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Does the brain have a 'debugging mode'?

Short answer: Not a debugger, but possibly a control flow override. Long answer: This is a common fallacy known as the introspection illusion: The introspection illusion is a cognitive bias in ...
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Has there been any serious research on subliminal messaging?

First we need to define what "subliminal messaging" means. I take it you mean to send a subliminal command and make someone obey that command. Based on that definition, here's some of what I find from ...
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Relationship between oculometry/pupillometry and disorders of consciousness

I have listed several articles below for your reference: (Search terms: "oculometry pupillometry disorders of consciousness" in Google Scholar, nothing special): Grandchamp et al, 2014, DOI: 10.3389/...
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Has there been any serious research on subliminal messaging?

Your question rightly refers to different types of subliminal messaging, and so there is much confusion in this area. This was not helped by James Vicary's fraudulent "Drink Coca-Cola" study. Many ...
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Is hypnosis really concentration/focus?

The answer lies in what is known of the conscious, unconscious and the presconscious parts of the mind, with preconscious is the scientific name for the subconscious, however, for the purposes of this ...
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Can unconscious wishes be fulfilled via actions based on conscious or unconscious identification?

Catharsis is the technical term for the "release" of an unconscious conflict. According to the definition, conflict may or may not be "resolved" if acted upon. For instance, ...
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What can coma patients report about their experiences - if anything?

The majority of people who recovered from coma did not report any experiences that occurred while they were in coma (clinically unresponsive, with absent or minimal brainstem reflexes, and with ...
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What is the effect of Binaural Beats on an Autistic brain?

The evidence in support of binaural beats as a therapeutic tool is sketchy: Is there scientific evidence on the benefits of binaural beats? Given our lack of understanding of if binaural beats can ...
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Model for the Un/Conscious Mind

I only know of one Cognitive Model dividing the unconscious and conscious mind is presented by Paul Thaghard in "Two theories of consciousness: Semantic pointer competition vs. information integration"...
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Does the brain have a 'debugging mode'?

Some types of meditation (when successful) can bring about states that can certainly be used for debugging purposes. One of the key factors is the ability to relax enough while maintaining sufficient ...
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Why do we talk unconsciously while sleeping

Brief periods of sleep-talking (somniloquy), mostly gibberish, are quite common, particularly in children. It is not typically useful to call something a "disorder" unless it is causing a problem. ...
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Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?

In order to find such studies, it's a good idea to start off with mapping out what kind of situations would be relevant - that is, in what cases would it even be possible to communicate with someone's ...
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What is the biological reason behind disorganized thinking and disorganized behavior in thought disorders?

There is some evidence that thought disorder (also called loose association) arises, at least partially, from increased spreading activation; schizophrenics, for example, often show a greater increase ...
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Analyze subconscious/unconscious scientifically

Those courses you mention are a part of a much larger "personal development" market that really boomed in the 90s, and keeps going on ever since. There's a book called "Letting go: a ...
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System 1 and 2 thinking and unconcious

Peter Carruthers argues (2014) that system 1 doesn't quite overlap with unconscious thinking: I shall argue that there is, indeed, a real, scientifically valid, distinction between a set of ...
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System 1 and unconsious

You are correct in System 1 being more prone to errors as it relies on emotional experiences in the moment along with stereotypes and frequency of event. System 2 You wouldn’t expect someone to ...
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is it unconcious?

This broad article introduces theories of what unconscious thought is and how it relates to conscious thoughts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconscious_thought_theory . I recommend it. 1) All ...
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What does "unconscious memory" mean?

Although we usually refer to memory to describe our ability to consciously remember past experiences, in neuroscience this term is also used to incorporate unconscious influences of our past on our ...
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Can a sequence of "automatic" tasks be seen in an EEG?

The basic answer is that it depends on: training protocol (duration, frequency) modality (hearing, seeing, memorizing, attention, etc) individual variance (observable changes varies between ...
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Is there time in dreams?

The simple answer to this question is "no". Dream state accesses state of consciousness where past/present/future are melted, which is why dreamer might be re-living experiences from the past, ...
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Bottom up thinking - what is it?

Hutchinson, B. (2002), an article in the book Synergy Matters by Adrian M. Castell may help in understanding what is meant by bottom up thinking and the opposite, top down thinking. [T]he term ‘top ...
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What is the difference between getting high( i.e. using alcohol or similar things) and getting unconcious using general anesthesia?

The short answer to what the difference between getting high and getting unconscious using general anaesthesia - It simply boils down to a matter of dosage levels and medical supervision! And now to ...
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System 1 and 2 thinking and unconcious

Another classic distinction was given by Bargh in 1997 that helps show muddling (lack of clear overlap) between the dual-systems concept and how the unconscious is defined by psychologists: ...
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Do we have a sub- or super-unconscious?

Sleep and dreaming is somewhat of a specialty of mind, so I can comment on the wake-sleep-wake transition. People typically love the feeling of relaxation and warmth associated with sleep. Waking up ...
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How can automatic processing be estimated in an editing task?

What do you mean exactly with 'processes'? If you're thinking about actual movements made during editing (i.e. tiping), this science paper might help. Very simply put, they showed skilled typist have ...
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Freudian repressed unconscious as the biological reason behind self-destructive behavior?

It has been a while, but I've always understood the theory to say that the superego, the internalization of values and rules, can cause us to repress ideas that aren't inline with our values. ...
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How to prevent insults from unconsciously causing negative emotions?

I find the Buddhist approach is born for this very situation. If you haven't get familiar with its concept of emptiness (sunyata), then I recommend watching this lecture first: Introduction to ...
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What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?

The key method to induce lucid dreams (and I speak of personal experience here) is to train yourself to regularly doubt the "realness" of your environment. F.x. by occasionally just stopping what you ...
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Subconscious vs Unconscious

The word subconscious is rarely used in scientific terminology, it is widespread in popular culture, where it is used alternately as a synonym for unconscious or preconscious. Freud used to identify ...
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