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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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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 unable ...
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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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In Integrate-and-fire models, why can we assume spike arrivals to be random?

I'm reading through some notes on integrate and fire models and it says that we assume that spike arrivals are random. Why exactly can we make this assumption? Is it because experiments haven't ...
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To what extent is scapegoating correlated with personality?

The Wikipedia article on scapegoating is rather thin on correlates, but has plenty of "pure" theories as to what causes scapegoating, not backed by much if any evidence, even correlational. So what ...
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How do we call a tendency of young children to accept things as facts without doubting them?

I have noticed that young children don't doubt a lot of things. If a teacher tell them "1+1=2", they usually just learn it without questioning. When those children get older, they often start to ...
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Why use a quasi experimental design when you can do an experiment?

I read about quasi-experimental design and the variations it has such as pre-test post-test non-equivalent groups, and also experimental designs. Having compared these two, I ascertained that the ...
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Classifying motor imagery using EEG data

I am an undergraduate student who is trying to classify motor imagery from EEG data! I have no experience working with EEG or any neuroscience background, I only have a very basic knowledge of how ...
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Long term effects of speaking & reading aloud while cutting yourself off from the auditory input

What are the long term effects of reading and talking out loud and while you can't hear the actual sound? Reading aloud increases your memory retention via the the production effect. But that ...
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Long term effect of masturbation on Estrogen receptors

I was writing an article on masturbation and was doing some net based research. I saw on a paper (Phillips-Farfán et al. 2007) that frequent masturbation increases estrogen receptors in the brain. My ...
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Surgical implications of a fallacy in infering histology and morphology through a 1.5 Tesla MRI of a brainstem tumor

What would the surgical implications of a fallacy in infering histology and morphology of a brainstem tumour be? I am interested mainly in the sequelae in the sensory, motor and cognitive functions. ...
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Three basic emotions (colors analogy) [duplicate]

Every color seeable by human eye can be defined as a mixture of three basic colors - red, green and blue. Is it possible to analogically describe every emotion with three basic emotions? If yes, what ...
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What is the condition called when someone believes that robots should be treated as though they are human?

There is a movement calling for the "humanitarian treatment of robots" where robots must not be "sexually molested", must be spoken to with kind words and be treated, generally, like sensitive humans. ...
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Reliable channel or method for self-study of Psychology

Out of interest, I've been reading some psychology topics online recently (I have zero background in psychology). For example, Maslow theory in depth. On and off, I come across terms that sound like ...
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Are there any definitions of the perception & JND of the colour of light approximately like how the Weber Law defines it for the brightness of light?

As I understand it, the greater light levels are the more we require in order to detect a difference. I've also read this holds true for colour saturation. However, I can't seem to find any ...
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What percentage of the population have the brain anomaly associated with the inability to exhibit empathy?

According to an article on livescience.com, "Narcissists' Lack of Empathy Detected in Brain Scans", research seems to indicate that a low volume of grey matter in the left anterior insula is ...
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Is the inability to exhibit empathy genetic in origin?

It is my understanding that Narcissistic Personality Disorder 1: has been found to be highly heritable SOURCE 2: is associated with a low volume of grey matter in the left anterior insula, which, in ...
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Why can't we do the things we know instantaneously?

In the following video eventhough people know that when handlebar of the bicycle is turned left the wheel of that bicycle is turned towards right and vice versa, they can't ride that new bicycle ...

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