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characteristics of auditory hallucinations

How common is it for someone suffering from auditory hallucinations to recognize the voice(s) as someone they know, whether it be a direct or indirect relationship? By direct I mean someone they ...
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Can some people be selectively psycopathic/sociopathic towards a specific race/ethnicity of people?

Psycopaths tend to display remorselessbess while normal people don't. But imagine 18th century USA, where Slaves were considered lower than animals. Or consider, a modern day college group, where ...
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Are there any types of therapy which try to provide external insight into who you are without prescribing behavioral changes?

I believe many types of therapy are based on a premise of reinforcement, the idea that by actively enacting an attitude and consciously choosing a behavior, the neuroplasticity of the mind naturally ...
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How can I trick the person with Alzheimer to go to see the doctor? [closed]

I apologize if my question doesn't meet some requirements of this site, I so - please tell me, I'll immediately improve it. Tomorrow (in less than 12 hours from this moment) I should take my ...
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punishment vs. negative reinforcement

I'm having trouble understanding negative reinforcement because from different POVs, it just seems like punishment My teacher gave the example of the seatbelt alarm in the car that sounds off when you ...
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What are the psychological mechanisms that make lonely/people with weak identity etc more at risk to radicalisation/abuse

Im wondering what psychological mechanisms are at play here? Why are these people more receptive to being bullshitted and mistreated because they have a weaker sense of identity? Prior research: ...
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When should I use Induced and not Evoked activilty

In which cases should I use the induced and not the evoked EEG activity in a time-frequency analysis? I'm not sure what are the theoretical benefits of using the induced activity, specifically in the ...
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What is meant by "swallowing of a stereotype"?

In Gestalt Therapy, when describing an adjustment in the field of psychotherpay, the authors write, Unfortunately, the “adjustment” of much psychotherapy, the “conforming to the reality-principle,” ...
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Are there any measurement techniques to evaluate the prospective memory (PM) in laboratory?

The prospective memory (PM) term has been drawing attention since its proposed. But as far as I know, most of the research has been conducted in a real-life situation and there is no measurement ...
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Is arousal to shemale porn by straight men in "A Billion Wicked Thoughts" exemplifying situational sexual behaviour?

A Billion Wicked Thoughts Over ten years ago Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam published a book, A Billion Wicked Thoughts. They did not publish any academic papers on their research, but Ogi and Sai have given ...
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Equivalent term for muscle memory in the intellectual domain?

In the latest newsletter of The Batch by Andrew Ng, he wrote that: All of this leads me to think that we need an equivalent term for muscle memory in the intellectual domain. As knowledge work has ...
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Does psychological health relate to cognitive ability?

I think every person is in a state between depressed and happy. Sometimes due to life experience swinging from one side to another. My question is, does cognitive ability change based on one's ...
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Are there any studies/theories or papers that address a link between novel environments and psychological well-being?

I've been trying to find a reference supporting that new environments without familiar stimuli can cause psychological distress. And prolonged staying in said environment can put a person at risk of ...
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Why doesn't dendritogenesis continue on mature cortical neurons?

It is theorized that certain genetic disorders are caused by selection pressure for intelligence and overdominance, e.g. a recessive mutation may boost IQ in heterozygotes despite being deleterious in ...
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Bhatia's performance test of intelligence [closed]

In Bhatia's performance test how to calculate the score for immediate memory test? Eg; 2-4-6-7 5-6-7-4 6-3-5-6 The score is contain each series 1 mark or as whole 3 series contain 3 marks?
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why structural studies of the cerebellum (atrophy, segmentation, etc.) always reports LEFT and RIGHT even when laterality is absent from the study?

I have noticed that structural studies of the cerebellum, regardless of the focus of the study (neurodegenerative, autism, alcoholism, drummers) usually report left-sided and right-sided results. Even ...
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What is dissociation?

When searching the internet for a definitive description of what dissociation is, I get a mixture of results which confuses. Wikipedia states: Dissociation, as a concept that has been developed over ...
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Can you use a nomogram bi-directionally? [closed]

I'm doing a small action research study in my classroom for a project of which I am part. My team each selected one class on which to try a treatment (gamification of missing prerequisite skills as a ...
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Looking for a good book on the physiology of perception and construction of phenomena

Back in the days of modems and landlines, I read a book called Neurophilosophy Toward a Unified Science of the Mind-Brain which reflects the level of sophistication I am seeking in a more contemporary ...
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What is the "nails on a chalkboard" response?

Everyone is familiar with the squirmy, muscle-clenching response to hearing nails on a chalkboard. But I have known people to have this same response to other stimuli, such as: Velvety fabrics ...
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Is identifying one's brain (or head) as the essence of one's being a cultural concept?

An answer on a different Stack Exchange site contains: "heart after X" is an idiom. In the Old Testament, the heart was the seat of higher reasoning (see cardiocentric hypothesis), and the ...
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Validity of The Gateway Experience [closed]

This video about a declassified CIA document talked about a technique (and its underlying theory) that struck me as spiritualistic pseudoscientific woo in relation to its terminology and conclusions; ...
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Learning by traumatization

Psychological trauma is known to be persistent in memory and easy to remember with the disadvantage of in part severely limiting day to day life. Are there papers that evaluated the idea of causing ...
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Why do babies cry?

Why do babies have the tendency to constantly cry? Is the mind exercising certain capacities or is it a powerful signaling strategy to alert parents to attend to their child and be watchful? Or is it ...
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Are the terms "counter freeloading" and "contrafreeloading" equivalent?

In his 2015 review "The Four Cs of Psychological Wellbeing: Lessons from Three Decades of Computer-based Environmental Enrichment", Washburn describes, among various other anecdotes, how ...
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Is it believed that ketamine has less side effects compared to SSRIs?

I was told that recent research shows that ketamine is equally effective to, and not more effective than, SSRIs when used as a regular medication, for example as a nasal spray. However, is it believed ...
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What is the scientific argument for why SSRI’s are not available over the counter?

For what specific reason is it legally required that a doctor “prescribe” you an SSRI, as opposed to the compound being available to sell and purchase freely?
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Can one be "addicted to learning"? [closed]

According to Merriam-Webster's dictionary, an addiction is a compulsive, chronic, physiological or psychological need for a habit-forming substance, behavior, or activity having harmful physical, ...
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What distinguishes ADHD from a development disorder of the prefrontal cortex inhibitory connection to the Striatum?

What distinguishes Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) from a development disorder of the prefrontal cortex inhibitory connection to the Striatum? In his (French) book "Le Bug ...
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Why do SSRIs take multiple weeks to reach their full effect?

What is it about SSRIs that they require 2-4 weeks for their long-term effect to become present? Is this the result of small accumulations over time in some aspect of the brain? Are there other ...
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Does the human eye have a muscle that if paralyzed would make us only see things that are in motion?

In "Kwantechizm", a relatively popular book written by a Polish physicist Andrzej Dragan, I read that chickens move their head so that they can see things that are not in motion, with the ...
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Using Exploratory Factor Analysis for Items That Belong to Different Scales

I have a quick question about factor analysis from different scales. Is it advisable to use, conjunctly, items from various measures? For example, say that I want to evaluate factors that most ...
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Have any theorists discussed an inherent difficulty in objectively characterizing the effect of a drug?

It seems like many methods for describing the effect of a drug tend to homogenize experience - questionnaires, metrics, and statistical rankings sometimes imply that universally and unilaterally ...
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Different kinds of reaction time

During a physics experiment at school we needed to determine the velocity of a car by using a stopwatch to measure the time it took to cross a line. We were told to calculate the uncertainty of the ...
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Why are there substances that give positive psychological effects but become unhealthy addictions?

In a very general way, why is the brain a system that responds euphorically in response to certain stimulants yet over time that substance may be addictive and have negative health effects? What is it ...
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Intelligence of a feral child

Children not exposed to language lose forever the ability to learn one and do not develop normal intelligence. Has it been assessed if their intelligence is anyway greater than a chimp which they say ...
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Which waveform for photic stimulation should be used to generate SSVEP in a narrow band around desired frequency

I am trying to build my own flickering light stimulation device. The light source will be a COB Red LED cluster (~627nm) (like one of these) with brightness controlled using Pulse Width Modulation ...
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10-BFI test score compiling

I am a physicist and I am doing a survey about musical genre preferences and correlation with a field of study. I want to interpret the results from this test I don't know how to interpret the legend,...
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What are the reasons for human curiosity?

Accordingly to Maslow's pyramid, a good answer, in my opinion, in order to justify our behavior of "exploration/curiosity", could be in terms of the "physiological needs" step. But,...
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what is a layer in a **biological** neural network?

in this book Computational Cognitive Neuroscience and its corresponding software leabra The Leabra Algorithm: Leabra stands for Local, Error-driven and Associative, Biologically Realistic Algorithm, ...
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Is there any medication which is molecularly similar to alcohol?

I have found alcohol to have beneficial and desirable effects on me, and I have been exploring the question of why alcohol is not given the same level of pharmaceutical legitimacy as other medicines ...
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Compression of logical steps; multiple logical steps squeezed into one logical jump

I have read somewhere that as intelligence increases, more and more logical steps are chunked together, so as to allow for greater logical jumps. When doing mathematics, the different levels of "...
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What is the name of this phenomenon?

If you don't know anything about trees and plants, all you see in the forest is a bunch of trees. But if you know the names and appearances of different plants, you might see oaks, elms, pines etc. ...
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Research on the effects on separating school pupils from their friends

Recently I read that schools will sometimes separate school friends into different classes with one parent on an online forum saying in 2013 that: The principal admitted that they try to separate ...
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Theory of mind (ToM) training?

As they mention in the paper "Training for generalization in Theory of Mind: a study with older adults", we still need to study more about the ways we can improve our theory of mind ability ...
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Relationship between Baddeley's model and working out while listening to podcasts

As far as I can understand (not a psychologist by training), Baddeley's model of working memory entails that activities performed by the visualspatial sketchpad should not interfere (much) with those ...
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Are self-reported depression scores from inpatient facilities used to measure the efficacy of different pharmaceuticals?

In the United States, patients with clinical depression are somtimes hospitalized for sucidal ideation or attempted suicide. It is common practice to prevent patients from discharging themselves from ...
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What strategies have psychologists developed for learning to prioritize long-term.gains over short-term losses?

What is an example of one technique, or strategy, psychologists have developed for addressing procrastination and/or impulsive behavior? As a particulair case study, the kitchen in my home has no ...
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Are authors named Fei-Fei L. and Li F. different people?

There is a well-known psychophysics and machine learning researcher known as Fei-Fei Li. But some article titles cite her last name as Fei-Fei, and some as Li. What is the correct way? The author ...
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Is anything known about pygmy intelligence?

I read that pygmies split from other human lineages pretty long ago, before modern humans appeared. That, and the fact that they still remain hunter-gatherers, makes me suspect that they might still ...

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