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What are the effects of alcohol on muscle memory?

Muscle memory (also referred to as "motor memories") is a form of procedural memory, which is a form of implicit memory. I'm particularly interested in trained tasks like throwing a dart, shooting a ...
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What is the name of the phobia of dams?

I have a friend who has a terrible fear of dams, water reservoirs, jetties or bridges with big blocks on water; in general, a fear of large buildings on water. He often tells me that he imagines a ...
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Why are disorders discrete?

Disorders are usually discrete. For example, if you are given a test for, say, ADHD, they are usually only two results "you have ADHD" or "you don't have ADHD". Autism is treated as a spectrum, but ...
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Question about research

I wrote a research paper regarding the mental health of adolescents at a local magnet school, emphasizing the sources and affects of stress and the subsequent vulnerabilities it poses to developing ...
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1answer
26 views

How far a signal can travel in the neocortex without passing through the white matter?

Correct me if I am wrong please, from what I understand horizontal communication spans very short distance in all layers of the neocortex but layers I and II. In these two layers dendrites and axons ...
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Relation between Sleeping pattern and attention for ADHD people

Question 1: Does sleeping at different times daily affect the attention for ADHD and Non ADHD ? For example let us consider the below scenario, Day 1 : Sleep time is 1:00 AM Day 2 : Sleep time is ...
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12 views

Why do we say that some animals have consciousness and some don't?

For example, I have heard many say that ants don't have consciousness but humans do. I have always thought that our bodies/brain works more like computers (inputs and outputs). An analogy I can give ...
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15 views

What is input resistance and how to interpret its values?

For example, this site gives a distribution of values of the input resistance of various cells. The values are in MOhms. The definition says that "input resistance measured at steady-state voltage ...
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7 views

Is low self esteem pushing person toward maximizing (instead of being easily satisfied)

See the answer to this question: Is there a term that describes the personality trait of always desiring more? Schwartz and colleagues (2002) have proposed that people fall into two groups: ...
3
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1answer
51 views

Can you override priming?

Assume that you are using priming as a technique to improve your performance in a specific area. Ex: When I am sleepy in the morning I use more alert music to get my mind up to speed. If I want to ...
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Is it bad to make “style over substance”?

According to Rationalwiki.org Style over substance is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone bases their argument on compelling language, obfuscation, and various terms of art, instead of ...
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How is it called when we explicitly quantify a letter or digit instead of spelling it out multiple times?

When we need to repeat a letter or digit several times (for example when spelling out a number or an acronym) it is easier to explicitly quantify it instead of spelling it out repeatedly: for example ...
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7 views

What is the best strategy to learn a technical material (IT)? (the exam will be multiple choice questions)

I need to learn for an IT exam. The topics cover a large number of related subjects covering around 10 books. Since I will never need to recall the entire material at once does it make sense to use ...
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Why are women allowed more latitude than men in social situations?

Women have a wider range of choices in appearance and behavior than men. At work, I see women wearing a range of clothes, shoes, jewelry, makeup, hair styles, etc in a constantly changing array of ...
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Thinking about something vs. doing something

In computer programming, when a program analyzes itself, we call it "reflection" or "introspection". Example: A program has several features. When the program runs, it can analyze itself to determine ...
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6 views

Ground a student survey in academic literature

I'm planning to do a survey with students (age around 16) with questions/answer-possibilities that have been 'proven' to be significant indicators of student success/good grades. So, I'm not really ...
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2answers
1k views

What is the difference between hypnosis and meditation?

It seems that many people say that hypnosis and meditation are very similar. But what are their key differences (both in a soft and hard way)?
2
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1answer
65 views

Why is it that some (yet not all) people may struggle to retain information unrelated to what they are interested in?

It seems to me that some people find it difficult to retain information that is not naturally salient to them. This isn't the case for all people, however. There exist people that will put in the ...
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14 views

Can a positive change result in positive stress?

I have been researching the differences between stress and anxiety to understand them for my own curiosity. My basic understanding is that stress is a variation from routine or something that upsets ...
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17 views

Why are women more willing to live alone than men?

I often hear women say after they are divorced or a relationship ended that they are "better off alone." (The song I am listening to right now says those words). I have never heard a man say that. ...
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1answer
19 views

What are threshold symptoms and sub-threshold symptoms?

I've come across these terminologies—threshold symptoms and sub-threshold symptoms—in one of the papers in psychology where delayed reactions are introduced: Empirical studies that have mapped ...
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19 views

Nervous Disorder

I've been showing a lot of signs of an anxiety disorder and I've started considering it only recently. Could anyone tell me what it means if I constantly do the following: cracking your knuckles ...
3
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1answer
68 views

How does psychoanalytic theory explain the way in which projection works?

According to psychoanalytic theory, people sometimes defend against their own unwanted motives, conflicts, and behavioral tendencies by identifying them and decrying them in other people. This has ...
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2answers
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how to see prefrontal cortex is functioning well by a test?

Is there a test to see if the Prefrontal cortex of someone works normally? especially a simple test like a questionnaire that you give the individuals to fill out and based on their answer you obtain ...
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1answer
72 views

Why ADHD instead of ADD? / Why predominantly hyperactive-impulsive instead of predominantly-impulsive?

The types of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are: predominantly inattentive predominantly hyperactive-impulsive combined Not sure I understand. People with ADHD are hyperactive because of ...
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Body acceptance: is there a gender bias?

I tried to google for female body self esteem statistic. It seem that on a statistic basis women tend to see themselves as not being enough. I wonder if there are evidence that this problem is ...
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7 views

If a study has both random assignment and random sampling?

If a study has both random assignment and random sampling, does it have both high external and internal validity?
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19 views

Classification for Cognitive biases

I'm a novice in cognitive science and got interested in cognitive biases. I found the list on wikipedia very helpful to get an overview. Yet, the categories seem arbitrary, e.g. "decision-making, ...
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1answer
40 views

What causes thought?

From what little I know about brains, they are powered by electrical pulses being sent to specific neurons, which in turn send it to corresponding nerves. But I'm curious on the science behind ...
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34 views

Is touch sensitivity higher for females?

I read a long time ago that in a study of two-week old infants response to touch, the female babies were far and away more sensitive. In most gender comparisons, there are the familiar "two humps" in ...
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3answers
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Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?

I've caught myself writing (typing) "possible" instead of "possibly" a few times over the past few days, while I do intend to write "possibly". Only upon rereading the sentence I notice my mistake. ...
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1answer
34 views

What do depressants treat? Are they used in bipolar to treat mania?

I don't understand the Wikipedia article on depressants. This is what I have gathered: Depression and anxiety disorders are treated by antidepressants. Narcolepsy, ADHD, obesity, smoking addiction, ...
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1answer
38 views

Emotional detachment as a reaction can be considered an aggressive behavior?

Social Rejection from Wikipedia rejection can be passive, by ignoring a person, or giving the "silent treatment". Is it possible to say that the victim of a verbal aggression who hide or ...
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13 views

Is there any psychometrics researches about the relationship between difficulty and grade distribution?

Is there any psychometrics researches about the relationship between difficulty and grade distribution in differnt college courses titles?
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1answer
32 views

Way to influence readers subconscious to memorize technical data?

I'm writing a technical book. Is there any studies/books on how can I influence the readers subconscious to help them memorize the technical data easier? Preferably ways that do not involve images, ...
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0answers
16 views

Negative thing vs planning if something gone wrong [on hold]

Most of the time I am planing what should I do if something gone wrong. But my gf says that I am a negative thinker. She is correct?
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How can I help someone who is depressed to make a step forward when he doesn't trust anyone easily and doesn't accept the help offered?

I have known this person for almost two years, but recently we are getting closer, as friends. There is a 20-years difference (25-45) between us, but in friendship that doesn't matter. He is social ...
5
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1answer
32 views

Empirical proof for social network models

I've recently encountered the domain of social network modelling while reading the papers on models of strategic voting (unpublished), opinion dynamics and influence spread. All of these papers ...
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0answers
14 views

Human reasoning as decidable fragments or approximations of otherwise undecidable logics - cognitive explanation?

There are a lot of modal logics (especially BDI logics and KARO framework) and higher order logics that initially aimed at understanding and simulating human reasoning. After years of research the ...
3
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1answer
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Why do Spiritual people try to sleep less?

In Monasteries and other spiritual contexts, there seems to be a "rule" that sleep is wasted time, and so the usual daily schedule only allows for about 4-5 hours of sleep. This might be enough for an ...
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How does the brains “focused” and “diffused” modes facilitate learning?

I am insatiably curious about the topic of "accelerated learning". Think about that scene in the matrix where trinity downloads the skill of how to fly a helicopter into her brain in a few seconds. ...
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Is it normal to sleep for 12 hours? [closed]

During my week days I sleep for 8-9-10 hours a day,which I think is normal. But is it normal to sleep for 12-13 hours? It's not like I'm in a deep slumber but I don't want to wake up either. Also the ...
3
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1answer
57 views

Name the bias when one attributes all group successes to the individual they're in contact with the most

This is the fallacy when one assumes that all successful outcomes were most likely thanks to that one individual that they always communicate with, and fail to recognize (consciously or ...
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12 views

what are the best books for “physiology of cognitive functions”?

I need suggestions for books/textbooks discussing cognition and physiology underlying cognitive process on molecularand systemic levels
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1answer
235 views

Why do some people react verbally to intrusive thoughts and/or embarrassing memories?

It seems to me that there are two kinds of intrusive thoughts. The first consists of those thoughts that didn't actually occur in real life, but are nonetheless intrusive and embarrassing and ...
2
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1answer
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During synchronized waves oscillation (alpha beta etc…) do neurons fire only once for each wave cycle?

Or can they fire few times then pause and again, firefew times and pause periodically? If the second case happens then do we know if the neurons that fire in synchronity fire the same number of ...
3
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1answer
486 views

Can hypnotherapy help to change my tastes in food?

First a few disclaimers: I am from a scientific background but a marine biology and computing one, so I apologise if I get any concepts wrong, but I will try my best. I have never been hypnotised, ...
0
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1answer
28 views

How are positions and counts of higher concepts encoded in sparse representations?

I understand that levels in the sensorimotor hierarchy of the brain learn recurring features of their input streams. The results are activation patterns with single neurons firing for the existence of ...
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48 views

Thinking about not existing

Whenever I see pictures of our universe, I always try to think about not existing. Recently I found this website and started thinking about it. Usually what when we talk about this, we imagine a void, ...
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How are good ways to concencrate?

I'm trying focus to Feynman exercises but I can't concentrate to this exercises. I've a lot problems with awaking morning but I normal sleep. I use Flux. In my environment people are more talking, ...

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