# All Questions

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### The rise of BCI

If EEG and MEG are measuring different aspects of neural oscillations, why can't we measure the combined signals as a whole, when we are doing the same for higher frequencies? Why did the us navy ...
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### IQ Test stability longitudinal study

I am wondering if someone could direct me to a longitudinal study examining IQ test scores over time. For example, testing a group of test subjects every 10 years from age 5 to age 65. The reason I ...
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### Does anyone have R code for analyzing skin conductance data?

Similar question here Open-source software for analyzing Electrodermal activity But with no R code answers provided, and the online EDA explorer appears to be unavailable now. I am looking for code ...
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### How fast can stimuli be administered for evoked potentials?

I'm looking for a reference about the ability for sensory stimuli to generate separate evoked potentials in the brain. What is the maximum repetition rate for sensory evoked potentials?
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### Whats the benefit of creating a personality

I consider the personality encapsulated in the brain. Our brain also has the possibility to create other different personalities. With this assumption I assume that our brain would also be able to ...
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### Why am I thinking in German and is it normal? [on hold]

I recently watched a tv series in German and French with English subtitles. Since it ended I have been thinking and occasionally speaking in some German. I know a little German which has been ...
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### How can one lucid dream to achieve productivity in sleep?

How does one become aware that they are dreaming when they are sleeping? What are the factors and how do self-proclaimed lucid dreamers consistently experience lucid dreaming? If you can lucid dream, ...
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### Are there any career(s)/career fields that are advantageous for people with Asperger's in “theory”?

In addition to the following question or if the question is not sufficient enough for this site, what is the psychology/cognitive validity of this post replie for this question from another site? "...
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### What exactly is meant when it is said that only you can make yourself happy?

From Lifehack: Thinking that having a significant other will complete you. If you are not a whole person already, then having a romantic partner will not make you whole. Plus, it puts a ...
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### What time range between 2 measures for test-retest reliability?

How much time between 2 measurements is needed (at least / at most) to be called test-retest reliability? Concrete casus: I am planning a meta-analysis on reliability of various loneliness scales. We ...
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### Could this be a unifying theory of neurodegenerative disorder?

Here goes, Posting this here because I know some of you do research and think I may have stumbled upon a very important insight concerning the etiologies of various neurodegenerative disorders and ...
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### Behavior or Factors

What is the difference between behavior and factor in terms of its effect in teenage pregnancy? We are confused between behavior and factor because it is needed for our Research and we tend to ...
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### What factors drive people to solve the problems facing their community or country?

What gets people to take ownership, and create their own solutions to issues in their community and country? Also, what impedes this behavior? Why don't more people have it? What should I search for ...
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### Is the Thatcher Face Illusion only limited to face recognition?

The so called Thatcher-Illusion has been documented not only on humans but also in some monkeys. However I can't find literature clearing out if this effect only applies to face-recognition. What ...
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### Research on properties of effective feedback

I've been searching everywhere I know of for research concerning the topics listed below, but have been unable to find anything. The best I can come up with is general literature on feedback. ...
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### How to generate Structural connectivity(SC) and Functional connectivity(FC) matrices from raw fMRI data?

I am working with The Virtual Brain (TVB) software and require SC and FC matrices as inputs. I have raw rs-fMRI data (T1-w and DTI). Can someone please suggest an end-to-end pipeline for pre-...
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### What is the relationship between identity and personality?

I would like to know whether identity and personality are the same thing, as they both answer the question of who you are. Nevertheless in a cognitive approach, identity is considered a part of ...
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### Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder and Oppositional Defiance Disorder

In my answer to the question How does a person know if he should seek treatment for depression since feeling moody is unavoidable?, I have pointed out that DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, ...
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### What is the term for mimicking other behaviors? [closed]

Say you see an actor playing someone insane, for the next few hours you feel kind of crazy too, especially if you are tired. You may feel annoyed and overwhelmed and mad for no reason, and kind of ...
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### Do time correlations at specific time scales in spike trains between monosynaptic neurons play a role in the binding problem?

This type of synchrony is different from phase.
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I tend to surf the web with moderately high privacy setting, which means I see many non-personalized advertisements (I hope). In recent years I think I noticed an increasing number of ads and spam ...
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### Can the mind affect the physical brain? - a simple thought experiment

Scientists maintain that "a physical action requires a physical cause". However, if I am in deep thought about my dead spouse, for example, and a tear comes to my eye, how is it that the mind (thought)...
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### What effect does the colour of an “Open” sign have on people's behavior?

I am in the process of designing a nice OPEN sign, and I noticed that the vast majority of them are red. This seems bizarre to me, yet green open signs look odd. I just wondered if anybody knew why ...
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### is it possible for someone with synesthia to not get a specific color to assign to someones name?

My girlfriends has synesthia and she assigns everything/everyone's name with a color but when it comes to me, she cant set a specific color, she says that the colors keep changing and she doesn't ...
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### is interference control responsible for sensory sensitivities?

In practice, reduced interference control looks like difficulties with screening out background noise, visual distractors etc. does this account for sensory sensitives found in e.g. ASD? Or is that a ...
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### In which way does what you do right after class affect knowledge retention?

For example going for a walk in the woods right after the class sounds like a much better idea than to binge watch 5 Rick & Morty episodes... but why? In which way do your right-after-class ...
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### Are there any cases of a person with misophonia for which the condition has been passed on to their child?

genetics increase one's risk of PTSD, as well PTSD can be developed through vicarious trauma. Misophonia condition appears to have the following in common with PTSD; Anger , muscle tension, feeling ...
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### Mathematical model for altruism within a population

Given a population density, is there any realistic mathematical model/formula proposed to capture the unaltruistic nature of the population? For instance, can one say $e^{-\lambda}$ models the ...
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### Lithium and creativity

Do lithium or other bipolar meds kill creativity? I heard that some of the people are saying that the bipolar meds kill their creative thinking. Someone help.
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### Are there any critiques on the Self-Determination Theory by Deci & Ryan?

I am currently reading about the self-determination-theory (SDT) and tried to find an article dealing with the disadvantages of this theory. However i couldn't find anything. Does anybody know some ...
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### How can someone asleep recognize a very brief sound?

I have a snoring girlfriend. To interrupt her snoring, I make a sound similar to the very brief sound gas makes when opening a soda can or bottle (had a snoring brother, I know this technique works ...
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### Can, a person with very good Mental Health, remain unaffected from severe criticism and negative perception around him/her? [on hold]

Are we evolutionary or naturally(through our human nature) doomed for this problem or ill effects, from unimportant criticism and negative perception among others? Or, is this something caused by a ...
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### Does total time exercising matter for cognition more than the time exercising continuously?

Will my brain benefit from cardio equally if I exercise at the same intensity level for 12 10 minutes sessions as it would for one 120 minute session?
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### Can anyone help me in choosing the suitable statistical analysis for my research?

I have conducted an experimental research last week. The research topic is about Influence of Voice Assistants on Satisfaction, Attitude and Purchase Behaviour. I had 46 participation in total and 23 ...
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### What is the phenomenon whereby I become aware of a background noise just before it stops? [closed]

I often experience this: There will be a background noise (a refrigerator compressor, or a computer fan, or water pipes in the wall, etc) which is steady and ongoing for some time (many minutes, or ...
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### Falling back/relapse how come?

Is anything (a term perhaps) in psychology which explains the quick backsliding or reverting into old, learned and familiar habits, ways, behaviour (traits), relapse-type situations? How come we we'...
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### Is there a Big Five personality assessment under an open-commercial license?

I am currently working on a project with a few students. It's an app that can test the big 5 personality test. The problem is, I am having trouble finding one that is under an open license and that we ...
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### In the dual process theory, how are the two systems interact with each other?

From my understanding about cognitive psychology and social psychology, the whole route from when people meet new unknown thing to when they making judgement about it is like this: First people ...
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### Examples for valence, arousal and dominance (Self Assessment Manikin)

I'm using the Self-Assessment Manikin to measure valence, arousal and dominance of participants. I would like to give some examples at the beginning of the study to participants so that they get a ...
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### What is the difference between 'adapting' and 'conforming' or 'disguising yourself'? [on hold]

We know that ‘adapting’ is a very positive word. What is the difference between ‘adapting’ to a situation or group of people, and ‘conforming’ to others, in some situation, by ‘disguising’ your true ...
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### Why do I mentally subtract a number from the one I hear? [closed]

For example, someone will tell give me a number "157" and in my mind I will repeat and ultimately write down "156." This causes me to get addresses wrong even though I was told them correctly. I will ...
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### Motivation vs Goal Oriented Behavior

What's the difference between these two terms when used in the context of cognitive psychology? To the best of my knowledge, research on 'Goal Oriented Behavior' refers to the subset of motivation ...
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### Have there been any right-hemisphere-dominant split-brain-patients?

Do any case studies of right-hemisphere dominant individuals who have undergone a severance of the corpus callosum exist? Thanks.
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### How to overcome anger? [closed]

I am not sure whether this is the right place, but I tried to google and only find 10 step guides. How do I overcome anger and passive aggressiveness? Should I try meditation? Yoga? Was anyone in a ...
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### Can a friend become a therapist?

According to the article Can Clients and Therapists Be Friends?, a therapist shouldn't be a friend because dual relationship will interfere the efficiency of the therapy, and the imbalance power ...
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### Using IT to quickly make a simulated brain

First of all, I would like to say that I know nothing about cognitive sciences. I am just posting this question because it interested me and I stumbled across this group in stack exchange. I was ...
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### How does a person know if he should seek treatment for depression since feeling moody is unavoidable?

Life is not a bed of roses. All of us feel moody sometimes due to failures in life. This is perfectly normal. However, depression is abnormal. How does a person know if he needs to seek treatment for ...
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### Is Elizabeth Holmes having a psychological disorder? [closed]

Elizabeth Holmes CEO of Theranos is charged with massive fraud. I'm watching her interviews on YouTube from her rise to her fall. On YouTube comments sections, some people say she's a psychopath and ...