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Does the informational content of the mind determine its structure?

I have been thinking for several years that maybe the mind could be described as a space, in the mathematical sense, of information and that similarly to the relativistic case of the spacetime whose ...
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Does the basic theory of mind imply that computers can have cosciousness?

If the basic theory of mind and any other theory asserting that mind is no different entity of the brain but an emergent one is true, then can it be concluded that computers and any other information ...
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Why do people who stutter have less difficulty singing than speaking?

From what I have read, stutterers tend to have much less trouble singing than speaking. Do we know why this is the case?
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How to assess a comorbidity?

By what criteria can a comorbidity be determined in a diagnosis? Is it pretty much educated guess-work? I'm casually studying the DSM-5... by what standards can one be confident that a disorder is ...
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Do Humans Have a Biological Need for Hierarchies?

If I understand correctly, Jordan Peterson argues in 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos that hierarchy is natural and humans tend to form hierarchies. Are there any studies to confirm or infirm ...
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Few questions on an aspect of the mind-body problem: [closed]

The quality of relation between mind and body was and still is of a great difficulty. There many axioms proposed but none could prove any of them. however, it is really difficult for one human to deny ...
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Causes and effects of children calling parents by names (not “mom” and “dad”)

There are some psychologists, that say that if children call their parents by names - it is a sign of certain issues in their development (not identifying parents as parental figures, and maybe ...
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Special treatment of youngest member of a group

In the German language, there is a term for the youngest member of a family: "Nesthäkchen". Unfortunately, on Wikipedia I can't find any more details - only the book/film with the same title has a ...
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Does an bilingual who did not learn the native language concretely, but still had to learn a new language have a high probability of being a schizo? [closed]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEnklxGAmak&list=PL848F2368C90DDC3D&index=24 31:07 Traits that describe schizophrenia may have sounds more like an ESL student trying to learn a new language. ...
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Why do I increasingly feel as if the people “helping” others online are neither equipped to, nor interested in, actually helping? [closed]

You wouldn't believe how many hours of my life I've wasted just reading endless dead-end, circle-reasoning, nonsense threads on Microsoft "Support" forums, frequently found in search results, yet not ...
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Why do I constantly hear things like “at this age, you do this”, and “at that age, you do that”? [closed]

All my life, I've heard this said by countless people, so many times that it appears to me to be some kind of "universal truth" to everyone other than myself. "When you are young and this and that ...
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How many different synapses can an axon form? How do they differ?

I should say as a premise that I am an amateur student of neuroscience and as such I apologize if my question is too simple or inappropriate. It is estimated that the in the human brain there are ...
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Paying attention: are we free to do so?

I got confused a bit after watching these two short videos: 1, 2 . In first one it seems author suggests that: we aren't in much control on what to pay attention to? Did I get it correctly? Or maybe ...
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Are brain waves electromagnetic waves?

Depending upon its activity, the brain emits waves, which represent the summation of individual neurons firing. Are these waves electromagnetic waves?
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Why some people can't see color in memory or dreams

Some of my friends told me they never see color in memory or dreams, is this some kind of symptom? Does it have a name in psychology? I did some search on internet, but seems most pages did not ...
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What challenges the ideasthesia balance theory has to answer?

Ideasthesia "can be defined as a phenomenon in which activation of concepts produces phenomenal experience". The examples vary from the Kiki/Bouba phenomenon applied to (possibly) everyone to actually ...
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List of research paper meta information sites

Note: So-called "big-list" questions are occasionally tolerated here; I'm hoping this one will pass muster. I'm looking to compile a list of existing post-publication meta-sites. These would be ...
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Are there contemporary buildings that have been designed based on colour psychology?

I am writing my thesis on how environmental psychology has influenced architecture and i am focusing on colour. I am looking for buildings that have been designed based on how colour affects the human ...
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Does putting something on a scale of left-to-right bias people in one direction?

I'd like to know what research has found about whether talking about politics on a scale of left to right biases people in any way. Perhaps to answer questions such as if the scale were to be inverted,...
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How does psychiatry judge suicide by military and political leaders?

Peru's ex-president Garcia's suicide to avoid arrest reminded me of general officers and politicians who, although wicked, were foxy but rational. They ought've been punished, but they cunningly ...
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The clock stop when switching focus

I have notice that when I switch my focus from existing task to a clock (both digital, which shows numbers, and mechanical, which shows arms), the time on the clock seem to stop ticking for a brief ...
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What is the most robust method for peer grading?

I intend to provide a group task for 30 people, split into 5 or 6 groups. Ultimately, I want them to assess which group delivered the best result (after presenting results in front of other groups) ...
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Detailed schedule of World Memory Championship 2019

I would like to get the detailed schedule of the World Memory Championship 2019 event. I am interested particularly at what date/time a player has participated. I don't find that information in the ...
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Is semantic satiation a sub-phenomenon of a broader cognitive process?

If not, are there other similar non-semantic phenomena? I am particularly curious about emotional cognition, although echoic or occipital activity would also be quite interesting. My conclusion ...
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Please source a magazine available in Canada in 2019, on the science of ethics?

My grandparents riffled through an magazine published in English that canvassed the science of ethics at a Loblaws supermarket in Toronto, Canada, in summer 2019. They thought it was Scientific ...
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Is this obsessive behaviour? [closed]

I have a questions regarding a specific kind of emotion related behaviour and what it is, obsessive behaviour or something else, maybe just a spleen. Whenever Iam exicted or in thrill of anticipation ...
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What is the definition of a “connection” in the context of “understanding” or “connecting concepts”? [closed]

What is the definition of a connection, in the process of understanding? I came across this Quora question that was answered by Tony Reno : As someone with a high IQ, what are some connections that ...
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What fraction of the population has secure attachment style?

Attachment theory suggests that we divide attachment styles into secure attachment style vs insecure attachment styles. What fraction of the population would be classified as having a secure ...
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Why are we humans fond of the night sky? [duplicate]

If I'm not mistaken, there is not evolutionary reason as to why we humans enjoy the night sky, if so, then what is the reason that we are fond of the night sky?
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Do new thoughts raise from previous thoughts? [closed]

are new thoughts "generated" from previous thoughts? is it possible to remember something, or to think of something, that is completely unrelated to what we were previously thinking?
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How are role and behaviour connected? [closed]

Let us look at definitions first. A role (also rôle or social role) is a set of connected behaviors, rights, obligations, beliefs, and norms as conceptualized by people in a social situation. It ...
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Writing upside down [closed]

I was on my 6th grade when I started writing upside-down. Why is that? Now I am on my 12th grade and I still write upside-down. I can also write on a normal way but I love writing upside-down. I am a ...
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Why are we generating wrong ideas in the first place?

In CBT they tell you to challenge automatic thoughts. So say someone doesn't say hello to you, then you think he doesn't like me. CBT says to challenge this and maybe you realize that he didn't see ...
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Number of core feelings?

In Emotional Intelligence 2.0 it is stated: We have so many words to describe the feelings that surface in life, yet all emotions are derivations of five core feelings: happiness, sadness, ...
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Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and Social-dominance orientation (SDO) in the World Values Survey

Right-wing authoritarianism (RWA) and Social-dominance orientation (SDO) are two measures often used in (social) psychology studies on political orientation, see e.g. a meta-analysis of Sibley and ...
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Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?

Everybody dreams, and I'm trying to understand if there is a cause and effect relationship between ability to dream and recall dreams and creativity as an adult. I would define the kind of ...
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Does human psychology has a theory about most people only sees what they want to see? [duplicate]

The movie The Sixth Sense had perhaps one big theme: dead people only see what they want to see. But it does seem that can be more general: do living people actually do that too? This led to the ...
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Mental stress inducing task

Mental arithmetic stress test is used widely to induce mental stress in laboratories. Can this test induce stress to those who are really good at mental calculation or enjoy mental math?
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Does speaking to self, use different area of brain as opposed to speaking to a person? [duplicate]

When speaking without the intent of communicating, but just to ones self or reading to ones self. Does this use a different area of the brain as opposed to speaking to a person, or even a device such ...
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Why do our brains act in such a evil way sometimes that hurts other people?

I have seen some real evil acts. And I almost lost confidence in humanity. Why do we become so evil sometimes that hurts other people? I guess everybody knows the Renaissance novel Les Miserables by ...
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Why can't we remember being babies?

I once watched a YouTube video explaining that it was because it was an evolutionary disadvantage to remember it better because you might do something like electrocute yourself with an electrical ...
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From an evolutionary perspective, why do humans grieve?

I've been trying to understand why humans grief. I read a few articles and come to this conclusion (which I want to check with experts): being separated creates bad feelings because, being ...
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How does our brain sense the passage of time?

How does our brain sense the passage of time? What is the mechanism? I am not asking here about memory. I have searched about it on the internet. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/your-brain-...
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Why do usually economic people spend so much on entertainment? [closed]

As an example, someone might look at a T-shirt which costs £20 which might be part of their wardrobe for several years. And they might think, well that's a bit steep. But, conversely they might go ...
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Best/Low Budget Electrocardiogram For a Study

I am conducting a study. I need a low budget (within 70$) ECG that 1. monitors 2. records heartbeats and most importantly I want to be able to 3. export recorded data statistical analysis in SPSS. I ...
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why we failed to convince our own mind by reasoning and rational arguments over mental illness like depression, anxiety, phobia?

For example, one of my friend has fear of heights, even if there is a strong glass window and no reason for him to fall off. He is even aware and admits his fear is irrational. Many may say it’s in ...
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Research correlating stress/boredom with eating/comfort-seeking?

Imagine a few common stressful situations that we all go through: Being struck in traffic Having to wait for a bus, train... Going through security/immigration control at an airport Purely an ...
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Do animals have a critical period for language similar to humans?

I have wondered this question for awhile, and I thought it would be appropriate to ask on here. Particularly, is there any evidence showing that animals exposed to human language during their ...
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Research on using kinesthetic sense to guide cognitive visual model?

Has there been any research on how our sense of where our limbs are relatively to our body informs our spatial reasoning? For example, I think people might be more successful at hitting a nail with a ...
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Is what psychologists define as subconsciousness proven in neuroscience and can the psychological subconsciousness be visualized by neuroscientists?

We read phrases like The subconsciousness makes up 90% of our brain. The subconsciousness makes up 95% of our brain. The subconsciousness can be influenced by hypnosis. I have yet to see a study in ...

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