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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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relationship between mood and working memory

What is the relationship between working memory and positive or negative mood as higher order affective states which vary slowly compared to affective responses (both valence and arousal)? Are there ...
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is there synapses on other neurons terminals in human brain like in Aplysia

Refer to Eric Kandel and his experiment on aplysia there are such synapses on the terminal of other neurons in order to modulate activity and strength of that other synapse. also, this is known as ...
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A dream a few nights ago [closed]

A few nights ago I had a dream but the only part I remember was being stabbed and dying. Like it went black for a moment and then I felt my like soul come out of my body and went to another place with ...
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What tools are available for EEG analysis on the R platform?

I'm starting some EEG studies on attention, and would really like to use R for preprocessing (filtering/artifact rejection), visualization, and analysis, but I can find very little in the way of tools....
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What's the psychological concept behind mobile game design and marketing?

I see a very common trend in how every mobile game is being designed and advertised on the market. The common features are (not limited to): Very cartoony graphics (big heads small bodies) ...
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Do children really show brand preference at age 2?

As I was reading a marketing textbook, I came across a paragraph that stated research has shown children as young as two can show brand preference (although I haven't yet searched for the source in ...
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Fitting a psychometric function when data does not lend itself to a sigmoidal fit

I'm fitting a psychometric function to a range of data. The majority of this data lends itself to a sigmoidal fit (i.e. participants can do the task), but some individuals are absolutely unable to do ...
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What practical dysfunctionality characterizes severe autism?

I have only known one autistic person and as far as I could see he was perfectly functional except that he could not relate to other people. It seemed as though most of the stuff his parents and ...
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Is “haptodysphoria” an urban legend or is there another term under which this studied?

I was googling for something like why some people don't like to touch velvet, and the top hit was https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/haptodysphoria where it's defined as An odd, disagreeable sensation ...
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Multiple “levels” of association in classical conditioning?

Sorry if this appears a silly question - If I understand correctly, the objective of classical conditioning, is to pair a neutral stimulus with an unconditioned stimulus, so the neutral stimulus ...
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Asking “What's wrong in you life?” → Person sees more problems

I think if you ask a person "What's wrong in your life?" several times (for example monthly) the person starts to focus on negative things. Maybe questions like this can have a negative ...
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Effect of numbers in brands and company names

I read somewhere that when there is a number in a brand or a company name, that will have a negative effect and the conclusion was that numbers should be avoided. You should rather have a name like &...
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Metacognitive strategy in terms of cognitive science

Anything I can find about term 'metacognitive strategy' or 'metacognition' is related to teaching or learning strategies, but I wonder what does it actually mean in terms of cognitive science.
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Are we biased against other people's suggestions?

Recently, I have realized that whenever my friends suggest me a movie or a tv show to watch, there is an instinctive response inside me that always tells me to not try the suggestion. I then realized ...
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What information does the connectome actually contain?

I am not a brain scientist but the following question seems reasonable to me. Prof. Sebastian Seung has given a TED talk named "I Am My Connectome". If I understand correctly, connectome is ...
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Connection between Sperling's partial report paradigm and attentional blink

Why the characteristic duration of Sperling's effect observed in his method of partial reports (200-400 ms) is the same as time at which attentional blink has a peak? How is the attentional blink ...
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Graph Dynamical Systems for simulating Spiking Neural Networks

Computational approaches to understanding the connectivity of biological neural networks using graph theory and dynamical systems have been recently gaining traction. I am wondering if there are any ...
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How do you interpret the MSe and partial eta squared reported with an F-statistic?

In my area of psychology we report the results of a repeated measures ANOVA with 1 within subjects independent variable as follows: F(2,60) = 120.29, MSe = 173.09, p<0.05, ηp2 = 0.78 I understand ...
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Hierarchically overview of different Intelligence theories?

Currently I‘m in the process of writing an essay on the different models of Intelligence. A good reference for a plain overview would be an article of the German Wikipedia (https://de.wikipedia.org/...
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Does self-actualisation happen during the journey or after achieve the goal

Let say one is talented in music, and wants to become a great musician. Does self-actualisation refer to mental state during the journey of pursuing goal, or the mental state after achieve the goal. ...
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PTSD is an internalising disorder or mixed?

I am a bit confused. In an open access article (Caspi, et al. 2020), is the following — under Methods: Assessing Psychopathology (emphasis mine): [...] externalizing disorders (ie, attention-deficit/...
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Go/No-go advantage for responding to presence

Is anyone familiar with studies showing a go/no-go advantage (in commission errors/mean RT) for responding to the presence of a cue, compared with when asked to hold response for the presence of a cue?...
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thinking of a word but writing a different word (only on my second language) [duplicate]

My first language is French. When I write in english (online chat), I often think of a word but write a different word. For example I just did it again tonight. I was thinking "who are you ...
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What's the difference between flaws of character and a personality disorder?

Okay, I have read this question and 2 answers and I don't believe these are the same questions. It's not about legal status or the moral appropriateness of punishment by society. And it's not about ...
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Is there a neurological difference between someone experiencing a “normal” trauma response, and someone with PTSD? Or are they on the same continuum?

I've been reading Dr. Bessel van der Kolk's book The Body Keeps the Score. Dr. Van der Kolk describes how, in people with PTSD, the brain actually undergoes changes in response to trauma. Their ...
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Starting textbook/survey article for the field of persuasive communication?

I am quite interested in this topic and trying to find rigorous academic sources. The Wikipedia link of persuasive speech https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persuasive_speech is not relevant to this ...
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Borderline Personality Disorder vs Borderline Personality Organization

Most of psychoanalytic sources, including DSM, talks about Borderline Personality disorder and only disorder. Meanwhile Nancy McWilliams talks about Borderline Personality Organization. Also she ...
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Why do we tolerate jerk but successful people?

I need a theory to explain the following scenario. Would you refer me to any theory or a body of literature, please? Have you ever watched House, M.D, an American medical drama television series? If ...
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Applying the “easy to difficult” approach in car driving lessons

I've been wondering, why isn't the "easy to difficult" approach the norm in car driving lessons. For example, first learning all that can be learnt on a car simulator, then driving a ...
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Length of questionnaire for long-string analysis

I have a dataset that I am trying to screen for careless responding. I am having a little trouble finding research on what is the minimum length that a questionnaire needs to be in order to do long ...
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Using rationalisations to fit your specific, unconscious beliefs - how is that process called?

Sometimes we build our reasoning and decisions on more or less rational reasoning which consists of logical steps of thought. Let's say, it basically follows the path of problem >> reasoning >...
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What is that “superior” feeling when you know someone else is being wrong?

I found myself of having a feeling of being strong or being superior when I see something like "Aristotle was wrong", even if I myself have nothing to do with the subject, let along being ...
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Reporting d-prime results

I am currently working on research analysing yes/no responses in a recognition memory task. The false alarm rate is quite high so I have performed a d-prime test and collected d-prime values. Now that ...
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Mother Vs Wife competetion

Do mother and the wife of a person always compete with each other for him? The term 'compete' here refers to being dominating and influencing other. Is it a common household psychlogical condition in ...
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Two approaches of thinking in scientific discovery, any research on the efficacy of those? [closed]

I have noticed that there are two major ways of thinking when it comes to exploring unknown problems (that is, scientific discovery) - (a) one is to gather as much data as possible by doing ...
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On whether family abandonment crates artificial family love addiction

Preface - I'm unsure whether my question falls within the brackets of this community - please delete if not allowed. I sadly lost all contact with my family (bar a single sibling) roughly 5 years ago. ...
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Psychological explanation for exorcisms?

I'm doing research on alleged testimonies and evidences of the Spirit Realm. In particular, I've been lately reviewing testimonies and live recordings of exorcisms. In doing this research I came ...
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Neurotheology / Neuroscience of religion: Looking for publications addressing the phenomenon of jerking or shaking in religious experiences

There is a branch of neuroscience that studies spiritual experiences, namely neurotheology. I don't know how popular it is among neuroscientists, but hopefully someone working on neurotheology or at ...
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Recent Peer Review Studies on How Many Have Narcissistic Personality Disorder

Are there any peer-reviewed studies that show what percent of the population are believed to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder that have been published within the past ten years? I have read ...
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How to produce the ganzfeld effect?

This is the closest stack exchange site I could find that suites my question: How can I best produce the ganzfeld effect? I tried with noise canceling earbuds, white noise, and a paper sleep mask. I'...
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Is survival instinct trained from pain or born with?

So are instincts such as not touching fire or don’t touch sharp points trained out because we felt pain from them first (or heard it’ll bring pain from other)? Or are those instinct born with us?
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How widespread is learned-helplessness in society?

Looking at these resources: Wikipedia, Learned helplessness Christopher Peterson, Learned Helplessness, 2010 Mario Mikulincer, Human Learned Helplessness: A Coping Perspective, 2013 I'm still unable ...
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Why does a lot of victims of abuse tend to avoid confrontation?

I have known a few abuse victims (mental abuse more than physical abuse). One common trait among all of these people are they would go to any length to make peace. Usually their abusers use this ...
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Is there anything that can be done to compensate for a cyst in one eye when reading? [closed]

According to the optometrist I have a tiny cyst in the back of my right eye that I was likely born with. When I cover my left eye and look out my right, the text is jagged and skewed wherever I focus. ...
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Term for emotional distancing?

Is there a medical/psychological term for changing one's vantage from 1st person to 3rd person? An example would be focusing one's eyes on an object while working out to partly distract them from the ...
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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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Do people (under)value free stuff?

I recently saw this Ted talk by Esther Duflo, and in it Duflo tells of how she tackled the question in the title head on, in the context of health and disease prevention. I would like to know what ...
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Is it possible that multiple characters in a dream can speak in parallel?

I asked a question recently in this site. The question I am going to ask is different from my previous question in the sense that this question only deals with dreams, which is not the case with my ...
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Is Autism associated with an increased drowning risk for adults?

I have found several popular articles (e.g. ScienceDaily, The Globe and Mail, and WebMD) indicating that children with Autism have a significantly elevated risk of drowning. The general theory seems ...

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