# All Questions

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### Dream that is very real

Several years ago, I had a very strange dream. I have never had such a type of dream except that one in my life. It was very real. I could see colors of objects clearly. I heard a voice clearly. I ...
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### Can I use Mechanical Turk for a longitudinal study?

My thesis looks at depression and social support. My design involves participants answering taking a survey every other day for a total of 10 times. Is is the same set of questions that they will ...
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### Are there any EEG procedures currently available/in development that can formulate letters/words from deliberate, internal monologue?

I am thinking of the combination of an EEG-like device and software to monitor and analyze (very) deliberate thoughts of letters/words. The input would be in the form of raw electrical brain ...
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### Learning to think?

Do we need to learn to 'think' are is it an ability that we are born with? By 'think' I mean neurons firing in a certain way to provide useful information (although since I am not strong in this ...
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### Why do we prevent children from anything that is sex related?

We remove children from anything that is sex related, including talks and photos. when I think about it, it seems deeply and morally wrong to not do it. When I first thought about that, I thought ...
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### Where are intrinsically bursting neurons found in the mammalian brain?

There are neurons in the brain that exhibit bursting behaviour. In some cases, this is due to interactions with the surrounding neural network. In other cases, it is due to intrinsic biological ...
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### Why are children afraid of the dark?

Why are children afraid of the dark, in particular more afraid than adults? Is it an evolutionary mechanism? What causes this?
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### Difference between anxiety and stress?

I am learning about stress and anxiety recently. I understood what stress is, but I couldn't get exactly what anxiety is. I know there are six types of anxiety disorders, and I understood them. But ...
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### What is the optimal exercise regime for improving cognitive functioning?

It seems that researchers agree that physical exercise increases cognitive abilities. This seems to work universally for all ages: children, adults and old people. It is suggested that everyone ...
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Could you recommend me some books that cover trust and how it is developed, what helps us build trust and why we might or might not need it. I am not interested in the relationship self-help books ...
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### Co-workers staring at my crotch area, what should I do? [on hold]

I am in a very disgusting situation right now. Nearly every of my co-workers (male-female: LGBTHIQ) are looking (staring) at my crotch area, and as a guy I find it very disgusting and it really hurts. ...
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### Where is neuroplasticity limited in the brain?

In this question, I'm defining neuroplasticity as being the creation of new connections between neurons. I'm aware that there is a high degree of neuroplasticity in the cortex and that new connections ...
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### What tradeoffs are there between internal and external validity?

I was reading through an article about research design. The authors gave an example on the relation between internal and external validity which I thought might be an important area of consideration ...
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### How does a woman reject an unsuitable man?

I'm interested in the mechanism behind how a woman can reject a man once already in a relationship. I've done some research and stumbled upon this issue described by multiple different people, which ...
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### LORETA question [on hold]

I am a researcher from Monash University, Australia. Rather long time ago you posted a question about if there is an R package which implements LORETA. Did you get any updates since that time? I am ...
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### What is the definition of sanity? How can I prove someone either sane or insane?

In my experience the definition of insanity is thus: Insanity: The state of being seriously mentally ill, mad, and/or irrational. Is there a proper scientific definition of this term? While ...
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### Moral Foundations Theory and trigger word combinations

Moral foundations theory splits morality into six categories. In his book, The Righteous Mind, Haidt mentioned that looking at church sermons of southern baptist vs less conservative christian Church ...
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### Physiological differences between brains of Conservatives and Liberals

I work for a non-profit research organization and I have been assigned to do research on this topic. I have been doing my best to find studies on this topic but every website and article seems to ...
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### Why do we need Life Partner?

We all get into relationship. We at times move out of them when the needs (emotional,physical,mental,monetary,etc.) are not met. We keep searching for that one life partner. Why do we(human beings) ...
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### Threshold time for stimulus to be consciously perceived. Why?

A visual stimulus must last longer than some threshold duration to be perceived consciously. For example, a light dot flashed for a duration of 10ms can't be consciously perceived. Why? What prevents ...
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### Peer relationships measurement

Is there a method for measuring peer relationships in university students (e.g., a questionnaire)? I am looking for a questionnaire that can be used to asses the level of peer relationship among ...
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### Could brainwaves be the fenomena gives rise to consciousness

I have speculated for a long time that brain waves could be the "location" of human consciousness or indeed the "soul". My argument for this is the following: They vary with different states of ...
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### Interpretation of facts in dream

We learn facts in life from books or from experience and we remember them. If later we realize new fact about same subject or phenomenon that is controversial with first impression we can't erase ...
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### Why vision cannot count things instantly?

If vision can instantly "see" 30x30 grid, why does the brain often need to count rows and columns for understand there is 30 rows and 30 columns? Why does the brain fail to instantly count?
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### Can CES-D scores be meaningfully averaged?

I'd like to compare the CES-D score for people after an event with that of people who never experience that event. Measurements are not paired in relation to anything of significance for people ...
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### Does inhibiting automatic processing requires attention?

It's seems very likely to me that it does, but I haven't found any research that tested this assumption directly.
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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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### Database of EEG signal phenomenon

I'm working on a paper describing the current state of EEG headsets used as computer interfaces. One of the things that is key for building a system using an EEG headset as a controller is having some ...
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### Why do people talk (or communicate)?

I think that people talk for planning immediate benefits or planning future benefits. For example if someone wants to eat a fruit on a tree but he doesn't know how to get it so he asks someone to get ...
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### Do dreams repeat/continue? Or is it just a perception that a dream repeated?

During lucid dreaming, we sometimes feel that it is a repetition of (or in someway related to) a previous dream, but when we wake up, we can't recollect the first instance of such a dream. Why is this ...
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### How can I stop feeling depressed after I get up? [on hold]

I have a question, usually if I sleep in the middle of the day, I feel depressed and very sad when I get up. Why it is like this? How can I stop that? This happens rarely in the morning, but more for ...
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### How long does the trace of a memory last in the brain?

With long-term plasticity one refers to the phenomen by which synapses are modified by neural activity and these modifications last for long times, a day perhaps of the order of days. This phenomenon ...
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### How does one distinguish BPD anger from ADHD anger?

Some people with ADHD are known to have difficulties in controlling anger. Whenever a person with ADHD has difficulties in controlling anger, how does one determine whether or not that person really ...

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