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What is the independent variable in this memory experiment?

I am planning the following memory experiment: Participants study a list of words, a random half of which are followed by an instruction to remember and the other half by an instruction to forget. ...
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Can a brain be modeled as a simplified interaction of different states and their triggers?

I've long been interested in the concept of "states of mind", which influence the perception of the outside world and outlook on past, present and future. They can be thought of as "colored lenses" ...
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How is memory structured (from a modeling perspective)?

My understanding is that memory is neither purely associationist (fully connected graph with weights) nor purely hierarchical (tree). What structure does biological evidence point towards? I'm ...
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How and when authentic pride becomes hubris pride?

There are two kinds of pride: hubris pride and authentic pride [1]. "Authentic pride is tied to adaptive achievement and goal engagement, whereas hubristic pride is tied to extrinsic values of ...
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Can Krashen's Input Hypotheses be applied to areas other than Language Acquisition?

Background Stephen Krashen and Tracy Tarrell have given an interesting approach to learning new languages which they call Natural Approach. In this approach, they bring the naturalistic approach of ...
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Why did humans evolve to be traumatizable?

Why did humans evolve to be traumatizable, instead of being more resilient and treating trauma in a detached manner? Don't symptoms of trauma reduce a person's biological fitness? Is PTSD an ...
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Are there surveys and results on degree of support for different theories of consciousness with correlations to demographic or other characteristics?

I am looking for two things that I an unable to find. A "survey" or "quiz" that attempts to determine the degree one's support for various theories of consciousness. I could ...
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Why is the occipital lobe behind instead of in front?

These are regions of our brain: Our eyes are in front below our forehead, however, the visual area Occipital Lobe is behind. Are there any biological reasons for this? why shouldn't Occipital Lobe be ...
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Why do so many people ruin their video game experience by cheating?

Ever since I was a kid, I've been baffled by the existence of people who buy a video game for a ton of money, and a glossy "strategy guide" to go with it. Then they get home and read the &...
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How is the weight of Weschler subscales calculated towards general IQ?

How do the Wechsler IQ (e.g. WAIS III) tests indices (e.g. verbal IQ, performance IQ) and sub-scales contribute to overall IQ? What are the weights of each? If a person scores above 99.9th (maximum) ...
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Why do Na+/K+ ion pumps in neurons have a ratio of 3 to 2

As I understand it the resting potential is maintained due to the different permeabilities of K+ and Na+ and in fact at the resting potential the sum of the Na+ and K+ currents is zero. The pump's job ...
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Alternative hypotheses to Hebb's rule

I was reading on wikipedia that there are exceptions to the hebbian rule, and I was curious about the possibilities of other hypotheses of how learning occur in the brain. So I would like to know: ...
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What is the opposite of 'curse of knowledge' or reverse of Zen 'Shoshin'?

I'm trying to see if there is a term for someone that assumes because they have some level of expertise in a given field, they refused to listen to others (who do not have similar pedigrees) who have ...
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name of the phenomenon: accepting accusations and transformation of a character into the accused one

I am looking for the general name or literature examples of the following fictionally common (but not sure of its reality) psychological phenomenon, its nomenclature: When someone is accused of ...
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Do people “subvocalize” during thinking or “internal monologue”?

I've recently became aware of the concept of subvocalization, where people make tiny motions with their vocal cords when reading. I'm looking for a clarification on the subject: Does subvocalization ...
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Would the Milgram Experiment results be replicated in Eastern cultures?

When the Milgram Experiment was performed in the 1960s and replicated multiple times up until the 1980s, it was performed in Western cultures. When it was replicated in 2006, it was again performed in ...
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Looking for a source for Valence/Arousal values Russell's advance circumplex model of emotion?

I've been looking for a chart/table of Valence and Arousal values from the advanced Russell's model such as the one referenced in this article https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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How can we measure the levels of Frustration?

Any technique or Matrix or Questionnaires, Qualitative or Quantitative Analysis
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At what age are 95% of people mentally able to give consent?

People under the age of consent still lack the mental ability to give informed consent. but the age of consent varies across countries and states from puberty in Yemen to 15 / 16 / 17 / 18 ( France, ...
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Why do people jump off of buildings looking down at the ground? [closed]

I was watching an indian movie where a student gets the result of a very important exam and finds out he has failed, after minutes of crying bitterly and standing in the balcony talking to his friend ...
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What adjectives can be used to describe emotional intelligence competences?

After reading the book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, I'm having a difficult time comparing emotional intelligence (EQ) with Intelligence Quotient (IQ). When talking about someone's IQ we ...
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Identify kind of descriptive role playing game for self-discovery

There's a comic book called "Knights of the Dinner Table" about a bunch of rpg players. In one issue, the only girl at the table GM's some kind of self-discovery game she learnt in her ...
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Is it possible to use mixed-effect models on averages dataset?

I have an EEG dataset with participant ids and averaged signal to noise ratios for different different conditions and regions. Can I use a mixed effect model for this dataset (e.g., lmm(SNR ~ ...
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What heuristic or bias is at play when drawing conclusions from headlines only?

I'm wondering why many people just read headlines when they scroll through social media and make up their minds based on this? What bias or heuristic is at play? Why don't people read the article? I ...
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Do people who experience heautoscopy become unable to see their reflected image in a mirror?

I understand that people who experience autoscopy can see their body image outside them without a mirror. I had read many years back in a paper that people who experience the inverse phenomenon called ...
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Why do we feel cold in dark places? [closed]

Yesterday, I was in my room which was well lit. And then I went to the other room, where the lights were all off, and to my surprise, I felt that room colder than my well lit room. I thought that it ...
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Why humans like to rank things, make lists etc.?

I was wondering if anyone can provide some scientific explanation on why humans seem to like organising (cultural) items in arrangements such as lists, rankings, best-ofs etc. Some reference to ...
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Sublimation & Cathexis

I was aware about a term called Sublimation. Recently, I came along a word called Cathexis. After looking for its meaning in the dictionary, I realised, that it is not the synonym of Sublimation ...
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What are ERP components such as N400?

A lot of research uses ERP, which is time-locked EEG. I am reading about semantic and syntactic anomalies. So when a semantic anomaly occurs there is supposed to be a negative peak in ERP at 400ms. I ...
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What is a background assumption? [closed]

What is meant by background assumption?
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What are some activities that can help me improve my self esteem? [closed]

I constantly struggle with maintaining healthy levels of self esteem. I exercise once a week, go to school, read books, listen to music, and do other things that make me happy, but I can't ever seem ...
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Is it scientifically backed that sensory signals always go through limbic/emotional brain system?

From the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves: The daily challenge of dealing effectively with emotions is critical to the human condition because our brains are ...
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What keywords to learn more about sense pleasing?

The article What Makes Something Aesthetically Pleasing? | Simple Minded lists some way to pleasing your senses: Vision: balance, emphasis, rhythm, proportion, pattern, unity and contrast. Along with ...
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Are there any sources on how many of patients with mental illness were hospitalized several times?

I was wondering how likely it is for someone with an mental illness like depression that after he is released is hospitalized again. Could you expect that someone who is released is never in the need ...
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Resources for adults supporting a partner with childhood sexual trauma

This may be not the appropriate community, but I am looking for resources - books or articles - about how to improve the affective support towards an adult who suffered childhood sexual abuse. I am ...
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Is the average IQ still 100?

IQ tests have been around since Binet invented them in the early 20th century roughly 100 years ago. The point of the test was to measure your mental against your chronological age (hence the quotient)...
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Why do we anthromorphize genes, evolution, and nature?

Books sometimes say, "Our genes want us to have as many children as possible", or "Evolution wants the fittest to survive". But genes are not conscious entities who can want things....
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Is there a type of verbal paraphasia where you say the total opposite of what you mean? [closed]

When I'm stressed out or anxious while trying to get words out, I have the tendency to use opposite words, sometimes without even realizing that I said the opposite word (ex: "good" and &...
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How can most people who stream the games butcher Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask with those “randomizers”? [closed]

(I attempted to ask this on the most relevant category, "Arqade", but they toxicly downvoted and closed, so I instead try asking it here.) Every day, I watch numerous Twitch streams of the ...
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Is there actually a correlation between emotional trauma and homosexuality

One of the key talking points I hear to disparage homosexuality is that it stems from "a lack of a strong male figure" or some variation of that, putting aside the obvious irrelevancy of argument. I ...
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How much electrical energy is required to stimulate a single human neuron?

A neuron can be electrically stimulated to initiate action potential. How much electrical energy is required to stimulate a single human neuron or a group of few thousand neurons? Please provide ...
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What is the context of nostalgia?

People often have old watches, old cars or some old articles which are not functional but they don't feel like throwing them away. So what purpose does such a feeling serve and how is it helpful or ...
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Why does mental work cause fatigue?

In Mental Fatigue: Costs and Benefits, Boksem and Tops advance that mental fatigue results from the brain's decision to save energy: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/...
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System 1 (fast and unconscious) thinking

Can you please recommend some literature about experiments used to study system 1 (fast and unconscious) decision making (Kahneman, 2011) in human or non-human animals? Reference Kahneman, D. (2011). ...
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Why is music more addictive than film?

From my personal experience and from the (anecdotal) evidence it seems like music is way more addictive (for the lack of a better word) than film (movies). For instance, when a new record from my ...
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What is the relationship between fear and desire?

Are fear and desire located on the opposite sides of a spectrum or are they more like filters/lenses through which one can look simultaneously?
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Which function to use for fitting learning curves?

Background I am fitting learning curves for cochlear implant (CI) users. These folks get a CI, and then need to start learning to understand speech again. They keep on improving for years. Along the ...
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Is there any relationship between Maslow's Pyramid and corruption?

Is there any relationship between Maslow's Pyramid and corruption? I.e. can it be said that societies which are staying in the lowes level of the Pyramid are more prone to corruption?
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Parallel target search and serial blank search

Wolfe (1991) reports an example of a search that seems to be parallel for target trials and serial for blank trials: Is anyone familiar with other examples of a dissociation between target-present ...
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Progressing Emotional Regulation through the 4 stages of competence

As you activate the parasympathetic nervous system through meditation your overall emotional regulation drastically improves. But as you activate the PNS in this aspect are you accelerating your ...

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