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Why are so many questions pertaining to psychology being closed by the moderators? [migrated]

I know that the job of a moderator is an extremely difficult task. You need an extremely vast amount of knowledge in a field as big as Psychology and Neuroscience. So, I think giving moderators a ...
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Would an electroencephalogram detect a chip in you brain that is sending signals?

To clarify the question, if you had a chip inside your brain that is sending bytes via wi-fii, bluethoot or other kind of waves, would the encephalogram detect anomalous activity? Are the waves ...
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How are neurotransmitter receptors discovered?

Many neurotransmitter receptors are known, for example 5-HT2a, Mu, NMDA, and so on. How have these receptors been discovered?
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What's the rationale behind marriages where the man is much older?

It is not uncommon to see couples where the two spouses are twenty to thirty years apart in age, that is, one third to one half of a lifetime apart. In such cases, it is much more common for the man, ...
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Why does suicide risk increase just after starting an antidepressant?

There are many ways of treating depression, one of which is administering antidepressants. From this site, and several others, I read that risk of suicide increases after starting an antidepressant. ...
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Is sexual desire an emotion?

I see that in the Wikipedia page of emotion classification, sexual desire is only mentioned once (in Parrott's tree-structured list of emotion). It is absent from other kinds of classification. What ...
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What are some major works that seek to understand and operationalise Fatalism?

Also, What are some ways to study and measure Fatalism? I'm wondering if sociologists/psychologists/social scientists, in general, have developed effective empirical tools to measure it.
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What is actually happening with neuron during refractory period?

Sorry for a very rookie question. I've got an interest in spiking neural networks and therefore I started learning about different neuron models like Leaky integrate-and-fire, Izhikevich, etc. But ...
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Is there an evolutionary reason why people care so much about politics?

Is there an evolutionary reason why people care so much about politics? I speculate that it is because in ancestral times, politics was a literal life and death matter. Is there any books about this ...
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Excitement level in OCEAN model

So, I would like to know what facet regulates these behaviours / cahracteristics of a person: How loud and fast-talking they are (on average). Their excitement level (on average). Excitement seeking ...
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Is Flynn adjustment for IQ scores viable?

I was IQ tested with a test battery that was normed 27 years ago when i was 8 (WISC-R)(It was normed 27 years ago when I was 8). My Verbal IQ score was 122 and my Performance IQ score was 130. I found ...
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Satisfaction from music due to correct prediction of a sound

Ive randomly thought about a vague idea that perhaps the satisfaction I experience when listening to music is due to my brain correctly predicting a next sound in a sequence. Do you think that has ...
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Question about the left-brain interpreter characteristic

I got to know the concept that the left hemisphere of the brain has the ability to infer conclsions about the world, even if the information on which it relays is not necessarily valid, from ...
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Archetypes, meme and Hamilton rules

I like to know, could the archetypes of psychology (suggested by Jung's work) such as God, the devil, the child, etc,  be equivalent Of some kind of meme like developed memplex as long as the genes ...
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Objectively defining the image parameters for facial detection, recognition, and identification in digital imagery

Axis communications have given guidelines on minimum operational requirements of a camera to allow a human observer to identify, recognise, and detect human subjects (https://www.axis.com/en-ca/...
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Meditation vs auto reflex in body [closed]

I was trig the zen breathing meditation technique similar to this post instructions. so i have seen some auto reflex in my mouth like Swallowing reflex, also before have seen some tedx speech which ...
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Exercising working memory capacity

I am trying to define the most effective long term method to retain all of the information I want from a book as I read it. My current process is to read one chapter at a time, highlighting any key ...
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Definition associated with being attached to your own decisions, even when they are proven bad [duplicate]

There is a psychological effect I read about that I'm trying to remember the name of regarding people being overly attached to their decisions as being the best, because they made that decision, even ...
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Which part of the brain “lights up” most consistently when someone is watching cartoons?

I have a vague memory of learning that there's a consistent part of the brain that "lights up" when someone is looking at a cartoon rendering rather than a photo. Which region would this be?
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recommendations for good books focusing on the reward system, motivation and addiction

As the title states, I would like to get recommendations for some good reads about the brain's reward system, motivation and addiction. In particular I'm looking for a book that assumes no ...
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The euphoria of solving hard problem in a familiar domain

There exists a so-called "Eureka" moment, or euphoria from solving some hard problem. There are also people who like solving problems. From what I know, this is caused by release of dopamine, ...
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Studying Freud and “The Uncanny” [closed]

I meant to ask, do I need to study any of Freud’s other works before reading “The Uncanny”? And, reading Freud (his whole body of work) have any prerequisites?
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Which are some good books to research spaced repetition and long term memory?

I am developing an application to help students remember what they learn. But I need deeper and more grounded research in topics of: Spaced repetition / Revision Forgetting Curve Long term memory ...
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How can you know if someone would commit acts of cruelty under conducive circumstances?

Are there any diagnostics for determining who would for example be a Nazi if they had been there at the time? What psychological factors does it depend on?
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Definitions of the alpha wave in the revised glossary by Clinical Neurophysiology Practice?

I am a novice in EEG, and also not a native speaker of English. I am reading through the article A revised glossary of terms most commonly used by clinical electroencephalographers and updated ...
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What are some books on social interaction?

Are there any really firmly established findings in the applied science of social interaction in terms of strategies or insights that people can make use of to somehow change social outcomes? The idea ...
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Can Someone Explain How Fluid and Crystallized Intelligence was Discovered?

How do we eve know that fluid and crystallized intelligence exists? It's a proposed framework of how our mind works that was proposed by Raymond Cattell in 1963 and further developed by his student, ...
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What is the motivation model behind StackExchange?

I noticed that I didn't sleep yesterday for no reason and spent the whole night to answer questions in one of the communities in here. Why did I do this? I still come here every hour and check if ...
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Why are the sensations from different senses perceived joint? [duplicate]

Why are all the sensations from different senses all perceived joint and not everyone separately? Obviously, all the sensations are in the same physical classical system, if not, when we die, ...
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Where can I find open data for psychology research on meditation?

I would like to know how I can get free access to data obtained from psychological experiments conducted to study the effects of meditation on the brain. Ex : FMRI data and the like
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Is there any formal understanding of how humans perceive humanity/vitality in other entities?

When humans watch animations which contain human-like characters in them, we seem to imagine that the animated individuals, whether they be photorealistic or mere stick figures, are human, or at least ...
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to electrophysiologists, where is your electrode?

how do you know where is your electrode in the brain? Whether you're in the soma, axon, its terminal, dendrites - wouldn't it change your signal (and how)? What happens if you are recording from a ...
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Is There A Name For Total Personality Disorder(A+B+C)? [closed]

I've been researching what sort of mental illness I am contending with because years of working with doctors has been a practice of throwing darts in the dark and missing every target. Various ...
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Approaches to assigning chores to children

I was discussing with my fiancée about our expectations of our future children to perform chores at home. While we do both agree that chores are to be performed (in accordance to the child's ...
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What are the most promising technologies to aid in the detection of those who are without conscience?

Some human beings appear to be “without conscience” in that their actions in the world appear to be unrestrained by genuine care and concern for the well being of other human beings. Some of these ...
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What is the best spatial resolution obtained with MEG? How does it compare to EEG?

The resolution can come from combination with other methods. (A 'mathematical' combination, not measuring multiple signals types and then reporting the spatial resolution of for example the fMRI ...
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What Field of Behaviorial Psychology Deals with Technology? How the Application of Pyschology can Improve Something Like Computers

My real question is where can I find people to discuss topics in this area of study - the application of behavioral psychology on technology and computers. For example, can we use what we know about ...
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If it takes multiple action-potentials to cause one action-potential in another neuron, why don't brain signals dissipate almost immediately

I just got into neuroscience like a couple of months ago, but I can't, for the life of me, figure this out. Wouldn't it take a humongous amount of action-potentials in, for example, the thalamus for a ...
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Choice of reference/mid-slice during SPM slice-timing-correction

I'm trying to figure out the simultaneous-multi-slice (SMS) factor for my MR acquisition, to use during slice-timing correction, in SPM12. The DICOM header obtained during conversion (with the ...
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Why does asking opinion helps making choices? [closed]

You probably notice that you have have choice to make but you feel no preference for a certain option, you tend to ask for others opinion. When they give their opinion, you certainly noticed that you ...
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Does Ativan / lorazepam ever cause unconsciousness, or only memory loss? [closed]

An Ativan injection, probably 20-min after the event, erased my memory starting 30-min prior to the event until (maybe 1-hour or so?) after the event. Because of memory loss, the injuries were the ...
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Predisposition toward organizing information in a hierarchical manner?

I understand someone why we like hierarchical social structures today. They are present across virtually all cultures and we've used them for a very long time. However, it appears we also gravitate ...
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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, ...
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How to confirm that a more frequently labelled object is a better instance of the label

I have some data from a study where humans are shown an object and asked to select all words from a list that apply to the object. What I am trying to do is use the data to confirm that a particular ...
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Validity of Open Online IQ test

I want to measure IQ of college students for a research project I am working on. After searching for valid IQ test for research that is also low cost/free, I came across this site-https://...
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List of conflicts humans can have

I am searching a list of conflicts humans can have. Here I found some 7 types of conflicts Person vs Person Person vs self Person vs. Fate/God(s) Person vs. Nature Person vs. Society Person vs. the ...
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Name of cognitive bias that causes experts to overestimate their ability in other areas?

Is there a name for a cognitive bias that causes people who have been successful in one area to be overconfident in their level of knowledge / ability in another unrelated area? It's related to the ...
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How widespread is learned-helplessness in society?

Looking at these resources: Wikipedia, Learned helplessness Christopher Peterson, Learned Helplessness, 2010 Mario Mikulincer, Human Learned Helplessness: A Coping Perspective, 2013 I'm still ...
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Consistent neuroanatomy coordinates naming

I'm studying brain anatomy but I find coordinates systems are not consistent among books, lecture notes and internet. There are 3 plane directions horizontal coronal sagittal And 6 directions ...
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Can an orphan grow up to be a good parent?

Orphans, in the context of this question, refers to early childhood orphans. In the developed world, orphans and foster kids rarely experience a stable "family life". In other parts of the world, ...

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