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What are the necessary pre-conditions for the emergence of a conscience?

I am a non-expert, so please correct any errors in this logic. I am aware of 2 brain anomalies that seem to be associated with the non-emergence of a conscience. One is associated with psychopathy. ...
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Omitting word(s) when typing

[Reraising a recently asked question that was closed here, but in more cogsci fashion, I hope.] Some people are more inclined than others to omit a word when typing, but still be unaware of its ...
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Doubt on definition of emotion

I am currently reading Psychology and Life by Richard J. Gerig, where emotions are defined as A complex pattern of changes, including physiological arousal, feelings, cognitive processes, and ...
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Could you please advice a way to cure bipolar?

Could you please suggest any techniques of beating bipolar disorder? For three years now I experience very dark episodes where I want to kill myself so badly while having severe seizures, lying on ...
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Prepare for a counseling session

I'm a college student, and I utilize the free counseling service on campus. Once a therapist told me to register for a shorter session because he didn't think I needed 1 hour and he wanted to be more ...
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What is the phenomenon that each word variation is regarded as individual word, not a variation of the root?

This is a thing that I read in a cogpsy book, but I can't find it out. For example, the word cats has two morphemes: cat + ...
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How can it be that so many people seriously can't stand being near somebody who has eaten garlic? [closed]

Once, many years ago now, in the late 1990s, when I was in year seven in school (13 years old), I felt sick before school, as I often did. Without me or her thinking twice about it, my mum gave me ...
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Could Couples Therapy be Used Effectively on Individuals?

Please allow me to recount the confluence of events that lead to my question... First, I had recently listened to an audio book where the author had discussed split-brain patients. Specifically, two ...
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Does Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation (tDCS) enhance cognitive function?

From the book "The future is faster than you think" by Peter Diamandis, Steven Kotler: “Consider the nine-dot problem, a classic test of creative problem-solving. Connect nine dots with four lines in ...
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Most efficient (highest-bandwidth) memory encoding scheme?

Memory competitions have different events; most of them revolve around memorizing digits, cards, faces, etc. over a defined period of time. However, world champions use established techniques like ...
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Do workplace teams pass off criticism because of the power of the team?

I've observed in my workplace that if you instruct/criticise/feedback a department or a team the individuals in the team don't appear to take it to heart or onboard as its clearly not aimed at them, ...
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How to predict romantic attraction

Dating websites and psychological researchers attempt to find those factors that predict the fit between potential romantic partners. Examples for factors taken into consideration are the "big five" ...
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Why are so many songs about how the female in a relationship is “bringing” or “putting” the male “down”?

I just heard a song (unsure of the name) which is all about how this girl does nothing but "bring me down" (the male singer), "making me a fool all over town", etc. I've heard the same lyrics in a ...
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Minimum constant neuron firing rate

Please forgive what may be an elementary question for many of you. I am trying to understand the range of firing rates in an idealized neuron. I understand what governs the maximum firing rate of a ...
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Testing Multilayer Perceptron

The following script is from Trappenberg's Fundamentals of Computational Neuroscience and is used to test a perceptron's robustness against noise. However, how would one alter it to test the output ...
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Is there a way that an infection could target a specific area of the brain?

My question is in regards to a fungal infection, but I am open to learning about viral or bacterial infections. That being said, is it possible that a fungus/virus/etc could target a specific area of ...
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wechsler scale edition 4 [closed]

For research I want to take IQ test of my target population, how should I go throught it. Is it reasonable to pick question from any other research paper ? How should I go about it? . Thanks
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Is there a type of mental illness that manifests in confusion in perception? [closed]

Is there a type of mental illness that manifests in very brief episodes of confusion over very simple, seemingly impossible mistakes to make? For instance, the brief inability to tell if a surface (...
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How firing of neurons stimulate reality? [duplicate]

Iam just an enthusiast.When I look for how does our brain works it boils down to firing of neurons in a pattern. I read that all of our thoughts, memory is due to firing of networks of neurons in a ...
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how are sexual prefences and tastes established? [closed]

I'm looking for documentation or studies related to the formation of sexual preferences from experience (not innate) regarding physical appearance & behavior of the prefered partner. This is a ...
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Will stupidity ever disappear? [closed]

In an evolutionary and natural context, we may argue that stupidity should tend to disappear for obvious reasons. But in our current society, this does not appear likely to me, or at least obvious. I ...
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Why do people seem to do the opposite of what they were told regardless if their actions have repercussions or not?

In My Country Uganda, we are put under total lockdown. a curfew was imposed that starts at 7 Pm, but on the contrary, when it clocked 7 PM, people were not in their houses but rather on the verandas ...
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What turns something unviable into something acceptable? [closed]

When a person is made an "offer he can't reject" or is suddenly presented with a choice, his reality changes in order to fit for the necessary actions What makes something unviable without question ...
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Energy supply to brain

I’ve read that energy supply to brain is constant. So if energy supply is constant then what happens when brain does high energy consuming operation?
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Why is bullying wrong, but “equality” wouldn't? Does it depend on situation?

Why is bullying wrong, but "equality" wouldn't? It's true that bullying causes psychological damage to those being bullied, yet it has also been observed that it can produce psychological benefits ...
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Term for abusive delay-reproach behaviour tactics

In Germany glass fiber internet rollout is far behind other countries of comparable weatlh. Some communities in rural areas have decided to take action and invest in the infrastructure themselves, ...
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Are there contemporary buildings that have been designed based on colour psychology?

I am writing my thesis on how environmental psychology has influenced architecture and i am focusing on colour. I am looking for buildings that have been designed based on how colour affects the human ...
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Is there such a thing as word synonyms?

I'm an English teacher and participate in the English Language forum. The question of word synonyms is very frequent. People ask if words can be substituted in sentences and still retain meaning, ...
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What is the most robust method for peer grading?

I intend to provide a group task for 30 people, split into 5 or 6 groups. Ultimately, I want them to assess which group delivered the best result (after presenting results in front of other groups) ...
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Which area in the brain has the highest number of synapses?

Which area in the brain has the highest number of synapses or connections? I couldn't find any reliable link on the internet.
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I have trouble sleeping because of fear [closed]

6 months ago, I started experiencing lots of panic attacks for no apparent reason, my emotions change rapidly throughout the day. When someone helps me with something, my stress goes down for a short ...
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Is there any research about gender differences on building connections and understanding needs inter and intra sex?

I'm struggling to find research about the differences (if any) between how different genders connect on a deep and meaningful level. Specifically Do women try to connect on an emotional level with ...
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Attention, working memory and goal management. What are the sub-components?

I recently read an article on the distracted mind. It spoke of cognition falling under different categories. Those categories of cognitive control were: The three major faculties: (1) attention, (...
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Reading / Math task for evoking affective states

I plan to measure affective states with bio-sensors. For the affective states I will use engagement, confusion, boredom and frustration. For the bio-sensors I will use ECG and skin conductance. I ...
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What psychological methods exist for dealing with uncertainty?

Curious in finding out if there have been any psychological studies done on uncertainty & what the results of those studies have been. Have there been any frameworks or methodologies on combating ...
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What fraction of the population has secure attachment style?

Attachment theory suggests that we divide attachment styles into secure attachment style vs insecure attachment styles. What fraction of the population would be classified as having a secure ...
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Are there any distinctions in the definitions of quality, personality, characteristics, and traits?

Are there any epistemological differences in the definitions of quality, personality, characteristics, and traits? Meaning, are there any justified distinctions concerning the usage of these words in ...
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How do people with DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) experience dreams?

For people without DID, dream experiences include having other characters in one's dreams behave in ways one can't predict or control, sometimes there can be a "switch" into lucid dreaming where more ...
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Why would a teenage girl prefer a male who rarely masturbates, or doesn't masturbate, over one who does so frequently? [closed]

(This is not specifically a question about a scene from an old TV series, but about the human behavior by the females in the scene.) In the "Beard Boys" episode of the classic animated TV series "...
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How does self-observation influence performance?

Assuming that the performance in performing a motor or mental task can be quantitatively measured (e.g. by measuring its duration, efficiency, and quality of the outcome) I wonder if there have been ...
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Has the Open-Source Psychometrics Project been well received by the community?

I am not a psychologist/psychology student, but I've just recently discovered the Open-Source Psychometrics Project, and I think it's great. To my untrained eyes, it seems like they have solid ...
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Psychology behind dumb child doing good in academics [closed]

This is my first question in this forum and hence forgive me if the question is amateurish. I was always interested in what a psychology expert will say about this. Consider a boy who is dumb from ...
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Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience?

Can someone be completely healed from a long-held addiction or compulsive disorder in a matter of seconds by a sudden emotional cathartic experience? My question is motivated by two conversion ...
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Neurologic coherence between numbers and colors?

I came across a magic trick on YouTube that made me curious (starting from 10m15s). Maybe it has something to do with synesthesia? But let me first describe the trick in short. It involves two ...
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Why does an image seem smaller or larger through a pinhole when viewing with human eye

I was chewing gum when I took the Trident gum wrapper and rolled it into an open cylinder with a diameter of about 1.5mm (give or take 0.15mm). When I look through the gum wrapper (I have to put it ...
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What is the field that deals with observing an individual's fitness within a system called?

Foreword: Perhaps this question is better suited for statistics.stackexchange.com, but I'm deeply interested in studying about both the living thing and the statistics side of things. Everything in ...
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Why does IQ have a truncated normal distribution?

I know that the IQ statistic is designed to give it a mean of 100 and that you'll certainly never find someone with an IQ below 1 or above 300, but that tells us very little about the variance or ...
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Is forward associated with right and backwards with left?

The following is an observation I made in an informal sample group of about 10 people. I am looking into understanding the behavior I observed. Here is the setting: On a computer keyboard there are ...
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Why is toilet paper out of stock around the world during the coronavirus outbreak?

Ok, I am not going to fuss around the issue. The question is simple, but the internet is oozing with self-proclaimed behavioral scientists answering the question and it's hard to find a good, ...
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How could defense mechanisms be practically leveraged to be better at dealing with negative people?

I was watching Shutter Island when I first heard this expression "Defense Mechanism" Now I'm wondering how those could be used to deal more effectively and healthily with toxic/negative people. For ...

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