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How is fear different from disgust?

We know that what we consider as unfavorable for us, we learn to avoid through conditioning. Things we are afraid of, and things we are disgusted by are both unfavorable at the core. Why are they then ...
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Meditation practise [on hold]

Is there any meditation method or hypnosis to forget the past?Certain memories from the past disturb me. Please suggest a way to remove these memories.
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If a specific neuron is present in my brain, will it be present in another person's brain?

For example if I have a neuron cell that fires when I say the letter 'A' and is located at a specific place in my brain, will another person have that cell at the exact same place and will it fire ...
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ERP = EEG - noise?

As I understand it, ERPs can be reliably identified only after the noise (inherent to EEG signals, regardless of the task used to evoke the response) has been largely removed, which is done by ...
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Perfect events in a random world?

I have a friend. They believe that God exists because they have experienced a large amount of 'perfect coincidences', or rather, events that are too perfect to be coincidences. What kind of ...
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How to measure child to adult development quantitatively?

Are there any tests available that could quantify a personal development from child to adult if the development is more or less healthy and is not considered pathological? I'm absolutely new to the ...
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Looking for text books comparing animal and human brain

Are there any papers or textbooks comparing animal nervous system and human's ? I'm most interested in "higher" animals such as mammals(Chimps, dogs etc.)
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How does the “compare circuit” in the brain work?

For example, the human brain can distinguish different people's voices. In order to distinguish two things, there must be a comparison. My questions: Is there such a comparison circuit inside the ...
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How can we get rid of the confusion which is created by other [on hold]

I am newly married from India, My problem is that my husband keep misleading my understanding and made me confuse everything, and he is leaving me in that confusion by hurting me. Now i am in a ...
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How are the brains of mathematicians different from typical people?

As a biomedical sciences student who also minors in Mathematics, I am often amazed by some of my classmates who really appear to be born for Mathematics (with regards to both their abilities and ...
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Asking for illogical things to make extreme views normal?

A couple of months back I was reading an article about how politicians were asking to make decisions that are way beyond possible (name it unreasonable, unacceptable, illogical) just as a medium of ...
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Yes-No question in 2AFC staircase test

I understand the task of a 2AFC test is to select one of the two stimuli presented (e.g. the stronger one), whereas in Yes-No test there is only one stimulus presented. But is it ok to ask a Yes-No ...
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The minimum time between two stimuli in divided attention studies?

I am conducting a study on divided attention. I set the time between two stimuli to 16 ms. However, I have to base it on the literature. How many milliseconds can be reacted to a task that requires ...
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How true are Jordan Peterson's claims on IQ tests?

Disclaimer: I am aware that this topic has the potential of becoming high political, but I have asked it nevertheless in order to receive some clarification on the subject. Please back all of your ...
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how to find out the references of various languages of EMI-2 (exercise motivation inventory-2)

I found a website which included the questionnaires of Exercise Motivation Inventory-2 with various languages (EMI-2; http://pages.bangor.ac.uk/~pes004/exercise_motivation/emi/emi-2.htm) such as ...
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Why people fall in love with a person who externally looks good?

This is a universal fact which everyone is aware of, I presume. People always tend to get attracted to a person who is fair and beautiful and claim that they have fallen in love with him/her. I want ...
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How does modulation of the activity of an afferent neuron lead to increase in MEP's?

I was confused reading this: Another example has been described with the primary motor cortex, where the afferent axonal synaptic input (Figure 1) can be facilitated by anodal tDCS (Rahman et ...
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Is there a cognitive bias of “minding the original idea / history”?

I'm looking for a term to describe the cognitive bias of people who count the origin of something into their evaluation. It's close to sunk cost fallacy and often to appeal to nature and etymology but ...
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Ways to measure the level of self-learning in an individual?

We are working in a social entrepreneurship program in which we are trying to enhance the quality of education that elementary school kids get in lower economic status areas within Mexico. Our Aim ...
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Is it really possible for somebody to talk without being conscious?

I know the YouTube video Brain-Dead Teen, Only Capable Of Rolling Eyes And Texting, To Be Euthanized was just a hoax. However, since they did a really good job of making so many people believe the ...
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Do humans recognise a sound more easily if its pitch has been equally heightened or lowered?

If a voice of for example; a guy called Bruce Wayne's was changed in pitch and was listened to by someone who has met Wayne before. Would the man have a higher chance of recognising the voice to be ...
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Physical limit of the human brain

It seems that I have a severe misunderstanding of the brain, and how memory works. Coming from a background in computer science, I want the brain to work simimlar to that of a computer where maybe ...
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Can you really have “excessive empathy”?

This question arose out of the question Excessive empathy, social cues and adaptive behavior evaluation whereby excessive empathy was considered to impair interpersonal relationships. My question is ...
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Can you self-induce a derealization episode?

From The experimental induction of depersonalization (DP) and derealization (DR) in panic disorder and nonanxious subjects (Miller, et al., 1994) DP and DR induction procedures were the following: ...
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Excessive empathy, social cues and adaptive behavior evaluation

An article by Gunnar Bartsch of Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, JMU started me on this line of inquiry. The original source is no longer available but has been reproduced at ScienceDaily (...
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Can an EEG be re-sampled to fix a poor voltage resolution? [migrated]

I’ve made quite a bad mistake in ca. 14 EEG recordings – I recorded at 10uV resolution @ 5000 Hz instead of 0.1 uV @ 500 Hz. I’m conducting an ERP experiment, and the signals of interest are on the ...
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Is there research on the effects of praise on the person giving the praise

I've seen a lot of research on the effects of praise on the person receiving the praise. I have not seen anything on the effects of praise on the person providing the praise. Does such research ...
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Can overload of information affect short term memory?

Can stress affect short term memory? If one is overloaded with a lot of information, can their short term memory be affected?
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Ever since i was little, I've had dreams where i can be stuck in there for weeks to months. [closed]

I've tried doing research on time in dreams vs. real life and found some compelling books and articles that really explain these things, but honestly, it still does not make sense to me as to WHY it ...
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How to encourage people to experiment/try new things?

In a New York Times op-ed, Sendhil Mullainathan (professor of economics at Harvard) laments that it is difficult to get people to try new things or experiment. He gives himself as an example, saying ...
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Why we fight with the person which we love? [closed]

If we love someone , we fight with them on little things . Why we fights with the person which we love?
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Why we frightened of bad dream during sleeping? [closed]

It usually happens , we suddenly wake up because of bad dream . Why we frightened of bad dreams during the sleeping?
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From a diagnosed Schizoid [closed]

I have been reading on your site for a few hours and decided to sign up to ask all of you, and make a comment. Why do you say this personality type is rare? I wouldn't say I do not care about ...
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Is 'averageness' in the study of facial attraction ethnicity specific?

Is 'averageness' in the study of facial attraction ethnicity specific? I just always wondered whether the 'beauty' ideal of "averageness" is human wide, or is the average across some group or groups. ...
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What do you call this behaviour? I know it's not “Gaslighting” [closed]

Apologies for the wooly nature of the question. It's difficult to sum it up without an example. My 12-year-old daughter has been subject to psychological bullying at her new school by a peer. Whilst ...
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Does there exist a correct perception about “things that are feel-based” and “things that are based on reason”?

Does there exist a correct perception about "things that are feel-based" and "things that are based on reason"? E.g. what things are accurately meant to be felt, what are to be rationalized.
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What's that vulnerability/weakness of human psychology which is consciously/subconsciously utilized by politicians or people with authority/fame?

Below is just an example: I am from India and I remember that we were promised by our PM, Narendra Modi, that he would bring all the black money from Swiss banks and he will deposit around 15 lac INR ...
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What methods exist for converting channel-wise directed (effective) connectiviy estimates to ROI-wise connectivity estimates?

I am reading up on directed connectivity estimates (e.g. Granger causality, DTF, dDTF) in an attempt to find a method that allows me to appropriately convert channel-wise connectivity estimates into ...
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Belongingness vs Social Connectedness

I am struggling with translation of these two words into my language. In many studies, they measure connectedness (or how much people feel connected) or belongingness (as need to belong or sense of ...
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The possible purpose or benefit of psychedelic drugs on the psyche

The purpose or benefits of psychedelic drugs (LSD, Mushrooms, Mescaline, DMT, etc) could well be the same as dreaming. Traveling in the unconcious and bringing to surface every unprocessed experience ...
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Are there animals with only excitatory neurons?

Are there animals with only excitatory neurons? I am not sure it is possible. Also, maybe excitation/inhibition can become relative? I however will be happy to read your opinion.. For example, are ...
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Is there support for the belief that division of labor is linked to “people setting themselves at the level at which they can cope”?

Is there support for the belief that division of labor is linked to “people setting themselves at the level at which they can cope”? Since this would motivate why others shy away from e.g. advanced ...
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What causes the lack of focus due to sleep deprivation? What are the outcomes of this?

When one is sleepy and one attempt's to work on something cognitively demanding, such as doing algebra in one's head, or trying to imagine a house's interior in detail, what causes the "resistance" to ...
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Why do dreams affect our feelings?

In my previous job, I had a coworker that I highly disliked, and was never attracted to. Despite this, I've had a dream that we're going out together, and another where we got along really well. I ...
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Why do we “rarely find modesty without an element of hypocrisy”? [closed]

Watching the English: The International Bestseller Revised and Updated (2014) by Kate Fox, BA in Anthropology and Philosophy from Cambridge U. pp. 545–546 RITES OF PASSAGE AND ENGLISHNESS &...
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Is there medical term for depression?

I have heard of many kind of depresssions. Depression is nothing but not letting our feelings outspoken . If we dont why it is said that the feelings stay inside and affect. Is it a solid particle ...
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Comparing psychometric curves of two different tasks

I ran two different tasks on subjects, and fit psychometric curves to the results of 10 stimulus levels for each task. Each psychometric curve was defined by a slope and a bias, i.e. point of ...
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Are suicidal thoughts and depression common among Thai ladyboys?

Transexual people in Western countries are reported to have a high depression and suicide rate. Some ascribe that to the information that there's little social and cultural acceptance to them. Is ...
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Intrinsic relevance of ERP polarity: 'negativity' vs 'positivity'

I know that polarity in a EEG signal is arbitrary, and a matter of convention, as clearly explained in this past question. However, assuming said conventions are well-followed, I wonder whether is ...
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Is there supporting evidence for the statement “mass media manipulates people and replaces traditional culture”?

This is a plausible stance to take, but one would need to study, psychologically, whether the adapters of mass media are acting by understanding the context that they are in or whether mass media ...

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