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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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Does your IQ change as you get older? [closed]

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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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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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 does maintenance mean as in “the on set and maintenance of ”some disorder [closed]

Does it mean factors that develop the disorder further and/or preventing the patient to improve?
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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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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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What is the term for seeking external confirmation your opponent is mentally inferior? [on hold]

Imagine a situation in which Alice and Bob were in an argument, while also being observed by Cindy (or a group of people). Then, Bob loses the argument, being unable to rebut a statement logically. ...
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In search of a simple Bayesian mental model [closed]

I have read many articles about Bayesian thinking. Most of the time, they fall under 2 categories (or a mix of both). The first category of articles focuses on Bayes’ formula. The second category of ...
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Could CBTp be more efficently by Artifical inteligent science

I have seen some papers which are suggested Cognitive behavior therapy for some disease like schizophrenia but some others suggested to stop using this for: The results were not positive. While we ...
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What is the APA's Current View on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?

What is the American Psychological Association's current view on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? I would like to try communicating with my psychiatrist via the hierarchy of needs but they've been very ...
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How neurons and mind can be related? [duplicate]

As we know neurons are matter . But mind is not matter .You can see a brain but can't see a mind . Why from outside brain is full neurons , but when it's inside you , it starts to create mind, visions,...
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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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Reproducible Dynamic Causal Modeling/ model based effective connectivity analysis for fMRI

I am doing a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and was thinking on doing my master thesis on effective connectivity in Theory of Mind. I like the model-based approach of Dynamic Causal Modeling ...
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The same neuron sometimes released different neurotransmitters, so how does this affect our interpretation of computational models?

Most studies I see compare firing rate with some observed variable (stimuli or behavior). However, they treat all spikes the same. But neurons sometimes release different neurotransmitters depending ...
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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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Recovery of memory especially working memory after depression

The impact of depression on memory and working memory has been discussed extensively in the thread below. I can't seem to find information about rehabilitation and recovery of memory after depression....
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Can a trait like selfishness improve

Can a trait like selfishness improve with therapy or other methods. Or is it fixed and can not be changed whatever you do. This article claims that it can be done, but I need more solid reasearch ...
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Question on notation(?) and note taking with regards to writing about standard deviations

I am just getting into watching psych lectures and things online and am taking notes but I have been wondering what the proper/standard way of writing in note form about standard deviations is. For ...
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Women: IQ and likelihood of being married

"As a woman's IQ increases, the likelihood of her being married decreases". I heard this in one of psychology professor Jordan Peterson's lectures and want to know the reason.
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Where can I find EMG signal databases of the enteric system in rats?

Where can I find EMG signal databases of the enteric system in rats? I am developing an algorithm using ML techniques to classify different states of the enteric system in rats, so I require a ...
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Understanding a new concept: do we start with nouns or verbs?

I'm a software developer. My personal opinion is that code where the central role is assigned to nouns is way easier to read. For me, nouns are like semantic anchors. I try to identify them first, and ...
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What is the difference between hindsight bias and confirmation bias?

I'm trying to understand better the influence of psychological biases on the financial market decision-making process. Wikipedia describes hindsight as follow: Refers to the common tendency for ...
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If people recall a specific word earlier among 10 words in free recall, what does it mean?

Lets assume a case of free recall tests that 10 words are presented at the same time" and subjects are asked to recall them later. The words are presented in two different conditions (A and B). If ...
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Is searching behaviour innate or learned?

It is often said that animals are reactive (in the Pavlovian sense). And that they can't keep symbolic thoughts in their heads. But what about searching behaviour? When an animal is searching for ...
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How to determine which scale to use: Nominal vs Interval?

I am currently working on immersion and how it can be quantified. One of the problems I have run into is how to determine which scale to use? I have performed a literature review but have not ...
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Is Carl Jung synchronicity scientific theory?

Do you know about synchronicity theory (Carl Jung) and what scientific work has been done and is it proven? (what common references) Is it possible that it could be related to the collective ...
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How to improve domain expertise in mathematics?

First off, I want to say that I read several related questions about IQ and fluid intelligence here on Stack Community and I need some further clarifications about domain expertise. A few months ago I ...
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In an experiment where motivation and expectation are mediators, are they considered parellel or serial?

I'm trying to understand the effect of a consumer's motivation for and expectation of a product on placebo effects as mediators of a condition in a marketing context. In the experiment, I am not sure ...
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what is the difference between mindfulness meditations and focusing on other things?

For example: While I'm studying(or doing anything in my life), my brain wanders around(daydreams, stresses, remembers unpleasant memories and thinks negatively about the future) so I notice that and ...
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if IQ is inherited, is it from father or mother?

I think there is some research that IQ is inherited, but is it inherited more from the father, or mother, or both?
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Effects of expertise on mental condition?

As a search on Frontiers in Psychology shows, there a different articles and research topics about the topic of being an expert. But is there any literature or research about the effects of being an ...
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What is a framework on bribing a person successfully?

Similarly to books like the "Art of seduction" there should tried and tested ways that will most likely lead to a successful bribe. The key points is that it is very difficult to find people who are ...
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Why do solutions to problems feel simple (or obvious) once we are given them?

I was watching a video about one of the hardest maths problems even examined in the IMO (International Math Olympiad). And once I was walked through the solution, it seemed so obvious to me, as I'm ...
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Does rTMS therapy require medical licensing?

In my research project, besides sound and light therapies, I would like to experiment with rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) on volunteers. I wonder if this requires medical ...
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The differences in attachment between father and mother

Bowlby's attachment talks about the primary caregiver, it does not specify mother or father, even though it is mostly the mother. I want to know more about the specific roles of the father and mother ...
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Percent change of a biophysical signal

To calculate percent change the formula is: $\frac{Amount \, ofchanges} {Original \, amount}100=\frac{New−Old}{Old}100$ because we want to see how it changes compared to where it was before, now if ...
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What is the term for a person who no longer associates foreign words with their native language

So generally speaking, when someone learns a foreign language and they begin to communicate in that foreign language, they tend to translate the foreign words into the corresponding word in their ...
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Do I need to maximise all my data, or is a cleaner set of results better to present?

I have a set of non parametric data and demographic data. The main aims of the project focus on standard analysis of the non parametric data and looking at difference between various groups. ...
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Modelling the Human Brain as a directed graph

A mathematician on the MathOverflow, Hans-Peter Stricker, recently(2016) considered the possibility that human brains may be modelled as directed graphs with neurons as nodes and synapses as edges. I ...
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What does this writer mean?

I hope I am asking this question in the right place. In her reading of Duras's Hiroshima mon amour, Julia Kristeva, the analyst and philosopher, refers to Duras as a melancholic. Anne Juranville, also ...
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William James “Principles of Psychology” and Brain Plasticity

I am reading William James' "Principles of Psychology". It is clear in his research that he was acutely aware of brain plasticity and the limited capacity for a precise "schema" (ie. static brain map)...
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What is the “perceptually correct” range or map of negative (inverted) colors?

When using software to invert the colors of a picture or screen, the software just blindly (literally) uses a mathematical formula to calculate the inverted color of each pixel. For example, in RGB, ...
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Imagining unreal stuff [closed]

This is probably the most adequate stackexchange for this question. Is it possible to imagine something that does not exist, explicitly or implicitly, in our universe? Exclude things such as a ...
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How are attachment styles linked to personality disorders

There are three different patterns of behavior in the so called strange situation in which the caregiver leaves the infant for a while and a stranger comes in the room. These behavioral patterns are ...
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Neurological explanation for differences in what motivates runners?

I have noticed differences between how my friends and I are motivated with regards to exercise, and would like to better understand what is influencing this difference psychologically. Personally, ...
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Why are biosignals from the body said to be continuous?

Whether we talk about EEG, ECG or EKG aren't all these signals discrete as we are reading the voltages from the electrodes that are due to certain bio-chemical or bio-electrical activities. I do not ...
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Neuroplasticity and Habit Formation

I am currently read the book The Brain that Changes Itself and I ran across a passage that explains how habits "take over a bit of the brain map." By this, I thought it meant that each habit forms ...
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Post alcoholic depression and mental health

We all might have experienced a post-alcoholic hangover after heavy drinking. I think this includes a depressive state, which doesn't last long and wears off once we take rest. My question is whether ...
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Cognitively, where does spiritual feeling come from? [duplicate]

I am an Indian who believed in God and followed Hinduism. Later, I went to college and became enlightened and ruled out the idea of third party creation or the existence of a creator. That said, ...

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