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Could you inject external gamma waves into your brain safely?

I've recently taken up the study of neurology, and I was wondering if you could create a device that would input gamma waves into your brain. And if it would be safe. Suppose you had a device that you ...
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Why do people tend to put stigma on a victim and not on the perpetrator?

Why do most people, invariably across different cultures and historical periods, tend to put stigma mainly on the victim of a violent act and not (that much) on the perpetrator? It is always the ...
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Is there literature support for the 'pop' claim that people “marry their parent”/choose a partner with traits similar to their parent(s)?

I have read multiple times that we tend to marry one of our parents. Some even claim there is no way around it. I don't really see it. There are some aspects that are similar between my spouse and my ...
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What are the necessary pre-conditions for the emergence of a conscience?

I am aware of 2 brain anomalies that seem to be associated with the non-emergence of a conscience. One is associated with psychopathy. The other is associated with narcissism. psychopathy: My ...
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Explanation for the “spinal energy” and other “Kundalini awakening” symptoms?

Lots of people have been sharing first-hand reports of their personal experience of the so-called "Kundalini awakening". The following are a few illustrative anecdotes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, taken ...
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From a general perspective, why are we more likely to remember wanting to do something, but not specifically what it is?

I have experienced several mind pops and instant recalls based on triggered events, and some might come suddenly, or they might gradually appear. Sometimes, though, I remember something that I would ...
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Dealing with kid's depression [closed]

What are the possible solutions to help a kid overcome his depression after a sudden event that made his life upside down (blindness)
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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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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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Is anybody providing DBT or other group therapies online because of COVID-19?

I am currently working in a secure mental health unit and I am looking at ways that we can continue to provide DBT and other group therapies (VOTP etc...) online because of COVID-19 restricting ...
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Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research

The IPIP is an example of a public domain scientific personality inventory that can be used for research. Are there any good public domain scientific measures of intelligence? Requirements Do not ...
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40M away is a window with yellowish light on. I have a grid between. Verticals are black, but the horizontal crossing the window is bright red. Why?

Its a wire grid to keep my cats in. I'm Darwinian and this effect is obviously genetic. The photons entering my eye say black for both horizontals and verticals but my brain gives me bight red for the ...
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Do physical or social factors predominate in place attachment?

Are there studies that analyse if stress in displacement primarily results from being removed from a physical or from a social environment? For example, does it lead to more stress to remain in a ...
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Are there spatial thresholds that disproportionately increase stress in displacement?

Does stress increase disproportionately, e.g. beyond (walking) distance from the original dwelling place (physical and social environment)? Have there been studies that show that stress increases ...
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Is autism caused by social ostracism? [duplicate]

Autism, as far as I understand, is a lack of understanding of social relationships. It's strikes me if, say, a child was socially ostracised at school, then this may have a major impact on how, then ...
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Is there a scientific model of corruption?

It seems as though there should be a model that explains the process of diminishing emotional intelligence certain individuals experience in attaining, leading to more irrational and risk-tolerant ...
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The research on dishonesty

This question is in regard to the explanation power of the conducted experiments to prove the self-concept maintenance theory in Mazar et al.'s "The Dishonesty of Honest People?" (Verschuere,...
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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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What does the term “Teleological approach” mean in this question? [closed]

The edifice of behaviouism was build on the loopholes of the teleological approach of Psycholoanalysis?
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Is The Chimp Model really a thing?

I've come across 'The Chimp Model' that sports psychologist Steve Peters advocates for understanding human motivations. While this seems intuitive does it have much credibility in neuroscience? If ...
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How do we see red and violet as adjacent colours?

According to Wikipedia "A typical human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 380 to 750 nanometers". If red and violet are at opposite ends of the spectrum, how is it that we see them ...
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What makes people gag during exorcisms? [closed]

A pattern I've noticed across multiple live recordings of exorcisms from totally independent sources is that in all of them you see the individuals being exorcised have intense gags. Here are a few ...
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How many answer choices is too many answer choices?

When building a survey, what is the maximum number of response choices in a question? In the interest of reducing cognitive load and/or avoid choice paralysis. I couldn't find any research on this ...
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Surface area in the classic Hodgkin Huxley Model

How can I vary the membrane surface in the classic HH model? I have programmed such a model and now I ask myself how I can change the surface of the compartment, so which parameters I have to increase ...
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Is there a scientific explanation for dramatic body shaking and trembling in religious settings? (see videos for illustrative examples)

Basically the title. I would like to know if there are scientific studies on the phenomenon of experiencing sudden body shaking and trembling in religious settings, usually in response to the command ...
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Is there an example of a major mental handicap being rectified similar to Awakenings, the 1990 film and 1973 nonfiction book?

For those born with cognitive impairment, could technology progress to a point where their disability is rectified to a level of regular human faculty? In the movie and memoir, Awakenings, a new drug ...
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What are the observable differences between “pure” antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy?

How to decide whether one has antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, or both? What are the traits which non-psychopaths with APD have but psychopaths don't have, or vice versa?
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Cortical Statistics

I just began reading Dayan & Abbott's Theoretical Neuroscience. I'm barely even through the second page, and I'm already stuck on this paragraph: Axons from single neurons can traverse large ...
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Will smoking marijuana lightly during teens cause developmental damage to the brain?

If someone were to smoke marijuana lightly during his teens and stop abruptly in his adulthood. Would he suffer from Some type of damage to his short term memory/iq and if so can the damage be ...
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Research on using the kinesthetic sense to guide cognitive visual model?

Has there been any research on how the kinesthetic sense (the sense of one's body relative position) informs our spatial reasoning? For example, I think people might be more successful at hitting a ...
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Has anyone tried using functional near-infrared spectropathy to quantitively measure sodium concentrations in the brain?

Functional near-infrared spectropathy "fNIRS", is a biophysics/medical technique that uses the near-infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum (around 680nm to 810nm in wavelength) to ...
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Any studies that assess effects of treatment to individual depression symptoms

As an study/research idea, I have been going through articles about treatment response (mostly SSRI and other antidepressants) related to treating depression, but many studies seem to be mostly ...
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Is fasting an effective method to stop substance addictions?

I recently watched a testimony of someone who reports the results of a 40-day water/juice fast (no food). The individual claims to have been addicted to drugs for 22 years, including marijuana, ...
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Reliable sources for society trust score?

It seems like that the general public [1,2,3] and some academics [4,5] believe that China is an exemplar society of low-trust. Most of my friends share the same beliefs. However, one data source ...
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Is the key flaw of autism, sociopathy? [closed]

Autists have no theory of mind- ie, others responses are ignored. Autists can commit fraud and theft and will not realize it until people respond. Autists operate purely on first order logic and have ...
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Is the Flynn effect autism?

I've seen a lot of claims related to this: Mild forms of autism increase IQ IQ scores abruptly increased after 1979, when the MMR vaccine was introduced The Flynn Effect was mainly on nonverbal IQ ...
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Name of the experiment in which participants are asked to express “I have three apples for every five plums” as an equation?

The point of the experiment is to study the, in some sense, counter-intuitive nature of equations. The correct answer would be 3p=5a, where p describes the number of plums and a that of apples. ...
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Relative Spread and fibre diameter of nerves

Verveen published in 1962 that the relative spread and diameter of nerve fibers have a negative linear log(relative spread) to log(diameter) relationship. Are there others besides this publication ...
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What is the scope of the study of Neuroanatomy?

I am now trying to understand the scope of the study of neuroanatomy as the discussion in meta surrounding the question Dorsum sellae, tuberculum sellae and sella turcica which of the 3 is referred to ...
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When a person is unable to recognize their own emotions, what is the name for it?

What is the name for inability to recognize one's own (not other's) emotions?
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Why do people tend to avoid desperate people?

From my experience,often in social interactions, the person who seems more desperate is the least desirable person to be interacted with. And no one wants to engage them. More often than not, people ...
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How do addiction and fear affect patient's decisional-making capacity? [migrated]

Background For an informed consent of a patient to be respected, the patient needs to be decisionally capacitated. The necessary components of decision-making capacity are: (Choice) The ability to ...
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Are there any movies or series involving someone with ADHD?

Aside from How I Met Your Mother, The Simpsons or Finding Nemo, if that counts, are there any movies or series involving someone explicitly stated or highly believed to have ADHD? I can't seem to find ...
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How does neural synchronization happen and what if it doesn’t work like it should in healthy people?

How does neural synchronization happen and what results/shows up if it doesn’t work like it should like described here: Moreover, chaotic behavior stemming from self-organization processes in the ...
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What is the evidence for the efficacy of Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy?

I've been reading about Internal Family Systems therapy recently. It's claims seem quite appealing, since it suggests it can do the work of other therapies like psychoanalysis only faster and more ...
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What adjectives can be used to describe emotional intelligence competences?

After reading the book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, I'm having a difficult time comparing emotional intelligence (EQ) with Intelligence Quotient (IQ). When talking about someone's IQ we ...
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If exactly one neuron magically disappeared from my brain, would my thoughts be significantly different?

If exactly one neuron magically disappeared from my brain, would my thoughts be significantly different? One can ask an analogous question about a single neuron (and/or its synapses) being magically ...
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What provides regular neuron spikes for internal urethral sphincter to regularly reclench?

This "Scishow" video is about internal and external anal sphincters, its length is just 3:51. The speaker, Hank Green, says: The muscle that keeps things from leaking out of your body, your ...
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Are measures for Isolation and Frustration of Need for Relatedness interchangeable?

I am looking to measure satisfaction/frustration of the psychological need for relatedness (self-determination theory) at work. Have seen the scales by Van den Broeck et al. (2010), Longo et al (2016),...
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what's the relationship between frequency induced plasticity and spike timing dependent plasticity?

I'm new to the concept of STDP Does Spike timing dependent plasticity explain frequency dependent plasticity? For example, low frequency stimulation of presynaptic neuron causes LTD, however in this ...

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