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What are the reasons behind monogamy in humans?

What makes human being in anger or in mental pain once his/her partner leaves? If you think logically we can replace our partner with a new one or if alone also doesn't make any difference. From ...
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Bipolar Disorder Patient data

Can someone provide me with an electrocardiogram signal of a bipolar patient? I'd like to have a trace obtained in an intermittent period, i.e., when the patient is not experiencing a depressed or ...
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How does our brain allow us to commit suicide?

How does our brain allow us to commit suicide? Our brain and everything in our body has developed to ensure our survival. At the prospect of a threat to our life, our brain does everything to save us ...
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How happy are people relative to neutral (as measured by experience sampling)?

Most studies on experience sampling are about whether some activity correlates with increased or decreased happiness/subjective well-being. However, it's often hard to tell from these studies what ...
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Is it possible for someone to have anorexia without body image issues?

I've been reading about anorexia and as I understand it, it's an eating disorder where someone severely restricts their intake of food because of an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted ...
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How could you define this variable?

The procedure of one experiment includes the next sequence: The anagram is presented for several seconds; The "special word" is presented for 90 ms; The same anagram is presented again; The anagram ...
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How are the outputs of neurons encoded, if at all?

The way I learned it, a neuron fires with a fixed amplitude, and the only information encoded in the output is the frequency at which it fires. 10 spikes per second is in some sense a 'stronger' ...
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The strange shape of the temporal generalization map

We are plotting the temporal generalization map (binary decoding) using EEG signal, but we obtained a strange result and don’t know how to interpret it. First, after bandpass filter (8-12 Hz), we ...
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What models are there for neuronal sequence memory?

This paper https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncir.2016.00023/full proposes a neuronal model to learn time-based sequences, referred to as HTM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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What are data points in psychological profiling?

Just saw the documentary about Cambridge Analytica where they we’re talking about “data points” to profile people to better target them and persuaded them into voting a certain way. I think they ...
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fiber connection in DTI to distance matrix

I have a question regarding the DTI fiber connection matrix. In fMRI, we can use 1-|correlation coeff| to build a connectivity matrix based on distance. How can I do so in DTI data?
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Is Jordan Peterson correct when he states that “as societies become more egalitarian, personality differences across genders maximize”?

There are many videos (for example, here, here, and here) where Jordan Peterson claims that as societies become more egalitarian, personality differences across genders increase. He is often stating ...
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What are the average dimensions of human Purkinje cells in the cerebellum?

I'm looking for the dimensions, specifically the dendritic tree of the human Purkinje cells. All classical papers such as Eccles, Andersen, Palay Chan-Palay mention dimensions of cat, mouse, rat or ...
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Is there a mental health disorder related to a harmful lack of anxiety and stress?

Ataraxia is the freedom from distress or worry in ancient Greek philosophy. However, emotions play a vital role in motivation and decision making. Many disorders relate to having excessive emotional ...
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EEG analysis free software?

I'm looking for free software for EEG data processing. What free or opensource software packages are available for analyzing raw EEG data?
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Why does human mind tend to understand everything in terms of duality or binary states rather than continuum of states?

We can understand things much quickly when things are defined as a duality. Like good and bad, happy and sad, positive and negative, slow and fast etc. When two things are distinguishable distinctly ...
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Creating a habit loop in humans via validation?

I've been reading about gamification and habit loops. Gamification is created by a set of requirements to satisfy a goal and a reward for meeting those requirements(which can be seen as a form of ...
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How can we know which types of brainwaves is dominated at particular state?

I am a freshman at Neuroscience. As I learned there are 5 types of brainwaves: Gamma, Beta, Alpha, Theta and Delta, each types have a different frequency range. So my question is when onserving a ...
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Special protocol to improve quality of life for chronic patients

I'm working on my thesis and trying to find out if there's any academical or known psychological protocol in European or American countries to improve quality of life for chronic patients. Any Idea ...
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Upside down, backwards writing [closed]

I am an older adult, who entered college late in life. I came to find out that I have both Dyscalculia, and Dyslexia (formally diagnosed) through great difficulty in college. Not realizing that I had ...
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Reporting results of a Mann Whitney U test when the medians are equal

In the APA guidelines of reporting non-parametric tests they suggest reporting the median results when using non-parametric tests (http://evc-cit.info/psych018/Reporting_Statistics.pdf - search for '...
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Is there a neurological reason why women do not occupy top positions in the chess ranking?

I want to turn arround this question posted on chess exchange where sociological arguments are given to explain why only two of the world's top 100 chess players are women. Are there neurological ...
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An Example of Negative Reinforcement?

In trying to understand the origins of test anxiety, a thought came up. Consider an individual who has in the past performed badly in university assessment tasks. In an attempt to do better ...
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Can new emotions be created or discovered?

Related: Are there emotions that only some people can feel? Is there any known observed or theoretical process by which new emotions could be observed or discovered? Although one may argue over the ...
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Is Autism associated with an increased drowning risk for adults?

I have found several popular articles (e.g. ScienceDaily, The Globe and Mail, and WebMD) indicating that children with Autism have a significantly elevated risk of drowning. The general theory seems ...
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Is the hippocampus responsible for storing or creating memories?

I've heard that severe damage to the hippocampus results in the inability to form new memories but still remember old ones. Am I mistaking something? Is the hippocampus responsible for storing ...
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What is the proper way to call “psychology of persuasion”?

I was wondering what can you call the field of psychology involved in behavioral economics, science of influence & social psychology as a whole. (The emphasis being on influence & persuasion) ...
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What can one do to permanently increase one's baseline happiness (subjective well-being)?

According to the hedonic treadmill theory of subjective well-being each human has a hedonic set point. Positive or negative life events cause relatively short-term deviations to one's happiness before ...
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Can a sequence of “automatic” tasks be seen in an EEG?

Say I train a task that consists of a sequence of smaller events a 1000 times such that it becomes an automatic/subconscious (something like muscle memory) movement. Then when I view the EEG signal ...
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How strong is the evidence for the effectiveness of psychoanalysis in the treatment of depression?

I often hear claims that psychoanalysis is ineffective, takes too long, is just pseudo-science, that other therapies such as cognitive-behavioural should be preferred or even that it should be ...
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Is there a list of large-scale, free datasets with psychological variables?

Psychologists are not using large, existing, free data to its potential. We don't know what exists, what it contains, or how to use it without a huge investment. Secondary analysis of large, open ...
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Combining ordinal data

I have a list of 50+ ordinal variables which have been rated by two researchers. The ratings go between zero and three. I am unsure how to combine these two ratings. It feels natural to take an ...
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How to chose which filter to design for EEG signal? [closed]

I am currently working on the EEG Grasp Dataset from Kaggle. I am aware that I need to filter the EEG signal as it is visually noisy (is there any way to mathematically show it's noisy?). How do I ...
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How to analyse skin conductance in r studio? [closed]

Anyone knows if skin condutance may be analised by some package in r studio? I have a signal in txt.file and I need to analyse, however I dont have any tool or software to do this beyond the R.
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Taking Control of Your Dream [duplicate]

I experienced a weird situation a while back wherein I was dreaming hut was pretty sure I was in a dream and could control it to my wishes. I even had a break in my sleep and immediately went back to ...
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What is the meaning of behaviorally oriented outside-in nature of therapy?

What is the meaning of behaviorally oriented outside-in nature of therapy? I am especially interested why this outside-in word was used but please provide me a wider context of this type of therapy. ...
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How much we should trust our brain

Our brain is trained from culture and environment that we're raised in. So we don't control what we're learning until we get to teenage. But by that time our behaviour is already been shaped. This ...
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Help understanding and visualizing the data from EEG grasp dataset from kaggle

So, I downloaded the EEG grasp data set from kaggle. I am having a hard time understanding the data and plotting it. I extracted the " first subjects' " csv files from the train folder which consists ...
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Are personality characteristics correlated with certain underlying features of the facial expressions of a person?

For instance is it possible to determine with some degree of accuracy if a person is ranks high in openness to new ideas by some photos of the person?
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Kendrick et. al version of Maslow's Hierarchy

The above reinterpretation of the hierarchy by Kendrick et. al (2010) is straightforward enough. I am trying to see if there is any work done on generalizing the top portion there beyond peaking out ...
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Typing hear instead of here

Is there a technical term to denote when a person types here instead of hear or any other wrong word of a homonym pair--there for they're,etc.
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Is it possible to tell the difference between schizophrenics and pathological liars using a brain scan?

Someone says they hear voices. There are many explanations: They are having auditory hallucinations that to them sound like another person. They are interpreting their inner monologue as an external ...
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How to generate functional connectivity matrices after first-level analysis in CONN toolbox?

I have a single subject data(T1w and rs-fMRI BOLD). I am wanting to generate functional connecitivty matrix after preprocessing the raw fMRI. I already used CONN toolbox to do the entire preprocessing....
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Papers/Resources on the source/process of shame and empathy

I am an economist, and almost all work on shame (very little work has been done on empathy in economics, we typically just jump to some form of altruism) has simply been on observed outcomes. That ...
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Is Charisma innate gift or it can be learned?

There is a strong belief in psychology that revolves around whether, charisma is some innate quality or characteristic. You either have it or you don't? or its a learned process from experience? https:...
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“_______________” Variables"

I understand that in some cases, given a set of objects, human subjects asked to randomly select one will tend to favor one over others. We all know the situation where "37" will be favored when ...
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Do plants feel emotional pain as humans and animals do?

I have a question in mind regarding about plants. I remember there is an experiment where plants raised in good environment with compliments tends to flourish and grows bigger compare to the plants ...
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How common is it to include unmedicated patients in first episode psychosis (or any type of psychosis) studies?

Is anyone familiar with this open access study? Radua, J., Borgwardt, S., Crescini, A., Mataix-Cols, D., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., McGuire, P. K., & Fusar-Poli, P. (2012). Multimodal meta-analysis of ...
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How to recruit participants for fMRI study who do not fall asleep during experiment?

I'm in a psychology lab and we're having trouble getting participants for an fMRI study. We pay $150 per subject and we need to have several hundred healthy controls for one study. For the 20-minute ...
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Acquisition of language along with beliefs and moral rules

In his book with A. Connes J.-P. Changeux says "Beliefs and moral rules are fixed simultaneously, and perhaps in analogous ways, with the acquisition of a native language. The child's brain becomes ...

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