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Constraints on dataset size for AI-assisted connectome reconstruction

From an exchange with Dr. Seung, an expert on connectomics, I learned that one of his former PhD students Viren Jain is leading the Connectomic effort at Google using supervised learning methods. Now, ...
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How can the replacement level fertility be 2.1 everywhere in the world? [migrated]

Common sense would indicate that the replacement level fertility of Norway ought to be lower than that of Sudan due to fewer children dying there. Why, then, is the replacement fertility rate ...
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Can General Assessment of Functioning (GAF) be used to measure recovery etc. from all mental health problems?

Can General Assessment of Functioning (GAF) be used to measure recovery etc. from all mental health problems? I know it's used with 'schizophrenia', but what about things like personality disorders, ...
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Evidence for this tapping therapy - EFT (Emotional freedom technique)

I just heard or maybe I saw a clip on tv about this tapping technique. Something about tapping various points of the body for psychological treatment. What is this EFT all about? Is there any solid ...
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Is it possible for a “false positive” medical diagnosis to be voided or expunged later? [closed]

In general, if a diagnosing clinician makes a grave error in diagnosis, is it possible to later invalidate the diagnosis on the basis of insufficiency, lack of evidence, poor judgment, or other ...
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ML/Neuroscience: TensorFlow vs PyTorch vs Keras for bulding NN models of the nervous system?

I would be very grateful to people with experience in using neural network models in neuroscience for advice! What approach would you recommend for building neural networks? I am choosing between ...
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Does EEG biofeedback brain training can cause any harm?

I'm a hobbyist making BCI for biofeedback training. Can I induce any damage to my brain by EEG brain training? For instance, by using wrong training protocols.. Be the way, it would be wonderful if ...
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What is the name for this form of “influence”?

I have found that people are often "roused to action," activism and even zealotry by attributing either extreme of "nobleness" or "despicability" to their self or group identity. I don't know if ...
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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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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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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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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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Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Cognitive Function and Causing someone to Learn

Children may elicit, either through active engagement or some feature of their personality or appearance, a response from their environment that might protect them from deprivation-related risk either ...
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Why are trans-women more common than trans-men?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

I am keen to know what strategies and treatment approaches works best for procrastination for people with ADHD? People with ADHD seem to have a different level of complexity from the usual ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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