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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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Feeling and being responsible for the fate of one's children

Being proud of and feeling responsible (and maybe guilty) for the fate of their children is an important part of parent's mental and emotional life, both in traditional and modern cultures. Today and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is a return to previous personality possible in Schizophrenia?

I'm reading Memory Disorders in Psychiatric Practice by German E. Berrios and John R. Hodges (2000). The section on The Ganser Syndrome has this table (from page 449) contrasting Schizophrenia and ...
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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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Regarding a mental disorder of finding pleasure and lose attraction

Say, a man is trying to find pleasure in doing something. he assumes he can have pleasure with playing, but just a while after start playing he feels definitely it can give him some pleasure. At that ...
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recommended textbooks for the basics of neuroscience

should I read an a-level biology textbook to grasp the basic of neuroscience to be ready for uni or are there better textbooks just for the very basics
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Understanding Carl Rogers' Concepts. What are inconsistent experiences? what is self-structure?

Long story short, I am a psychology student interesting in counselling. I've been reading all the major psychotherapy theories and Carl Roger's person centered approach intrigues me. I am one of those ...
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Whole brain death diagnosis and false positive

In view of the increasing need for organ transplants( possibly because of the greater ability of the surgeons and physicians to both execute the transplant, prevent a rejection, and/or diagnose the ...
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Psychology behind for historical bias

There is lot of movement in India currently going on rewriting history dealing with topics such as Aryan Invasion Theory and Ramayana and Mahabharatha I am guessing similar such ideas may be around ...
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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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What is the difference between Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) and Free Running Sleep Disorder (FRSD)?

I am trying to understand the essential difference between human Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder (DSPD) and human Free Running Sleep Disorder (FRSD) → it might be that this question itself, contains the ...
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Cognitive bias with trial and error problem solving

I found through self-observation that while solving some problem I am more inclined sometimes to first try and manipulate the variables that require the least amount of effort to manipulate, rather ...
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Applying psychoactive drugs locally

I wonder if there are approaches to apply psychoactive drugs (more) locally, e.g. by drug carriers. Usually psychoactive drugs are taken orally/enterally and thus flood the brain unspecifically: each ...
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Density maps of neurotransmitter systems

Are there density maps for specific neurotransmitters that I can have a look at? By density map I mean a map that indicates how the somata of X-releasing neurons are distributed how the somata of X-...
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How well is biofeedback understood?

From an answer to the question Research suggesting conscious control over brain region activation? I have learned: »[S]ubjects become better at up-regulating or down-regulating activation in ...
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Functional neuronal units that occupy the same brain region

[Thanks to Bryan Krause's advice, I edited the question.] Definition: Let two functional units be two sets of neurons, A and B, such that the probability of being connected (synaptically or by ...
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Ralph's psychology disorder in movie “Ralph breaks the internet”

Ralph's friendship with Vanellope in 'Wreck-It Ralph 2' is my question topic. He loves her so much that when she says she doesn't love him anymore, he goes crazy. What kind of psychology disorder ...
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Are TV shows and songs designed for children developmentally more beneficial than regular ones?

I have zero background in psychology, and only slightly more experience with children. But as someone who was once a child, and who is consistenly confused by the media created explicitly for ...
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Principles of grouping neurons

This is an overview question. I wonder which principles of grouping neurons into higher units are there, and which principles I have overseen. neurotransmitter systems: all neurons that release or ...
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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 some proofreading meme that shows we cannot detect the double words?

I had once seen a meme about proofreading that clearly demonstrates our brain cannot detect the double words and it also took several times of reading to realize it. I wonder if someone having that ...
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Can any person develop an interest in anything?

As a more specific version of my previous question, I'd like to know if an interest in anything can be developed in any person. Let us assume the person has the following: Sufficient motivation to ...
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What are the formal definitions of meaning in the context of psychology and neuroscience according to recent research?

Do the sciences psychology and neuroscience handle the term "meaning" and what are its formal definitions according to recent research?
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Reducing smoking and mental health benefits

Recently I noticed improved mental health (better mood, better cognition? more energy) after reducing smoking.Is it backed up by research? I know stopping smoking is, but reducing? http://www....
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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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Neural correlates of pleasantness and unpleasantness

There are some basic cases of stimuli that are typically experienced either as pleasant or unpleasant, e.g. the major third as opposed to the tritone. Assuming that there are different processes ...
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Functional vs. synaptic connectivity

I used to believe that connectivity is nothing but synaptic connectivity and thus a long-term concept: synapses grow and synaptic strengths change on rather large time scales. But recently I found ...
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Signatures of Momentary Instantiation of Meta-Consciousness?

I'm curious about the moment we go from habitual/reactive yet conscious action to a moment we become aware of being aware. For example, is there a difference in the brain between the following to ...
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Psychological term for using out of scope arguments in a discussion

What would be the psychological term when a person counters an argument using logical and relevant to some degree, but yet out of scope argument believing that he or she made a successful claim. an ...
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What is mental process?

Wikiquote has defined it as "the things that an individual can do with their mind". It defines mind as "collective aspects of consciousness".But according to Wikipedia"consciousness is one of the ...
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Neurotransmitters by neuron types

I'm looking for a concise overview table of all types of neurons (whose number is at least in the hundreds) indicating which neurotransmitters they use pre- and post-synaptically (of which there are ...

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