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Will learning a second language even after age of 18 improves the subjects general intelligence & reading?

According to this information is it true that learning a second language even after age of 18 improves the subjects general intelligence & reading? https://www.bbc.com/news/health-27634990 https:...
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How accurate are diagnoses on Autism to Children under 3 years old?

I have a son with autism. He was diagnosed under 3 years old. 2 years old to be exactly. After I doubted several pediatricians that claimed that wouldn't be a valid diagnose after 5 years old. I ...
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Can we really motivate ourselves “on-demand”?

There are so many articles online and books selling on the idea that we should motivate ourselves daily, as motivation doesn't last long. Many cite numerous experiments and advise on techniques you ...
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If 10 words are presented at the same time, is it still considered a 'free recall' test?

I'm a little bit confused about the definition of a free recall test. According to Wikipedia: Items are usually presented one at a time for a short duration, ... If 10 items are presented at the ...
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Is a deeper capability of feeling emotions linked to a higher intellectual intelligence?

Kazimierz Dąbrowski, in his Positive disintegration theory talks about overexcitability as the most evident aspect of developmental potential. He distinguishes five types of overexcitabilties: ...
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difference between “target” and “foil” in epxerimental design

What is the difference between "target" and "foil" in experimental design in psychology?
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Relationship between intelligence (IQ) and big 5

Is there any relationship between intelligence and big five personality traits?
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Can OCD lead to reading problems or dyslexia? [on hold]

So I have a very unusual problem. So I have trouble reading, I don't know if it's dyslexia because I think dyslexia means you cant process symbols, I can process them fine, I can read words just fine ...
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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 ...
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Is it possible that information is stored based on similarity in the working memory?

Baddeley's model suggests two buffers in the working memory: a phonological loop for acoustic, and a visuospatial sketchpad for visual information. The evidence is that auditory interference caused ...
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What type of data can we get from fMRI to calculate correlations?

Lets say we want to compare the correlation between the activation one part of the brain and rise in value of other variable. The design would be within subjects. What is the data that we can receive ...
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What neural mechanism allows humans to make phenomenological observations?

Phenomenological experiences are altered during mental illnesses, is there a way to objectively know about them, or atleast know how we know about them?
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mind,nerve disease schizophrenia:cognitive science [on hold]

For a long time I was suffering from a particular type of mental weakness.Doctors treated me for schizophrenia.now I am o.k.But other problems have emerged.I can not remember anything.whatever I learn,...
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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 ...
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How can IQ below 40 be measured?

Common intelligence tests such as the WAIS or RIAS don't differentiate well (or at all) in very low IQ ranges, making it impossible to diagnose the degree of mental retardation according to the ...
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Are orgnizations like European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP) or European Family Therapy Association (EFTA) genuine?

My sibling mentioned me about her idea of pursuing a additional post-university training for obtaining an EAP and EFTA compliant certificate for psychotherapy. I raised a question regarding the ...
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Does the brain do the same thing everywhere? [on hold]

The Phenomenon I happen to speak in a broken way. The trouble is not with my speech but with the delivery of sense. I make a statement, then modify it as soon as I see a mistake in it, review, modify ...
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Is ADHD defined too loosely?

The criteria for the inattention part of ADHD from DSM-5. At least 6 of the behaviours for at least six months . ...
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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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How can we get to know about the phobia of walk?

I want to know how to tackle someone suffering from phobia of walk. It sounds weird that anyone can be suffering from the fear of walk
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Effect of ignoring biological sex on children [on hold]

Let us assume gender is obtained while growing up, does it means that rising children independent of their sex will lead to more transgender people?
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Why do people tend to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with

There are 2 reasons I can think of that may cause people to exaggerate the effects of things they disagree with: 1) Deliberate exaggeration to bring people to a cause 2) Our feelings cause us to ...
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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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What gives meaning to your life? [closed]

What is it that motivates you most, gets you up in the morning, gives you drive when things are rough? Has this changed significantly over time?
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Why most of the Ph.D. scholars are emotionally imbalance and socially inactive? [on hold]

I am a new entrant in a Ph.D programme and I have found here that almost all Ph.D. scholars most of the time talk about their supervisors and who's paper got rejected. I have never found this in ...
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Is xenophobia (at least in part) caused by lack of education?

Xenophobia is definitely correlated with lower education in some studies, e.g. This paper sets out to scrutinise the relation between levels of education on the one hand, and nationalist sentiment ...
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Why do people tend to avoid desperate people?

From my experience,often in social interactions, the person who seems more desperate is the least desirable person to be interacted with. And no one wants to engage them. More often than not, people ...
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What are effective methods to overcome the initial psychological resistance towards an unpleasant task?

Background Some self-help books note the difficulty of starting a boring or cognitively-difficult task (relative to maintaining the 'momentum' once the task has been started). Sometimes they describe ...
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Cognitive theory of (positive) thought patterns, e.g. in the execution of the (intellectual) work functions?

The term "thought patterns" in the everyday psychology have negative associations, e.g. https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-angry-therapist/201704/5-distorted-thought-patterns-and-how-change-...
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What are the thoughs of a blind and deaf person?

I've always asked myself of what are made the thoughs of a blind and deaf person... Are they made of concepts? Sensations? Ideas? Have we ever asked a blind and deaf person about that?
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How would the feeling of being irrational work?

It seems that according to the cognitive dissonance theory, when a person perceives an undeniable piece of information, but contradicts to their belief, it will create stress. They will either justify ...
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How to analyze EDA data collected from mindware?

How to pair event and skin conductance response of data from mindware? Does it need to downsampling? Thanks.
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How does a brain without sensory inputs function?

If for some reasons a brain would be deprived off all inputs, it (he/she) would still have memories to process and all thoughts would be based on past experiences. But in case a person was born ...
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What information does the connectome actually contain?

I am not a brain scientist but the following question seems reasonable to me. Prof. Sebastian Seung has given a TED talk named "I Am My Connectome". If I understand correctly, connectome is ...
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What sources of randomness does the brain use for sampling?

As an applied mathematician, I have a growing interest in the mechanisms for uncertainty representation and computation in the human brain. In fact, I recently compiled a list of papers on this ...
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Recommended patient-to-psychologist ratio

Where I can find information regarding recommended ratio for psychologist working with children & adolescents?
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Is it possible to be entirely impartial?

I am writing a paper for my English class about flaws in the justice system. One of the biggest problems I believe exists is the humans' natural instinct to judge people before we even know them. Is ...
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What is the distinction between “relationship” and “difference” in behavioural statistics?

Quoting [emphasis added] from D.C. Howell's (2012) Statistical Methods for Psychology, chapter 9 (Correlation and Regression), Pg 252: Although you should not make too much of the distinction ...
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If self-control is the executive function to resist temptation, how does the brain decide what is and what is not a temptation?

What determines the "default behaviour" if no self-control is applied? Most documents refer to satisfaction of immediate desire, but that does not seem to explain how quite sophisticated behaviors ...
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Understanding the effect of a sudden cardiac arrest (lethal and/or non-lethal) on the psychological health of family/friends/survivors

Hello Psychology and Neuroscience. I am a resuscitation scientist exploring a largely neglected topic area in our field - the effect of cardiac arrest on the people around the event, mostly the family ...
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Which psychological word describes this situation best?

A few years ago, I’ve heard that people have to be in the center if they want to truly enjoy something. For example, when someone really want to enjoy a concert, he or she needs to go to the center of ...
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Questions regarding neurons, axions dendrites and synapse

I am computer science undergraduate student. I have some questions regarding the neurons and synapse but I can't find them in the internet so easily. So, to me, I see dendrites as the input, cell ...
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When the DEA says a drug is X times more potent than another, what do they mean?

E.g. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80-100 times stronger than morphine. What does that refer to? According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potency_(pharmacology): The IUPHAR has ...
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Are there any psychological studies of thirst following food that account for SFO-Nos1 activity?

Some studies up to 2015 surprising found that salty vs. non-salty food doesn't make much difference to thirst. E.g. a 2015 study found that: However, according to Prof. Leshem, despite our gut ...
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CBT approach and why we generate unrealistic thoughts

On reading about Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) I encounter But, if you feel sad after a friend cancels your lunch plans and you begin to think there’s obviously something seriously wrong ...
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How does an individual develop a calm and peaceful personality? [closed]

I have a colleague who is full of life and energetic. His characteristic varies from being either crusty when things don't go his way or very excited and happy when things go his way which ...
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Optical illusion when looking at parallel static bars

When looking at this picture for a while, without moving the eyes, my brain starts to hallucinate moving shapes. Why is that? Is there some math to explain this effect? I'm asking about math because ...
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Many military leaders died by suicide to avoid punishment, but weren't judged irrational. Does this evidence rational suicide?

Peru's ex-president Garcia's suicide to avoid arrest reminded me of general officers and politicians who, although unethical and wicked, were foxy but rational. They ought've been punished, but they ...
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Is doubting a claim more taxing in terms of energy spent by the brain?

I was at a conference some time ago in a university near my city, a Neurologist was part of the various talks held there, and in his words: "There is a, let's call it Neuro-Psychologic ...
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Is there a double dissociation between face and object processing?

We know of the condition called prosopagnosia in which the processing of faces is impaired. Is there a condition in which the processing of faces is intact and the processing of objects is impaired, ...

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