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For questions focusing on the interaction of many internal mental processes. If your question involves only one of memory, attention, language, decision-making, or perception then use the associated …
For questions on the structure and function of the nervous system.
For questions about the empirical and theoretical study of how perception, feelings, behavior, and cognition are affected by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others. Questions are addresse…
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For questions regarding the study of the underlying neural substrates of cognition, especially those at the crossroads of psychology and neurobiology
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For questions regarding the organization and identification of transducted sensory information in the brain and its interpretation and consolidation in the mind
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For questions regarding the concepts (e.g., happy, sad, angry) that we use to describe the changes in cognition, behavior, and experience that occur in response to physiological and environmental stim…
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For questions about techniques for measuring psychological and neural properties. Includes the measurement of knowledge, abilities, attitudes, and personality traits, as well as neural structure, orga…
For questions about acquiring new, or modifying existing, knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences. Learning may involve synthesizing different types of information.
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For questions about the encoding, storage, and retrieval of information in the brain. This tag encompasses research all the way from the molecular level in model organisms to abstract mathematical re…
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For questions about the individual patterns of behavior, emotion, or attitude that humans display.
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For questions where the author is looking for a specific article/survey/book on a given statement/conclusion. It should NOT be applied merely because answers with references are desired.
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For questions about this branch of psychology which seeks to classify and characterize mental disorders. Aberrant or socially maladaptive thought patterns are the earmarks of many of these disorders,…
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For questions about definitions, names, and terms used in the psychology & neuroscience literature.
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For questions about experimental and theoretical methods, procedures, and tools used while conducting research in the cognitive sciences.
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For questions about the application of specific experimental methods to study psychology.
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For questions about mathematical and computational neuroscience.
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For questions regarding the visual system, which serves to transduce light energy into neural impulses, or regarding visual perception, how we interpret such incoming visual information.
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For questions about levels of abstract thought, understanding, self-awareness, communication, reasoning, learning, having emotional knowledge, retaining, planning, and problem solving, their roles in …
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For questions relating to mechanisms that modulates behavior, either as an initiator, limiting influence, or sustainer.
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For questions about models and theoretical idealizations of cognitive processes in humans or other animals. Examples include computational, mathematical, and conceptual models.
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For questions about systematic patterns of deviation in judgment from normative decision-theoretic expectations.
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For questions involving psychological changes taking place during the lifespan of an individual, not just during infancy or childhood, and using multiple approaches.
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For questions about statistical methods that might be appropriate for certain paradigms within psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, or cognitive science.
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The study of the physiology of the nervous system, with emphasis on transcellular communication, and cellular and molecular processes involved in neural communication.
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Electroencephalography (EEG) is the recording of the brain's spontaneous electrical activity electrical activity from multiple electrodes placed on the scalp.
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Tag for questions regarding the brain. The brain is the portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It functions as a primary receiver, organizer, and distributor of inform…
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For questions about modeling processes from cognitive and neurobiological theories via algorithms and computer simulations, and also about confirming experimental results with theoretical/statistical …
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For questions that have to do with a sense of being awake and aware in the literal sense, but also those having to do with the nature of the mind and the formation of the individual.
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For questions regarding the cognitive processes which result in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios.
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Questions pertaining to the evaluation of performance through formal or informal means, as well as the scoring of such evaluations.
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For questions about the function and structure of both biological and artificial neural networks (ANNs), and for the applications of ANNs to modeling in cognitive science.
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For questions specific to applying the theoretical aspects of psychology to therapeutic settings in both assessments and psychotherapy
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For questions pertaining to the physiology and pathophysiology of sleep in humans and animals (e.g., sleep stages and their EEG patterns, sleep disturbances), along with psychological effects of sleep…
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For questions about the psychology and neuroscience of the production and perception of oral and written language.
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