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Which brain areas are linked to Hyperactivity in ADHD?

I'm looking for some research identifying which brain areas or biological processes are behind specifically the hyperactivity symptoms of ADHD? I have done a preliminary search but most of the ...
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Narcissistic personality recent studies

I have recently read the Nancy McWilliams' book "Psychoanalytic Diagnosis" and learned that serious studies on narcissistic personality were done mostly in the end of the XXth century. However her ...
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Is there any evidence that less thinking about future improves mental health?

Recently I've heard a lecture about the philosophy of minimalism and the rethor argued that it's better not to think much about what you're going to do in the near future for example in form of ...
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Paper showing that completing most psychological studies is less distressing than daily life

I once read a study that compared the level of distress of completing a psychological study to other activities in daily life (e.g., commuting to work; interacting with colleagues; watching tv; or ...
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Anorexia nervosa as an anxiety management tool

Talking to people with anorexia nervosa, I noticed that some of them have actually much bigger problems than their aforementioned condition. In some cases it looked as if the person was spending ...
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Books on Neurological functions?

Are there any books anyone can recommend that do not have any or much in the way of prerequisites but go through the anatomy of the central nervous system while laying out in detail the functions of ...
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Any study related to intimacy with nature and link with how it affects hormones or other chemical equations of brain?

I was looking for some research study that links activity/response of brain stimulated due to natural scenery (or walk but i guess that is more implausible situation just to track what is going on in ...
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Has there been a study comparing stress level or burnout between different occupations that provide therapy?

For instance consider psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, clinical social worker, family/marriage therapists, occupational therapists (in some places they can provide therapy), professional ...
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Studies about learning terms in your native language?

I've been thinking about how much time do the Czech biology teachers spend just teaching the Czech terms for the organisms which they probably won't encounter again with, considering the fact that ...
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The effect of learning/expertise on cognitive control

Rasmussen (1983) argued that with expertise, task are performed in different ways. He made a distinction between Rule- (least experience), Knowledge- and Skill-based behavior (most experience). The ...
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Function of heart neural network?

I have found articles the try to give a possible biological neural network for the movement of limbs, neurons in the eyes, etc. Is there an explanation on how the neural network that controls the ...
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Where can I get data on lie detection and brain activity?

Are there databases or data sets that contain metrics about lie detection? The data would include variables such as: Did the subject lie? (0 or 1 variable) Brain activity measures (fMRI, EEG) when ...
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Typical rates for 'trivial' errors? [closed]

By 'trivial' error I mean one that's local and easy to confirm and easy to understand. Something that makes you look silly. For example: Sign errors in mathematics. Forgetting to do a unit conversion ...
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Experiment where groups of dogs were treated differently to find difference in affection

I cannot remember where I read this, possibly Eliezer Yudkowsky's HPMOR. I'm looking to read the actual experiment and its results. The experiment supposedly got 3 groups of dogs. One they ...
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Effectiveness of audio / video feedback

Hattie & Timperley (2007) mention a meta-analysis about video or audio feedback with a mean effective size of .64 (Table 2 on page 84). They state that this analysis was part of the meta-analysis ...
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What specific studies are there about looking up answers for non-credit assignments? [closed]

Are there (psychology) studies you've come across that are about how students perform after looking up certain answers--not all answers--for homework that is not graded? (I do not mean students who ...
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Relation between memory and creativity

What theories exist explaining the interaction between creativity and long term memory? I am especially interested in how, in creative work, a thought triggers a memory that may not be related to it ...
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Is there any evidence that language is the limit of the world?

Philosopher Wittgenstein says that "the limit of my language means the limit of my world". One theory that supports this statement is that people couldn't see the blue colour until they have the word ...
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Is there evidence that heterosexual males make 'romantic advances' more often than heterosexual females?

Background: I have constructed a game theoretic model of romantic advances. There are a number of Nash equilibria in this model, distinguished by the frequency with which each sex makes romantic ...
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Other emotions relative to angry/happy base emotions

In my layman's experience, I'm vaguely aware there are four base emotions: happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted.1 Some background: We're training an AI to learn the difference between ...
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Are there empirical studies showing that one sex is more sexually selective than the other?

Initial research: I've found papers by Clark and Hatfield (1989) and Buss and Schmidt (1993) that seem to lend support to the idea of heterosexual females being more selective than heterosexual males. ...
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Good academic books on temperament theory?

I'm looking for a few books that provide an academic or at least "well-researched" perspective on temperament theory. This could include material on the OCEAN model, or other research into the ...
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What are the common leadership styles in IT companies?

I am writing a research paper on leadership styles in IT companies in X country. However, I cannot find a western literature on generalization of leadership styles exercised in IT companies, such as ...
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Mapping Sustained Attention on the brain (EEG)

I am doing a study to the effects of sustained attention on Situation Awareness, i.e. how well one perceives and understands the relevant information in their direct environment (in both space and ...
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Literature with regards to facial attractiveness?

I would like to ask for suggestions of literature regarding the study of facial features, preferably in a context of how they may be considered attractive or not. To clarify, the goal is to try and ...
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Problem with IQ tests in Murray's "The Bell Curve"?

Murray's The Bell Curve came up in a discussion recently. I have a very clear memory of reading a review of the book at the time it came out. The reviewer claimed that one of the many problems with ...
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Searching for literature on cognition of flyover animations

I'm rewriting a journal article on flyover animations: the virtual camera moves in a 3D map environment (e.g. a flyover of the Grand Canyon showing off the topography). The paper describes our user ...
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Are Reality Checks in Groups More Effective?

Reality checks are recommended to train the capability for lucid dreaming. Are there studies on the effectivness of reality checks done together with a partner or within a group of people? I think ...
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How to explain utility function from personality, beliefs and ongoing emotions?

Economists widely use utility function (and more broader approach called hedonistic regression) but are there explanations or derivations of utility function from the perspective of cognitive sciences ...
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Incomplete sentences

I am looking for studies which looks at understanding and preference of incomplete sentences. For example, is there a higher workload for (in)complete sentences or even though the sentence might be ...
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Evidence for gender-based math ability differences?

What evidence and counter-evidence is there for mathematical ability for being correlated with gender? If there is a difference, how significant is it (mean vs. variance) and when does it start to ...
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Ground a student survey in academic literature

I'm planning to do a survey with students (age around 16) with questions/answer-possibilities that have been 'proven' to be significant indicators of student success/good grades. So, I'm not really ...
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Which theories explain that given a choice of hard and easy tasks one would pick the easy one?

Which theories deal with cost benefit analysis? For example, given a binary choice of hard and easy tasks (eg. Picking low hanging fruit, stealing what is not bolted down, cheating on a test, taking a ...
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Valence conveyed in simple geometric shapes

I've seen neuroscience and facial recognition studies that give evidence for this idea of simple geometric shapes causing emotional responses or quicker recognition of negative affect. Are there ...
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Which paper or book from cognitive science do you think everyone should read or know about, and why?

I have created a community wiki question to encourage/enable users to share the books or paper from cognitive science that you think is most important for others to read and know about. Please just ...
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Cognitive Models of learning Working Memory usage

Recently in deep learning, there's been a surge in learning how to use memories as part of the optimisation process (i.e. LSTM's and Stacks). However, these aren't really analogous to how a cognitive ...
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Provable ROI for call center rest periods?

Think you can help make life better for a nation of call center workers? At a large insurance company, I used to work in the call center for both Auto Claims and then Homeowner Claims, before I was ...
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Are a lot of highly logical people (such as mathematicians) prone to depression? [closed]

In my math and physics classes, half the students are seeing or have seen psychologists because of depression. Based on my experiences I feel that there is a huge correlation between logical people ...
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Can anyone provide a modern source for the average college student IQ of 115?

I've read in various places that the average college student IQ is about 115, and the various estimations of IQ by college major reached by converting SAT to IQ all use 115 as the starting point for ...
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Text-to-brain literature?

Herff et. al. demonstrate in "Brain-to-text: decoding spoken phrases from phone representations in the brain" a brain-to-text system to map intracranial electrocorticographic recordings to text. I'...
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Cognitive Techniques to train Working Memory?

What are some practical techniques/methods which can be used to train/improve your working memory and what studies have been done on this subject?
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How do mammals estimate the speed of moving objects?

Has there been any research on how mammals predict the speed of moving objects? In particular, how do they integrate top-down information? For instance, do they have greater difficulty estimating the ...
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Bootstrapping in Psychology

I am interested in bootstrap, especially how it's entering the psychologist's world. Boostrapping is used to 'omit' classical assumptions to get statistics. Bootstrapping starts with creating new ...
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Understanding/Helping an Entrenched "Conspiracy Theorist"

I'm currently interested in gathering information and knowledge related to advanced "conspiracy theorists" to help with challenging/talking/helping them recover. To define a severe/entrenched "...
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Asian Languages Math Advantage

I'm looking for a reference showing that asian languages such as Chinese and Japanese allow for easier understanding of numbers than English. Here's an excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell's "Outliers" that ...
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What are the original paper(s)/reference(s) using lateral inhibition to explain simultaneous contrast? [closed]

I've seen a lot of textbooks and papers explain how lateral inhibition can account for simultaneous lightness contrast, but what is the original theory/papers that I could cite?
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A list of books on the big ideas of psychology [closed]

Can anyone give a list of all the books one should read in order to have a fairly general understanding of psychology, and with somewhat of an emphasis cognitive and evolutionary psychology. I realize ...
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Difference vs. Ratio of evidence in sequential sampling models

In sequential sampling models - for instance Ratcliff and Smith, (2006) - participants' responses in a binary choice experiment are modelled by a particle, which moves up or down towards the ...
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Children's progression from counting to addition

How do children progress from counting to addition? I understand that an grasp of counting is achieved before an understanding of cardinality (size of a set of objects). Thus, there does seem to be ...
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Effect of enactive cognition on gender

I'm doing a PhD in archaeology and assyriology (cuneiform writing; Sumerian language), exploring the process of gendering that deities underwent during the 3rd millennium BC. I'm looking into using ...

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