Angela Pretorius
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Cerebellum question
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Hagfish, the most primitive vertebrates, do not appear to have a cerebellum, or if they do have one it is very primitive. Hagfish have most of the other structures found in vertebrate brains (...

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Is there any scientific data showing one can learn while sleeping?
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I don't think that it is possible to learn new facts while sleeping, but it is certainly possible to reactivate certain memories during sleep and thereby affect the probability of those memories being ...

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Can lucid dreaming detract from the recuperative effect of REM sleep?
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Lucid dreaming is a half-way state between normal REM sleep and wakefulness. Lucid dreaming probably has less of a recuperative effect than normal REM sleep. On the other hand, there is usually less ...

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Are personality characteristics correlated with certain underlying features of the facial expressions of a person?
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These studies investigated the abilities of participants to guess peoples' personalities from photos of their faces. Extraverts' faces were judged as more extraverted by participants. Ian S. ...

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Is the visual cortex of a newborn baby immediately capable of object detection or is this skill learned over time, and if so, how?
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A newborn baby has difficulty focusing its eyes or telling the difference between two objects presented to it. A baby learns to recognise its mothers face within the first week after birth, long ...

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Does associating a color with numbers improve math learning?
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Trying to calculate with a sequence of colours is not any easier than calculating with a sequence of digits. There are alternative explanations for the high prevalence of synesthesia in mathematical ...

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What is the "static" in human vision called?
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It could also be visual snow. I see 'visual static' even in bright lighting. Shot noise cannot explain visual static under bright lighting in which there are too many photons for statistical ...

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Why do people press elevator call buttons repeatedly?
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When someone is slow to respond to someone else's request, they requester gets angry. Anger causes certain instinctive behaviours (repeating the request, swearing, shouting, bashing) which are very ...

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If someone becomes a split-brain patient, which side will "maintain" the continuity in their consciousness?
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If only a small part of the corpus callosum is cut then the patient will still have only one main consciousness, but if too much of the corpus callosum is removed then consciousness will split in two. ...

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