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Would you classify confusion as an emotion?

I'm writing a short essay on emotions and I stumbled upon a few references of confusion being an emotion but no solid exclusive research results focusing on confusion as an emotion. If it isn't, what ...
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How to reduce the chance of being manipulated?

What makes some people more suseptible to manipulation and having their opinions swayed relative to others? Are there character traits which highlight who might be more easily manipulated, or is it a ...
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How do I get the “Avoidance and Inflexibility Scale”?

I am working with a smoking cessation app and I want to study the acceptance of smoking behaviour. I found a good paper by Gifford et al. (2004) in which the authors use their own questionnaire called ...
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Can some one operate 15 points lower during some part of the day and then return to normal?

Few days back I took an IQ test (online mensa norway) and found my IQ score to be 85. I actually had my IQ professionally tested 16 months ago by a psychologist when I was 18, and found out that I am ...
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When did dyslexia emerge as a neurological difference?

I am wondering if dyslexics have one common ancestor? And when did dyslexia emerge as a neurological difference?
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Neuralink in depression treatment

In this article there is a statement that Neuralink can help people with Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and depression by promptly sending electric pulses into the areas responsible for their ...
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Temporally truncate BOLD data

I'm analyzing some resting-state data and some of the scans are 10 min while others are 7 min. I need to cut the last 3 min off of those with 10 min scans so everyone has 7 min of resting-state data. ...
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Correlation used as explanatory device in ''The neuroscience of Intelligence'

I am currently reading Dr. Richard Haier's book The Neuroscience of Intelligence. I have a base knowledge of statistics, but I am confused about the following extract from page 80 (chapter 2.4): ...
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Why do right-handed people put things in their left pocket, and vice versa?

I'm not entirely sure if their is a duplicate of this question, or if this is the right SE site, topic, so sorry in advance if I am wrong. Throughout my life, I have noticed that many people, ...
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Schizophrenia relation between brain theta wave or kundalini and

Is there a connection between the Kundalini force and the brain waves in relation to the question-based meditation link below? Which Meditation Techniques Correlate Best with Certain Brain-Waves? ...
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Testing Prefrontal cortex

Is there a test to see if the Prefrontal cortex of someone works normally? especially a simple test like a questionnaire that you give the individuals to fill out and based on their answer you obtain ...
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Buddhist monks/nuns and long-term effects of sexual abstinence on psyche

As far as I know, for a long time psychologists have speculated about the long-term effects of abstinence from sex and of sexual frustration. Some of them, including Wilhelm Reich (I think), have ...
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How do we know brain Is not involved in knee reflex?

How do we know that compressing the knee generates a feedback signal that makes the leg extend even before the signal reach the brain?
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Different levels of consciousness

The answer provided by @user287279 to When does a human baby develop a consciousness? is a great answer in my mind which scrapes the surface of what consciousness consists of. When you look at ...
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E-Prime Scripting Issue: Pulling a Random Number from a Normal Distribution

I am using E-Prime (version 3) to design an experiment. In my script I have the following Variable = Random(1,100) This makes my variable a random number ranging from 1 to 100. I would like to make ...
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Chance of receptiveness to ritual / placebo

I've been reading about how rituals (performed right before a task) increase confidence and readiness for the task, and improve performance by "dulling the neural response to performance failure" (...
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When does a human baby develop a consciousness?

Not to offend anyone or anything, but I've been searching up about abortion lately, and all the debate about it, and it got me wondering, when does a baby develop a consciousness? Consciousness - the ...
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Are perceptual defense and cognitive avoidance still recognized as existing mechanisms in psychology?

"Perceptual defense" is supposed to be a tendency to switch attention away from stimuli with negative valence; perhaps a kind of "cognitive avoidance". While doing a literature review on these two ...
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Are normal external stimuli still processed by the brain during a hallucination?

I was wondering if hallucinations could radically override real external stimuli. After all every sensory organ responds to external stimuli, but when a hallucination occurs, I suppose, the external ...
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How does belief in an afterlife play a role in a suicide rates?

Religious beliefs, in particular views on the afterlife, could plausibly influence suicide. Is there some study which try to look at how belief systems play a role in a number of suicides in some ...
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What are the underlying basis/mechanism for inattentiveness in ADHD?

I have been exploring inattentive ADHD and I am really struggling to understand the difference between clinically significant inattentiveness in people with ADHD versus non-clinically significant ...
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Mental fatigue and recovery schedule

(Complete novice here) I am looking for some research or publications that would tackle the question of how much rest is required for good mental performance / productivity and is there a schedule ...
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How should I understand the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?

Should I understand the Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs as a hierarchy of different emotions sorted/hierarchized by their emotional intensity they create in a person's mind? If not, why?
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A set of rules that defined requisites for two individuals becoming close. I can't seem to remember the rules of the theorem

A long time ago (early in my undergrad), in one of my Psychology courses, I was exposed to this list (not sure if it was some established, well known theory or just some list that my textbook had come ...
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Has there been any research on the visual uniqueness (in terms of brain activity) of numerals from 0 to 9?

I need to carry out EEG experiments with stimuli being images of 5 digits between 0 and 9. In order to select these 5 digits, I wanted to know if there has been any research work that measures ...
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Why are some specific names / items harder to remember

I will take an example specific to myself to illustrate: Having a very solid music culture and a quite good one about movies, a few cues usually help me remember the works in question. Sometimes I ...
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Do transgender people typically get tested for intersex conditions?

I tried searching on my own but can’t even come up with proper search terms. Prior to medical transition, do people undergo testing for conditions like Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia or XXY? ...
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How is it possible for fluid iq to be anything besides effort

On an untimed test where you are given directions on how to solve progressive matrices there is no reason to fail the question besides the test being wrong or not following directions. How was iq ever ...
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Are neurons the wrong shape to model neural networks?

Looking at neural networks, each node can be described as a neuron with either several long input wires, or several long output wires. A neuron, however, has many short input wires (dendrites) and a ...
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Synchronicity relation with triangle of Conflict

I liked to know more about scientific articles and issues, and whether impulses were related to the effects of Synchronicity (Jung theory) through defense systems such as somatization and ...
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Mechanisms for dream novelty?

How novel are dreams? An individuals dreams psychologically seem to cover a suprisingly large range. If so, what mechanisms are in place towards such productive novelty.
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Attractiveness bias, based on political views

I've noticed that if I agree with the political/cultural/religious views of a person, then he looks sort-of beautiful (physical appearance), even if he (or she) happens to be ugly. I've also noticed ...
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What is the difference between personality disorder and other types of mental illness?

From Personality disorders - Mayo Clinic: A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a ...
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On which bases Porges claims that mobilitization activation inhibits perception of positive social signals?

I'm reading Polivagal Theory by Stephen Porges. There Is one statement that is not entirely clear ( Sorry if Im not using proper technical terms but that book Is one of the few which is not in english ...
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Where can I study cognitive science - long distance program?

Just recently discovered the field of cognitive science. The more i read, the more I discover how complex this is. I would love to study this and be able to find out that specific segment for me and ...
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“Wanting to do” without being “able to do”?

For those with disordered avoidance, a common theme is the inability to do something which is beneficial and, perhaps more importantly, even pleasurable. For those that study motivation, intrinsic ...
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How can one detect ACC, PCC or any other medial cortical activity with MEG or EEG if it's inside the brain?

Been reading some research involving various brain imaging techniques and it's not my strong point. Really, if the electrodes or SQUIDS measure surface activity, how does one measure what's going on ...
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n-back n size in relation to the number of distinct items?

In a picture based n-back test, is there a relation between the number of distinct items/pictures and n, for example if I have m distinct items from which I choose the next item to be displayed ...
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Mind uploading & its constituents: Theoretically possible?

Is it possible to remove the mind from the rest of the body and have it "alive" somehow as in its former known form? Mind uploading would be computerizing a mind to preserve data, memories and etc. ...
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Are there scales to measure parental autonomy support from the parents' perspective? (Self-determination theory)

Self-determination theory posits that parental autonomy support (PAS) has myriad benefits for children. All the studies I have been able to find either rate PAS based on observing parents interact ...
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Are there studies in psychology on how psychology researchers design experiments?

For example, give subjects a research topic, and observe how they conduct psychology experiments, in order to study the psychology of those who are asked to study psychology.
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EDA explorer - artifact detection vs artifact correction

my question is related to this post -> Open-source software for analyzing Electrodermal activity The eda explorer, especially the online version, is quite nice and handy. However, it does not provide ...
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How can I properly match subjects in my sample based on behavioral performance?

I have brain and behavioral data for which I am comparing two groups- younger and older adults. I would like to select a subset from the younger and older group that are matched for behavioral ...
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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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How do different dendritic spines experience a correlated/coupled calcium signaling?

The following quote from the discussion in a review paper by Higley and Sabatini: Finally, several studies demonstrate the ability of dendritic Ca transients to herald near-synchronous and ...
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Avoidance Vs. Procrastination? Dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the go-no-go task

The left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (Ldlpfc) and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmpfc) has been identified as having some positive functional correlation to procrastination. From what I ...
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Adept noticing of microexpressions by autistic people

A recent conversation article argued that microexpressions may be picked up at a high rate by a subset of people with autism. Usually, autistic people are thought to be unable or inadept at social ...
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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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Purported exorcisms - can hypnosis cause a person to temporarily experience phenomena similar to those labelled as “DID”?

I've seen several videos/documentaries featuring (usually self-proclaimed) exorcists, both Catholic and Protestant, who perform "exorcism" ceremonies in which they "cast out demons". I'm personally ...
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How to measure/predict the difficulty of a conflict?

Question I want to conduct an experiment and I found that the difficulty of a conflict to resolve could play a factor in this experiment. I now need an easy way of measuring the potential difficulty ...

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