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Is Jordan Peterson correct when he states that "as societies become more egalitarian, personality differences across genders maximize"?

Searching the first three pages of "personality gender egalitarianism" on Google Scholar, I found five studies on this topic. All of them support the view finding of increased gender ...
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What is the computational role of the cortical column?

Cortical columns are groups of neurons in the brain that are oriented perpendicularly to the cortical surface. Cells within a column respond to the same stimulus property (Fig. 1). For example, ...
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Mapping Sustained Attention on the brain (EEG)

You should consider using subject-specific alpha channels and frequency ranges. There are differences between individuals in alpha peak frequency. Also the placement of the EEG cap as well as small ...
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Correlation between "mechanical aptitude" and IQ

Can you suggest me better literature? Am I using the wrong concepts? Are the references provided above "sufficient"? I recommend you take a step back and ask yourself what your question is, and ...
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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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How to measure the correlation between "spirituality" and the susceptibility to false memories?

Maybe what you are looking for is the field cognitive science of religion: Cognitive science of religion is the study of religious thought and behavior from the perspective of the cognitive and ...
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Cannot find a journal paper on a study on caffeine, even though it is registered at clinicaltrials.gov

Short answer Haskall et al., The effects of L-theanine, caffeine and their combination on cognition and mood, Biol Psych (2008); 77: 113–22. Background Here's some of the detective work I've done: The ...
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Are there empirical studies showing that one sex is more sexually selective than the other?

As noted above, evolutionary theories suggest that (heterosexual) females should be more choosy than males, because they typically invest far more resources in raising offspring (men have enough time ...
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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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What challenges the ideasthesia balance theory has to answer?

Short answer Ideaesthesia does not comprise a theory or even a hypothesis. It is merely a term meaning 'sensing concepts' or 'perceiving meaning'. Background As Steven Jeuris also comments, ...
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What are good introductory books on mathematical psychology?

I also like https://bayesmodels.com/. I posted the question on twitter, you could check out the responses. Joachim Vandekerckhove suggested: Lewandowsky, S., & Farrell, S. (2010). ...
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Paper finding that explicitly welcomed minorities felt less welcome

I think the description provided (if accurate) should be enough to find the paper, unless it is not available online, or is only available in a different language. Sometimes authors of books and ...
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Research on how problem, presented in practical, real world format, is solved much more easily?

Pretty sure you're talking about the Wason selection task, and the bar variation is generally attributed to Leda Cosmides and John Tooby (1992). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wason_selection_task
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Are there some discussions about Buddhism in science?

Some resources: Wikipedia has a whole page for Buddhism and science in specific and Cognitive science of religion in general. Alan Wallace's Buddhism and Science Tricycle's The Scientific Buddha. ...
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Does the mind create the body?

Q: Does the mind create the body? A: The answer depends on what you mean by “the body”. If “the body” in the question means “the body as we perceive it”, the answer is “yes”. And, not only is the ...
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On talking people out of delusions

There is surprisingly little information, publicly, on how you should support someone suffering from delusions, but there is a good set of information from Australia's New South Wales Government ...
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What is the source for Feynman describes the learning technique named by his name?

As noted by Bryan, Feynman didn't coin this technique. It was developed by Scott Young (see the comments section here - https://www.scotthyoung.com/blog/2011/09/01/learn-faster/) and named in honour ...
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Provable ROI for call center rest periods?

This is the paper you would want to read on this topic. The paper empirically compares four modes of managing interruptions. It is a great (and long) read so I'll try to summarize the bit for you: ...
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How do mammals estimate the speed of moving objects?

@AliceD gave a great answer on the bottom up pathway. Let me add some top-down processing bits into the picture, since that's what you are asking. First of all, at a perceptual level, motion ...
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Is there any evidence that language is the limit of the world?

First some linguistic theory background. Noam Chomsky has hypothesized that language developed internally to facilitate certain aspects of human cognition. According to Chomsky's hypothesis, human ...
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Is there any evidence that language is the limit of the world?

This is not quite your question, but it's the closest thing I know of. There's a significant amount of work suggesting that purely morphological attributes can shape conceptualization: looking at the ...
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Where can I get data on lie detection and brain activity?

You might have trouble finding raw data but there have been plenty of studies looking at the neurological and physiological activity associated with deception, which may contain answers to your ...
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How to track eye movements with electrodes?

I believe this tutorial covers exactly what you are looking for. It describes how to use a relatively cheap kit ($150) to detect eye movements and eye blinks. It includes software and hardware ...
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Scientifically credible texts on how to perform Hypnosis

For scientifically supported texts, I would recommend the textbooks produced by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (linked here) as a good place to start. None of these are free (legally), ...
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What are some credible conferences and journals in computational neuroscience?

Adding to what was already mentioned, there are several "Frontiers" journals: Frontiers in Neuroscience Frontiers in Neural Circuits Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience Frontiers in Synaptic ...
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Are there any introductory books about the relationship between art and psychology/cognition?

Oliver Sacks has an excellent and very approachable book on the topic (psychology/cognition + music in particular, less art in general): Musicophilia.
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Importance of colors in learning process?

You asked for an article that discusses the latest discoveries about how visualization, specially colors and moving images are important in the process of learning....It would be nice to know about ...
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How to advise a high school student about choosing a university to study psychology?

Psychology can be roughly summarised as the study of human behaviour. To figure out where your interest lies in the field, you have to figure what aspect of human behaviour you want to understand and ...
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Paper discussing economic rationale of IQ-based hiring practices

I believe I know which paper you're referring to. My guess is the widely cited Schmidt & Hunter (1998) paper. The paper summarizes 85 years of practical and theoretical implications of research in ...
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MEG from simulated neurons

Techniques that measure brain activity at a distance such as EEG and MEG measure spiking activity very poorly and indirectly. Instead, these techniques primarily measure synaptic currents. Synaptic ...
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