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The relationship between semantic memory and concepts/procedures

I try to analyse my memory and cognition while learning coding and generally interacting with a computer to develop more meta cognition. I found many times that I remember the words and some ...
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Reproducible Dynamic Causal Modeling/ model based effective connectivity analysis for fMRI

I am doing a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and was thinking on doing my master thesis on effective connectivity in Theory of Mind. I like the model-based approach of Dynamic Causal Modeling ...
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The same neuron sometimes released different neurotransmitters, so how does this affect our interpretation of computational models?

Most studies I see compare firing rate with some observed variable (stimuli or behavior). However, they treat all spikes the same. But neurons sometimes release different neurotransmitters depending ...
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Does selfishness increase in periods of extreme anxiety

Does an individual going through a period of extreme anxiety, show increased levels of selfishness during that period ? When this period ends, does the individual returns back to normal levels of ...
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Recovery of memory especially working memory after depression

The impact of depression on memory and working memory has been discussed extensively in the thread below. I can't seem to find information about rehabilitation and recovery of memory after depression....
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Can a trait like selfishness improve

Can a trait like selfishness improve with therapy or other methods. Or is it fixed and can not be changed whatever you do. This article claims that it can be done, but I need more solid reasearch ...
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Question on notation(?) and note taking with regards to writing about standard deviations

I am just getting into watching psych lectures and things online and am taking notes but I have been wondering what the proper/standard way of writing in note form about standard deviations is. For ...
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Understanding a new concept: do we start with nouns or verbs?

I'm a software developer. My personal opinion is that code where the central role is assigned to nouns is way easier to read. For me, nouns are like semantic anchors. I try to identify them first, and ...
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What is the difference between hindsight bias and confirmation bias?

I'm trying to understand better the influence of psychological biases on the financial market decision-making process. Wikipedia describes hindsight as follow: Refers to the common tendency for ...
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If people recall a specific word earlier among 10 words in free recall, what does it mean?

Lets assume a case of free recall tests that 10 words are presented at the same time" and subjects are asked to recall them later. The words are presented in two different conditions (A and B). If ...
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How to determine which scale to use: Nominal vs Interval?

I am currently working on immersion and how it can be quantified. One of the problems I have run into is how to determine which scale to use? I have performed a literature review but have not ...
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Is Carl Jung synchronicity scientific theory?

Do you know about synchronicity theory (Carl Jung) and what scientific work has been done and is it proven? (what common references) Is it possible that it could be related to the collective ...
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How to improve domain expertise in mathematics?

First off, I want to say that I read several related questions about IQ and fluid intelligence here on Stack Community and I need some further clarifications about domain expertise. A few months ago I ...
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In an experiment where motivation and expectation are mediators, are they considered parellel or serial?

I'm trying to understand the effect of a consumer's motivation for and expectation of a product on placebo effects as mediators of a condition in a marketing context. In the experiment, I am not sure ...
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what is the difference between mindfulness meditations and focusing on other things?

For example: While I'm studying(or doing anything in my life), my brain wanders around(daydreams, stresses, remembers unpleasant memories and thinks negatively about the future) so I notice that and ...
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if IQ is inherited, is it from father or mother?

I think there is some research that IQ is inherited, but is it inherited more from the father, or mother, or both?
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Effects of expertise on mental condition?

As a search on Frontiers in Psychology shows, there a different articles and research topics about the topic of being an expert. But is there any literature or research about the effects of being an ...
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Why do solutions to problems feel simple (or obvious) once we are given them?

I was watching a video about one of the hardest maths problems even examined in the IMO (International Math Olympiad). And once I was walked through the solution, it seemed so obvious to me, as I'm ...
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Does rTMS therapy require medical licensing?

In my research project, besides sound and light therapies, I would like to experiment with rTMS (repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation) on volunteers. I wonder if this requires medical ...
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The differences in attachment between father and mother

Bowlby's attachment talks about the primary caregiver, it does not specify mother or father, even though it is mostly the mother. I want to know more about the specific roles of the father and mother ...
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Percent change of a biophysical signal

To calculate percent change the formula is: $\frac{Amount \, ofchanges} {Original \, amount}100=\frac{New−Old}{Old}100$ because we want to see how it changes compared to where it was before, now if ...
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What is the term for a person who no longer associates foreign words with their native language

So generally speaking, when someone learns a foreign language and they begin to communicate in that foreign language, they tend to translate the foreign words into the corresponding word in their ...
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Do I need to maximise all my data, or is a cleaner set of results better to present?

I have a set of non parametric data and demographic data. The main aims of the project focus on standard analysis of the non parametric data and looking at difference between various groups. ...
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Modelling the Human Brain as a directed graph

A mathematician on the MathOverflow, Hans-Peter Stricker, recently(2016) considered the possibility that human brains may be modelled as directed graphs with neurons as nodes and synapses as edges. I ...
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What does this writer mean?

I hope I am asking this question in the right place. In her reading of Duras's Hiroshima mon amour, Julia Kristeva, the analyst and philosopher, refers to Duras as a melancholic. Anne Juranville, also ...
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William James “Principles of Psychology” and Brain Plasticity

I am reading William James' "Principles of Psychology". It is clear in his research that he was acutely aware of brain plasticity and the limited capacity for a precise "schema" (ie. static brain map)...
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What is the “perceptually correct” range or map of negative (inverted) colors?

When using software to invert the colors of a picture or screen, the software just blindly (literally) uses a mathematical formula to calculate the inverted color of each pixel. For example, in RGB, ...
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Imagining unreal stuff [closed]

This is probably the most adequate stackexchange for this question. Is it possible to imagine something that does not exist, explicitly or implicitly, in our universe? Exclude things such as a ...
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How are attachment styles linked to personality disorders

There are three different patterns of behavior in the so called strange situation in which the caregiver leaves the infant for a while and a stranger comes in the room. These behavioral patterns are ...
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Neurological explanation for differences in what motivates runners?

I have noticed differences between how my friends and I are motivated with regards to exercise, and would like to better understand what is influencing this difference psychologically. Personally, ...
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Why are biosignals from the body said to be continuous?

Whether we talk about EEG, ECG or EKG aren't all these signals discrete as we are reading the voltages from the electrodes that are due to certain bio-chemical or bio-electrical activities. I do not ...
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Neuroplasticity and Habit Formation

I am currently read the book The Brain that Changes Itself and I ran across a passage that explains how habits "take over a bit of the brain map." By this, I thought it meant that each habit forms ...
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Post alcoholic depression and mental health

We all might have experienced a post-alcoholic hangover after heavy drinking. I think this includes a depressive state, which doesn't last long and wears off once we take rest. My question is whether ...
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Cognitively, where does spiritual feeling come from? [duplicate]

I am an Indian who believed in God and followed Hinduism. Later, I went to college and became enlightened and ruled out the idea of third party creation or the existence of a creator. That said, ...
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Timing mental arithmetic training for specific event

A test will take place in two months time. It will take place on 12:00 PM, and the test takes one hour. One has to perform tasks such as a basic IQ test, mental arithmetic and solving a sudoku. These ...
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How could siblings rivalry / jealousy be useful to human evolution?

It looks like a useless burden and a waste of energy, why it evolved?
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Smoking and cognitive abilities

How does smoking affect cognitive abilities? Could it have a positive impact on alertness (like coffee)? Could it reduce our ability to concentrate? Could it lead to less oxygen in the brain, and ...
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Is HTM (Hierarchical Temporarl Model) accepted as credible?

I ran across this article Why Neurons Have Thousands of Synapses, a Theory of Sequence Memory in Neocortex, which leads to Wikipedia and HTM. To my reading, this provides a credible theory of sensory ...
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Is there a name for the natural human guilt complex?

Humans tend to have guilt complexes, which prevents them, for example, from taking too many samples from Costco. Is there a name for this phenomenon?
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Using the median for non parametric (Likert) data, when it gives you a decimal place

My colleague and I are working with non-parametric Likert data. We have been taking the median, but just realised that we are still getting values of say 2.5 or 1.5. Our justification for using the ...
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What are the possible causes of coulrophobia?

Most sources on the internet say that coulrophobia is caused due to the unfamiliar face which often triggers fear to people (who suffer from it). What can be some other causes?
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What are the reasons behind monogamy in humans?

What makes human being in anger or in mental pain once his/her partner leaves? If you think logically we can replace our partner with a new one or if alone also doesn't make any difference. From ...
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Bipolar Disorder Patient data

Can someone provide me with an electrocardiogram signal of a bipolar patient? I'd like to have a trace obtained in an intermittent period, i.e., when the patient is not experiencing a depressed or ...
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How does our brain allow us to commit suicide?

How does our brain allow us to commit suicide? Our brain and everything in our body has developed to ensure our survival. At the prospect of a threat to our life, our brain does everything to save us ...
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How happy are people relative to neutral (as measured by experience sampling)?

Most studies on experience sampling are about whether some activity correlates with increased or decreased happiness/subjective well-being. However, it's often hard to tell from these studies what ...
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Is it possible for someone to have anorexia without body image issues?

I've been reading about anorexia and as I understand it, it's an eating disorder where someone severely restricts their intake of food because of an intense fear of gaining weight, a distorted ...
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How could you define this variable?

The procedure of one experiment includes the next sequence: The anagram is presented for several seconds; The "special word" is presented for 90 ms; The same anagram is presented again; The anagram ...
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How are the outputs of neurons encoded, if at all?

The way I learned it, a neuron fires with a fixed amplitude, and the only information encoded in the output is the frequency at which it fires. 10 spikes per second is in some sense a 'stronger' ...
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The strange shape of the temporal generalization map

We are plotting the temporal generalization map (binary decoding) using EEG signal, but we obtained a strange result and don’t know how to interpret it. First, after bandpass filter (8-12 Hz), we ...
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What models are there for neuronal sequence memory?

This paper https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fncir.2016.00023/full proposes a neuronal model to learn time-based sequences, referred to as HTM (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

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