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In the digit span test, why do some strategies work and others don't?

Chunking leverages long-term memory for the chunks, i.e. we recognize and remember much easier the familiar chunks, sometimes algorithmically. This is much easier explained in the domain of letters/...
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Classification of EEG Signals

BCI has rougly two different approaches to extract features. I will address them both. When EEG is recorded, you can see an pattern of activity in a particular channel over time. This is the time-...
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After how much time should we review a particular study material after once studying it thoroughly so as to retain it longer?

Memory is a complex phenomenon with a number of variables for which we don't have yet the whole picture, let alone specific recommendations, a lot of research is also disputed since we tend to be ...
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Body temperature increasing when trying to solve difficult problems

The "overheat" (flushing of the skin) you experience is a common-enough reaction to stress, part of the fight-or-flight response. It's not uncommon for people to experince it during exams; generally ...
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how to train our brain to always use left part for thinking & deciding things?

Q: how to train our brain to always use left part for thinking & deciding things? How do I not take emotional decisions? A: For the second question, you can train to take rational rather than ...
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Why can't we do the things we know instantaneously?

Motor learning is a complex process (Wolpert & Flanagan, 2010). Oftentimes the process is broken up in elements (Weaver, 2015): a cognitive phase; an associative phase; an autonomous phase. The ...
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Can intense multitasking improve fluid intelligence/working memory?

In my mind the dual-n-back (aka Jaeggi training) is still controversial. A meta-analysis by Jaeggi and co-authors (2015) found in favor of their original paper, but others have gone on record to ...
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how to train our brain to always use left part for thinking & deciding things?

I think you are sadly asking for the impossible. Your primitive brain is in charge of decisions, because your survival in a dangerous situation still depends (as it did in early evolution) on your ...
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Can the mind be trained to equanimously observe compulsive urges/cravings (without giving in / acting out)?

According to the article "Brief meditation training induces smoking reduction" one kind of mediation-training reduced smoking by 60% while a control group (relaxation training) showed no such effect. ...
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Is it possible to raise the complexity of what you can mentally process?

I think the answer you are looking for is chunking. A chunk is defined as a familiar collection of more elementary units that have been inter-associated and stored in memory repeatedly and act ...
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What is the rationale behind filler words?

What is the rationale behind those constructs from a neurolinguistic point of view? A simple conversation engages multiple areas of the brain, there are temporal areas for recognizing, planning & ...
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How neural mechanisms lead to the creation of habits or destructive behaviours?

I will attempt to answer your question. However, I will not be able to provide a neurological explanation of the mechanisms of this pattern. First off, apparently such a thing does exist. In ...
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mirror-writing using non-dominant hand easier with closed eyes

There has been some recorded research in this area from more than 150 years back (1858). The concept is called Bilateral transfer of learning. Definition: "Bilateral transfer is an aspect of the ...
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Is something not worth remembering?

There are capacity limitation, especially at the working memory, that makes it impossible and inefficient to process everything we experience in the past. Our brain creates abstractions of things i.e. ...
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