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What's the exact definition of a cognitive mechanism?

I've been trying to get to a specific definition of a cognitive mechanism, but googling it surprisingly didn't give me anything. The only things I've found out are : How to know if something can be ...
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I often visualise ideas and what I want to say as "pictures" in my mind but struggle to express them in a sentence [closed]

I wasn't sure whether to post this here as it is psychology related, but maybe not in the way most topics here are? I am 22, male, with some anxiety but not to a level that it affects me too much ...
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Are we different or same?

I don't know if this is the right site to ask this, if not sorry for that I am new here...... I am wondering if two childs from different parents from different regions are kept in a completely empty ...
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Does our body affect our personality? [closed]

Some may argue that our body is independent from our personality, and whether you are taller, shorter, black, white, etc does not have any influence on how your mind works and interprets the world. ...
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The research on dishonesty

This question is in regard to the explanation power of the conducted experiments to prove the self-concept maintenance theory in Mazar et al.'s "The Dishonesty of Honest People?" (Verschuere,...
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Contextual freezing decline after exposure to CS (Fear Conditioning)

I am trying to find the literature or a phenomenon name to explain the following condition, Animals are trained with cued fear conditioning (Context A), then at testing, they have two consecutive ...
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Difference between conditioned freezing, shock sensitization to startle and conditioned fear potentiation to startle?

I am reading paper-listed below-that talks about three terms, Conditioned freezing; Shock sensitization to startle; Conditioned fear potentiation to startle. I understand that conditioned freezing ...
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Is it possible to induce eye blinking?

Long time screen users like software developers sometimes use computers so intensely that they do not blink enough with their eyes. This leads to dry eyes. Unfortunately, people typically don't ...
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Why humans like to rank things, make lists etc.?

I was wondering if anyone can provide some scientific explanation on why humans seem to like organising (cultural) items in arrangements such as lists, rankings, best-ofs etc. Some reference to ...
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Biologically plausible models for causal inference in the human brain

Introduction: In ‘Is coding a relevant metaphor for the brain?’(2018) Romain Brette argues that the causal structure of neural codes (linear, atemporal) is incongruent with the causal structure of the ...