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What is the psychology behind epiphany?

What are the neural precursors that lead up to the epiphany? How can one, have more creative insights? How this affects our psyche? What's the psychology behind it? The word "epiphany" has a deep, ...
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Models of complete internal world of human cognition? [closed]

Are there models of complete internal world of human cognition? Allow me to explain this with more details. The artificial intelligence considers the BDI (beliefs-desires-intentions) agents and ...
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How does the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument relate to the Big Five?

The Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI) is apparently quite popular in MBA classes and even in conflict negotiation practice: The TKI is popular beyond the confines of negotiation classes....
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“High-conflict people”

While having a look at a recent question here, I ran into some (non-peer reviewed) articles with a description like High-conflict people (HCPs) have high-conflict personalities. This means they ...
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Recovering from loss of group organisation

There are situations where organized cooperation of a group is needed. This organisation can break down. And it may be that the breakdown can not be prevented, and is expected. If there is reason to ...
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Psychoanalysis and its metaphores derived from ancient Greek mythology [on hold]

Introduction: It's fascinating how many of the key concepts of psychoanalysis are presented by metaphores of the ancient Greek mythology. One might wonder whether the Greek mythology is actually the ...
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Is there consciouness when a person is sleeping and not dreaming?

According to Consciouness Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness or of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. I suppose dreaming qualifies as "being aware ...
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What is the psychology behind blind spots? Why do we fail to see, what others see so clearly about us?

It’s absolutely imperative to identify our blind spots. I believe that they are impediment for one to reach his full potential. But how does one, see his blind spot - #oxymoron? What is the ...
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Open data for behavioral psychology experiment?

I have a model I'd like to compare to the Drift Diffusion model, which is commonly used to model response times and error rates in two-alternative forced-choice tasks. Lots of publications use the ...
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Getting upset from the creation of your own imagination [closed]

Lets say I got angry at someone who did/said something wrong. Even after this angry interaction with this person is finished, I noticed I continue to express my negative reaction in my head creating ...
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Tutorials on how to use Linger software

I am planning to use Linger to run a self-paced reading experiment. However, I do not know how to use it. Where can I find any tutorials on how to use it? Or a tutor that offer some lessons? Thank ...
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Which role does memorization play in mathematics?

What is the scientific consensus on the role of memorization in subjects like mathematics? I'm not interested in calculation based mathematics but rather proof based mathematics here. How does a ...
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Word grid associations

I see a lot of word grids on Facebook posts lately, what carries headlines like "The first two words define who you are ..." etc. These grids are e.g. 10x10 matrixes, that carry isolated letters. On ...
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Which neurodevelopmental disorders constitute learning disabilities?

I am actually looking at DSM-5 but I cannot find any exhaustive or otherwise comprehensive list or explicit association of which neurodevelopmental disorders are also learning disabilities.
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Looking for a paper: Fear response in a computer generated VR environment

I am writing a paper on why people ascribe certain qualities to certain places. I seem to recall an experiment where the subjects used a virtual reality system to navigate a completely fictional ...
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Does studying multiples subjects in parallel effect performance?

Researches shown that multitasking is really bad. But, does studying multiple subjects in parallel comes under it? Is it okay to switch between the subjects (mathematics, physics, biology, ....) In ...
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What is the difference between experience and knowledge and how could we make use of that in machine learning and AI applications?

Let's suppose that i am a blind person whom never had any experience with sight before. I will also suppose that i have started some courses to learn about the eyes and the way it function with ...
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Is there any empirical support to “chemical imbalance theory” for mental illness?

Has it been proved by measurement of chemicals in the brain that psychiatric disorders have either their origin or continuance due to chemical imbalance in the brain? I saw the documentary Diagnostic &...
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Where to get psychology assessment resources to put into my website?

I'm not a psychologist and would like to know how to get a psychological assessment to put into my website? Is there a public assessment with question data and scoring logic? I'm sorry if the ...
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Is “Incremental learning” pseudo-science?

I've recently come across the following article: http://www.super-memory.com/help/il_full.htm The author makes the claim that "Incremental learning" is the best way of learning and goes as far as to ...
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When does the brain stem appear in humans?

When does the brain stem appear in humans? The following article states: Once the neural tube closes, at around week 6 or week 7 of pregnancy, it curves and bulges into three sections, commonly ...
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Why is median motor nerve conduction velocity about 50 m/s?

I recently started reading Fitzgerald's clinical neuroanatomy and neuroscience (Mtui, et al. 2015) and reached chapter 12, electrodiagnostic examination, yesterday. The chapter deals, i.a., with nerve ...
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What does White guilt feel like, how does it socially manifest itself & is it treatable?

White guilt would appear to be a genuine phenomenon which only White people can ever experience - and yet many people deny that it exists, at all, or that it is a form of phoney Liberalism or, worse, "...
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Is the visual cortex of a newborn baby immediately capable of object detection or is this skill learned over time, and if so, how?

Is the visual cortex of newborn babies right off the bat capable of making sense of raw visual data, for instance, converting the constant stream of raw RGB images perceived by the eyes into a ...
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Simulating Hudgkin Huxley neural network

I'm starting work on a computational neuroscience project where I want to create my own model of a spiking Hodgkin-Huxley neuron and connect many instances (about 400) of this model through synapses. ...
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How long does it takes for the feeling of vengeance to fade away by time?

Psychologically, how long does it take for a person to forget the feeling of vengeance over other person or community? For example, imagine this scenario: There was a city which was sacked by army ...
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How does the brain manage to find its own training examples to train itself to see? [closed]

In computer vision is very common to use supervised tasks, where datasets have to be manually annotated by humans. Some examples are object classification (class labels), detection (bounding boxes) ...
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Is The Chimp Model really a thing?

I've come across 'The Chimp Model' that sports psychologist Steve Peters advocates for understanding human motivations. While this seems intuitive does it have much credibility in neuroscience? If ...
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What is a validated online tool to administer Stroop and N-back test?

I'm trying to conduct a study in the field of cognitive experimental psychiatry. I need an online tool on a PC-based setup to administer Stroop, N-back, and choice reaction time tests. I found ...
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What is the matrix of self and the outside world, evil and good?

I remember that there is a matrix in my textbook when I studied the basic psychology in colleage. The four 4 quadrants are 1) self is good and the outside world is also good; 2) self is evil but the ...
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Ethics of observing someone doing something with substantial risk

This question about someone who wants to be put into an isolation chamber got me thinking about the ethics involved in observing someone doing something risky. If a participant approaches you about ...
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What causes us to perceive a person's gaze as meaningful?

I have seen time and time again, both in literature and in conversations with people I know, people describing someone's eyes. What I mean is that I have come across phrases like "Focused gaze", "...
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Interest of studying reaction to isolation chamber

Is there still an interest for research on the reaction of people locked in a small isolated room, without any idea of what time it is or any connection with the outside world? Or has there been too ...
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Is there any research of spelling errors from a dual-process theory perspective?

Checking the rather comprehensive but somewhat dated 2008 review of Evans on dual-process theories, I didn't see anything about [mis]spelling. But it seems to me an obvious thing to investigate ...
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Involuntary misspelling while writing

I'm a native Spanish speaker. In Spanish, the verb "to accept" is "aceptar". When I write it down, or type it on my phone, I tend to write "haceptar" (the H in Spanish is mute, so it'd be pronounced ...
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Is there some cognitive test besides (visual) working memory in which some animals are superior to humans?

Assuming the research of Matsuzawa et al. (2007) (see also BBC video (2013)) isn't misleading, are there any other cognitive areas where chimpanzees (or other primates) have been observed to surpass ...
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In what contexts is loss aversion least controversial?

Loss aversion (and related phenomena like the endowment effect) are somewhat controversial, it seems; from Wikipedia: Recently, studies have questioned the existence of loss aversion. In several ...
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The psychology of flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

I am currently reading this book flow: the psychology of happiness. As i was reading this book i came across the concept of dialectic tension. There is this concept mentioned in the link provided ...
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Do people generally look for love more once they've experienced it?

My hypothesis is that once someone had a taste of what love is, they are likely to want love more than they wanted before. Is that accurate?
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Detecting trauma with EEG?

My parent went to a Psychologist because of anxiety and panic attacks. Nicely i knew that she uses EEG for diagnostics. So he went to see her, but he told me that during the EEG she asked him for 2 ...
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What is the most accurate name for the effect where people find excuses for flaws by leaders?

A lot of the time, especially in political behaviour, people are likely to ignore the flaws of a leader or in some cases to somehow spin some bizarre positive angle. For example, corruption of public ...
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Is sign language handled differently by the brain than spoken laguage?

The human's ability to process language in the abstract is somewhat linked to our ability to both produce and understand sounds (see Broca's area), with that in mind, is Sign Language handled ...
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Operant Conditioning for reducing Rumination

Has operating conditioning been a useful tool for extinguishing rumination? If so, what is a typical training procedure for extinguishing rumination? I'm looking for something like, first train the ...
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Is there a reliable memory-retention guidance chart?

As discussed here reliability of some charts are dubious. I would like to use such a chart for studying purposes and am looking for something peer-reviewed or as factual as possible. Does it exist?
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Dissecting human reaction time

It's claimed that the average human reaction time in response to a visual stimulus is 0.25 seconds (https://backyardbrains.com/experiments/reactiontime). This article by Mcleod (1987) may be a better, ...
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Psychological effects of statutory rape - differences by gender?

Occasionally, criminal cases where female teachers have sex with male students make the news. I have the impression that many people are much less critical of that than when the victim is female, and ...
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Error in SPM 8 fMRI analysis script after running script for 1st and second level analysis

Would anyone know why when I run SPM8 script for contrast analysis, I get an error. I am not sure why this error is occurring. Warning: Load failed: 'C:\Scenerec fMRI Analysis\New Batch Processing ...
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fMRI repetition time (TR) and stimulus duration

I realized that in many neuroscientific experiments, the duration of the stimulus (say the duration of a grating stimuli displayed to subjects) is considerably shorter than the "TR" (roughly speaking ...
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Best implementation of large scale neural network simulations

I'm doing research in computational neuroscience and I want to run simulations of large neural networks with complex dynamics. Specifically, using the Hodgkin-Huxley model on ~400 neurons with 30,000 ...
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what causes this auditory persistence illusion?

Related question: aftereffects of auditory adaptation When the radio is turned off in the middle of a song, sometimes I can still hear the song playing very quietly for tens of seconds after the ...

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