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What is the primary source of the "mount stupid" graphic?

Short answer The cartoon graphics showing mount stupid seem to be exaggerated, popular-scientific representations, and should, as far as I can see, be regarded as schematics to illustrate a more ...
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What is the primary source of the "mount stupid" graphic?

A recent video essay on YouTube covers this topic quite well. The creator also failed to find a primary source for the "mount stupid" graphic, and concurs that it is not related to the ...
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Thinking about What Others Think of You

This sort of thinking is called theory of mind (not to be confused with theories of how the mind works). It's not entirely clear whether theory of mind is a discrete ability or a spectrum, but tasks ...
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What is the psychology behind blind spots? Why do we fail to see, what others see so clearly about us?

What you are talking about is something psychologists Joseph Luft (1916–2014) and Harrington Ingham (1916–1995) looked at in 1955. They developed a 4-pane window visualisation called the Johari ...
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What is a effective and interactive exercise to demonstrate cognition to a class

I would recommend something like the Invisible Gorilla! This is a classic demonstration from Simons & Chabris (1999) that demonstrates the selectivity of attention. Demonstrating "cognition" is a ...
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What is understanding of natural language and how can we test or measure it?

Natural language understanding systems can be based on discourse representation theories, which represent the meaning of English sentences as first-order logical predicates. Attempto Controlled ...
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Does Computer science has any role to play in Cognitive science?

Yes. Computer science is one of central disciplines of cognitive science. In fact, the dominant, central dogma of modern (i.e., the last 50 years) cognitive science is that cognition is computation. ...
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What is the primary source of the "mount stupid" graphic?

I seem to have found the primary source of this piece of misinformation. I did a deep dive into this about a year ago when I saw these charts and instantly noticed none of them come from the source ...
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When is Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy not useful, or bad?

The mindfulness stress buffering account (Creswell, Lindsay, 2014) suggests that mindfulness practice buffers acute stress reactivity, therefore it has more impact on health outcome of a high-stress ...
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Difficulty of expressing thoughts verbally

Introverts Process Information Deeply Trying to think of exactly the right word is called “word retrieval.” And this can be hard for introverts. In social situations, this may translate to us falling ...
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What can be the causes of the difference in performance?

Are those reliable differences? Without knowing what confidence intervals you plotted it's difficult to estimate visually (95%? ±1 SD?), but I wouldn't be surprised that there are no statistically ...
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Replication or conceptual replication of card trick in Mind Field Ep 8?

Great question. This paradigm is called "choice blindness": Subjects saw two photographs of people and were asked which they found more attractive. They were given a closer look at their &...
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Gestalt Principles of Perception

Perhaps seeing where it fails will help with understanding. Consider Forced-Perspective Photography, where the gestalt effect causes your brain to see a false vision of what is actually there.
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relationship between mood and working memory

Welcome to the community Dalek! Emotional states can guide the actions and decisions we make in our everyday life through their influence on cognitive processes such as working memory. I would like to ...
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Metacognitive strategy in terms of cognitive science

I don't think there's a single meaning for this term, mainly because "cognitive science" is pretty broad and inclusive. So people working in different sub-fields of cognition use it to refer ...
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Gestalt Principles of Perception

One area where Gestalt principles are widely applied is in graphic design: for instance, for logo design. Moving to a field that's a bit bigger, Gestalt principles are also used to guide web design ...
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Memory Retention of [submininal] information

I'm very doubtful that this will really help you learn anything about the lecture. Subliminal information can prime you and influence your subsequent behaviour but I don't think you'll be able to ...
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Term for remembering the location/position of text on a page as part of the memory recall process?

How would you describe that experience or classify someone that often used that type of memory retrieval process. Based on what I think you are asking, you might call this "eidetic memory". Less ...
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Does limiting mental activity during the day increase mental performance later in the day?

Very interesting question, however, cognitive exhaustion may be a learned phenomena ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5413468/ ) as referenced by this 2017 article finding it to be ...
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Source of sensory data related to cognitive effort

I assume this is a question about perceived mental effort, which is closely related to (though not the same as) cognitive load, and is a specific kind of introspection, or more generally metacognition....
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