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Applying the “easy to difficult” approach in car driving lessons

I've been wondering, why isn't the "easy to difficult" approach the norm in car driving lessons. For example, first learning all that can be learnt on a car simulator, then driving a ...
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Is survival instinct trained from pain or born with?

So are instincts such as not touching fire or don’t touch sharp points trained out because we felt pain from them first (or heard it’ll bring pain from other)? Or are those instinct born with us?
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How to keep a highly active mind satisfied?

How can you keep a highly active mind satisfied? Even more specifically: when one has tried many ways to learn but seemingly runs out of new things to learn about or do, at an older age, After ...
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Personality at Birth

What factors determine the personality of a newborn baby? Do all newborns exhibit identical behaviour? If not, are genetics responsible for the differences? References consulted so far: Is ...
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Crowd's psychology

Can you suggest me books about crowd's psychology? I know it's commonly used in marketing or in politics so I am interested why this works so good. In my country (Georgia, Near the black sea) this is ...
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Can Krashen's Input Hypotheses be applied to areas other than Language Acquisition?

Background Stephen Krashen and Tracy Tarrell have given an interesting approach to learning new languages which they call Natural Approach. In this approach, they bring the naturalistic approach of ...
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Alternative hypotheses to Hebb's rule

I was reading on wikipedia that there are exceptions to the hebbian rule, and I was curious about the possibilities of other hypotheses of how learning occur in the brain. So I would like to know: ...
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Which function to use for fitting learning curves?

Background I am fitting learning curves for cochlear implant (CI) users. These folks get a CI, and then need to start learning to understand speech again. They keep on improving for years. Along the ...
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Calculating Significantly Above Chance for 3-AFC Test

I am trying to figure out which participants who took a 18-item multiple choice test scored significantly above chance. Each item has 3 choices, so the probability of getting each question correct is ...
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Neurotically, what is the difference between learning/memorizing and understanding?

I'm trying to understand how our brains - neurons or other chemical processes work in regards to learning/ memorizing and understanding. I found a lot of "theoretical" discussions on the topic- e.g. ...
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Is it possible to convince a group of people that they master something, when they in fact don't?

Is it possible to prove that a bunch of individuals were (or could be) convinced to be good at something (even really difficult), but it was in fact their illusion of knowledge? Here's a bit more ...
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Which are some good books to research spaced repetition and long term memory?

I am developing an application to help students remember what they learn. But I need deeper and more grounded research in topics of: Spaced repetition / Revision Forgetting Curve Long term memory ...
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Predisposition toward organizing information in a hierarchical manner?

I understand someone why we like hierarchical social structures today. They are present across virtually all cultures and we've used them for a very long time. However, it appears we also gravitate ...
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What happens to a nueron on a cellular level when stimulated by an electrode?

Considering Elon Musk's new Nueralink, the original Utah Array, and what happens to an individual nueron with long term potentiation, what happens to a nueron on a cellular level (and consequently ...
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Is this video game phenomenon (ZP “cosmic state of hyper awareness”) diffuse mode thinking?

I'm wondering about a video game state of mind mentioned in an episode of Zero Punctuation in which Yahtzee states then all of a sudden you enter a sort of cosmic state of hyper awareness and beat ...
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How many hours per day our brain can learn? [duplicate]

I am interested to know if there are researches about how many hours per day our brain can learn new things? Are there any constrains for brain or we can train our brain to learn as much as we study ...
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Is “Do X, not Y” worse for memory than simply “do X”?

I'm curious if saying "Do X, not Y" or "Don't do Y, do X" can introduce an extra hurdle into remembering which one to do, rather than just saying "Do X". If later you're trying to remember "Did he say ...
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Neocortical potentiation vs slow wave memory consolidation in narcolepsy

Activity in the neocortex of the brain is significantly reduced during slow wave sleep. The general theory is that during that during this period of time memory consolidation occurs. Individuals with ...
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Resources for learning Advanced Neuroscience

I am very interested in learning at an high level: How neurons send signals to each other Activation sites of neurons The exact process of signal transmission Dopamine and other neurotransmitters ...
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Can any person develop an interest in anything?

As a more specific version of my previous question, I'd like to know if an interest in anything can be developed in any person. Let us assume the person has the following: Sufficient motivation to ...
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Why is math adding easier than subtracting?

I am helping some children with math. It seems that adding is easier than subtracting. When I tell them to start at 5 and add always seven, like 5, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47, 54, 61 it is easier for ...
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Are there psychological traits that predict that a person will be good at acting?

I'd like to know if there are psychological traits that predict that a person will be good at acting. And, if psychology can say something about this , which aspects of acting can mostly be taught and ...
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Is semantic satiation a sub-phenomenon of a broader cognitive process?

If not, are there other similar non-semantic phenomena? I am particularly curious about emotional cognition, although echoic or occipital activity would also be quite interesting. My conclusion ...
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Unlearning and coping with the fact that you've been deceived?

As we all surely know, we have huge numbers of people who are being brainwashed into believing obviously false non-sense thanks to sites like youtube. You mostly only here this with conspiracy ...
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Why would someone state that “self-esteem doesn't exist”?

In the video "Self-esteem Doesn't Exist, the author Jordan Peterson clearly seems to argue he doesn't believe in self-esteem, given the title of the talk. However, I do not notice him mentioning ...
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Is there anything we can salvage and recycle from Learning Styles theory?

We know that the theory of Learning Styles has been debunked by cognitive research for some time now. Nevertheless, if we thought about learning styles not as some sort of sense-specialised teaching ...
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Are behaviourist practices and/or principles still valid and useful?

I understand how behaviorism is outdated for not considering the brain processes and cognition as ultimately responsible for memory and learning. Nevertheless, after reading Learning Theories: An ...
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How to learn how humans behave? [closed]

I have decided to study psychology as a hobby. I want it to understand better people that I am interacting with. Specifically, I want to know: Why humans talk / behave in certain ways? How they think ...
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Early STEM Education Impact

I'm looking to find studies that examine when STEM education is most critical (e.g. what years of early STEM education have a significant impact on college/uni-level students, as measured by their IQs/...
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Common latent feature among all “memory techniques”

So I've been delving into "memory techniques" and people who compete in memory competitions(memorizing and reciting a poem in a small amount of time, memorizing a deck of cards, memorizing pi, etc). I'...
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Which features of concept mapping are more helpful than outlining, or vice versa? and why?

Please let us know any studies that compare features of concept mapping with outlining. Many studies have reported both outlining and concept mapping helpful for learning and assessment, but they ...
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Why should nodes be small in a concept map?

Cañas, A. J., Novak, J. D., & Reiska, P. (2015). How good is my concept map? Am I a good Cmapper?. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 7(1), 6-19. This paper was ...
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Are there any studies regarding elderly people and learning resiliance?

On Parenting, issues regarding emotional resilience are often discussed as something of great value, a lifelong gift to give to one's child, and I cite studies and articles to help parents learn what ...
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Becoming an expert with accumulative hours of practice much less than the average expert?

Anders Ericsson's work is famous for creating the idea of "deliberate practice" and its creation of experts, but Anders also talks about how long hours are inevitable in becoming an expert. Let's ...
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Research or studies on rapid skill acquisition?

Are there anything studies or research in psychology and neuroscience currently on the rapid acquisition of skills to an expert level?
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Are there studies in psychology on how psychology researchers design experiments?

For example, give subjects a research topic, and observe how they conduct psychology experiments, in order to study the psychology of those who are asked to study psychology.
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Importance of memory on learning?

I've been studying into the important of memory and learning. I think it's undeniable that part of learning is requiring the retrieval of information at the relevant times, but the counter argument I'...
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What's the importance of reward on acquiring expert level skill?

I've been reading into Anders Ericssons work on expertise and as made popular by Malcom Gladwell(though quoted incorrectly) is the requirement of accumulating large amounts of "deliberate practice"(...
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Comorbidity of Neurodevelopmental Disorders between them and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3416662/ OCD being an anxiety disorder and OCPD being a personality disorder it is entirely possible that these two can be present on the same patient. ...
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cognitive Function and Causing someone to Learn

Children may elicit, either through active engagement or some feature of their personality or appearance, a response from their environment that might protect them from deprivation-related risk either ...
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Is there any research into the effectiveness of the “Zettelkasten” (slip box) method of processing notes?

In the book "How to take smart notes: one simple technique to boost writing, learning and thinking: for students, academics and nonfiction book writers" by Söhnke Arens the author makes the claim that ...
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Does learning by heart improve memorizing abilities?

Some people around me believe that if you learn poems by heart in childhood, it will help you to memorize things better further. They say about improvements in memory in general: things like ...
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Phrase used by jordan peterson about “revealing”

In his book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos (Peterson, 2018) has following quote: If you will not reveal yourself to others, you cannot reveal yourself to yourself. That does not only mean ...
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Working on one problem opposed to working on mutliple problems when programming

I'm learning programming and I'm now at an advanced stage meaning that I need to solve problems from fields such as dynamic programming, path finding or recursion problems. Depending on the problem I ...
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why are all human brains so similar in brain structure, specialization of their parts and functioning?

As a result of my growing interest in neuroscience, I have begun to try and understand the functioning of the brain. However, I am always confronted by the following questions: The brain is a ...
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Is there a real benefit to starting grade 1 at a older age? If so, why?

I think that some people think people should start school at the normal age instead of older because they claim they might become too old to learn. I learned from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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In Transactional Analysis, how can one kill or at least voice down the “Critical Parent” ego state?

The Parent ego state is like a tape recorder full of pre- judged, prejudiced, pre-programmed statements. These "taped" statements can get activated while we are in our Adult or Child and then we can ...
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What is the psychology behind epiphany?

What are the neural precursors that lead up to the epiphany? How can one, have more creative insights? How this affects our psyche? What's the psychology behind it? The word "epiphany" has a deep, ...
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Which neurodevelopmental disorders constitute learning disabilities?

I am actually looking at DSM-5 but I cannot find any exhaustive or otherwise comprehensive list or explicit association of which neurodevelopmental disorders are also learning disabilities.
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Does studying multiples subjects in parallel effect performance?

Researches shown that multitasking is really bad. But, does studying multiple subjects in parallel comes under it? Is it okay to switch between the subjects (mathematics, physics, biology, ....) In ...

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