# All Questions

6,801 questions
Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
0answers
18 views

### What mental health corpuses exist for natural language processing research?

Is there a corpus (a labeled collection of documents) for the forms used in various psychiatric tests (Beck Depression Inventory, Addiction Severity Index, PTSD Checklist, etc) and their item-level ...
1answer
25 views

### Is it possible that listening same music with your partner can synchronize emotionally?

Music forces us to feel emotions. Some music calms us, some music give us energy. What emotions music makes us feel can be different in each person but generally gives same emotions to us. We have ...
0answers
47 views

### How stressful was life when we lived in small tribes, in comparison to today?

When comparing the stress level of today's life to earlier times, intuition may say: The world is so much more complex today, of course, it's more stressful now. But there is certainly a bias in the ...
1answer
19 views

### Could a psychiatrist have their license revoked for using a new type therapy procedure on patients?

I'm a writer and, in this story I'm currently writing, a psychiatrist researches a new therapy method before finally testing it on his patients. My plan, however, was to eventually have his license ...
0answers
15 views

### What is dissociative identity disorder

The illness is accompanied by memory gaps beyond what would be explained by ordinary forgetfulness. ... DID symptoms include "the presence of two or more distinct personality states" ...
0answers
10 views

### How do I complete and report a Generalised Linear Mixed model from SPSS into APA?

I'm trying to learn how to do GLMM for my phd in psychology. I was intending to do a mixed model ANOVA, but the GLMM allows me to consider more variables simultaneously and so I have decided to go ...
1answer
148 views

### Does this recent twin study contradict Anders Erricson's view on the hereditary basis of talent?

The Swedish Psychologist K. Anders Ericsson has published many reports stating that talent is "made and not born". In his book 'The Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance', he has ...
3answers
2k views

### Is back-prop biologically plausible?

One of the common criticisms of Deep Learning is it's training algorithms, back-propagation of error (back-prop), has no biologically plausible implementation, despite evidence of something like it ...
2answers
3k views

### What is the most comprehensive system of describing human emotions or states of mind?

Reading about the human mind, I sometimes come across attempts to classify human emotions using various scales. The one that comes to mind most often is the 6 scale circle model shown below. Is ...
1answer
38 views

### Is there an analog to the five factor model for emotion?

To the best of my understanding, the five factor model of personality comes from a factor analysis on a large list of adjectives that can be used to describe an individual's personality. It is ...
0answers
13 views

### How to add fixation cross on grey screen using psychopy? [closed]

I want to insert the placeholders "welcome text", "instruction text", "fixation cross" and "thank you text" on the grey screen. The black fixation cross appears in the middle of the screen for a ...
0answers
121 views

### Does male preference for feminine women faces vary with bisexual orientantion and/or (BDSM) submisiveness?

I found some papers on the variance of male preference for "feminine" women faces: "Men report stronger attraction to femininity in women's faces when their testosterone levels are high" "Men’s ...
2answers
766 views

### Can I still get involved in psychology/neuroscience with a computer science degree from several years ago? [closed]

In the three years since getting my B.S. in Computer Science I have become more interested in biology again (my original major) and also in psychology and neuroscience. My current job -- which is more ...
1answer
22 views

### Aesthetic pleasure hormone or neurotransmitter

When a human watched a beautiful painting, a beautiful animation, sees a beautiful nature scene what hormone or neurotransmitter is produced in the organism that he feels the aesthetic pleasure? ...
2answers
22 views

### teenage anxiety around being seen by others

I kind of remember seeing this in a documentary. Teenage brains are more susceptible to anxiety when in front of others. They have the urge to blend in and are afraid to be observed by others. What is ...
1answer
50 views

### What became of the CAM-Brain project in Kyoto?

In The Age of Spiritual Machines, Ray Kurzweil mentioned a project at the Advanced Telecommunications Research Lab in Kyoto that was building a brain with a billion artificial neurons. He said that ...
0answers
15 views

### What effect does the size of the soma have on firing characteristics?

For example, cells in layer 5 of the neocortex have a larger soma than do other layers. I'm wondering what the functional difference is between smaller and larger soma. On one hand, I can imagine that ...
1answer
8 views

### What statistical tests should be performed to test effect of trials on response times where each subject has different number of data-points?

I am running a behavioral experiment where a number of subjects (=20 in my case) perform a simple cognitive task. The experiment consists of a fixed number of trials (say, 40 in my case). During each ...
2answers
2k views

### What is the effect of Binaural Beats on an Autistic brain?

I understand a fare bit about autism, and Binaural Beats. Autism is the result of synaptic pathways becoming malformed during the fetal stage of pregnancy. A Binaural Beat is a collection of two ...
1answer
29 views

### Calculating Significantly Above Chance for 3-AFC Test

I am trying to figure out which participants who took a 18-item multiple choice test scored significantly above chance. Each item has 3 choices, so the probability of getting each question correct is ...
1answer
33 views

### Question about the role of the sensory receptors compared to the sensory cortoces

I have two questions regarding the fact that each sensory receptor has its specific ion channels that open in response to a specific stimulus (for example, ion channel that opens when streching for ...
0answers
17 views

### What factors influence the perception of cultural superiority?

Whether or not a culture was considered superior was posited as a reason some empires endured. In the book the grand chessboard, "Rome’s imperial power, however, was also derived from an important ...
0answers
9 views

### When human interpret a sentence, does syntactic analysis take place before any semantic analysis?

When interpreting a sentence, does syntactic analysis take place before any semantic analysis?
1answer
37 views

### Revenge attitude: is it innate or acquired in human

I am trying to understand what is the root cause for revenge? I understand anger is caused by the gap between expectation/anticipation and the reality. But as to revenge, I am not satisfied just with ...
1answer
24 views

### Bias caused by the opinion of a famous person on matters they are not well-educated on?

What is the name of the bias caused by the fame of a person on subject matters they are not experts on? E.g: If a celebrity they like talks about climate change, people might tend to read, discuss, ...
0answers
26 views

### Is Sensation Seeking Still a Thing?

The first time I read an article, which offered me a high level basic understanding of a behavioral model called sensation seeking, changed the way I look at world since. This was the first time I'd ...
0answers
6 views

### Do I report all anatomical regions in a large significant cluster identified in functional connectivity seed-to-voxel analysis?

I am conducting a resting-state functional connectivity seed-to-voxel analysis on the 25 participants from the NYC test-retest dataset using the CONN toolbox with the Posterior Cingulate Cortex of the ...
0answers
114 views

### Is the symbolic meaning of dark/black and light/white innate in humans?

Dark/black and light/white have symbolic meanings(1, 2). Dark/black represents, among others: Grief, evil, mystery (often with hidden threats), lack of knowledge, etc. Light/white represtents, among ...
4answers
6k views

### Is it possible to increase the capacity of human brain like “Lucy”?

I saw the film "Lucy" in 2015. The film says that humans can use 100% percent of the capacity of their brains. According to my personal ideas, the capacity of the brain will changed based on the ...
0answers
20 views

### Do people visit and play at casinos and one-armed bandits (for nontrivial amounts of money) with the real expectation to win? [closed]

I've always been confused by casinos and one-armed bandits. I used to play on the latter a lot as a kid, and it was very exciting and fascinating. However, it was very trivial amounts of money, even ...
0answers
19 views

### Concept of shared experience

Michael Stevens/VSauce summarized one aspect he realized after a 3 days isolation experiment as follows: .. being able to talk to people and share my experiences - I realized how important that ...
0answers
30 views

### Is your fluid intelligence malleable in the positive side?

I was going through this and it struck me that your raw IQ reaches its peak somewhere between 18 and 21. I came across the following article which says meditation could be very helpful to boost your ...
0answers
7 views

### Offical studies/papers of relationship evaluation in mobile apps

There is this heise article https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Die-Psycho-Tricks-der-App-Entwickler-4547123.html (unfortunatley in German) talking about manipulative mechanisms in mobile apps. He is ...
1answer
31 views

### Relationships Between Specific Behavioral Characteristics Associated With Clinical Diagnosis of Narcissists & Sociopaths

In the past 3½ decades, I've discussed, read, and studied a significant number of mental health practitioner claims, random anecdotal experiences, and clinical study abstract summaries & reports ...
0answers
46 views

### Is it normal to seek revenge when there's no rational benefit of it?

My understanding of the psychology of revenge has always been very simple: if you are wronged and do nothing about it, the perpetrator and everyone else who learns about that may get tempted to wrong ...
1answer
8k views

### Why didn't the Left Twix/Right Twix ad campaign take off?

This is intended to be a psychology question about human decision making and behavior as concerns advertising. As this is only my second ever question on Cognitive Sciences SE, please advise as to any ...
1answer
29 views

### Postgraduate level books on personality psychology

I have an undergraduate degree in psychology and I'm currently pursuing a master's degree in a different field. However, I am still interested in many aspects of psychology, including personality ...
0answers
22 views

### How can we make the most of a cramming session?

While spaced repetition would be ideal, if we are forced into a situation requiring cramming, how can we maximize the short term benefit? Consider a hypothetical scenario: I am locked in an isolated ...
2answers
24 views

### Why does the Elaboration Likelihood Model not account for truthfulness of the message?

This is a sample problem with the answer I am stuck on: Question: According to the elaboration likelihood model, which of the following does NOT predict whether a message will be persuasive? A....
1answer
27 views

### Equivalent Circuit of cell membrane potential

From chapter $7$ of Kandel et all's Principles of Neural Science:, Go to page 12, Box 7-2 (particular image attached below) The author claims that $$V_m = E_{Na} + I_{Na} / g_{Na}$$ on one side of ...
0answers
12 views

### Dialectical Behavior Therapy's Biosocial Theory - Social Environment Validates Patients' Maladaptive Behavior - As Defined By Who/What?

In Wikipedia's article about DBT, in the overview section it says: In DBT's biosocial theory of BPD, clients have a biological predisposition for emotional dysregulation, and their social ...
0answers
26 views

### How a signal is generated by the brain when we want to move a body [duplicate]

I've read tons of articles about how moving our bodies is going on. BUT I've found some part of topic just IGNORED. ALL authors just pass the part "our brain generates the signal". I have been trying ...
0answers
25 views

### If everything that I do gets represented statistically, then would my non biological version be considered real or artificial? [closed]

That is if my entire brain gets modeled both atom by atom and functionally in a virtual environment, then would my replica be considered artificial?
0answers
27 views

### What stimulates ion channels to open in neurons [closed]

I've learned about how neuron impulse emerges. Okay, it can be done by crossing NA+ and K+, which makes neuron inside to be positive. But, as a human I can concentrate on different things: learning, ...
0answers
10 views

### Which text by Lacan states this?

I remember reading a text written by Jacques Lacan, stating that if an object suffers a change (however small) in a person's view, his unconscious enters an unsafe state. Does anybody know the ...
0answers
8 views

### Any good research on observer effect and personality tests?

I'm looking for some research on how / whether the 'observer effect' and 'observer bias' affects personality questionnaires. I recently completed the 16Personalities test, a series of questions that ...
1answer
115 views

### Probiotics and Mental Health

While trying to find research articles within the realm of Psychosynthesis, I have been looking at the "collective unconscious" Image Source: Wikipedia Commons - (CC BY-SA 3.0) Lower Unconscious ...
0answers
22 views

### Why is self-deception necessary to better deceive others?

Robert Trivers argues that we deceive ourselves in order to better deceive others, in part because self-deception can reduce unconscious body signals of lying (von Hippel & Trivers, 2011). On ...
0answers
65 views

### Any conclusive statement on the controversial book The Bell Curve

The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life, an empirical study arguing for IQ correlations with success, genes and race apparently sparked a big controversy in the US since 1992 ...
1answer
59 views

### What evidences this technique of visualizing different color words in sequence, to help you sleep?

What's this technique called? Any evidence? I'll make it easier. Visualize the word Red. In big red letters. Examine your creation but don't judge harshly. After a few seconds, switch to the word ...

15 30 50 per page