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### Pouvez vous m'aider à trouver a trouvé se qu'on m'a implantée installer?

Translation by Google Translate below this original text on m'a implanter sois dans la dents sois dans le cerveau quelque chose qui peut détecter mais émotion me suivre a la trace et une sorte de ...
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### A simple question on LTP on neural pathways involving dopamine neurons

👋🏼 I’m researching how drug abuse affects the rewards centre in the brain. I was wondering if anyone can confirm the following and if they could please show their sources (so that I know that it is ...
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### Is Tinnitus caused by damage to the dorsal cochlear nucleus (DCN) or Auditory Cortex, which can be repaired?

It is well known that loud noises can lead to hearing problems such as temporary hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and even permanent hearing loss. But this is the first time scientists ...
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### Term for expectation of early defection in a collusion situation?

My background is in economics, so my apologies if my description here is unclear. In a paper, Dong (2019) mentions that: On the other hand, the anticipated costs of collusion could decrease if firms ...
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### Does the wording of official ethnicity questions influence perceptions in the longer term?

It is well known that the sequence in which questions are asked in a survey can affect answers as earlier questions can influence the frame of mind in which a respondent answers a subsequent question. ...
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### What is the relationship of a drug's Ki value and the dosage?

NOTE: I have little to no knowledge about pharmacology, neurology, chemistry, etc. I am often looking at the wikipedia for drugs like olanzapine, risperdone, aripiprazole, etc. Usually most of the ...
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### Can awareness directly influence activity of our immune system in certain regions?

Recently I talked with a colleague about general physical health. He revealed to me that he had not visited a dentist in 13 years. I followed up and asked the obvious if he has any complications with ...
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### Do women see the phallus with the same amount of sexual excitement as a man seeing breasts?

Heterosexual men love to ogle breasts; the bigger(usually) the better and often are one of the first things they look at. Women have more erroneous zones than men and they don’t really have the ...
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### What is the difference between 'upstream' and 'downstream' processes?

I hear these terms being used all the time in social science literature but do not have a clear understanding of what they mean in every context. Are they at all connected to the idea of 'top-down' vs ...
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### To what degree is the bipolar disorder hereditary?

My previous question was interpreted as medical advice, so I changed this to ask a general question. Hello I am not scientist so it is hard for me to understand all details of papers. So I am looking ...
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### What is willpower? Can it be called a "state"

I have read, quite a lot about willpower in the past year or so. It says that is: "willpower is the ability to resist short-term temptations in order to meet long-term goals.". Some say it's ...
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### Can our beliefs change without reassessment or new evidence?

Can our beliefs change without reassessment or new evidence? I think the strength of our beliefs can change, say from 90-95% as the day wore on. But do people, people with or without psychosis, start ...
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### Can a person get rid of psychiatrics medicines after few months?or will they continue whole life? [closed]

From the last some years ,i am unable to use my mind properly(I am suffering from ocd & overthinking & some other related issues).I have approached multiple psychologists but my condition didn'...
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### Ritalin/Concerta/Methylphenidate is an amphetamine? [closed]

FIDE says here: The most relevant banned substances for chess are: • Amphetamines – e.g. Adderall, Ritalin (...) Image: I think either Ritalin should be in a separate category called ...
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### Is there a formal name for the effect of searching an item while holding it?

I've heard some experiences of some friends in which they explained that they started searching an object to then realize that they were holding it. For example, today, a friend of mine told me that ...
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### In what order are details of a learnt subject forgotten over time?

Consider the following fairly common experience: You take a course on a subject in university or on an educational website such as Coursera. Immediately before or after taking the final exam or ...
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### Need help identifying brain dysfunction in math student [closed]

I have been tutoring a 9 year old math student once a week for the past month. She struggles with basic addition/subtraction and counting to a lesser extent. She has ADD. She fidgets a lot and we ...
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### Is there any research on predictions of future deja vus?

Since I can remember, I occasionally have a spontaneous feeling which feels like deja vu. However, the difference is that I can clearly say that such event has not happened before (or at least I don't ...
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### Effect of Seroquel on Personality [closed]

I am a new user to this platform so please let me know if I am making any mistakes in asking this question. My friend who was also prescribed Seroquel told me once "Seroquel is unfortunately, ...
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### How would human consciousness react to absence of violence stimuli? [closed]

Introduction: Survival on this planet, inherently involves violence and so do human instincts for establishing social hierarchies (reference: Social dominance theory). Virtually any human being faces ...
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### Has modern neuroscience shed any light on the question of qualia? [closed]

As for the question of how a certain frequency of light takes on the phenomenon we know as “redness”, or how “feelings” are ultimately made of just a flow of electrons in the brain or the release of ...
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### Can our dreams tell us anything useful about ourselves?

This question is related to What is the current "accepted" science behind dream interpretation?, but here I am asking something more specific. Dream reports, also known as sleep mentation ...
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### Is the harm of uncommon drugs more feared than is justified?

I sometimes feel very cautious about the idea of taking a substance just because it is not culturally mainstream. It is much easier for people to say “We don’t know what the longterm effects are” ...
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### Any couples therapy methods which address the togetherness vs independence conflict?

Would love if you could share the method's names (and their jargon for "togetherness" and "independence"). Is there a reference to that in mainstream psychology?
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### Is there a connection between altruism and 'living with your brakes on'?

A professor implied that these two are similar in some way. Explanations I came up with: Altruists might be living for others, causing them to not follow their own goals. Or, The connection only ...
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### Isn't fluid intelligence necessarily influenced by crystallized intelligence?

In this article, it is said: Conversely, Gf [general fluid intelligence] represents the ability to employ a type of mental operation to independently reason and solve novel problems; it does not ...
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### How do I counter the argument that since each person is different, there can't ever be a general scientific theory to blanket the minds?

I am interested in psychology and psychiatry but often a counter argument given by others when I bring up this topic is that since each person is different mentally, there can't be a general all ...
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### What is the inverse of anthropomorphism?

Anthropomorphism is the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-human entities. However, one often can observe the inverse happening as well. Namely the attribution of non-human ...
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### The effect of reading news on a topic you know, understanding it is misleading at best - and what this says about all other news stories [duplicate]

Sometimes you will read a news-article, and because you have deep knowledge about the topic of the article, you understand that the articles is at best half-truth - but quite often just plain wrong ...
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### What's the difference between a sleeping brain and an awake brain?

How is the brain when you're sleeping different from that when you're awake? What happens to the brain when sleeping that does not happen when awake?
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### What models of a person do psychology theorists currently use to define a healthy psyche in religious believers?

"Good mental health" is a phrase (within double quotes) that came up with 5.8 million Google hits, showing that it is a very popular layman term for a healthy psyche, however it is defined, ...
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### gender related activism scale

I'm looking for a self-report measure that assesses involvement and interest in activism that centers around gender equity, including (but not limited to) topics like gender equality, segregation and ...
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### Are there studies on politeness towards machines?

I noticed in several places (usually on web forms, but also with virtual assistants) that there is sometimes (or usually) an expectation of being polite towards the computer or device. An example ...
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### Do the brains of experts show less neural activity at a task when compared to novices?

I recently came across this article, where the writer says that it is commonly assumed among researchers that the brains of experts show less neural activity than those of novices, at the task that ...
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### Do people typically go through 'stages' when experiencing remorse, similar to grief?

It's well known, at least in pop psychology, that grief comes in a number of stages. Whether that's accurate or not, I'm interested in finding out if there's a similar phenomenon with remorse?
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### What is the most ideal way to study the effect of a drug on a person over time?

What is the theoretically most optimal way of determining the longterm effects of a drug? Is it large scale population studies in which questionnaires determine frequency of use of a drug and ...
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### On Hebbian learning rule's weight update

I'm trying to program a Hebbian learning rule for a simple fully connected deep neural network (DNN), which is structured as: $$z_i = W_iy_{i-1}+b_i$$ and $$y_i = g(z_i)$$ Based on Hebbian learning ...
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### Why do some people have better memories than others?

Some people have great memories. Some people have horrible memories. There are even people with hyperthymesia who remember everything. I was told that anybody can have a good memory if they practice ...
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### Is perceived task complexity correlated with any mistakes made by the executor? [closed]

I am looking for studies exploring the relationship between people’s perceived difficulty/complexity of a task, and the mistakes they make while executing it. Any reference would be much appreciated. ...
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### Gender stereotypes

Guys i am new in gender studies, but somethings is really puzzeling to me. In Gender, nature, and Nurture from Richard A. Lippa there are comment about role of gender stereotypes in making "...
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### Does CBT help with non-sexual crime recidivism rates?

In the same vain as a previous question I asked, (Are Sex Offender Treatment Programmes (SOTPs) effective?) I am wondering if CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) based therapies and interventions have ...
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### Making a risk assessment type scale using existing scales

I am trying to make a risk assessment type scale that measures the likelihood/risk of someone experiencing a psychological disorder in a setting. There are about 10 factors (e.g., gender, sleep ...
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### Why capable of social learning not implies capable of having culture?

In Do Animals Have Culture?, the article defines that Cultures are those group-typical behavior patterns shared by members of a community that rely on socially learned and transmitted information. ...
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### Are dedicated response boxes really better in precision than regular keyboards?

There are various (very pricey) commercial response boxes or pads (perhaps most notably Cedrus) that purportedly offer higher precision than regular keyboards. (Note that my question focuses on ...
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### How are "ideas" or "concepts" appear in the brain?

I'm new to neuroscience and psychology and recently learned about Hubel & Wiesel cat experiment where "some neurons fired rapidly when presented with lines at one angle, while others ...
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### On talking people out of delusions

One psychatrist I know recently wrote, offhand: "I remember when I was a student I tried so hard to convince someone that they weren't royalty, hours of passionate debate, and it just did nothing....
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### What do experts consider best mental techniques to avoid succumbing to temptations?

The Internet offers conflicting advice on how to resist temptations. For example, this article stresses the importance of willpower: Animals appear to obey their appetites in the moment; people — at ...
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### How can the uncertainty relation be exceeded in hearing?

Majka et al. (2015) [PDF] shows that some trained people can discern pitch differences faster than the uncertainty relation permit. How can this be possible? Abstract The human hearing sense is an ...