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How do we differentiate auditory-sequential/visual-spatial processing from IQ?

Are these processors simply categories within IQ? Are there only rough overlaps? Is auditory separate from sequential? Does auditory, etc. have differentiable subcategories as well? Thanks!
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Myelin and Myelin Sheath

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002261.htm Why is Myelin used as a term to mean the Myelin Sheath as opposed to the proper term? It is apparent to me that Myelin is the substance itself ...
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How is the term “affect” different from “emotion”?

I have encountered a vast variety of definitions for affect, each of which contrasts it with the term "emotion" in a whole different way. Here are a few: Affect denotes the visible/objective ...
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Is there any research connected with typing/writing to help in creativity or focus?

In my personal experience, typing my thoughts when I am working through creative problems seem to help. But it's subjective and would like to have some confirmation. Atkin in "The Phenomenological ...
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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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Is there any “predictive” component to positive/negative affect in Seasonal Affective Disorder and Bipolar Disorder?

I'm wondering if the human brain "predicts" how certain weeks of the year should feel? For example, a child who is going to school may have a more positive affect in anticipation of summer holidays, ...
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Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cognitive Function and Teaching

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4130248/ Could neurodevelopmental disorders particularly autism spectrum disorders without concomitant cognitive impairment and ADH/D, mixed type, ...
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What is the difference between a need, a drive, and a motive?

Going by Hull's drive-reduction theory, as stated in Psychology, by Ciccarelli, 4th edition: A need is a requirement of some material (such as food or water) that is essential for survival of the ...
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Why are men more likely to become trans than women?

Before I begin, note I have no animosity nor prejudice against anyone. Please keep the answers scientifically motivated. Various surveys on trans populations have shown male to female transitions ...
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Does selfishness increase in periods of extreme anxiety

Does an individual going through a period of extreme anxiety, show increased levels of selfishness during that period ? When this period ends, does the individual returns back to normal levels of ...
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Cultural brain hypothesis and gene-culture co-evolution

Recently, Joseph Henrich of UBC has been promoting his cultural brain hypothesis. The goal is to explain a selection pressure behind the development of the human brain and general intelligence. The ...
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Is there another word for 'affective control'?

In this paper, the authors use the term 'affective control' or the slightly longer form 'affective cognitive control capacity' to mean 'the ability to regulate emotions or manipulate emotional ...
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Books about trust

Could you recommend me some books that cover trust and how it is developed, what helps us build trust and why we might or might not need it. I am not interested in the relationship self-help books ...
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Trust after the first 200 milliseconds

In the first 200 ms of meeting someone our implicit / System 1 brain makes a number of inferences (based on age, gender, race, voice, smell among others) to determine whether we ‘like’ the other ...
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What is the effect of mindfulness practice on cognition?

The following article by ScienceDaily reported on a paper in Psychological Science (Mrazek et al., 2013), claiming that mindfulness training led to improved working memory and GRE scores. These ...
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Good neuroscience research blogs

In the field of AI research there are really good research blogs that regularly analyse methods and review papers. Examples that come to mind are: BAIR blog: The Berkeley AI Research blog Distill: an ...
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The effects of online chat on written language skills

With the advent of texting and online social networking. There has been a dictionary of new words and acronyms, based on abbreviations. I have noticed that I will misuse there, they're and their, hear ...
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Do animals know about choices?

A mouse goes through a maze and gets to a T-junction. Does it "know" there is a choice to be made between left and right or does it just continue following it's nose? Perhaps using some heuristics? ...
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What works for procrastination?

Procrastination seems universal and well understood by the public. However, there seems to be very little research into techniques and approaches that works to reduce and manage procrastination. The ...
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What is difference between T2 GRE and T2 FSPGR?

Dear colleagues, I have this MRI dataset labelled as present in the column of description What's the difference between each modalities and its indications? How will it ...
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Hebbian theory and synaptogenesis - how to identify the subsequently actioned neuron?

Given Hebbian theory stating that two neuron cells wich fire subsequently tend to wire together, what is the underlying mechanism by which they do so? How does the cell identify the subsequently ...
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How synapses are hold in place if they're not phisically attached?

When two neurons connect to form a synapse, between the pre-synaptic and post-synaptic cells some space is found (synaptic cleft). How does this keep in position if there is no physical connection ...
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Understanding the 'Wiring Catastrophe'

Introduction: In 'Wiring optimization in the brain'(2000), Dmitri Chklovskii and Charles Stevens analyse the dependence of the complexity of cortical circuits on the number of synapses per neuron ...
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How can higher concepts get unrolled with upward and feedback connections differing?

In the neocortex, input patterns are compressed hierarchically. Sensory inputs in the lower levels are combined by higher levels to form abstract concepts. However, there are even more feedback ...
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The relationship between semantic memory and concepts/procedures

I try to analyse my memory and cognition while learning coding and generally interacting with a computer to develop more meta cognition. I found many times that I remember the words and some ...
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Why are magnets weird? [on hold]

In the modern world, magnets aren't exactly rare. My three-year-old probably has more personal experience with the behavior of permanent magnets than he does with, say, glue sticks. And yet, you ...
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Is this ringing in my head mental or real? [on hold]

About 5 nights ago before bed, I got this ringing in my left ear and it didn’t go away till morning(Or so I thought). Later I checked to see if it was still there and I heard nothing, but then while ...
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Do mass shooters tend to have been bullied as kids?

The media frequently claims that mass shooters are or were bullied as children. Does the scientific evidence back up this claim? Evidence that is reported in articles about this issue in major media ...
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Does the duration of the epoch of interest in fMRI need to be a multiple of TR?

I am designing an fMRI experiment whereby, for each trial, subjects need to listen to an auditory stimulus (of arbitrary duration), and subsequently give a rating for each stimulus. I intend to ...
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Treatment and strategies for procrastination for ADHD

The reasons for procrastination in ADHD is different from the usual procrastination. Another thread discussed how people with ADD/ADHD "often heavily discount the importance of an event if it's ...
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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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On what basis do pro Gender Dysphoria professionals support mutilation and major health issues for those seeking gender re-assignment?

Before I pose my question here are some facts from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Resource 1: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) A PDF printed by the Children's Hospital of Chicago by the ...
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What specific topics are really important for neuroscience right now (ex. graph theory)? [on hold]

For example, a computational neuroscience professor told me that a really hot topic at the moment that is resulting in a lot of new progress in his field is graph theory. It was in fact based on this ...
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Brain-computer interfaces and feasibility future visions of cognitive sci-fi cyborgs

Sometimes, (science) fiction or just visionary ideas create visions of technology which does not after all contradict laws of physics / technical either economical feasibility. Sometimes though it's ...
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Does anger increase your body strength?

Will anger increase your body strength or not? If you get angry, you may think that i can break anything or fight anyone but sometimes you almost lose control on your body completely (or probably ...
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Is Maslow's hierarchy of needs really accurate at labeling sex as a physiological “need”?

Is Maslow's hierarchy of needs really accurate at labeling sex as a physiological "need"? If so, would that mean that single/celibate people cannot live self-actualized lives unless they have some ...
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Proportion of cortex dedicated for vision and hearing

I have read in some websites that the percentage of the cortex devoted to processing visual information is from 30-66% with some claiming even 90%. And compared to that, only about 3% is dedicated to ...
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Could human decision making have evolved from food finding?

One of the things human's do (and possibly other animals) is consider various options, imagine what they would be like, and then make a choice. This is called a "tree search". For example, "should I ...
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Why i am an overthinker? [on hold]

I am a 28 years old man . I saw many things and average level problems in my life . But all the time from my childhood when a problem occurs in my life , I take its worst part . For example : If ...
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Why do I get distracted in office when my colleagues even talk to each other about their work? [on hold]

I work in a software house, and very easily lose concentration when any of my two colleagues talk with each other about their work or anything else. Dears, if you know any solution plz share and there ...
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How to get rid of fears [closed]

So in my about me bit I have named a few of many fears and they are really starting to ruin me so like I really needs way to sort it all out so if you can all help me out it would. Be much appreciated ...
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Does your IQ change as you get older? [on hold]

I recently found my IQ score when I was tested by a Psychologist when I was 13 and it came out to be 135. I am now 29 and a 4th year graduate student in Mathematics and I was wondering if my IQ ...
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Is it possible to segregate components of verbal and visuospatial working memory using n-back paradigm?

I am trying to segregate different components of verbal working memory and visuospatial working memory. In order to assess verbal working memory I am using an auditory version of n-back task with a ...
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What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?

I'm doing some casual reading about dream interpretation (meaning I'm reading the wikipedia entry) and the article mentions that there are several ways of thinking about dreams from a psychological ...
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What does maintenance mean as in “the on set and maintenance of ”some disorder [on hold]

Does it mean factors that develop the disorder further and/or preventing the patient to improve?
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Complected family co-working situation (my coworker doesn't talk to me) [closed]

I am a 35 year old, single and operating as a medical device manufacturing company, started in about 5 years, and have made a lot of efforts in this field. In this regard, we started with my cousin, ...
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Analyzing EEG time-frequency data in a factorial design

I am trying to find the best strategy to analyze a set of EEG time-frequency data from 24 subjects, using 64 electrodes. This is an exploratory study as I have no a-priori hypothesis on where or when ...
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Is there a difference in taste buds on the tongue between children and hsp's?

Children often don't like tastes like bitter and sour. Vegetables like Broccoli or sprouts aren't food they like to eat. But high sensitive people (hsp) also often like these kind of food. But is the ...
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Does evidence support Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?

Maslow's Heirarchy of Needs (shown below) is a popular concept and is often taught in basic psychology courses, and often less objectively taught in Business and Marketing courses. A common problem ...

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