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I always get dreams that I am failing in academics. Is it natures way telling me that I should get my masters degree? [closed]

I am not sure whether it’s right platform to share, yet! I am 30. I have completed graduation in computer science. Working professional since 2011. I tried to complete my master while continuing job ...
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What degree of control do we have on eye movements?

When something "new" and "interesting" enters our visual field it can usually happen that our eyes move toward the new target. How "intentional" and "controllable&...
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What is the term for the tendency to recall only what I say or participate, but not others?

For example, after a conversation, each party will be more likely to recall what themselves say, not the other. If that's a shared job, then each will be more likely to recall their effort. I think ...
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Name for the tendency of people to believe authority has more control than they do?

Given an authority figure that in reality is not in control of whatever domain they're supposed to be in control of, some people have the tendency to ignore the evidence that the authority figure is ...
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Uncontrollable Behavior When Focusing [closed]

I am a 25 y/o male who's always had a mild case of attention/focus issues. Basically my problem is that I always have music playing in my head, kinda like an earworm, and not those weak ones either, ...
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Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI)

What are the main critics to TCI model? What is the consensus on its validity ? Has it any predective power to detect personality disorders ? Are they any other models that has attempted to fix its ...
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Can Neuralink really be used for memory implantation?

I think you heard about a company called Elon Musk Neuralinnk. The ultimate goal of Neuralink is to achieve human memory implantation. Doctors were prepared to implant the first bionic eye in a human....
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SNRI for anxiety [closed]

What medications are best for anxiety disorder. I took snri for some months...initially it showed great results...but now with double dose also its not showing that great results.. The snri that I am ...
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Do bodily manifestations (e.g. jerking) and intense euphoric sensations (e.g. “heat”, “electricity”) always co-occur in spiritual experiences?

After analyzing multiple reports of spiritual experiences, I've identified two general categories: Bodily manifestations: shaking, jerking, trembling, contorting, etc. (see this related question for ...
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From the five senses, what was the order of their development?

What is the timeline for the development of the senses? For example, maybe some form of touch was developed when we were basic organisms, then sight, then touch. Or did the senses develop roughly in ...
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Why is seeing another person in the same clothes that I wear (pullover, t-shirt) causing bad feelings? [closed]

Often (seen with friends and talking to strangers) when people see someone with the same clothes (e.g. t-shirt or pullover) they notice this and do not want to wear this clothing anymore. I have tried ...
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Is there a specific part of the brain that, as far as we can tell, is used for logic?

I am writing a story which includes a surgical procedure to enhance a persons logic. I am looking for a specific part of the brain that, as far as we can tell with decent science, directly influences ...
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When we all fall asleep, where do we go?

I was thinking about dreams from a psychoanalytic perspective. I want to know about falling asleep. What is everybody's destination on that bed? Is it the future past or our imagination?
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What are the components of Problem Solving Ability?

I would like to know the components of Problem Solving Ability. Polyas and some others have identified the steps in Problem solving. Can we consider those steps as the component skills of Problem ...
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Nomenclature for mood, feelings and emotion in experimental-psychology

I'm studying music therapy and music-based interventions relating to Substance Use Disorder. Music therapy and music-based interventions are increasingly used for the treatment of substance use ...
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Interactions between oxytocin and prolactin after birth

Context I am currently working on a research about the relation between children's first years of life and the managment of emotional emptiness in maturity, e.g. smoking habits, eating disorders, ...
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Why is labeling a cognitive distortion? How is it different from categorization?

Is there any difference between label and category? We use categories everyday. Psychiatrists use it too. Aren't psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder just labels that are ...
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Solving motivation issues caused by abuse

I remember something in psychology saying some people who are motivated by parent/guardian abuse in their past can have issues motivating themselves unless under pressure of a deadline or other ...
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Is there a correlation between the happiness and spending money [closed]

lately and due to the current situation in the world most of people is feeling depressed and sad, and we spend the money on things we don't really need but it's make us happy, in the same time we do ...
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Is dreaming the data compression of the brain?

Dreams seem very similar to data compression in a computer like a zip-file. We gather a huge pile of data throughout the day and when we rest, we compress this raw data into chunks of similar data (...
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Neurological disorders affecting body language

Are there neurological disorders which do not affect the emotions per se but affect how they are expressed by the body? Say, normally positive emotions are associated with the tips of the lips facing ...
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Is tasting and smelling images something everybody can do [closed]

So, i was taking buzzfeed quizzes with my friends because we do that when we are bored and whatever, Anyways, i was talking about how i could taste it and stuff and they told me that they can't, so i ...
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How to avoid control group contamination?

When running a sociological experiment where subjects are randomly assigned to treatment and control groups and only the treatment group will be sent some information regularly (for example, weekly), ...
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Can subvocalization during reading be totally done away with?

Speed Reading Tips: 5 Ways to Minimize Subvocalization suggests that " study after study shows that eliminating this habit completely is not possible." Is this true? What are some of the ...
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Why do we sometimes forget the retrospective component of a particular task?

I'm sure everyone experienced it quite a few times before. For example, sometimes when we go to the kitchen to grab something the moment we get to the kitchen you forget what you were trying to get. ...
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Is Libido More Physiological or Psycological?

I know the question "Why do people have sex?" is extremely complicated, but -- on a high level -- is the desire for a high-quality mate the primary instigator of physical attraction, or is ...
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What is the neurotransmitter of retinal ganglion cells and relay neurons in the LGN?

What is the neurotransmitter of retinal ganglion cells and relay neurons in the LGN? Are they Merely excitatory or inhibitory? Inputs from LGN to the primary visual cortex are just excitatory or they ...
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Is it true that mirror neurons can make a man with an amputated arm feel sensation just by looking at someone else's arm, like Ramachandran said?

In this Ted Talk Ramachandran sais that mirror neurons can make a person with an amputated arm feel sensation, is it true? And if so, why doesn't the brain feel a sensation by looking at someone else'...
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What is the neuroscience behind copying dialect?

So everybody raised in the same area speaks with the same dialect, why is it so? What is the neuroscience behind this phenomenon?
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Is suicide an evolved trait consistent with Hamilton's rule?

In wild turkeys, male turkeys that are related to eachother will band together to form groups where only one male in the group will reproduce and the others will simply exist to help the dominant male....
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Resources on Fraternity Group Dynamics

Are there popular resources that discuss group dynamics in a fraternity? I'm especially looking for the common concepts and viewpoints (e.g. power, status, camaraderie, loyalty, initiation) and ...
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Is pleasure synonymous to positive reinforcement?

I'm thinking about what pleasure is from the perspective of the integrated information theory of consciousness. As I understand it, according to the appraisal theory of emotions, the orientation on ...
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What do we know about actual limits of wire heading in humans?

Reward hacking, or wireheading, is a recurring theme in the Reinforcement Learning and Artificial General Intelligence literature, where an agent learn to exploit the system to maximise reward. What ...
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Calibrate noise dependent on the membrane potential

I would like to introduce current noise into the Hodgkin Huxley model to better represent the natural firing behavior of neurons - now I know that there are several approaches, but I would like to ...
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Is there a general order in which mental health issues are addressed in patients that can't specify which issue is most important to them?

Assume the patient is of average intelligence, high-functioning and not an immediate danger to themself or others but shows symptoms compatible with multiple diagnoses suggesting multiple contrasting ...
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What branch of psychology deals with the Framing Effect?

What branch of psychology deals with the framing effect (Tversky and Kahneman, 1981)? Any notable related literature? Tversky, A., & Kahneman, D. (1981). The Framing of Decisions and the ...
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A random optical illusion

Does anybody see the green ball in this picture shrinking? I have asked my friends and they have all said yes. I also saw the green ball seemingly decreasing in size when I first saw it. My only guess ...
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Cognitive dimensions of sound perception and “tonal space”

I was wondering if there is something similar HSV color-space for representing tonal perception. Also, I'm not sure about which are the psychological dimensions of sound perception. I believe that &...
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Is there a Brain Mechanism for Reluctance of Studying?

For example, it could be the case that a person has less Acetylcholine, a key hormone that enables/helps to establish connection between neurons, so, the person has to go through more hardship to ...
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IQ-EQ oscillation

I know a guy who was very smart in school and university and had a high IQ. For example, in middle school he used to read high school science and math books like they're nothing but he had low EQ and ...
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Term for the implication of the existence of additional entities?

I am looking for the name and description of some psychological process I've observed - having two steps assuming the implication of third. For example - when I sometimes think "A is better then ...
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How to view or download an open access article from ARVO journals?

I would like to read or download this ARVO Journal's article, but I just cannot find any button on the website with this functionality: https://jov.arvojournals.org/article.aspx?articleid=2139676 I ...
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Why does exercise increase mental resilience?

Recently a study demonstrated evidence to support the hypothesis that exercise improves mental resilience and that this increased resilience seems to be related to "increased galanin levels in ...
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What sort of therapy could help a person become more extraverted?

Is there any therapy that is considered effective for changing a person's personality from introversion toward extraversion in the absence of any specific diagnosable disorder? I am able to find many ...
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When talking about painful events in their lives, why do most people smile?

I watched this video recently, and a common reaction in almost all of the strangers was that they were smiling, while talking about the most painful things they were told in their lives. My question ...
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Does the functionalism view of sociology assume that institutions are intentionally designed to serve their functions?

From my limited knowledge, the structural-functional view focuses on the functions of different institutions. However, that doesn't state what created these institutions in the first place. Even if ...
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Are there cases of drug addict that “forget” their addiction after some brain damages?

I'm interested in what I naively call "memory of addiction" - i.e. the brain restructuration that drugs addicts have and which causes the addict to need more and more to be satisfied. Then, ...
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Location of inner child at psychological defence mechanisms

I have asked before that is inner child a scientific term and find out it could be more pseudoscience. But now I like to know what is the inner child place in the psychological defence mechanisms , ...
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How many participants are needed for online reaction time studies?

I am a Master's student focusing on psycholinguistics and I am preparing for my thesis. What I will be looking at are register effects and for that I will be conducting 2 online experiments using Ibex ...

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