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Do we think in language?

Can we think i.e. process the input data without relying on linguistic structures? All knowledge between human is either spoken or written. When we see something, it contributes towards the ...
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What are existing theories on competing wills in the mind?

To clarify a little further, I've read in different places that our brain could be composed of mini minds, that preform all sorts of actions. Assuming this is valid I'd think that of these minds, ...
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Is there evidence for anger being a “secondary emotion”?

Some sources claim anger is in fact a "secondary emotion" that hides other emotions behind it. Is this anecdotal / up to interpretation, or is there a strong body of evidence to support this claim?
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How are neural entrainment and cerebellum related when it comes to sound perception?

I've read in some articles that listening to rhythmic sounds causes periodic neural oscillations in brain which are synchronized to the rhythm of the sounds. Does this affect our interpretation of ...
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Why it is so difficult to think critically about family members behaviour?

It seems to me that some survival mechanisms working in us make the act of analyzing family members behaviour very difficult. We tend to perceive the family's behaviours as normal, even if there are ...
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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 drugs support emotional developement in personality disorders?

Some personality disorders are associated with a degree of emotional blindness or coldness with narcissistic PD being such an example. I wonder whether there are drugs that - in addition to ...
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What is the difference between getting high( i.e. using alcohol or similar things) and getting unconcious using general anesthesia?

I searched the internet about the difference but couldnt really understand it.I am not asking about the difference in the type of drugs used, Iam interested in the difference in the state of ...
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when is default mode active

AFAIK default mode is important for our well being since as I am concerned one of its functions is to make sense of things we learned, experienced, etc. Here is says default mode is active when ...
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While dreaming, are memories replayed faster or slower? [duplicate]

In Chapter 3 of his book Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, Matthew Walker explains "time dilation in dreams": One last temporal distortion deserves mention here—that of time ...
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Why do we sometimes(i often) go to trance while listening to music?

What's the scientific reason behind it? I can't quite figure out what's around me and it feels so soothing same as the effect of meditation. It feels like an enlightenment.(I feel like I'm connected ...
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Integrated Information Theory - If correct could humans create artificial consciousness?

First off please keep in mind I am self-learning and am learning about this for fun, I have no end goal. I'm trying to make predictions about what I am learning implies or means, so I can ask better ...
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What is the term for learning to group objects

I've been googling this for a few days now but haven't come across what I'm looking for. Scenario: A child has to learn how to identify species. When first learning, they might mistake a cat for a ...
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Is there an evolutionary psychology explanation why childlren have high pitched voices

I have come across purely mechanical reasons that explain why children have piping/high pitched voices - length of trachea etc. However, I find myself wondering whether there isn't a deeper ...
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complex name - surrounding you with inferior (less talented) people

which is the name of the complex of surrounding you with inferior (less talented) people to avoid being eclipsed or overcome? i know it was a greek name or a name from classic literature, but i cant ...
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What speaker is commonly used for low-latency audio stimulation

We need to purchase a new speaker for audio ERP study, so the sound should be played in lowest possible latency with lowest possible jitter. I have seen quite a few suggestion on the OS/driver/sound ...
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How to measure raw score and convert into base rate in MCMI-III personality test?

I have been studying MCMI-iii test. Total 175 personality questions are present there. These questions have 2 options i.e. true or false. Based on that, person's personality get decided. Can anyone ...
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Can one reasonably guess the gender of a person from their writing/speech contents?

Is it possible to reasonably guess the gender of a person from a random sample of their writing (text, not handwriting)? How about from the contents of their speech (not including their voice, of ...
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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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“Dyslexia” in reasoning?

I was trying to use logical argument with a friend of mine recently, and found that she was missing my point and completely misunderstanding my position. So I wonder if there is something like ...
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How will anyone scientifically tell what is innate to humans?

According to Freud humans are basically driven by sexual and aggressive instincts while famous humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers strongly disagreed with Freud and said the basic nature of human ...
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Basic Question on Jungian Archetypes

I am reading "Psychology by Sandra E. Hockenbury, 7th ed.". The question asked What form might Jungian archetypes take in the brain? takes a deeper look at jungian archetypes but I am not able to ...
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Differences in reaction time on visual tasks with and without binocular disparity ques?

Have there been any studies done that test the reaction time to vision processing tasks with and without the benefit of binocular disparities? I have been wondering how much depth information (such as ...
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Does CBT indirectly resolve core issues?

(I don't expect that it would do so as successfully as interventions that aim to do so directly, but:) From the outside, it seems CBT ignores the root causes of the issue, some may say building on ...
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Is there any evidence for or against the existence of neurons that encode surface slant in vision?

In the way orientation columns display selectivity for various edge orientations projected on the retina which is then repeated at various angles in a localised region of the cortex. I am wondering ...
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Neuroscience of Music: Any substantial evidence to prove or disprove vertical consonance?

I've read through numerous scientific papers and books over the last couple of months and they all primarily either talk about the 'beating' phenomena (Carter, 1945; Di Stefano & Bertolaso, 2014; ...
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Why does venlafaxine have lower incidence of sexual dysfunctions at higher doses?

Venlafaxine at low dosages strongly inhibits serotonin, at moderate dosages also norepinephrine and only high dosages it also inhibits dopamine. The ratio is the following. serotonin : ...
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NREM sleep and REM sleep

Why is the first stage of sleep non-rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep, and why does rapid eye movement (REM) not happen during this first stage, although we remain partially awake?
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Lovheim cube research

Is there any psychology research into the validity of the Lovheim cube of emotion? Aside from the original paper (Lovheim, 2012) and papers from computer sciences (the cube is being used for ...
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Is it reasonable to leave a therapy session feeling worse? [closed]

I apologize for (possibly) violating the only rule that shows up when you're about to ask a question: ask questions that can be answered rather than discussed. But I'm hoping this question might ...
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Do categorically different short-term memories also compete for conversion into long-term memory?

This question is inspired by In Search of Memory by Eric Kandel where he references a study on long-term memory. I have searched for a study online which can answer my question, but have not been ...
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Is there a specified way to shorten the number of questions in an instrument/questionnaire?

If you have found a fitting instrument that measures your interest and has been validated but is a bit too long, what can you do to shorten it? Edit: How do you reduce the number of questions ...
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Is there any significance to the way Trump spreads his hand from each other?

Is there any significance on how President Trump constantly spreads apart from each other his hands while talking? I postulate that this falls under some sort of sub-conscious (or conscious) body ...
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Understanding the concept behind d-prime

I know that sensitivity (d') is typically calculated as follows: d' = z(Hit Rates) - z (False Alarm Rates) I understand this as the idea is to standardize both distributions, and to then calculate ...
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Are IQ tests “beatable”?

I have been watching a lot of Jordan Peterson's videos on youtube recently. One of his themes is, that IQ is among the best studied metrics, with high predictability, validity and is generally ...
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Why is the chicken crossing the road joke funny?

According to modern psychology why is the answer to the joke "Why did the chicken cross the road?" "To get the the other side." Funny? According to the relief theory, what are we relieved about? ...
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Can extrinsic rewards successfully sustain habits in the long-term?

With 2019 right around the corner, I've been reading about forming successful habits. Many non-academic sources (and Charles Duhigg's popular book The Power of Habit) have advocated for pairing a cue ...
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How do we know human brain development stops around age 25?

I've heard this stated as a fact more times than I can keep track of, but I haven't been able to find papers that actually demonstrate this. This seems to be the most cited paper on the topic, but it ...
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Is autism prevalence increasing? [duplicate]

The CDC has been rapidly increasing its estimate of children with autism for years. It's tripled in the past 15 years. This has lead to a lot of speculation, including dramatic claims like vaccines ...
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What exactly are the X and the Y axis of a brainwave?

I can't seem to wrap my head around how a bunch of organic transistors (neurons) could possibly produce a wave? What exactly is a brain wave? If you graph a brain wave what exactly would your X and Y ...
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Why is the WCST a test of task switching rather than cognitive shifting?

Why is the WCST a test of task switching rather than cognitive shifting? Task switching allows a person to rapidly and efficiently adapt to different situations. It is often studied by cognitive ...
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Cognitive ability and possible careers

I have a couple of times read articles saying something like "If you have an IQ of 130 you can become a physician, high school math teacher or lawyer. If your IQ is 95 you can work at a kindergarten, ...
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Day and month of 1980 DSM-III publication

I cannot for the life of me find the exact date -- day, month, year -- for the original DSM-III publication. The Google Citation, Amazon info, APA page, and others only list 1980. Does anyone know? ...
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Name this phenomenon: You're shy of doing X because nobody else around you does it

I'm looking for the name of the following phenomenon. Image this situation: A teenager is riding a bus. He's thirsty. He has a water bottle in his bag, but he doesn't feel comfortable bringing it ...
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Talking about emotional experience

In a book 59 seconds (section "Creating the perfect diary"), Richard Wiseman cited Zech & Rimé (2005) - I had impression that he suggests that according to that study talking about traumatic ...
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Is there actually a correlation between emotional trauma and homosexuality

One of the key talking points I hear to disparage homosexuality is that it stems from "a lack of a strong male figure" or some variation of that, putting aside the obvious irrelevancy of argument. I ...
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EEG Equipment For High Schoolers?

I am doing a research project for school, and I'm trying to investigate the effectiveness of inhaling lavender oil in reducing anxiety. I plan to measure the strength of alpha wave activities, as it ...
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Are cognitive flexibility and interference control the same thing?

Interference control requires being able to inhibit irrelevant stimulI ie shift flexibily from something you are doing and back into it in the presence of competing stimulus. Is it the same as ...
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Possible applications of the big five personality traits testing in human resource departments

I am a multimedia artist who is interning in a human resources department of a casino resort. In the department we have daily meetings to discuss updates to both the orientation and the performance of ...
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Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge their delusions

I wanted to ask a question for a story I'm writing; Can a person with delusions completely acknowledge that they have delusions? For example, if someone claims that for a long time he believed ...

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