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Stimulus evaluation depending on attribute strength of a second attribute

I am looking for a theory (or research direction) to describe the following phenomenon: When I have two attributes of a stimulus, my evaluation of it might depend (non-additively) on the different ...
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Cerebrum and Cerebellum split-brain?

What happens when cerebrum and cerebellum are surgically separated (or partially separated)? Is this lethal, and if not, what are consequences for brain operations?
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Phenomenon describing hyperconsciousness of contamination? [closed]

Although Mysophobia describes "a pathological fear of contamination and germs" and would most likely require what I'm about to describe, is there a name for the phenomenon when one is ...
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Interpreting FURA depolarization/calcium assay

I did a depolarization experiment that compared a mock-treated cell line with a treated line. One part of the results are easy to interpret: Treatment resulted in lower 350/380 ratios along the length ...
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Confusion about Marr's “computational level” and computational neuroscience

I'm writing my masters thesis in the field of computational neuroscience (using a spiking model). One of my supervisors is a cognitive scientist, who likes to use Marr's 3 levels of analysis. Marr's '...
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Why there are four types of temperament?

There are several approaches to categorize personality characteristics into similar amount of types: the four temperament theory, DISC theory, the PAEI model. Is there any research about possible ...
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The unpredictable loading bar — or, the slot machine effect

Say we A-B tested user reactions to completing some task (e.g. transferring files, restarting their device): would people be quicker to get impatient/ annoyed if they got random percentages as ...
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About the relation between a childhood experience and a present experience

When still in primary school (I was about seven years) I had the strange habit (as did a girl who was, I guess, imitating me) of climbing a metal support pole. When I arrived at the top of the pole, I ...
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Resources on psychology of career choice (applied to climate change)? [closed]

I run a community for people who want to work long-term on climate change mitigation, and I'd love to know the research that could help bring more people into this space. I think specifically the ...
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How would we classify it when an adult developed a neurocognitive disorder leading to learning disability?

Quote from DSM-5: C. Onset of intellectual and adaptive deficits during the developmental period (Page 33: Diagnostic criteria for Intellectual Disability [Intellectual Development Disorder]). [...] ...
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Are type a personality and alpha (male) the same thing?

The question in final jeopardy tonight was "(What is) type A personality". My response was "alpha (male)", which I maintained was the same thing. Later, when I typed in "...
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How can psychological state of my mind affect my exam [closed]

So I'm preparing for an exam and I see that when I'm at home I'm able to solve most of the questions from assignments , able to complete all the homework but at the point when I hear the word exam ...
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Are food rewards a good long term learning strategy?

This could be a question for parenting SE, but I am looking to understand the mechanism, so I am looking for a core answer from a psychological perspective; without all of the cultural noise that ...
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any reliable sources or any help for bransford and johnson's laundry experiment?

My classmates and I are conducting a written paper on bransford and johnson's laundry experiment, but we cannot find good reliable sources on the original experiment to provide context and explanation ...
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Connectome Datasets Related to Consciousness

I am a mathematics student currently looking for connectome datasets specifically related to consciousness research. I have mainly looked at the following sites: https://neurodata.io/ https://db....
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Do neurons reduce the amount of tryptophan hydroxylase in response to excess serotonin?

If some exogenous factor such as 5-HTP supplementation causes neurons to have a surplus of serotonin, will they reduce the amount of tryptophan hydroxylase so that incoming tryptophan will not be ...
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Relaxation increases awareness increases fear? [closed]

"Relaxation increases awareness" I think most people would agree to this. "Relaxation increases fear". That's what I noticed. If I relax deeply (like taking a sauna), I feel very ...
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What is the size, volume, dimensions etc. of the central lateral nucleus in the anterior intralaminar thalamus in humans?

I have been searching extensively on the internet and journal articles for the size, volume, dimensions, etc. of the central lateral nucleus in the anterior intralaminar thalamus in humans but have ...
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How is Pain Subjective and Different from Nociception

So pain is the sensory feeling that tells indiviual that something bad at some part of the body has happened. What I fail to understand is how is pain subjective? If we have touch receptors in the ...
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What's the “opposite” of self-fulfillment?

What is or might be a term for the inverse of a self-fulfilling prophecy? Something that someone else believes about a person whose actions make realized? In legal terms, the idea of being 'framed' ...
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Is there a name for how connections permeate to reinforced decision making? [closed]

Is there a name for the process by which certain decisions come to be reinforced by the reward center in the human brain? In more complex situations I would like to understand how economic incentives ...
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Is it impossible to achieve goals which we say to everyone?

Some sources (eg, 1, 2) suggest that public goal setting can increase motivation for goal achievement through social contracting, and fear of public failure. However, other sources (eg, 1, 2) argue ...
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Are well-written warnings more likely to be heeded?

I claim that "warnings are more likely to be read and taken seriously, if they are well-written, without errors". Is this claim supported by psychological science? Like, a warning on a ...
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Can people fake mental illness to gain sympathy?

In the last decade, a lot of famous personalities and celebrities have opened up about suffering from mental disorders, largely depression. This has caused the younger generation to accept and seek ...
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What are the benefits or pitfalls of including an aggregate score (sum or average) for 3 measures of well-being?

I am asking this question to assist with my work in the setting described below, and am working on the below mentioned spreadsheet as I write this. I thought this could be an interesting question to ...
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Is there any correlation between conection and function?

I have been searching why different functions exist in even a similar structure cortex. The first reason is differences in cortical neuron density. The neuronal density contour plot (Fig. 1D) reveals ...
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Why is the shoemaker badly shod?

In other words, why are professionals/experts good at doing what they know to do for others but not for themselves ? What is the psychological bias behind this ? Of course this questions comes from ...
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Retest-Reliability of index “Working Memory” in Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV)

I am desperately researching the retest-reliability of the index "working memory" in the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (WAIS-IV). Unfortunately, I don't have the original manual at hand ...
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Ways to improve Intelligence?

The malleability of Intelligence is factually proven. I have written about short-term and long-term changes (due to pharmacological factors and environmental changes). Now I'm looking for more ...
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Import ANT neuro's channel labels into eeglab

I am acquiring eeg data with the ANT neuro's 64-channel system and I want to use eeglab to analyse the data. I am using Lab Streaming Layer (LSL) as software for data acquisition, which saves the file ...
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What has changed in your brain after electroconvulsive “therapy” (ECT)?

From this Wikipedia article: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), formerly known as electroshock therapy, is a psychiatric treatment in which seizures in the brain (without muscular convulsions) are ...
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What chemicals or drugs can lower planning, goal setting, creativity skills and high esteem (willing to work, interest to do)? [closed]

Is there any kind of drug or chemical which can partially disable our brain functioning like the ability to plan/desire and higher thinking abilities, and: That can lower our desire to aspire, dream,...
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Increase of Voltage input for action potentials reflection on the human body

I'm currently working on understanding how the conductivity of sodium, potassium and chloride channels are effected with different voltage inputs. I know that the conductivity of these channels are ...
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Why does a British accent sound smarter to Americans?

This question has to do with how people perceive other accents. It seems that having a British accent makes someone seem more intelligent, even though that isn’t always true. As funny as it is, I ...
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What is the difference between a clinical inventory and personal inventory?

I was looking at different phyc products online and notice that some inventories are called personal inventories and some are called clincal. This made me wonder if this was just the name the ...
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A new kind of optical illusion?

By accident, I stumbled over this optical illusion: It is not a strong one, and maybe you don't experience it, but I see the size of the circles in the second last row decrease from left to right. I ...
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Are University Graduated WEIRD people psychologically different to Generally Educated WEIRD people?

A recent question was asking around the subject of WEIRD psychology [WEIRD standing for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic — an acronym seemingly coined by Henrich, et al (2010)] ...
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Research on the psychopathology of rapists

Since not all sexual assaulters are psychopaths or sadists as the media often chalks them up to ,there is scope to at least mend the thinking of some of the rapists, or any which haven't yet given in ...
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Does the mind create the body?

Everything we perceive is through the 5 senses. That means the body which is perceived through sense of feeling and seeing is also formed as an image in mind or brain? Is it correct that it is either ...
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In the attentional network task (ATN), how do double cue and centre cue differ?

I do not quite understand why people use both centre cue as well as double cue in the ATN task. For instance, some papers hold that Orienting = RT(double cue) - RT(spatial cue), whereas others define ...
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Is practice effect on matrix-based IQ tests largely attributable to question feedback?

I took the TRI-52, which is strongly correlated with other cognitive ability tests. When I first took it, I was tired, my mind was foggy, and my ADD was acting up -- I got a score of 116. The ...
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Origin of the Intelligence question?

What are the roots of the Intelligence question, i.e. since when do "humans" think about what "Intelligence" means and where it actually comes from? I did some digging in the greek ...
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Cross test practice effect in cognitive testing

Weird question but basically I saw a ted talk video where a guy was asked to count backwards from 100 by 7 and I tried a long with him and failed miserably after the second subtraction, it upset me a ...
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Why do human beings double down on their perspective?

I am coming at this thinking about two different situations. Those in political parties digging in their heels and doubling down on their beliefs. Friends or relationship partners standing their ...
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Can memory span be increased with training?

It is known that the average person can only hold 7 ± 2 items in their short term memory. Can this number be increased with training without the use of mnemonics (for example the major system or the ...
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Why do therapists need therapy?

I have no educational background in psychology, just a casual curiosity. Do therapists need therapy because it’s impossible for people to see their own blind-spots (I think this is called the shadow)? ...
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Techniques to combat sexism at school level

I am from India, and if you take a glance at the daily news you will see a lot of gruesome gangrapes and murders. Nirbhaya, Kathua rape case and the Hathras gangrape There are other such incidents ...
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Empathic Amnesia? Is there research on causing one to forget something just by hearing that someone else has forgotten something?

I made up this phrase "empathic amnesia" in an effort to try to describe a phenomena I have witnessed. I am not asking about empathy, but how when asking someone to recall information it can ...
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How does the brain amplify signals without interfering with pattern recognition?

Signals in the brain normally excite neurons only if they are well known, i. e. because synapses pass them on that grew during learning. But even for well-known patterns I could imagine that without ...
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Which experiment design is this? Between and within combined

The basis of my experiment are 4 neutral text snippets. For each text snippet, I create an uncertain and a certain version so that I have a total of 8 text snippets (2 versions for each text snippet, ...

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