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How many synapses are there in a typical efferent somatic nervous pathway?

In Wikipedia page, it explains: The basic route of nerve signals within the efferent somatic nervous system involves a sequence that begins in the upper cell bodies of motor neurons (upper motor ...
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How to conduct linear detranding via FSL or fmriprep?

I'm using fmriprep and FSL for processioning and first-level analysis of fMRI data. I want to conduct a linear-detrending via those tools. Would appreciate a kind guiding regarding the how to do it ...
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Ways to treat disorganized thinking, other than pharmacotherapy

Disorganized thinking is a cognitive deficit symptomatic of thought disorders such as schizophrenia. This affects your ability to process and connect thoughts and ideas, rendering them disorganized, ...
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Are there cognitive deficits or abilities that are linked specifically to the articulatory loop part of the phonological loop?

The phonological loop (or "articulatory loop") as a whole deals with sound or phonological information. It consists of two parts: a short-term phonological store with auditory memory traces that ...
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Hobbies / interests correlated with Big 5 scores?

Are there any established treatments (I'm going to leave the exact terms a little bit vague because my understanding is vague) of which hobbies and interests are most likely to be attractive to ...
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Is there a protocol to cluster observed behaviour data? [closed]

I have observed a number of users in 3 public parks during the course of 2 months and have identified 60 different types of uses. I can't find a protocol to classify similar uses (not users) into ...
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What is the difference in meaning between introversion and at least some of the autism spectrum

"Introversion" as I've encountered it is at one end of a polarity in both Jungian preferences and the Big 5. It is at least in theory not seen as intrinsically pathological by psychologists, though it ...
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Is there a name for arguing with other people in one's mind?

Is there a name for the phenomenon of arguing with other people in one's mind? I don't mean simply replaying memories of arguments (or modifications thereof), although that may fall under this too but ...
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Does fidgeting (clicking) help more than squeezing for anxiety relief?

My current master's research focuses on creating an interactive game to aid with anxiety management.   I have developed an initial prototype as part of my honours capstone project. This game ...
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Relationship between cognitive load and self-indulgent behavior in simple task completion

Background A subject in an office-building setting is asked to memorize a list of numbers and to write them down on a whiteboard in another room on the opposite side of the building. The subject ...
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Are our human brains programmed as materialistic as one can be?

First of all, not all human beings are materialistic. I strongly believe that. We tend to not be happy with what we have but what we want. We desire for more. There is a saying that says that the ...
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Does the way you perceive something for the first time have a big influence on future perceptions of similar stimuli?

You find yourself in a certain situation A. You perceive the situation: perceive objects, actions of people involved...You develop an opinion on the situation, and it was the first time you perceived ...
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What are the neurological differences between varying types of love?

It stands to reason that the biochemical cascade involved when a person experiences love, gives a feeling of well-being and drive. Studies in neuroscience have involved chemicals that are present ...
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What studies have been done in the areas of emotional hypersensitivity and over-offendedness?

It seems that emotional hypersensitivity and over-offendedness is on the rise. I've been trying to read up on it but it's hard to find scientifically backed material. The website "Exploring your mind"...
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Does this rdists package provide actual (predicted) response time for each observation?

With the help of other packages, I've estimated Drift Diffusion model parameters of my data. Now, I want to estimate the predicted (or actual) response times for each observation with the help of ...
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Did McClelland ever mentioned about two aditional needs in motivation?

I've been getting classes on psychology of the motivation and my intructor mentioned about McClelland's theory of needs. Although the wiki entry on the subject is somewhat clear about it. It doesn't ...
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Why was Synesthesia ignored by psychology researchers for about 100 years?

I have music to shape and color synesthesia. From Wikipedia, I gather that from about 1900 to 2000 psychology research did not see synesthesia as worth studying: Due to the difficulties in ...
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What type of statistics test would I run for 2 different treatments assessed using 5 measurements at 4 different time points?

I have a study in which there are 2 groups: control vs drug. All individuals were assessed at 4 different developmental time points and I ran 5 tests at each time point. My goal is to see how the drug ...
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Administrating a norm-referenced test to someone with bad command of the language

Context We regularly administer tests in Greek that have (almost always) been developed in English and then translated by a corresponding Greek group and the norms re-calibrated. We found that the ...
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How can we get rid of the problems of misconception, assumption, and expectation?

I watched a TedX Talk that called "The Surprising Secret of Solving Problems Quickly" by Collins Key, about 3 problems that most greatly hinder our ability to solve intriguing problems. These 3 ...
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Common latent feature among all “memory techniques”

So I've been delving into "memory techniques" and people who compete in memory competitions(memorizing and reciting a poem in a small amount of time, memorizing a deck of cards, memorizing pi, etc). I'...
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Similiarity in psychological reactions among humans [closed]

Is it true that humans largely have the same psychological reactions when put in the same situations? Do reactions differ in relation to genetic differences, and if so how much? What sort of research ...
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Multistable perception with three possibilities

I know that multistable perception refers to the phenomenon that occurs when we look at an ambiguous image like a Necker Cube or some sort of positive/negative space art, and we can’t perceive both ...
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Can you really have “excessive empathy”?

This question arose out of the question Excessive empathy, social cues and adaptive behavior evaluation whereby excessive empathy was considered to impair interpersonal relationships. My question is ...
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Can positive punishment occur when dreaming?

If you dream of experiencing some behaviour involving positive punishment, can this behaviour reinforce itself in real life?
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Which features of concept mapping are more helpful than outlining, or vice versa? and why?

Please let us know any studies that compare features of concept mapping with outlining. Many studies have reported both outlining and concept mapping helpful for learning and assessment, but they ...
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Will acquiring a second language improves the person's general intelligence and reading?

According to this information will acquiring a second language improves the person's general intelligence and reading, even if the individual started learning and have learned it after the age of 18? ...
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Why should nodes be small in a concept map?

Cañas, A. J., Novak, J. D., & Reiska, P. (2015). How good is my concept map? Am I a good Cmapper?. Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal, 7(1), 6-19. This paper was ...
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Is depression part of who a person is? [closed]

I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder, commonly known as depression. Some days ago I had a discussion with my therapist about whether or not depression is part of the person I am. She ...
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Is it better to say “Don't forget” or “Remember” in written encouragement?

This is more of a subtlety and goes beyond general English Language & Usage and is more about the cognitive process surrounding the use of language. It seems like I heard once that, while it is ...
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Should Quality of Life-scales (QoL) be included when measuring subjective well-being (SWB)?

I am trying to figure out how subjective well-being is operationalized in relation to a systematic review. Some authors seems to include CES-D scales when reviewing well-being, categorizing it as "...
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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 ...
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Good neuroscience research blogs

In the field of AI research there are really good research blogs that regularly analyse methods and review papers. Examples that come to mind are: BAIR blog: The Berkeley AI Research blog Distill: an ...
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How do I find Computer Science-Focused Cognitive Science Labs for Research?

I'm applying for Master's in Computer Science programs with the goal of gaining research experience and moving into the field of Cognitive Science to one day get my PhD. I'm trying to find labs and ...
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Does deep, slow breathing increase mental performance?

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 said that breathing deeply and slowly increases mental performance, but I couldn't find any studies that really study the claim, and the book is a self-help book, which tend ...
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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 ...
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Does every neuron has a specific neurotransmitters for receiving and sending?

I'm new to this field so if I have basic mistakes please correct me. Iv'e read that each neuron can manufacture just 1-2 neurotransmitters, and from what I understand only these are released from his ...
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Any research on IQ (general) and coping with abstract concepts?

Is there any good research on how general IQ correlates with levels of abstractions people can easily handle? I understand, that abstractions are different, but here it's probably enough to cover ...
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Does sleep-talking typically happen during NREM or REM sleep?

I have observed some of my mother sleep-talking and have even attempted to reply / speak to her during such episodes. In my experience, I have found sleep-talking to be a part of her dream. In some ...
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Inabilty to integrate

I'm looking for a professional term that describes the problem of someone who has difficulties in fitting in / integrating in a given group, eg: a child in school. Thanks in advance!
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Decrease in d' with concurrent increase of criterion

I was reading about an experimental condition where subjects d' (sensitivity) decreases, while at the same time their criterion is increasing (a shift to the right). The authors were arguing with a ...
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What exactly happens to brain during anesthesia

While anesthesia is given to a patient what changes in the chemistry of brain happens. Which part of the brain is affected by the medicine which causes anesthetic effects. Can anesthesia be ...
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So, stress (specifically PTSD) can be caused while you're young or older. But is it less likely to go away as you get older?

I know PTSD can occur with many people. But does age influence whether or not you can get over it? For example, someone who was a vet in Vietnam compared to someone who went through a robbery as a kid....
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Purchasing and Using Encephalogram (EEG)

I am going to purchase an EEG and conduct a series of studies for my MA work. Unfortunately, I come from an undeveloped country so I never had a chance to learn how to use it. I have a few questions, ...
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What could be the cause of behavioural or personality change?

One of my close friends is having a behavioural or perosnality change. He used to be polite and civil but these days (since about 10 months) he is very aggresive and mean. He has been recently ...
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Why is taboo erotic?

It comes in many forms: exhibitionism, voyeurism, public sex, rape, incest, to name a few. Any johnny with a John Thomas and internet has noticed how prevalent the incest premise has become on porn ...
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Noise in EEG Electrodes

Hello I'm desigining a home-made EEG and I have a question about noise interference in electrodes. I understand that the noise picked up by the electrodes tends to be much larger than the neural ...
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What is the best way to overcome: Why facts don't change our minds? [duplicate]

What is the best way to overcome: Why facts don't change our minds? https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/02/27/why-facts-dont-change-our-minds I want to get climate change deniers to seriously ...
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why are all human brains so similar in brain structure, specialization of their parts and functioning?

As a result of my growing interest in neuroscience, I have begun to try and understand the functioning of the brain. However, I am always confronted by the following questions: The brain is a ...
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Is there a diagnostic term for a person who impulsively keeps secrets?

Almost like an addiction, similar to the way a pyromaniac feels about fire or burning... I don't know if there's even a word for this, seeing as it's not a common experience, but if there is, it ...

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