All Questions

0
votes
0answers
7 views

Is it possible to be connected with someone without anything?

I don't know why, but with 1 or 2 friends i can unlock my phone before i received sms (It can be by multiple app like Snapchat or Instagram/Messenger). So is it possible to have a "Connection" with ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Does learning to compose music change the brain? Even without playing or singing

I am aware that the music and IQ question has already been asked. But I am not focused on IQ or intelligence here. Let me explain. Four years ago I taught myself music from scratch; I didn't know what ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Punishment v.s Negative Reinforcement

Consider the following scenario: Every time I do the groceries with my son he constantly asks for a packet of lollies. I find this constant asking for lollies very annoying, so I always end up ...
3
votes
1answer
18 views

Can meditation be associated to lucid dream?

The principal reason of this question is that I know people that can willingly enter in lucid dream (and so do what they want in it, and wake up when they want). Some of then use EEG (not ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

Scoring of the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability

How is the global test score supposed to be computed based on the individual scores in the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability? Let's say the sub-test scores are A, B, C, and D. From there: how do ...
2
votes
1answer
45 views

Do psychiatrists and researchers themselves don't have an idea how antidepressants work?

This question may be seen as an extension of my previous question, here. I was talking to a person online where s/he mentioned that psychiatrists themselves don't have an idea as to how SSRIs work. ...
2
votes
2answers
100 views
+100

What is a science concept that we can teach preschoolers that's purely visual?

We are trying to develop a scientific study to test preschoolers (3-5 years old) ability to learn a new science concept. The problem is that children that young can only remember concepts based on how ...
4
votes
2answers
144 views

How can we get rid of the problems of misconception, assumption, and expectation?

I watched a TedX Talk that called "The Surprising Secret of Solving Problems Quickly" by Collins Key, about 3 problems that most greatly hinder our ability to solve intriguing problems. These 3 ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Are emotions rational?

The issue of whether emotions are rational (or intelligent) is at the center of philosophical and psychological discussions. What is the mainstream take on the logic and nature of emotions? Or where ...
3
votes
1answer
48 views

Will acquiring a second language improves the person's general intelligence and reading?

According to this information will acquiring a second language improves the person's general intelligence and reading, even if the individual started learning and have learned it after the age of 18? ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

What's the pathfinding algorithm the human brain uses?

I was trying to build a software simulation of people using different pathways in a city to get from point A to point B. I do know the Dijkstra's algorithm and the A* algorithm, but what they do is to ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Negate neurones emitting signals [on hold]

How would you go about to nullify the thought signals which transmit information from neurotransmitters or abate them.
-1
votes
0answers
20 views

Cognitive models of intellectual work - efforts to aggregate the results of cognitive science into higher order theories? [on hold]

Cognitive sciences today are about cognitive faculties and simple models of them (Wikipedia has articles about that), cognitive sciences have been quite analytical up to date, that was necessary and ...
2
votes
0answers
7 views

Has there been any neuroscientific study of polydactyly?

I have been reading about polydactyly and found that surgery is only necessary in certain cases. It depends on way the extra digit on the hand or foot is attached. For example, central polydactyly (...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Avoid a colleague making sexual intention [on hold]

I have a senior scientist working in a team who is interested in me. She is making sexually inappropriate behavior and once called me sexy while we are having lunch outside in the summertime. How do ...
3
votes
0answers
15 views

What research is there into content of conversations vs IQ?

I wonder if there is any research into the content of a conversation between two people and how that relates to IQ. My casual conversations are that people of, lets say a more humble background, which ...
3
votes
0answers
16 views

Visual Cortex percentage

Could somebody help please in providing some research papers or a resource book that states how much the visual cortex occupies of our cortex? I am trying to find some reliable source but I couldn't ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

How to determine an unbiased estimate of threshold in a single-stimulus forced choice experiment?

Objective I need to estimate the unbiased threshold of detectable speed difference in a car-following task. The details are as follows: Experiment Design This experiment was performed in a driving ...
3
votes
1answer
37 views

Any research on IQ (general) and coping with abstract concepts?

Is there any good research on how general IQ correlates with levels of abstractions people can easily handle? I understand, that abstractions are different, but here it's probably enough to cover ...
4
votes
1answer
169 views

Are neural adaptation and drug tolerance to psychoactive drugs related?

Neural adaptation is "...a change over time in the responsiveness of the sensory system to a constant stimulus". The example given is placing your hand on the surface of a table. Eventually, you no ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Why do we like music?

Why does music sound good to us? Why is it that a single guitar bend, blues riff on a piano, or a scream by a singer can cause us such a sensation? What makes it better than just noise? As a ...
8
votes
7answers
10k views

Are brain waves electromagnetic waves?

Depending upon its activity, the brain emits waves, which represent the summation of individual neurons firing. Are these waves electromagnetic waves?
2
votes
1answer
27 views

Decrease in d' with concurrent increase of criterion

I was reading about an experimental condition where subjects d' (sensitivity) decreases, while at the same time their criterion is increasing (a shift to the right). The authors were arguing with a ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Could endowment effect be explained by unsurity about the object?

I'm reading about Endowment Effect on Wikipedia. One of the ways of stating it seems to be People's maximum willingness to pay (WTP) to acquire an object is typically lower than the least amount ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

Why do very different people attract each other?

I have noticed than many couples are very different from each other but yet they fell in love in spite their differences. I was wondering about the psychology behind this. Why would someone want to ...
-1
votes
0answers
18 views

Logic (cognition) in the scientific method? [closed]

How do scientists use logic in the context of the scientific method? For example does Sherlock Holmes use logic to find facts? Or does he gather all the facts, hypothesize and then use logic to ...
2
votes
1answer
89 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Is it better to block out guilt or embrace it? [closed]

Long story short: I made a driving error. There was no collision but there could have been one. My family were in the car with me and I am riddled with guilt. Is it healthier for me to explore the ...
1
vote
0answers
23 views

Active Sources Extraction

I am using the LORETA-KEY software for source localization, which gives as an output the current density of each voxel. No voxel has zero current density, so which method should be used to decide the ...
5
votes
1answer
89 views

How many genders are there?

As I understand it gender is a self-assigned identity and is correlated but not wholly determined by sex. Sex is presumably determined by the sex chromosomes present in the DNA of the cells of the ...
1
vote
3answers
104 views

Please recommend a book about codependency that is not in regards to substance abuse

I would like to find a book that would be helpful to a codependent person with the following criteria. The book focuses on relationships with needy people who don't care for themselves, instead of ...
7
votes
2answers
638 views

What is the connection between cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias?

Intuitively, I'd think that cognitive dissonance (CD) is one explanation of confirmation bias (CB), since if it's the case that most people believe "I am right about most things", then admitting one ...
3
votes
0answers
31 views

Why do some people not remember their dreams?

Why does the ability to recall dreams varies greatly from person to person? Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't https://www.livescience.com/38856-why-people-recall-dreams.html I decided to ask ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Could a failure of condensed inner speech be linked to slowed cognition?

Could a failure of "condensed inner speech" be linked to slowed cognition? It is a type of inner voice, and as conceptualized by Fernyhough it involves the capacity to think in terms of pure ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Survey Kits for Political Affiliation?

Are there any widely used suites for measuring a subject's political views? Looking for something commonly cited beyond web quiz time sink quality.
2
votes
1answer
25 views

Effects of subliminal messaging

From what I've read up thus far, subliminal messages do have some sort of 'influence' over our decisions or atleast our thought process, to some extent. To what extent if any is the human mind or ...
11
votes
3answers
414 views

Can lucid dreaming detract from the recuperative effect of REM sleep?

Imagine you mastered lucid dreaming, so you have a lucid dream every night. You might want to use this phase to do creative work or problem solving. Would this have a negative influence on the ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

What's it called when you read a book with a particular focus and that focus is what you see and remember but other topics you forget?

I sometimes read with a particular focus or goal and don"t remember the things outside of my focus/goal even though I've read them. What is this phenomena called? For example, you can read a ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Is there a general relationship between the fiction created by a certain society and how the society is?

I'd like to know which is the general correlation between these two aspects with studies that have analyzed it in more detail, as what I obverse seems to be contradicting. For example, there's ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Why aren't cognitive deviations used in diagnosing say schizophrenia or Cluster B Personality Disorders?

I've read that when it comes to some cognitive functions, Borderline Personality Disorder is more closely correlated with problems than Schizophrenia, yet I think there is no significant reference to ...
7
votes
4answers
325 views

Can humans be reduced to a function?

Based on an article by UK Essays, we are nothing more than robots that operate based on our past experience and other factors like amount of neurotransmitters, hormones, and other chemicals, trying to ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Psychology of guessing number of objects

Someone I know is a pretty good guesser. One day we had a guessing contest, and went around the house guessing how many objects were in different containers. I was surprised that I was outperformed ...
2
votes
1answer
36 views

What is a sensorimotor connection in plain English?

I have googled, but haven't found any definition simple enough that I understand. I would appreciate it if you could give me an example as well! Thanks, Jack
1
vote
0answers
18 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

Age vs. Receptiveness to propaganda/ ideology

I am interested in the relation between the age of an individual and their receptiveness towards propaganda or ideology. I would suspect that children/adolescents are strongly receptive towards ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

How do we imagine a mammal? [duplicate]

Say we have a sentence like, "Yesterday, I saw a giant mammal." Or, "The monkey ate a piece of fruit". These things are impossible to visualise. Because, for example, a mammal could be a big yellow ...
1
vote
0answers
22 views

Upper Bounds on Rat Maze Complexity

Suppose you make a rat run through a maze to find it's food. Every day, you put the rat into the same maze. The first few times this rat has to run the maze, it will probably take a little while to ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Is thought disorder directly treatable with pharmacotherapy?

Thought disorder is usually secondary to psychosis or schizophrenia. But there are those that have some form of thought disorder without any positive psychotic symptoms. Is there any medication ...
2
votes
2answers
47 views

What are some criticisms of HEXACO from the Big Five camp?

I read the 2009 review-ish chapter of McCrae in The Cambridge Handbook of Personality Psychology and I noticed he never once mentions HEXACO (or its 6th axis: honesty-humility), although McCrae does ...
1
vote
1answer
13 views

Term for remembering the location/position of text on a page as part of the memory recall process?

Is there a name for the phenomenon of remembering the position on a page or location in a book as part of the process of recalling a memory? For example, knowing that something was on the left side ...

15 30 50 per page