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Is it possible to be connected with someone without anything?

I don't know why, but with 1 or 2 friends i can unlock my phone before i received sms (It can be by multiple app like Snapchat or Instagram/Messenger). So is it possible to have a "Connection" with ...
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Does learning to compose music change the brain? Even without playing or singing

I am aware that the music and IQ question has already been asked. But I am not focused on IQ or intelligence here. Let me explain. Four years ago I taught myself music from scratch; I didn't know what ...
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Punishment v.s Negative Reinforcement

Consider the following scenario: Every time I do the groceries with my son he constantly asks for a packet of lollies. I find this constant asking for lollies very annoying, so I always end up ...
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Can meditation be associated to lucid dream?

The principal reason of this question is that I know people that can willingly enter in lucid dream (and so do what they want in it, and wake up when they want). Some of then use EEG (not ...
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What's the pathfinding algorithm the human brain uses?

I was trying to build a software simulation of people using different pathways in a city to get from point A to point B. I do know the Dijkstra's algorithm and the A* algorithm, but what they do is to ...
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Scoring of the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability

How is the global test score supposed to be computed based on the individual scores in the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability? Let's say the sub-test scores are A, B, C, and D. From there: how do ...
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Do psychiatrists and researchers themselves don't have an idea how antidepressants work?

This question may be seen as an extension of my previous question, here. I was talking to a person online where s/he mentioned that psychiatrists themselves don't have an idea as to how SSRIs work. ...
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Cognitive models of intellectual work - efforts to aggregate the results of cognitive science into higher order theories? [on hold]

Cognitive sciences today are about cognitive faculties and simple models of them (Wikipedia has articles about that), cognitive sciences have been quite analytical up to date, that was necessary and ...
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Negate neurones emitting signals [on hold]

How would you go about to nullify the thought signals which transmit information from neurotransmitters or abate them.
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Has there been any neuroscientific study of polydactyly?

I have been reading about polydactyly and found that surgery is only necessary in certain cases. It depends on way the extra digit on the hand or foot is attached. For example, central polydactyly (...
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Avoid a colleague making sexual intention [on hold]

I have a senior scientist working in a team who is interested in me. She is making sexually inappropriate behavior and once called me sexy while we are having lunch outside in the summertime. How do ...
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What research is there into content of conversations vs IQ?

I wonder if there is any research into the content of a conversation between two people and how that relates to IQ. My casual conversations are that people of, lets say a more humble background, which ...
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Visual Cortex percentage

Could somebody help please in providing some research papers or a resource book that states how much the visual cortex occupies of our cortex? I am trying to find some reliable source but I couldn't ...
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Why do we like music?

Why does music sound good to us? Why is it that a single guitar bend, blues riff on a piano, or a scream by a singer can cause us such a sensation? What makes it better than just noise? As a ...
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Are emotions rational?

The issue of whether emotions are rational (or intelligent) is at the center of philosophical and psychological discussions. What is the mainstream take on the logic and nature of emotions? Or where ...
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How to determine an unbiased estimate of threshold in a single-stimulus forced choice experiment?

Objective I need to estimate the unbiased threshold of detectable speed difference in a car-following task. The details are as follows: Experiment Design This experiment was performed in a driving ...
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Why do very different people attract each other?

I have noticed than many couples are very different from each other but yet they fell in love in spite their differences. I was wondering about the psychology behind this. Why would someone want to ...
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Logic (cognition) in the scientific method? [closed]

How do scientists use logic in the context of the scientific method? For example does Sherlock Holmes use logic to find facts? Or does he gather all the facts, hypothesize and then use logic to ...
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Could endowment effect be explained by unsurity about the object?

I'm reading about Endowment Effect on Wikipedia. One of the ways of stating it seems to be People's maximum willingness to pay (WTP) to acquire an object is typically lower than the least amount ...
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What is a science concept that we can teach preschoolers that's purely visual?

We are trying to develop a scientific study to test preschoolers (3-5 years old) ability to learn a new science concept. The problem is that children that young can only remember concepts based on how ...
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Is it better to block out guilt or embrace it? [closed]

Long story short: I made a driving error. There was no collision but there could have been one. My family were in the car with me and I am riddled with guilt. Is it healthier for me to explore the ...
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Active Sources Extraction

I am using the LORETA-KEY software for source localization, which gives as an output the current density of each voxel. No voxel has zero current density, so which method should be used to decide the ...
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Why do some people not remember their dreams?

Why does the ability to recall dreams varies greatly from person to person? Why Some Remember Dreams, Others Don't https://www.livescience.com/38856-why-people-recall-dreams.html I decided to ask ...
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How many genders are there?

As I understand it gender is a self-assigned identity and is correlated but not wholly determined by sex. Sex is presumably determined by the sex chromosomes present in the DNA of the cells of the ...
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Survey Kits for Political Affiliation?

Are there any widely used suites for measuring a subject's political views? Looking for something commonly cited beyond web quiz time sink quality.
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Could a failure of condensed inner speech be linked to slowed cognition?

Could a failure of "condensed inner speech" be linked to slowed cognition? It is a type of inner voice, and as conceptualized by Fernyhough it involves the capacity to think in terms of pure ...
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Effects of subliminal messaging

From what I've read up thus far, subliminal messages do have some sort of 'influence' over our decisions or atleast our thought process, to some extent. To what extent if any is the human mind or ...
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Is there a general relationship between the fiction created by a certain society and how the society is?

I'd like to know which is the general correlation between these two aspects with studies that have analyzed it in more detail, as what I obverse seems to be contradicting. For example, there's ...
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Why aren't cognitive deviations used in diagnosing say schizophrenia or Cluster B Personality Disorders?

I've read that when it comes to some cognitive functions, Borderline Personality Disorder is more closely correlated with problems than Schizophrenia, yet I think there is no significant reference to ...
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What's it called when you read a book with a particular focus and that focus is what you see and remember but other topics you forget?

I sometimes read with a particular focus or goal and don"t remember the things outside of my focus/goal even though I've read them. What is this phenomena called? For example, you can read a ...
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Does learning by heart improve memorizing abilities?

Some people around me believe that if you learn poems by heart in childhood, it will help you to memorize things better further. They say about improvements in memory in general: things like ...
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What is a sensorimotor connection in plain English?

I have googled, but haven't found any definition simple enough that I understand. I would appreciate it if you could give me an example as well! Thanks, Jack
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Age vs. Receptiveness to propaganda/ ideology

I am interested in the relation between the age of an individual and their receptiveness towards propaganda or ideology. I would suspect that children/adolescents are strongly receptive towards ...
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How do we imagine a mammal? [duplicate]

Say we have a sentence like, "Yesterday, I saw a giant mammal." Or, "The monkey ate a piece of fruit". These things are impossible to visualise. Because, for example, a mammal could be a big yellow ...
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Upper Bounds on Rat Maze Complexity

Suppose you make a rat run through a maze to find it's food. Every day, you put the rat into the same maze. The first few times this rat has to run the maze, it will probably take a little while to ...
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Is thought disorder directly treatable with pharmacotherapy?

Thought disorder is usually secondary to psychosis or schizophrenia. But there are those that have some form of thought disorder without any positive psychotic symptoms. Is there any medication ...
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Supposed 'brain training' [duplicate]

The term brain training is nothing new, however how effective is the 'N-back' method, does this work scientifically speaking? There are mixed reviews on this: one claiming it works https://www....
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Averaging features in NetStation

Does anyone know any resources on how to look at the averages of first and the second part of an ERP experiment?
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Term for remembering the location/position of text on a page as part of the memory recall process?

Is there a name for the phenomenon of remembering the position on a page or location in a book as part of the process of recalling a memory? For example, knowing that something was on the left side ...
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Is there such a thing as low quality energy source for extroversion?

I've read that extroversion means that a person gets energy from interacting with others. From https://www.verywellmind.com/signs-you-are-an-extrovert-2795426 Extroverts tend to find such social ...
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How can I learn Integrated information Theory

I'm looking for a syllabus for Integrated Information Theory that could help a non-scientists learn all the fundamental concepts required to fully understand IIT It looks like it involves statistics, ...
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Stumbling upon an old memory and it activates a chain of memory. How long does it last?

Let's say you stumble upon a photo of your high school. You will start thinking about your classmate, your teachers, your first love, then how they are doing right now, then about their children, etc. ...
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why Brain-Computer-Interfaces use Artificial Neural Network to capture information from brain?

Many BCIs use ANN to make sense of signals of electrodes implanted into cortex (mainly motor cortex to control artificial limbs). Is it theoretically possible to connect those electrodes directly ...
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Anomalous activation of temporal lobes

The result of wakeful EEG shows persistent activation of temporal lobes - high level of delta and theta waves in the left temporal lobe (3 on the scale from -3 to 3) and slightly lower in the right ...
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Psychology of guessing number of objects

Someone I know is a pretty good guesser. One day we had a guessing contest, and went around the house guessing how many objects were in different containers. I was surprised that I was outperformed ...
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Are introverts actually very anxious people with detail focus?

People seem to think that introverts are calm people but I have experienced that many introverts easily get anxious about details. I found this: https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/the-secret-...
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Books on Statistics in R for behavioral data analysis

Are there any statistics books geared towards teaching behavioral data analysis especially in psycholinguistics?
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Does mental focus require visual focus?

When I meditate I try to focus my eyes, although they're closed, to what I perceive as my nose and mouth in order to pay attention, to 'see', my breathing. Today I observed that errant thoughts ...
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Can you prevent your biases from swaying your logic if you're aware of them?

As in the title. Assuming you are aware of all your biases,and how they interact with your ideas, can you foresee how your biases will warp your judgement or logic, and stop that from happening? ...
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Can humans unconsciously realize that they are being sold?

It is said in the marketing community that the order in which you present "Price" and "Value" in business propositions changes the consumer behavior. It is said that when price is presented first, ...

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