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How does a brain learn strategies?

Imagine the simple task of finding words in a wordsearch. Initially the default strategy might be just to let your eyes wander around to see if you spot any words. Strategy 2 might be to search for ...
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When does a fear of something constitute a phobia?

Obviously, not all phobias are made equal. There are some 'phobias' that involve things that are normally do inspire fear in others (such as, famously, spiders). Honestly, I never understood why being ...
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Is the approximation of the Medial Frontal Gyrus in the region of the Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex?

I'm wondering if the MFG is located in the region considered the DLPFC?
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High WMI, Average PRI [on hold]

I did the WAIS IV and managed a 110. I'm sincerely unimpressed given my concept of myself. I heard that a high WMI is usually followed by a high PRI. To what extent is this true? I received a ...
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Why do I always screw up when people are watching?

I’m wondering why people are more likely to fail when they know people are watching and or counting on them. For example in a football game where there is 2 seconds left in the game, and team A has ...
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Measuring attention/concentration

I'm currently writing a study about the correlation of listening to music and levels of concentration/attention. I've looked everywhere for an online way to conduct some sort of sustained attention ...
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Social psychology in hierarchies

First of all, English is not my native language so please tell me if I make some mistakes. I do not know if it is the right place to ask, please tell me if I'm wrong. I read somewhere that « ...
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Advisor Sent Paper to Colleague and She SURPRISE! Published like the Exact Thing--What Should I DO? [on hold]

PLEASE HELP I'll skip the long backstory. Basically, I have reason to believe 500 plus references worth of work was scooped by my advisor's colleague because he emailed the document to her. And then ...
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Do psychopaths sweat less just under the threat of punishment?

Some experimental data shows that psychopaths don't develop the skin conductance (due to sweat) that other people get under threat of punishment Psychopaths, who are part of a wider group of ...
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Mismatch negativity vs. mismatch response

MMN x MMR - mismatch negativity versus mismatch response: How are the concepts related and what is the difference between them?
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Weird Psychopaths [on hold]

So i have been studying psychology(not professionally) since I was 11yo and i was fascinated by psychopaths. They just seem like better versions of humans, in a logical sense. Now, I have met a few ...
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Do modern personality traits exist with native people

I am wondering if there is any evidence of personality traits like intro versus extroversion existing in native people without any contact with modern society, or if they are a result of modern life.
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Existence of self esteem and how to look at it

In this video author (Jordan peterson) claimed he doesn't believe Self esteem. Honestly I can't understand what exactly he means with that (maybe because I am not English speaker). This is the way I ...
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What makes it necessary to define autism beyond perceptual dysfunction?

One would think perceptual dysfunctions would be sufficient to define the condition since the inability to discern or perceive phenomena and failure to execute or adjust behavior due to lack of proper ...
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How would you differentiate “self hate” from “insecurities?” [on hold]

Don't insecurities arise from self hate? For example if we are insecure about our face aren't we hating our face - hating ourselves?
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Longitudinal consistency of StrengthsFinder

The StrengthsFinder survey is a personality assessment which finds strengths which an individual can contribute to an organization. What is the consistency of this assessment: When a person takes the ...
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Pain and Dementia [on hold]

My Grandfather is suffering from Dementia for quite a few years now. Before that he had pain in his knee due to an accident he had during his youth. He took medication for the same. Now during the ...
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Can a person be hypnotized to act drunk?

I was wondering if a person could be hypnotized to act drunk? That is, can a person totally lose all his inhibitions while in hypnosis (similar to being drunk)?
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Are behaviourist practices and/or principles still valid and useful?

I understand how behaviorism is outdated for not considering the brain processes and cognition as ultimately responsible for memory and learning. Nevertheless, after reading Learning Theories: An ...
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Why do people suffer from repetition compulsion? [on hold]

People who have been traumatized sometimes have a compulsion to reenact their traumas. Why is that? It has been suggested they might to trying to master their trauma, but mastery seldom happens as a ...
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what causes an action potential to propagate exactly and why should it propagate?

Hello I am taking a neurophysiology course and learned about the action potential and that it propagates in one direction from axon hillock down along the axon. I understand that action potential is ...
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Is it known in human psychology that when you comment on something negatively but objectively, people may associate the negativity with YOU?

I just heard that when you criticize something objectively and even when other people agree that it is true, the people that heard your criticism may actually associate this negativity with YOU. What ...
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What is receptor tonic activation?

From Long-term administration of the dopamine D3/2 receptor agonist pramipexole increases dopamine and serotonin neurotransmission in the male rat forebrain: The sensitivity of postsynaptic D2 ...
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Clinical pathology of schlemielism

In the 1964 book, Games People Play, by psychiatrist Eric Berne, the author describes a psychopathic phenomena he calls the schlemiel, after the Jewish folk stereotype. According to Berne, the ...
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Any studies correlating “Comfort Seeking” before/after stressful situations

Imagine a few common stressful situations that we all go through Being struck in traffic Having to wait for a bus, train... Going through security/immigration control at an airport Purely an ...
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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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accurately predicting behavior from initial brain state

so according to mainstream view brains are completely deterministic given initial conditions and knowing all the external input, and free will doesn't exist. so has there been attempts to predict ...
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Can we change a particular addiction into another addiction?

My current knowledge about dopamine and serotonin came from a series of articles and web pages, a few videos also. As per my knowledge and readings I know that addiction is about reward, a person’s ...
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Before taming fire, what did early humans do in dark? [closed]

Obviously, they can't go to sleep immediately after sunset right?
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Strange synchronized brain pulses on EEG using OpenBCI Cyton board

I recently received an Open BCI headset, and have been experimenting with it. One interesting is my brain gives off very regular pulses. My wife tested the headset too, and she also had these pulses....
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Why do some people undergo sudden savant syndrome?

According to https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/brain-gain-a-person-can-instantly-blossom-into-a-savant-and-no-one-knows-why/, sometimes somebody suddenly becomes a savant. I don't know ...
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Why do our brains act in such a evil way sometimes that hurts other people?

I have seen some real evil acts. And I almost lost confidence in humanity. Why do we become so evil sometimes that hurts other people? I guess everybody knows the Renaissance novel Les Miserables by ...
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Is our brain that sensitive for some that when we take an impossible and difficult undertaking we can have a break down?

I will first give the members here an example then ask a generic question. I was always a jolly teenager. At age 15 and 16 when I was in grades 9 and 10, I decided I will be in the top twenty ...
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Triptans and SSRIs

When talking about triptans used for migraines such as Zolimitriptan, such drugs are selective serotonin receptor agonists. SSRIs, as their function states, are Selective Serotonin Reuptake ...
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How do congenitally deaf and mute people think?

If a person is born deaf and dumb, how can they think? In "what language" do these people think? Do they develop their own inner language? Unfortunately I have not found an answer, and I actually ...
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What is the psychological explanation for the phenomena that a person sees the solution to a problem as “simple” once it has been found?

Is there in psychology an explanation and/or term that describes the phenomena that exists where people perceive a solution to a problem as “simple” after the solution has been found? I have noticed ...
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What makes an individual more or less likely to accept and use the correct pronouncation of a foreign word? [on hold]

My hypothesis is that for English speakers, if they are told them a word is pronouced different than they are currently speaking it they can have very different reactions depending on the origin of ...
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Using CBT for a justified fear?

I am a speech language pathologist. I have a 19 year old patient who grew up with a number of different speech impediments (not a stutter). He was bullied a lot, and because of this he is very ...
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Why can't we remember being babies?

I once watched a YouTube video explaining that it was because it was an evolutionary disadvantage to remember it better because you might do something like electrocute yourself with an electrical ...
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Where to find patient responses on Rorschach's Inkblot test?

I am looking to find data that has patient's responses to Rorschach's inblots as well and their associated diagnosis ( Mainly looking into patients that have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, ...
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Working with neuroimages and visualize them as JPG, PNG, GIF and so on

I am very new in this area, i am trying to visualize a good dataset of neuroimages to work with. I am stuck to visualize the images and save OpenNeuro files, it is totally saved in JSON format and ...
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Which psychological word describes this situation best?

A few years ago, I’ve heard that people have to be in the center if they want to truly enjoy something. For example, when someone really want to enjoy a concert, he or she needs to go to the center of ...
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Stress and reading problems [closed]

I am always interested in learning new things and have recently taken an interest in conditions which may result in difficulties in learning (in general). I have noticed that I have recently begun ...
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Does a non-knowledge based, or knowledge corrected IQ test exist, and what are its results per race?

If you google IQ gap race and open the google images, you will see many diagrams showing the differences. I went on some IQ test pages, and I noticed that the test includes mathematical ...
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Are scintillating scotomas really caused by cortical spreading depression? If so, how is this known to be true?

I have just read about a visual effect called a scintillating scotoma. Many variations occur, but scintillating scotoma usually begins as a spot of flickering light near or in the center of the ...
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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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Brain controls body what if you control both? [closed]

In a movie named Ninja Assassin The master was teaching his students about the power they have He took a knife and wounded his hand then he put the other hand on the wounded hand and the wounded hand ...
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Mechanism for deleting old memories

Do we have any mechanism for deleting neuronal connections? That is, if I learn a better version for doing something, I assume the brain will create a new neuronal connection, and we will use this ...
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Inability to associate a face with a name

I know there is a medical condition called "Prosopagnosia" that is described as: a cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including one's own face (...

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