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cleanIAT function in R IAT package

Has anyone used cleanIAT (function in IAT package) to compute D-scores for their IAT data? Have you noticed any discrepancies between your D-scores and those of colleagues that used another program ...
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Is the brain inherently social?

The concept of the "social brain" is thrown around a lot, but it's not entirely clear to me what it means. To me, it could mean a few different things: Modularity: We have some sort of modular, ...
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Derren Brown: “Paying with paper”. Assuming legitimacy, is this simply ideomotor suggestion?

Illusionist Derren Brown's video "Paying with Paper" supposedly demonstrates real-world instances whereby Brown pays for several items in cash: the rub being, the "cash" is blank paper. It's quite ...
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Does mastering a foreign language strengthen the pre-frontal cortex? [closed]

Main Question: Does mastering a foreign language strengthen the pre-frontal cortex? I remember taking a Cognition class, that claimed mastering a foreign language improves the brains higher ...
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Is there any connection between visual processing ability and social skills?

I suspect there is a connection because visual processing ability is necessary in noticing important subtle social cues.
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Could markers on cars indicating a common destination improve highway driving efficiency?

This question is a bit of a long shot for this site but it is psychology-related so I thought I'd give it a try. This is a little thought exercise. I was driving down the expressway toward downtown ...
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Explanations of responses to real graphic harm

I want to know answers to the following questions : Why do I feel curious sometimes to check out sites of "real accidents" such as "Documenting Reality" or "Live Leak" ? Why do I feel nauseous when ...