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### 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 ...
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### How effective is lying down with eyes closed as a substitute for sleep?

Resting, as opposed to sleeping, helps with physical recovery and relaxation, but much of the benefit of real sleep is mental. If I can't sleep, how much, if any, sleep-related benefit is gained by ...
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### Intellectual Qualities vs Personality Traits

How do you think "intellectual qualities" may theoretically or empirically differ from "personality traits" (apart from the physical-difference variable)? And, if you were to make such a distinction, ...
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### Which characteristics of neural activity patterns underlie conscious experience?

Which specific characteristics of neural activity patterns are unique for the cortex and neocortex as the presumed "seat of consciousness" and can only be observed there? Activity patterns having ...
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### What are the main differences between gestalt therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy?

Can someone explain the main differences in an easy to understand way between gestalt therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy? Which is better suitable in which situations? I read some articles ...
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### Formalizing emotion [duplicate]

Do there exist systems of formalizing emotion and their patterns? In other words, something that, for example, decomposed all emotions into combinations of a few fundamental ones or theories that ...
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### Is there a biological equivalent to the bias term used in artificial neural networks?

For the longest time, I had been thinking that the bias term used in the standard artificial neural network model (the ubiquitous one used in most machine learning implementations) can be interpreted ...
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### Death caused by “Failure to Thrive” (FTT)

This question, whilst to a degree can be seen as "common sense" in some respects, has puzzled me in other ways. Looking at the situations where Failure to Thrive (FTT) can cause death, even the ...
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### Would Newspeak actually work for what the Party intends it for?

In George Orwell's novel 1984 the ruling Party is creating a "new version" of English, called Newspeak, which focuses on removing any and all parts of the language which can be used to express any ...
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### What makes people think they are superior to others based on race or other differences?

It is clear that some people view others as inferior. My question is: what causes this? Some may say it is the society they live in, but in these past few decades our society has changed to one that ...
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### Good books to study Mathematical Psychology [duplicate]

I wanted to have a peek into Mathematical Psychology. What are some good introductory books that I can study for a comprehensive coverage of at least the basics? And what would suit for advanced study?...
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### Mean brainwave amplitude

When measuring nocturnal sleep for a person that has narcolepsy using an EEG a distinctive lack or reduction of slow wave sleep activity is indicated. Slow wave sleep brainwaves are the brainwaves ...
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### Why would someone state that “self-esteem doesn't exist”?

In the video "Self-esteem Doesn't Exist, the author Jordan Peterson clearly seems to argue he doesn't believe in self-esteem, given the title of the talk. However, I do not notice him mentioning ...
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### The barrier between having superficial knowledge about a subject and mastering it

I'm interested in keywords / hints / reading suggestions to the following subject: How to get really good at something and break the spell of eternal half-knowledge? Thanks for any directions on ...
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### Neocortical potentiation vs slow wave memory consolidation in narcolepsy

The neocortex of the brain is significantly depressed during slow wave sleep. The general theory is that during that during this period of time memory consolidation occurs. Individuals with type 1 ...
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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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### Effects of psychologist's language in therapies of personal disorders

Is there a dominant opinion about the positve or negative effects of explicitly naming the diagnosed disease and the observed symptoms (in the language of the psychologist) in the therapy of ...
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### Homogeneous Poisson Process of spike train

In Theoretical Neuroscience by Dayan and Abbott page 25, the probability $P[t_1, t_2, ..., t_n]$ that a sequence of n spikes occurs with spike $i$ falling between times $t_i$ and $t_i+\Delta t$ ...
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### 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. ...
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### What can happen if a human takes SB-243213?

SB-243213 acts as a selective inverse agonist for the 5-HT2C receptor. The 5-HT2C receptor is one of many 5-HT receptors which are receptors that bind serotonin, and seems to play a major role in ...
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### Is there a neutral term for people who tend to avoid face-to-face or video/audio communication?

Imagine a person who: Mostly prefers written communication (email, instant messaging) to making phone/video calls or seeing face-to-face Hardly ever watches videos on the internet. Prefers reading At ...
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### What do you call this fear response?

In this video the baby impala does not seem to be exhibiting the classic fear responses of Fight, Flight or Freeze. Which fear response is this? https://youtu.be/qWXBNFLUD3A
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### What is the actual work of dopamine? Does it provide happiness or gives birth to desire?

As per my initial readings about dopamine are concerned it is usually stated that (like here ) Dopamine is a hormone associated with happiness. But today I have come across a video in which the ...
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### What was the point of tricking kids into joining various pointless competitions where only very few will ever win anything? [closed]

Growing up in the 1990s, all kinds of comic magazines (e. g., Donald Duck) for kids had these "competitions" advertised by the magazine itself, or by an external company buying ad space (full page). ...
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### Neuronal mechanisms underlying delusional beliefs about one's thoughts

Are there known neuronal mechanisms that somehow explain phenomena like thought withdrawal thought insertion thought broadcasting i.e. deviating-from-normal experiences and beliefs about one's ...
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### Appropriate age grouping for studying linguistic development

I am publishing a survey on a crowdsourcing platform to study how people of different ages perceive certain aspects of non-literal language. The platform allows me to target people with ages in ...
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### How many furries are murrsuiters? [closed]

While Artemis Wishfoot claims that there are tons of murrsuiters at the cons he goes to, he considers people being very touchy to be murrsuiters, and while I think I understand why he says there are ...
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### How common are aromantics?

(Aromantic means lacking romantic attraction to others.) What percent of people are aromantic? While the percentage of people who are asexual seems to be 1%, I couldn't find anything on what percent ...
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### Resources for learning Advanced Neuroscience

I am very interested in learning at an high level: How neurons send signals to each other Activation sites of neurons The exact process of signal transmission Dopamine and other neurotransmitters ...
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### Retinotopic mapping to higher visual cortex

I know visual stimuli from retina presented in Cartesian coordinate is mapped to V1 as a form of polar coordinates. Wikipedia, Scholarpedia But I wonder whether this spatial representation in polar ...
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### Is there a term in psychology that describes being involved in something to a point of finding beauty in it?

More appropriately I am Looking for a word that describes fetishizing(placing too much importance in) something that you are involved with to a point of finding beauty in it i.e. the illusion of ...
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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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### Research on success of guessing the numbers in a sequence

A while ago I read about research (in some blog post) that was proving that people are able to guess numbers from time sequences (to some non-random extent) even though they are unable to explain/...
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### Brain-Phone entanglement? [closed]

I have a smartphone just like anyone, everything fine. However, when the vibration of my phone became dysfunctional I noticed a rather weird phenomenon. Here's the scenario that occurred for me ...
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### Do lucid dream eyemasks work?

There seems to be a few eyemasks available that claim to help the wearer achieve lucid dreaming. For example: The NovaDreamer lucid dream mask works by detecting Rapid Eye Movement (REM) while ...
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### What can coma patients report about their experiences - if anything?

Coma is correlated to a significant inactivity of the cerebral cortex and the reticular activating system, while other parts of the brain - e.g. the limbic system - might still show considerable ...
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### What is the meaning of the brain scan of borderline patients?

Starting from mark 21:50 in the lecture BPD-related cognitive-perceptual difficulties and challenges in their diagnosis and treatment, there is an image of brain scan in borderline patients: What ...
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### How cerebral cortex can grow? [closed]

is it possible to grow cerebral cortex with some kind of specific exercises or devices (like tdcs)? Please don't give solutions like solving math problems and such obvious things Thank you
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### Did I understand Don Hoffman's idea about how species interpret physical object correctly?

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: The physical object ...
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### Situation Awareness - what is it good for?

I was looking into Situation Awareness (SA), but have problems understanding its general use. I am aware of the work by Mica Endsley and a few others. This question is related, but I find the answer ...
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### Freud defense mechanisms combinations with jung Anima/animus archetype

In correlation between carl jung for famous archetypes like the Self, the Persona, the Shadow and the Anima/Animus, and Freud defense mechanism, are done any tracking human sexual algorithms and its ...
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### Is there a correlation between EQ (EI) and IQ?

Is there a correlation, positive or negative, between emotional intelligence and IQ?
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### EGO characteristics simulating by AI (tensorflow)

I am preparing for ANN‌Exam and was playing with TensorFlow Playground which is An interactive in-browser visualization of neural networks. So suddenly thought if suppose that I am made by the some ...
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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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### 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 ...
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### Joking effect on others Freud's Denese mechanisms

I was listening to music song of shahin Najafi: which was bitter joking the Idealization mechanism. So I thought about if we reverse the Freud defense mechanisms, for example Idealization, with ...
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### Can talking therapy help with severe delusions?

A delusion is a firm and fixed belief based on inadequate grounds not amenable to rational argument or evidence to contrary, not in sync with regional, cultural and educational background. I ...
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### Does the informational content of the mind determine its structure?

I have been thinking for several years that maybe the mind could be described as a space, in the mathematical sense, of information and that similarly to the relativistic case of the spacetime whose ...