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How to become a philosophical zombie? [closed]

I was wondering if the following mental state was possible and if so, if it was documented. The concept would be not to be conscious for a while, to be in some way in automatic mode. And because of ...
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Research or studies on rapid skill acquisition?

Are there anything studies or research in psychology and neuroscience currently on the rapid acquisition of skills to an expert level?
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Importance of memory on learning?

I've been studying into the important of memory and learning. I think it's undeniable that part of learning is requiring the retrieval of information at the relevant times, but the counter argument I'...
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Delay time of Transmitting the information from one neuron to another

Inside the brain the electrical signals are transmitted from one neuron to another by using special chemicals, called "neurotransmitters" from the axon terminals. Can anyone could help me out to ...
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An example from Health Psychology

Is bolded "less" right? Shouldn't it be more? Now, let's suppose we did our cross-sectional study and found that the cholesterol content of adults' diets decreased with age. We would then like to ...
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Has sharing non peer reviewed sources decreased or increased beliefs in pseudoscience?

I haven't found a detailed study of this, but here would be an example. If people shared a site that talked about the dangers of global warming, but wasn't peer reviewed, does this increase awareness, ...
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How do I handle contradicting study results?

A foundation of my psychological work is the body. Simply put, I work on a big part with embodiment to diagnose, as well as to intervene and to integrate. One illustration, or rather one important ...
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How to deal with APA in-text citations in long texts?

In APA referencing style, the first in-text citation of a work by three to five authors must include all the authors, while the subsequent citations should only mention the first author followed by ...
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How do you refer to something in APA-style that is not submitted to be published?

I'm writing a paper in APA-style. At the end of it, I have my references. There is this one paper (actually an internship report) that I refer to, but it hasn't been submitted for publication. How ...
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Do we still not know whether violent video games negatively affect players?

As per the answer to the 2018 question on this site about the same topic, we did not know whether there was a causal link between exposure to violent video games and aggressive behavior because the ...
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CBT approach and why we generate unrealistic thoughts

On reading about Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) I encounter But, if you feel sad after a friend cancels your lunch plans and you begin to think there’s obviously something seriously wrong ...
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I can't understand the comparison made by Kahneman [closed]

The chapter "Risk Policies", in Kahneman's "Thinking, Fast and Slow", opens with this example, which makes vivid the pitfalls of relying on our intuitions in choosing between bets: Imagine that you ...
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What are the major changes in the APA Publication Manual from 5th to 6th editions?

A lot of journals use APA style for journal article submissions. In 2009 APA released the 6th edition with several changes to the 5th edition. What's a good summary of the important changes in the ...
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How to report an F statistic in APA style?

How do you report F statistics in APA format? I am working on PHD and am not certain that I am reporting the F statistics in the proper manner. I have been reporting it as F (_,_). The second space I ...
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What are current neuronal explanations and models of 'consciousness'?

I would like to understand more about consciousness from a neuroscientific perspective. I have a limited understanding of it in the philosophical/psychological sense through lectures. Although it is ...
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Why can't we learn what we don't like?

The school system as we know it, is & has been shaping students to fit the system which they live in and throughout this process, the students are forced to learn(mostly memorize) subjects which ...
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How can fear be a positive emotion?

Fear is something we all feel, and we typically experience it as negative. It seems difficult to treat it as a positive emotion or find any satisfaction in overcoming it. So my question is: Can ...
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How are the scores of the AIQ-IV interpreted?

I found this pdf of the Aspects of Identity Questionnaire-IV which mentions the scoring for the dimensions of the scale. I am unsure as to what the scores mean once they've been totalled. Is this ...
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Psychological name of underground communication in dialogue based on respect and scientific references

I am familiar with some of Jung theories like collective unconscious, shadows, synchronicity and some theories of freud like the inner child and become more sencetive about my around connections and ...
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What is the relationship between mathematical ability and autism?

There have been studies [1],[2] investigating the relationship between autism spectrum conditions (ASCs) and mathematical or scientific ability. In the first study, Baron-Cohen et al (2007) examined ...
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Differences in reaction time onsets of vocal and manual responses

I'm currently working on a study and incidentally found that reaction timings were slower for vocal responses compared to manual responses (i.e. 600ms for the manual response vs. 700ms for the vocal ...
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Strange question in a job-interview

I would like to ask you the reasoning behind a question they asked me during a job interview (with a psychologist) a few years ago. He basically handed me a bunch of colored cards (fifteen at least), ...
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How many axons and dendrites are entering and exiting human male internal urethral sphincter?

As I know, this information is not available yet. If indeed it is not available, this question may wait for future answers. I have known out that some parts of human connectome are already mapped, so ...
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Matrix of commonalities for BPD and Narcissistic personality

OK so it seems to me that Borderline and Narcissistic personalities have some things in common. I mean in terms of a checklist. Perhaps something that could be compared in a table, or maybe if not to ...
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What effects does multitasking have on comprehension and memory of audiobooks/speech?

I've heard around that our comprehension of audiobooks versus read books is roughly on the same level (the processes aren't really all that different, usually when we read we vocalize the words in our ...
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Is the “Spend it All” psychology a known traits of human?

Whenever I have a paycheck or when I have a \$0 balance of a credit card with $8000 of limit, I found myself wanting to "spend some" or even "spend it all". With the paycheck, at least it is better ...
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Auditory Processing Speed

Why do I find myself lost when; for example, Sheldon (from the Big Bang Theory) talks fast about complex physics. I try to comprehend what he's saying but I guess my brain isn't fast enough. Also is ...
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Waffles or Pancakes?

if this is not the right place of my question please let me know , I remove or move my question into another stack. I'm a software engineer and in one of my interviews they asked me this question : ...
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Did research in psychology lead to any useful technology?

Research in physics allowed us to build bridges, computers, put people in space. Research in chemistry led to the discovery of all sorts of new materials which we use everyday. Research in biology led ...
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Neurostimulation DBS-ECoG

How many cortical and subcortical areas can be stimulated during one operation, using Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) and ECoG (Electrocorticogram)? I understand it depends on the disorder and the ...
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Reading list for character defects

Could you recommend books/articles about character defects (e.g. envy, laziness, hate, etc.). I am particularly interested in: A comprehensive list of character defects Description of possible ...
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Are people better at interpreting CNF or DNF?

We have a development in our application in which our users can create a report based on different parameters, say ($x_1,...,x_n$), with each $x_i$ taking values in a set $X_i$. The report can take ...
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Are there any studies regarding elderly people and learning resiliance?

On Parenting, issues regarding emotional resilience are often discussed as something of great value, a lifelong gift to give to one's child, and I cite studies and articles to help parents learn what ...
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Can Emotional Detachment Disorder lead to Sociopathy?

Both are "learned" (non-genetic) disorders with a small set of overlapping traits/symptoms, usually starting early in life. Are they connected in any way?
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Why do people press elevator call buttons repeatedly?

Many people, particularly those in a rush, keep on pressing the elevator call button despite the light clearly indicating that it was previously pressed, and the knowledge that such action will have ...
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Memory Retention : isolated information vs emphasized information in a heap

I have observed that when learning new words (vocabulary building), if we are presented with, say, 5 new words in these 2 manners: only 5 words presented in isolation 40 words presented, with 5 words ...
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Perception Cardinality

While reading a science fiction book, Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer, I came across the following lines: “Well, if I showed you one object - one rock, say - you would not have to count it. You ...
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Analyze a IPIP Survey with semantic differential and a spider web modal

I conducted an IPIP survey with 20 groups of 100 participants. Now I have to analyze the survey. The website https://ipip.ori.org/newScoringInstructions.htm says: Once numbers are assigned for all ...
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Is serotonin syndrome something we can predict before it happens? [closed]

I’m taking currently two antidepressants. Will adding a third or fourth antidepressant to my treatment plan cause serotonin syndrome?
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Have the core CBT “Thinking Errors” been found to NOT be effective in evidence-based clinical practice?

This is his chart of the ten "thinking errors." It's taken from The Feeling Good Handbook. Table 3–1. Definitions of Cognitive Distortions ALL-OR-NOTHING THINKING: You see things in black-and-...
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Handedness bias in Raven's Matrices

A few years ago I tried a Raven's Matrices IQ test on the Internet. In every test the bottom right element had to be deduced and this could always be done by scanning the first two rows to determine ...
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Are psychopaths capable of counterfactual thinking?

Psychopaths are commonly known to have a decreased ability to plan, which lead me to research counterfactual thinking. I believe that psychopaths are impaired in their ability to think ...
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Becoming an expert with accumulative hours of practice much less than the average expert?

Anders Ericsson's work is famous for creating the idea of "deliberate practice" and its creation of experts, but Anders also talks about how long hours are inevitable in becoming an expert. Let's ...
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Choice of Occupation and Negative Childhood Experiences

Is there any evidence to suggest that individuals that were bullied in school as children select occupations that are a means of making people obligated to respect them? For example people that join ...
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How do I make the difference between defensive denial and it being true?

A person, who tries to hide something from himself due to him not being able to cope with that thing, will try to deny it. This is what is called defensive denial. For example, if I say to myself I ...
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Does sexual orientation influence gender bias?

Let's take three people: Alice, Bob, and Carol. Suppose Alice is heterosexual. That should imply that Alice finds Bob attractive at some level, but not Carol. Does this mean Alice is more likely to be ...
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Are there advantages of psychopathic traits?

After watching a fairly engaging 2016 TEDx talk titled "Psychopaths and three reasons why we need them" I was hoping to read more systematic/traditional research output from its author, Armon Tamatea. ...
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Decussation of Cranial Nerves

Which cranial nerves decussate apart from the few nerve fibers of the optic nerve that do and how to easilly remember the cranial nerves that do? Here is a paper for the Trochlear Nerve But I have ...
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Does mindful meditation inhibit diffuse thinking (aka default mode network), creativity and make studying less effective?

Barbara Oakley's "Learning how to Learn" and "Mindshift" courses claim that having some break time in which diffuse mode thinking (afaik it's the same as default mode network) is active between study ...
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What happens neurologically and chemically when an individual is confused?

For example, trying to understand a mathematical problem and its solution, or abstract reasoning, but in the process get lost even have no clear idea of what part is 'not understood'

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