence, Pre-suasion) Being: Social Proof. Personal Consistency & Commitment. Authority. Unity. Reciprocity. Scarcity. ...
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### Do We Memorize/Remember What We Listen While Doing Something Else?

Sometimes we do a task while listening to a song, conversation or something else. The moment we engage in the task, our concentration moves to the task, though our ear is open or on, and technically ...
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### How do people with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) experience dreams?

For people without DID, dream experiences include having other characters in one's dreams behave in ways one can't predict or control, sometimes there can be a "switch" into lucid dreaming where more ...
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### Why is swearing such an in built part of the mind?

My wife suffered from a Traumatic Head Injury several months ago. She had 2 Brain surgeries due to bleeding of the brain. As a result, she is unable to speak words other than yes, no, don't know and ...
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### Does information theory allow for extremely distorted mental time perception?

The experience obtained by Jaunting while being conscious is clearly impossible to attain in real life (if you don't know what I'm talking about, you can ignore this sentence). However, someone posted ...
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### Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience?

Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience? My question is motivated by two conversion ...
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### Is this video game phenomenon (ZP “cosmic state of hyper awareness”) diffuse mode thinking?

I'm wondering about a video game state of mind mentioned in an episode of Zero Punctuation in which Yahtzee states then all of a sudden you enter a sort of cosmic state of hyper awareness and beat ...
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### Why is toilet paper out of stock around the world during the coronavirus outbreak?

Ok, I am not going to fuss around the issue. The question is simple, but the internet is oozing with self-proclaimed behavioral scientists answering the question and it's hard to find a good, ...
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### Is there any academic article on the outcomes of Physical Positive Punishment on Felis Catus

I am not trying to cause a discomfort, but just wondering if there is ANY research that shows Felis Catus is not associating Physical Positive Punishment with Bad Behaviour. I am just seeing it is ...
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### What are some methods to manage a constant & persistent temptation or urge towards a bad habit like smoking, eating junk food? [closed]

This questions is around my observation of my own behavioral pattern. I am quite good at avoiding junk foods on some days and on others, I am miserably fail. I have some mild clinical depression and ...
I find that if you tell someone to give you 20$vs. giving you 1$ everyday for 20 days - people react differently. Similarly ...