All Questions

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
2
votes
1answer
34 views

Neurotransmitters by neuron types

I'm looking for a concise overview table of all types of neurons (whose number is at least in the hundreds) indicating which neurotransmitters they use pre- and post-synaptically (of which there are ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Parallelisation of short term memory provoking stress

Some advanced recruitment processes use psychological and ability tests to evaluate a candidate. Among these standard test, the numerical and logical one is usually presenting a business use case, ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Why is math adding easier than subtracting?

I am helping some children with math. It seems that adding is easier than subtracting. When I tell them to start at 5 and add always seven, like 5, 12, 19, 26, 33, 40, 47, 54, 61 it is easier for ...
1
vote
1answer
36 views

Does an electrical stimulation of a right claustrum leads to a temporary loss of consciousness?

In a study by Koubeissi et al. (2014) there was an experiment on a patient to find out which part of the brain caused her epilepsy. In this experiment they have found out that if they electrically ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Is there a name or term for the concept of wanting someone to want something?

I listened to a talk given by a relationship therapist and she had mentioned the concept of wanting others to want something. I’ve tried to arrange a google search to find more info on that specific ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Can willpower be trained?

Is willpower a well defined psychological concept? If yes, can it be trained? Clearly we can train willpower for some certain case, such as long distance running by say, distracting and ...
2
votes
3answers
580 views

Predicting the individual effects of psychotropic drugs

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23796468/ I have searched the national library of medicine but I could not find any papers about predicting both the therapeutic and adverse effects on the ...
3
votes
0answers
43 views

Are memories stored as patterns of chemicals/emotions?

Lately, I (as someone with no experience or prior knowledge in the topic) have been thinking about...thinking. The part that intrigues me the most is memory. As a computer-y type person, I tend to ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

How do species interpret the physical object according to Donald D. Hoffman?

I have seen some of Don Hoffman's lectures and talks and I have understood his idea in regards to how different species interpret the physical object by consciousness, as follows (no need to read if ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Psychological Diagnostic Test

Can a person sway the results of their Psychiatric diagnosis test? Say a person has a mental illness that is more serious that they want to accept, if they know enough about Psychology, can they gear ...
2
votes
0answers
94 views

How does Free Running Sleep Disorder (FRSD) in humans get treated as of 2020s?

From reading accessible information about Free Running Sleep Disorder (FRSD) in humans, I understand it is a chronic and cyclic sleep disorder of a totally unentrained 24-hours circadian rhythm. ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

Have “Sapir-Whorf sensitivity” and “differential neuroplasticity” been considered so far?

I watched the movie "Arrival" today and came to define the concept of "Sapir-Whorf sensitivity" as the measure of to what extent is the way of thinking of somebody influenced by the languages they ...
1
vote
0answers
46 views

Are one's interests like a “library”? [duplicate]

In a philosophy paper, I saw the following claim defended: They sometimes seem to think of the relevant projects as though they were books in a library that contains a large but finite number of ...
0
votes
0answers
26 views

Alpha wave changes and brain waves shutdown vs sexual actions

I liked to know more about brain waves and sexual actions ( like foreplay, orgasm, etc). So I found this paper : (REVIEW:New Electroencephalogram (EEG) Neuroimaging Methods of Analyzing Brain ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

Is Dunbar's Number a global value or is it context sensitive?

I've done a bit of reading about Dunbar's Number and some of the alternatives (Bernard-Killworth value is in in the 200s, for example). Assuming that the concept of a limit of the number of people one ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Is there an online comunity of criminologists?

I looked in StackExchange for a comunity of criminologists but I couldn't find one, does any of you know one in which I can meke questions related to that topic?, or do you know a proffesor or student ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

Is there a link between confirmation biases and a tendency to subscribe to religions?

I've just read Rolf Dobelli's The Art of Thinking Clearly, as well as Mark Manson's Everything is F*cked, which I stumbled upon the concept of cognitive biases. In the books they mentioned how ...
-1
votes
1answer
195 views

Is there research into why people use piercings or tattoos for personal reasons?

I am interested in reasons why people engage in body modifications, such as piercings or tattoos. I am aware of some religious reasons, and some religions forbidding such activity, but I am ...
2
votes
1answer
35 views

Emotions VS Maslow pyramid

Where are the emotions in the Maslow pyramid? When we go from inside of basic emotions outside like this: in which direction at the Maslow pyramid we would move? Update: Based on @ArnonWeinberg ...
2
votes
0answers
32 views

Accuracy of visual distance and size perception

Generally speaking it is known that human observers’ perceptions of distances in depth are generally inaccurate. I guess that the accuracy is sometimes a very large degree. To be more specific I am ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

Believing only one thing matters, when in reality, it was a chain reaction. What's the bias called?

Assume I had a business. That business would've been very close to be sold to a bigger company, if only I didn't mess up some of my papers. Thing is though, I didn't really only mess these papers. The ...
5
votes
1answer
89 views

Terror management theory: Is this a valid conclusion based on the conducted experiment?

I am currently reading the book ‘The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life’. I have to say that I am a bit skeptical about many of the statements posed, and I’m trying to identify why that is,...
1
vote
1answer
74 views

Laughing as a psychological defense when nervous

Say a persons experienced a scarring event in their life (ptsd), and so their mind has developed defense in which they laugh uncontrollably whenever their nervous. This is similar to Joker 2019, ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How can I determine scoring method's reliability?

I have my data in the format of: In my study I examined 20 waldorf student and 30 traditional student using concept map. Concept maps can be scored by different scoring methods. How can I ...
2
votes
0answers
37 views

Is gliosis the same as glial activation?

This also applies to astrogliosis and astrocyte activation. I've seen them referred to as both the same thing as as different things. For example, Saito et al. (2016) state: Many kinds of brain ...
0
votes
1answer
66 views

Does the brain use the minimax algorithm?

The minimax algorithm is the basic way an AI can decide which move to make in a game. The idea is that might be paraphrased as "prepare for the worst". It seems such a fundamental way to decide ...
5
votes
1answer
64 views

What predicts the severity of rejection pain?

A number of studies show that social rejection causes actual pain. Is there a study that focuses on finding the personality dimensions that predict the amount of such pain? For example, is there a ...
3
votes
1answer
118 views

Unable to run AxoGraph v1.7.6 on macOS 10.15 Catalina

After a recent MacOS update, I am no longer able to run the (latest) AxoGraph software for electrophysiology data analysis on my computer, as I get the following error message: ...
1
vote
0answers
48 views

Using the Brain too much?

The question is under what conditions can we overuse our brain? To be concrete lets focus on mental tasks like coding and math problem solving. Q1: How many hours of "fun"(i.e. stressfree) problem ...
0
votes
0answers
101 views

Is there evidence that individuals consistently prefer entities according to their animacy?

It is evident from language that everyone can distinguish the living entities from the otherwise, or, rather, that there is a scale between two poles that is widely agreed upon. This observation is ...
0
votes
1answer
70 views

How would I know if I've been brainwashed?

Thinking about the "re-education" camps in parts of the world. They attempt to replace one idiology in you head with another and is considered brainwashing. On the other hand, the first idiology got ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

Are there psychological traits that predict that a person will be good at acting?

I'd like to know if there are psychological traits that predict that a person will be good at acting. And, if psychology can say something about this , which aspects of acting can mostly be taught and ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Is there a relation between the nature of a leisure activity and the time required to feel satiated with it?

Is there a relation between the nature of a leisure activity and the time required to feel satiated? When you're doing some leisure activity, there is a point you feel you have had enough of it for ...
5
votes
0answers
64 views

Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment with women

In the (in)famous experiment by psychologist Zimbardo at Stanford, also called the Stanford Prison Experiment, my understanding is that only males were selected. Is there any other analogous ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Cybernetic control theory

E points to S’s left index finger and asks “On which letter does this finger rest on the keyboard?”. E then asks S to imagine typing a particular letter. Which prompt does S respond faster to?
1
vote
1answer
25 views

How can I determine which of Brainwave is dominant as one state by EEG data?

I am a student working on this brain field. Just like a title , I have a EEG data of Brainwave in 4 Emotion state which is Anger, Sorrow, Joy and Pleasure.. Is there any method I can determine the ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

How can we eliminate the effect of psychiatric medication on neuropsychological research with schizophrenic patients?

It is delicate to conduct studies with schizophrenic patients, considering that the results may be altered by the medication factor. What strategies should be used to counteract this effect?
0
votes
0answers
13 views

reservoir computing and transient states

I'm exploring reservoir computing more precisely, Echo states network. I can't find good explication for number of drop of transient states. How to tune this variable and what is the impact of this ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Assistance with evaluation of a game to aid with anxiety management

Not sure if this is the right place to post this but I have tried contacting psychologists and other mental health professionals in person and have not received a great response. So basically I am ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

What is the brain doing when someone tries to solve a physics or math problem that they can’t make any progress on?

Is their brain actually working or is it day dreaming and not functioning if they’re staring at a physics problem and not capable of making any progress on it? When a student who can’t come up with ...
2
votes
1answer
111 views

Does monism imply that computers can have consciousness?

According to The Basic Theory of the Mind, the mind is not a different entity from the brain, but an emergent property of the brain. Based on this assertion, can it be concluded that computers and ...
3
votes
0answers
66 views

Do Humans Have a Biological Need for Hierarchies?

If I understand correctly, Jordan Peterson argues in 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos that hierarchy is natural and humans tend to form hierarchies. Are there any studies to confirm or infirm ...
1
vote
1answer
26 views

How to assess a comorbidity?

By what criteria can a comorbidity be determined in a diagnosis? Is it pretty much educated guess-work? I'm casually studying the DSM-5... by what standards can one be confident that a disorder is ...
0
votes
0answers
35 views

Paying attention: are we free to do so?

I got confused a bit after watching these two short videos: 1, 2 . In first one it seems author suggests that: we aren't in much control on what to pay attention to? Did I get it correctly? Or maybe ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

Why some people can't see color in memory or dreams

Some of my friends told me they never see color in memory or dreams, is this some kind of symptom? Does it have a name in psychology? I did some search on internet, but seems most pages did not ...
3
votes
1answer
33 views

List of research paper meta information sites

Note: So-called "big-list" questions are occasionally tolerated here; I'm hoping this one will pass muster. I'm looking to compile a list of existing post-publication meta-sites. These would be ...
5
votes
1answer
64 views

How many different synapses can an axon form? How do they differ?

It is estimated that the in the human brain there are about 100 billion neurons. With thousands of synapses for each of them, the total number of synapses is over 100 trillion. Yet each neuron has ...
1
vote
1answer
20 views

Does putting something on a scale of left-to-right bias people in one direction?

I'd like to know what research has found about whether talking about politics on a scale of left to right biases people in any way. Perhaps to answer questions such as if the scale were to be inverted,...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

Detailed schedule of World Memory Championship 2019

I would like to get the detailed schedule of the World Memory Championship 2019 event. I am interested particularly at what date/time a player has participated. I don't find that information in the ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

Is semantic satiation a sub-phenomenon of a broader cognitive process?

If not, are there other similar non-semantic phenomena? I am particularly curious about emotional cognition, although echoic or occipital activity would also be quite interesting. My conclusion ...

15 30 50 per page
1
5 6
7
8 9
136