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Does putting something on a scale of left-to-right bias people in one direction?

I'd like to know what research has found about whether talking about politics on a scale of left to right biases people in any way. Perhaps to answer questions such as if the scale were to be inverted,...
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Detailed schedule of World Memory Championship 2019

I would like to get the detailed schedule of the World Memory Championship 2019 event. I am interested particularly at what date/time a player has participated. I don't find that information in the ...
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Is semantic satiation a sub-phenomenon of a broader cognitive process?

If not, are there other similar non-semantic phenomena? I am particularly curious about emotional cognition, although echoic or occipital activity would also be quite interesting. My conclusion ...
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Please source a magazine available in Canada in 2019, on the science of ethics?

My grandparents riffled through an magazine published in English that canvassed the science of ethics at a Loblaws supermarket in Toronto, Canada, in summer 2019. They thought it was Scientific ...
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The clock stop when switching focus

I have notice that when I switch my focus from existing task to a clock (both digital, which shows numbers, and mechanical, which shows arms), the time on the clock seem to stop ticking for a brief ...
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Is this obsessive behaviour? [closed]

I have a questions regarding a specific kind of emotion related behaviour and what it is, obsessive behaviour or something else, maybe just a spleen. Whenever Iam exicted or in thrill of anticipation ...
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What is the definition of a “connection” in the context of “understanding” or “connecting concepts”? [closed]

What is the definition of a connection, in the process of understanding? I came across this Quora question that was answered by Tony Reno : As someone with a high IQ, what are some connections that ...
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Causes and effects of children calling parents by names (not “mom” and “dad”)

There are some psychologists, that say that if children call their parents by names - it is a sign of certain issues in their development (not identifying parents as parental figures, and maybe ...
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Special treatment of youngest member of a group

In the german language there is a term for the youngest member in a family: "Nesthäkchen". Unfortunately on wikipedia I can't find any more details. Only the book/film with the same title has a ...
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Why are we humans fond of the night sky? [duplicate]

If I'm not mistaken, there is not evolutionary reason as to why we humans enjoy the night sky, if so, then what is the reason that we are fond of the night sky?
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Do new thoughts raise from previous thoughts? [closed]

are new thoughts "generated" from previous thoughts? is it possible to remember something, or to think of something, that is completely unrelated to what we were previously thinking?
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Writing upside down [closed]

I was on my 6th grade when I started writing upside-down. Why is that? Now I am on my 12th grade and I still write upside-down. I can also write on a normal way but I love writing upside-down. I am a ...
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Number of core feelings?

In Emotional Intelligence 2.0 it is stated: We have so many words to describe the feelings that surface in life, yet all emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, ...
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Does human psychology has a theory about most people only sees what they want to see? [duplicate]

The movie The Sixth Sense had perhaps one big theme: dead people only see what they want to see. But it does seem that can be more general: do living people actually do that too? This led to the ...
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Does speaking to self, use different area of brain as opposed to speaking to a person? [duplicate]

When speaking without the intent of communicating, but just to ones self or reading to ones self. Does this use a different area of the brain as opposed to speaking to a person, or even a device such ...
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Why do usually economic people spend so much on entertainment? [closed]

As an example, someone might look at a T-shirt which costs £20 which might be part of their wardrobe for several years. And they might think, well that's a bit steep. But, conversely they might go ...
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Best/Low Budget Electrocardiogram For a Study

I am conducting a study. I need a low budget (within 70$) ECG that 1. monitors 2. records heartbeats and most importantly I want to be able to 3. export recorded data statistical analysis in SPSS. I ...
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why we failed to convince our own mind by reasoning and rational arguments over mental illness like depression, anxiety, phobia?

For example, one of my friend has fear of heights, even if there is a strong glass window and no reason for him to fall off. He is even aware and admits his fear is irrational. Many may say it’s in ...
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How does our brain sense the passage of time?

How does our brain sense the passage of time? What is the mechanism? I am not asking here about memory. I have searched about it on the internet. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/your-brain-...
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Do animals have a critical period for language similar to humans?

I have wondered this question for awhile, and I thought it would be appropriate to ask on here. Particularly, is there any evidence showing that animals exposed to human language during their ...
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Research on using kinesthetic sense to guide cognitive visual model?

Has there been any research on how our sense of where our limbs are relatively to our body informs our spatial reasoning? For example, I think people might be more successful at hitting a nail with a ...
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From an evolutionary perspective, why do humans grieve?

I've been trying to understand why humans grief. I read a few articles and come to this conclusion (which I want to check with experts): being separated creates bad feelings because, being ...
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Why do our thoughts, our thoughts escape? [closed]

I had an idea for a project. I had it for a few months and I didn't write it down or did I completely forget about it? Why are we forgetting about our ideas? second question. why don't we remember ...
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What is Orwell's problem in second language acquisition?

As I know it, Orwell's problem is the reverse of Plato's problem: Given so much, why do we know so little? But, my question is, how does that connect to SLA?
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How are role and behaviour connected? [closed]

Let us look at definitions first. A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation. It ...
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Can we treat addiction by altering the reward system of brain?

I have read that all the addictive behaviour are related to something called Reward System of brain. Well, reward system is all right but why reward system never gets brimmed up with rewards. I can ...
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What is the meaning of “strongly” in a Likert test?

Likert-scale questionnaires/tests tend to include the following options: Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree (sometimes included) Disagree Strongly disagree I have been looking for a ...
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What to consider when subsampling

I have a dataset of 364 people in a control group population and about 450 in one comparison group sample and 150 in another comparison group population. We're doing a full analysis of these data. We'...
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Any research backing alpha waves and impact on subconscious mind

I've been researching the subject of affirmations and the relation with alpha waves over the course of the last few days. I've found a significant amount of general information on the importance of ...
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Is AFQT geared towards estimating crystallized intelligence?

In a few papers I have read claims that AFQT is geared largely (mostly?) towards measuring crystallized intelligence. However, https://study.com/academy/popular/difference-between-the-asvab-afqt....
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Who was the first to use Softmax to model decision making?

Softmax is a mathematical function frequently used to model probabilistic choice between multiple alternatives associated with different values, e.g. two arms in a bandit task; See for example [1] and ...
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What are Supertraits and Primary traits of human beings?

I understand that Gordon et al discovered 5 major traits of human beings as follows: Neuroticism Extraversion Openness Agreeableness Conscientiousness These are called "Super traits". My question ...
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Is crystallized knowledge keeping at a fixed number since a person was born till his/her death?

I am recently reading some topics about fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence. I would like to know how their values ...
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Can we exclude episodic forethought in certain animals?

I would be interested to hear what cognitive science can currently say about the question. Although capabilities for episodic forethought (or mental time travel) most probably form a continuum, can ...
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Unlearning and coping with the fact that you've been deceived?

As we all surely know, we have huge numbers of people who are being brainwashed into believing obviously false non-sense thanks to sites like youtube. You mostly only here this with conspiracy ...
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Is what psychologists define as subconsciousness proven in neuroscience and can the psychological subconsciousness be visualized by neuroscientists?

We read phrases like The subconsciousness makes up 90% of our brain. The subconsciousness makes up 95% of our brain. The subconsciousness can be influenced by hypnosis. I have yet to see a study in ...
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What should an undergrad aiming for BCI be doing?

I'm in my undergrad and am interested in brain-computer interfacing, but since the field is so new I'm at a loss for what my next step should be. My hope is to be at the forefront of the field of ...
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Dichotomous thinking in the childhood

I am not a psychologist, but a mathematician, so I am quite profane in the area. I am looking for studies about dichotomous thinking in the childhood (in my case, 8-16 years old), and if certain ...
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Temperament and The Big Five personality traits?

It seems like the four temperaments are just combinations of The Big 5 traits. Is that true? Sanguine has high extraversion and high agreeableness. Choleric has high extraversion and low ...
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How to create a realisitc character?

I am a writer and I want to learn how to create a realistic characters for my books. I have learned The Big 5 Model, but I don't think that's enough to fully describe someone's character. What models ...
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Why are core beliefs often phrased as opposites?

I was reading about core beliefs (here and here). While I get the definition, the examples seem very simple to me. For example "I'm ugly" vs "I'm beautiful". Don't most people accept that things exist ...
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What are the basis for developing envy and/or resentment?

Why do some people develop envy or resentment toward others, and other people with the same experiences do not? Is there a way to learn to let the envy and/or resentment go. Example would be someone ...
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When does a fear of something constitute a phobia?

Obviously, not all phobias are made equal. There are some 'phobias' that involve things that are normally do inspire fear in others (such as, famously, spiders). Honestly, I never understood why being ...
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Is the approximation of the Medial Frontal Gyrus in the region of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex?

I'm wondering if the MFG is located in the region considered the DLPFC?
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Measuring attention/concentration

I'm currently writing a study about the correlation of listening to music and levels of concentration/attention. I've looked everywhere for an online way to conduct some sort of sustained attention ...
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Do psychopaths sweat less just under the threat of punishment?

Some experimental data shows that psychopaths don't develop the skin conductance (due to sweat) that other people get under threat of punishment Psychopaths, who are part of a wider group of ...
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Mismatch negativity vs. mismatch response

MMN x MMR - mismatch negativity versus mismatch response: How are the concepts related and what is the difference between them?
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Why do I always screw up when people are watching?

I’m wondering why people are more likely to fail when they know people are watching and or counting on them. For example in a football game where there is 2 seconds left in the game, and team A has ...
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Existence of self esteem and how to look at it

In this video author (Jordan peterson) claimed he doesn't believe Self esteem. Honestly I can't understand what exactly he means with that (maybe because I am not English speaker). This is the way I ...
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What makes it necessary to define autism beyond perceptual dysfunction?

One would think perceptual dysfunctions would be sufficient to define the condition since the inability to discern or perceive phenomena and failure to execute or adjust behavior due to lack of proper ...

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