# All Questions

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### Why do people harm others knowing the consequences?

I'm not sure if this is the right category but I always wonder the reasoning behind people's action when it comes to doing bodily harm to others to the extent of murder. For example There was this ...
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### Alter or ego at heart of the people or what is the state as such of being? [on hold]

Mostly concerned with knowing the issues that I have with psychology, I would like to know the answer of this basic question that always gives me no real interpretation as such. The understanding of ...
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### Nociceptor (possible threat signal)

I've read this on Wikipedia: "A nociceptor is a sensory neuron that responds to damaging or potentially damaging stimuli by sending “possible threat” signals to the spinal cord and the brain." What ...
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### Free-to-use parenting style questionnaire

I'm working on a master's thesis in UX design that I might want to turn into a commercial project later on. The subject matter is use of NVC in parenting. For the research phase, as part of a ...
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### Can logic be traced back to neurons?

In our everyday experience, and in both maths and philosophy particularly, there exist some binary order in the sense that some statements are true or false. Is it possible to correlate what we call ...
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### People who only believe what they personally experience

I read a lot of science articles / threads, and occasionally conspiracy theorists will jump in and state how they can't believe some amazing aspect of the universe because they haven't experienced it. ...
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### Are the findings of the Rat Park experiments applicable to porn addiction?

Many people say porn is addictive, but the conversation around this sounds quite similar to the conversation around drugs - https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/...
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### What is the difference between an Atlas and a Parcellation?

I come from a computer science background and am just starting out in the area of analyzing brain imaging data (fMRI predominantly) and while going through some of the literature, I am kind of ...
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### Is “not going to doctor because of fear of illness” a psychological disorder?

Some people don't like to go to the doctor because they are afraid of being diagnosed sick in medical examinations or being diagnosed exacerbated when they have an illness even they know if they don't ...
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### When did the old term experimental reagent become experimental subject?

I've read a paper on an experiment called "The Feeling of Being Stared at", which investigates a concept which on Wikipedia is called the psychic staring effect. It was first investigated by ...
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### Is it fair to categorize the neurons in the output layer of artificial neural networks as grandmother cells?

I'm interested in how memory is distributed in the brain. That inevitably leads one to think about grandmother cells. Under my interpretation, a neuron (or a small ensemble) would classify as a ...
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### I’m doing a research project requiring participants to look at a photo for ten seconds and then answer questions about small details in the photos

I want to read up on some past studies that might’ve done something similar. Has anybody seen anything like this? For example, one picture depicts a woman with a large, distracting necklace. A ...
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### Why do I suddenly remember things that I never remembered before? [on hold]

It's been a month since I moved to a new county and I must admit that now I feel nostalgic for my childhood and the past. But sometimes, and this happened already at least 4 times, I suddenly recall ...
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### Early foreign language experience and ease of learning foreign languages

I've been wondering recently about the factors that affect the process of learning foreign languages. Specifically, whether early contact and experiences with a foreign language can have any impact on ...
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### Modern neurology: endorses or denies Freud? [duplicate]

In her book "Three Pound Enigma: The human Brain and the Quest to Unlock Its Mysteries", Shannon Moffett talks about a study of Doctor John Gabrieli and his relation with the endorse of Freud's ...
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### Unknown unit/mL

In the book Sadock's synopsis of psychiatry: Clozapine. Clozapine (Clozaril) levels are trough levels determined in the morning before administration of the morning dose of medication. A ...
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### How is the term “physiological measurement” defined?

Does the measurement have to be subconscious? Can measurement such as eye-tracking be counted as physiological measurement? (I thought it is because of its relatively subconscious nature until I saw ...
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### Is memory like a hard drive that can run out of space? [duplicate]

In popular culture it's common to speak of the brain as a kind of hard drive with finite space where information is stored, can be retrieved, and which can eventually be "full". Of course, that's a ...
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### What is the bias of “do what I say, not what I do”?

How do you call the bias of a professional who fails to recognize his mistake as a professional and instead reacts on a personal level. Example: a web marketer who does a mistake in the way he ...
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### Recording motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) in response to transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)?

The amplitudes of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) are often recorded as a measure of (change in) cortical excitability, after administering some form of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS). In a ...
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### how to train our brain to always use left part for thinking & deciding things?

how to train our brain to always use left part for thinking & deciding things? How do I not take emotional decisions
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### Which disorder is caused by fake choices? [on hold]

A while back I was reading about different psychological disorders and I remember an example, just don't know for which disorder: A mother asks her son, if he would like to go shopping for her. The ...
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### When reading a handwriting, is cognitive ease only based on the difficulty to read the letters or it also depends on how pretty they are?

In other words, does a pretty handwriting cause more cognitive ease on the reader than an ugly one even if the ugly one is easier to understand? What has a bigger influence on cognitive ease when ...
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### Why do people ask “How are you?” and then dont even wait to hear your answer? [closed]

I have always noticed that when you meet people, they ask how you are, even you ask them how they are. But its obvious none of us cares about the answer and 100% of the times we are expecting to hear "...
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### If reality is just hallucination, how come different people see same objects

I wanted to ask this question for a long time but couldnt find any thing to support my argument. Today i found this https://www.ted.com/talk/...
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### How does the brain create original thoughts? [on hold]

Since the generation of thoughts requires the coordination of various parts of the brain, how does the brain know which parts to activate to develop unique ideas? Does the brain randomly activate its ...
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### Proven psychological or scientific means of scaring people? [on hold]

I have scoured the Internet for tips and tricks on writing horror, and they all say the same thing: rudimentary, broad-stroked, open-ended, mostly unhelpful articles and lists about "know what scares ...
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### Psychology Research, Questionnaire Help Needed

I am Computer Science student and studying Psychology as an elective. Now I was required to conduct a research on any topic. I chose: Negative Effects of Permissive Parenting Style on Youth of ...
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### What's the difference between flaws of character and a personality disorder?

Okay, I have read this question and 2 answers and I don't believe these are the same questions. It's not about legal status or the moral appropriateness of punishment by society. And it's not about ...
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### How to cope up with depression which occurs after a couple of months? [closed]

I seem to have a period of depression after a couple of months.I really do not understand why the depression comes. Well but in this context I feel that nothing good or bad really precedes this it ...
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### Li2CO3 and Body [closed]

How is $Li_2CO_3$ broken down in body into lithium and carbonate? I thought there was an enzyme that does it or is it hydrolysis in the blood?
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### Where can I find Data set for Machine Learning purposes?

I am currently doing a research in the attempt to detect onset sign of mental disorders through facial recognition. In order to do that, I would need training dataset which contains 1. Pictures 2. ...
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### Term for being able to do deep thinking when performing menial, repetitive tasks?

What is the term (acronym) for the ability to focus on a thought or think up an idea when doing tasks like washing the dishes or showering?
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### Implementing new procedures / guidelines in companies

I'm teaching evidence-based practice and implementation science to midwifery students, i.e. how to evaluate research findings e.g. regarding new therapies and diagnostics and how to plan the ...
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### THC and the Brain damage

Are people who react badly(paranoia/more severe anxiety) to weed/THC at risk for damaging effects to the brain compared to the general population? Does a certain type of brain chemistry/neuro ...
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### No Agression/Anger after depression? [on hold]

This question does not relate to personal situations and medical advice that I am seeking for. I know very little about psychology and have suspicions that I'll want to confirm that if it is a ...
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### perception/judgment of probabilistic independence [on hold]

I am not a psychologist. I do research in conditional/probabilistic reasoning. I am curious if there has been any work on how do people make judgments about probabilistic independence and causal ...
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I have just finished reading 'Neuroscience: Exploring the Brain' 3rd Edition, Bear et al. I am also planning on pursuing a neuroscience degree beginning fall 2019 and was wondering what other reading ...
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### High IQ and problem solving

Are there any studies, which shows that High IQ people are good or average or bad in problem solving/other professions? Need to know that High IQ correlates to very good problem solving skills or ...
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### Do in-depth explanations help a hypochondriac?

I have in my circle a person that is a hypochondriac and harbors fears regarding things the person considers me an expert in. So I often get asked questions like: "Can this make me sick?", "Can it ...
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### Why do people bid on online auctions sooner than a few seconds before it ends? [closed]

This is something that has always puzzled me about human behavior on online auction platforms. I am talking about a specific platform where you can sell almost any item you want with a starting bid ...
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### relative achievement reinforcing views on self-efficacy

What is the impact of relative achievement in a topic on self-efficacy in that topic. For example I have the same self-efficacy in two subjects X and Y and sit tests in both. I get more questions ...
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### Differentiations of Imposter Syndrome

How can Imposter Syndrome be differentiated from actually possessing its symptoms? For example, one of the symptoms is the feeling that the person does not possesses extra intelligence, but that they ...
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### Why can't we learn what we don't like?

The school system as we know it, is & has been shaping students to fit the system which they live in and throughout this process, the students are forced to learn(mostly memorize) subjects which ...
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### Repeating a rumor that you started?

I've heard that repeating a rumor by denying it only serves to reinforce the rumor. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20141110142443-1967426-how-firms-should-fight-rumors/ Try to avoid reinforcing ...
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### Effect of the number of lever presses required to obtain known reward on response rate

Let's say I have the following 2 systems: System 1: Pressing a lever drops a transparent box which contains a random amount of reward, and the amount of effort required to open that box is ...
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### Trying to remember the name of an Agent-Based Model

Out of curiosity- I used to read a Wiki page of a scientist (sadly I don't remember the name) who were the developer of an agent-based model. Diagram had another entity class named similar to "...
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### Can the consumer level Tobii Eye Trackers be used for research?

Tobii sells both 'consumer' (Tobii eye tracking) and 'research' eye trackers (Tobii pro). In their help article "Can I use a Tobii Eye Tracker for research purposes?" they state: If you want to ...
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### Popular science books introducing therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs

I'm not a psychologist nor a psychiatrist, but I have the impression that research of therapeutic use of psychedelic drugs (MDMA, LSD, DMT, etc) is undergoing a revival and is very slowly being ...
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Have there been any researched paper or digital tests developed that test a persons alertness at a given point in time? By alert I mean having the reactions of a person who is not over-tired, ...

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