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How is interbrain synchrony physically possible?

In this survey of studies about interbrain synchronization, the authors talk about subjective reports of 'self-other merging' (non-singular experiences of consciousness). The supposition is supported ...
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where is the second electrode in case of electrostimulation

With electrostimulation or functional electrostimulation, a response from the neuron is generated by electrical impulses. But I always read, for example, that a stimulating electrode is above position ...
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Hyperperception model psychology?

Is hyperperception model related to Psychology or communication studies? I have read articles like (Carpenter & Spottswood, 2021) but still wonder which Psychology is it related to or is it just a ...
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When did we discover the replication crisis in psychology?

I read the the term was coined in 2010s, but that doesn't mean that was when we became aware of it.
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At what point do dopamine/serotonin receptors become downregulated/upregulated?

It's well known that behaviors like pornography viewing lead to dopamine receptor downregulation to compensate for the extreme stimulation. Obviously, drugs like methamphetamine would lead to an even ...
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Chronic ostracism/social rejection epidemiology

I recently came across a paper (Wesselmann, et al. 2015) about chronic ostracism. It seems a relatively new area of research and I'm sure it has its flaws as a model. Anyway, I had no luck finding an ...
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What can cause us to stop to enjoy music?

I have a growing impression, that people tend to enjoy music less as they grow older, as I look at other people, who used to love to listen to music, now listen to it much less or stops to listen at ...
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How do the outer hair cells amplify the traveling wave?

Depending on the movement frequency, outer hair cells can stretch and contract, amplifying the amplitude of the traveling wave at the basilar membrane. How can they do this exactly? what is the point ...
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What are the advantages of biphasic nerve stimulation?

One can stimulate nerves or muscle cells in different ways - with single-phase or multiphase pulses, cathodic or anodic, and via surface electrodes or implanted ones. What exactly is the advantage of ...
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Deflection of the basilar membrane

The basilar membrane becomes thicker and heavier from the basal end to the apical upper end - this is why high frequencies are perceived in the lower range and low frequencies in the upper range. But ...
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Is parasocial love a romantic relationship?

Is parasocial love is a form of romantic relationship? I have read about some articles about parasocial love and have come across the term "parasocial romantic relationships" is this the ...
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Is there a correlation between long-term memory and academic success in STEM?

There are underlying fundamentals and first principles, especially in STEM that continue to be built upon but can get neglected and forgotten over time without practice. Obviously having a great ...
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Is there any research on what elements are choosen on lists of X elements?

Let's say there is a list with 5 elements listed, with similar characteristics (I am taking as an example a marketing mail with product recommendations). Is there any way to know if there is a ...
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The perception of time of workaholics

“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.” -Albert Einstein It's no secret that Elon Musk puts a ...
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what's the point of range restriction correction in IQ studies?

Specifically, it seems to me that correcting for range restriction of IQ in things like college is like asking "how well would people who don't go to college do in college?"
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Is there a theoretical maximum for IQ?

In "Eugenics: A Reassessment" Richard Lynn writes: The intelligence level of the population would be expected to stabilize at its theoretical maximum of around 200 after six or seven ...
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Clarifying the example of large firms tilt to cooperate after shocks of competition in game theory?

I am reading the example of large firms' operation when finking option is given here. A "large" player who suffers disproportionately more from complete finking may act cooperatively even ...
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Does the brain send signals continuously to muscles during movement?

If I make one swift movement with my arm, like just raising it, is my brain continuously sending signals throughout the whole movement? Or does it just send signals one time? The latter seems to make ...
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How applicable is the correlation between high IQ and academic achievement in guessing a child's IQ?

IQ is a highly reliable (reliable in the statistical sense) psychometric, ie. several IQ authorised IQ tests administered by a licensed psychologist should produce similar/identical results. This does ...
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Is there a correlation between high verbal thinking and aphantasia?

People with high verbal thinking process almost all their thoughts in literal words. People with high verbal-linguistic intelligence display a facility with words and languages. They are typically ...
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What is the recommended way to deal with failed trials during an experiment run?

Imagine I run a psychophysical experiment. I have generated a sequence of trial conditions which are presented to each participant in same order. But not all of participants are equally good at ...
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Are homosexuals more prone to violence?

A wiki entry on Conservapedia on "Homosexuality and murders" states: Dr. Eckert wrote regarding homosexual murders the following: "Equally high is the number of homicides, many ...
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Understanding ketamine, the role of synatptic placitity in Major Depression

I am having a bit of an issue with my intuitive understanding of Ketamine's newfound role in treating depression. It is my understanding that Ketamine works by allowing synaptogenesis. The evidence ...
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Is Dissociative Personality Disorder Alter Takeover Possible?

Is it possible for an individual with dissociative personality disorder, with two distinct personalities, for the second personality (the 'alter') to take over and become the primary personality? More ...
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Fear and disgust of animals: Has there been shown a correlation of fear or disgust to the shape or morphology of animals?

I'm asking this, because I have once read a newspaper article about research showing that fear or disgust increase with the morphological difference of an animal to ourselves. This means e.g. the ...
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A good book on the fundamentals of psychology [duplicate]

I'm studying in a field that relates a lot to Psychology but I don't know anything about psychology. So, I face some challenges. I would like to read a book written in simple phrases explaining the ...
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Is anonymous unanimity result a good thing?

I watched this video explaining why unanimous decisions aren't always a good thing, because of the influence of external factors (like corruption). I was wondering if an anonymous unanimous agreement ...
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Psychological theory behind Daniel M. Oppenheimer's experiment

I am currently new to Psychology and I have read an interesting article by Oppenheimer, D. M. (2006) and understood that having less complex writings have more positive impacts on the author's ...
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Survey platforms that could meet survey needs

Im planning to do a research survey with a control and experiment group. I plan to use Google Form with the following idea in mind. Participants fill in their details The system will randomly assign ...
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"Polysemous heuristics": people trusts Tesla Inc more if they already trusted Nikola Tesla, even though those two are unrelated

For example, because of massive number of films and online short videos, the population is convinced that Tesla is a great inventor. The population is more likely to give a positive opinion (or ...
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Is stimming purely a trait within autism?

Stimming is the repetitive movements often seen in Autism. Kapp, et al. (2019). states that: ‘Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements’ are characterised as core features in the diagnosis of autism, ...
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What are standardized and scalable methods to assess free recall?

In cognitive psychology and education literature, free recall test is usually compared with recognition test (through multiple-choice questions) and the former is favored as a more reliable measure of ...
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Has there ever been a split brain pianist?

Has there ever been a split brain pianist? I was thinking about this yesterday and it occurred to me that a split brain pianist might have an advantage over a non-split brain pianist; they could ...
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Do people prefer to see an image similar to themselves in advertisements or rather an ideal model?

Introduction: Imagine an advert depicting the usage of the product being advertised by a customer - for example, an advert of an automobile brand, showing a person driving the car. Let's assume the ...
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Why do expat children acquire accents more effectively than adults?

I’ve seen a number of children go through the same process, and I’m asking this question because I’d love to understand them better. Children, after relocating to a country with a language with which ...
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Reference request - Papers on autocommunication as a technique for problem solving

I'm an aspiring engineer. I stumbled upon autocommunication as a way to visualize and think about a problem in depth. Wikipedia defines autocommunication as: Autocommunication is a term used in ...
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Do induced brain wave patterns give the same cognitive and perceptual consequences as those that arise naturally? [duplicate]

What I mean to ask by this particular question is that, are the effects resulting from neural interactions in the brain that cause the emergence of certain behaviours, with the neural frequencies in ...
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At what age does logical reasoning typically develop?

Mathematics appears to be almost entirely neglected in early childhood learning. As both a mathematics teacher and father home-schooling his four-year-old daughter, I am particularly focused on ...
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Is there any average time span estimate for change in a "perception"? [closed]

This question is about a perception in general and not related to a specific perception. Suppose an individual has a perception (say X) on a particular phenomenon and later, the individual came to ...
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Is there any white noise available while learning?

I personally found that it may be useful to use white noise while studying. Although there are many available white noise over sever websites in internet. I can't access their credibility. Is there ...
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Why humans tend to bias themselves in self serving way?

Recently, I have started to notice people who think they are smarter than other people. Actually, they really look like smart people - they do their intellectual work fast and good, they talk smart ...
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What does "a continuation from the feminine to the masculine line" mean in the context below?

I am currently reading, The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud, I didn't understand the term below. What does it mean? Of many dreams it can be ascertained by a careful interpretation that ...
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How does the brain know the difference between large distant objects and small nearby objects?

If you had two objects with words on them, one very large font and one very small font. The large font object is further away from you than the small font object, but you could see the detail on them ...
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Term of art for "agent-slotting" delusion?

Some years ago I read about the computational modeling of schizophrenia. (It was probably a summary in a layperson's science publication like Science News.) As I recall, altering a single variable ...
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how dopamine levels are related with psychosis and schizophrenia?

can someone explain me what is the role of dopamine in psychosis and schizophrenia. somewhere on the internet i read that low dopamine is associated with diseases like psychosis and schizophrenia. And ...
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Does the increase (i.e. more positive) of an equilibrium potential always cause the membrane potential to increase (i.e. the cell depolarizes)?

I am a little bit confused. I know that for potassium, when less ions are going down the concentration gradient, Ek increases and the neuron becomes depolarized. However, I am also aware that if Ena ...
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Is anger and defensiveness to criticism innate or acquired?

Criticism is defined, according to the lexico.com dictionary, as The expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes. In general, there can be two ...
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Viability of low THC cannabis for C-PTSD with past dissociation episodes [closed]

Passie, et al. (2012) says cannabis helps against post-traumatic-stress disorder. In the case of C-PTSD (complex post traumatic stress disorder) combined with past dissociation episodes, is low THC ...
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What measure or criteria wording can be used to track trends in p factor?

Background: you can use factor analysis on mental illness to get a general psychopathology factor, like the g factor in intelligence but instead a general mental illness factor. https://www.ncbi.nlm....
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How does social interaction affect the decrease in performance when multitasking?

A well known effect of multitasking is that if you have to switch to do another one, then your performance of both will decrease, in compared to the performance when you do them separately. FYI: ...

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