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How do we hear our inner voice?

How do we perceive inner speech? Does it follow the same neural pathways as normal acoustic speech? If yes, what is the extent of overlap between the two neural pathways?
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8 views

What causes low self-awareness?

What would cause a person in their 30s and 40s to have extremely low self-awareness? They don't have any major disorders like bipolar or autism. The person would insult me and say nasty things and ...
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Mechanism of ketamine in treatment of depression and anxiety?

What are the mechanisms by which ketamine reduces the symptoms of depression and anxiety?
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Excuses, true or false?

How can someone, during a conversation, determine if something it's an excuse or not? That is, if someone tells you you are making an excuse and you feel you are not our if someone tells you something ...
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Thought echoing

Why do purple like to have their thoughts, the ones whose absolute truth they believe in, to be echoed by others. Is it that they need to feel safe about what they think and their thoughts accepted? ...
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How are abstract relations represented neurally?

It is known that concepts with similar attributes (color, shape... Etc.) are represented in a similar manner in the brain. However, is there any evidence of abstract relations, such as the as causal ...
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Are cognitive maps still widely studied within psychology? Why or why not?

It seems like the work on this concept dropped off significantly in the 1990s but I’m not in the field, so I can’t say for sure. EDIT: to be clear about what I mean, cognitive maps refer to mental ...
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The psychology of logically irrational minds

Where can I find examples of rational explanations of mind mechanisms that take place in logically irrational minds leading to logically irrational behaviors. Can someone please cite the best sources, ...
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23 views

How to use EEG on dogs?

I need to take EEG readings on dogs for BCI and seizure prediction research. To do so do I need special equipment? Is there an accepted approach in terms of frequency, electrode size and placement, ...
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Does a mental disorder exist where people think someone else is sick?

Is there a known disorder where the subject thinks someone else or other people around them are sick or dying, say exo-hypochondria? In this case I am thinking of a wife pathologically convinced that ...
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Does STDP make the Hebbian learning rule redundant?

On Scholarpedia they introduce STDP (spike timing dependent plasticity) as a temporally asymmetric form of Hebbian learning, making it sound as if the original Hebbian rule still has relevance in ...
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Are animal instincts and preferences based on some brain micro structures?

I'm thinking about the mechanism by which an animal has built in preferences for some visual objects in the real world. The most well known example is the seagull chicks and pecking at a red dot or ...
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Correlation between sex and diligence

I heard an anecdotal opinion that according to Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis, people who don't fulfill themselves sexually tend to be more diligent. I would like to know; was any research conducted ...
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What are the characteristics of people with lifelong early onset depression? [on hold]

What sets them apart from other depressed individuals? Please be specific. I have heard that chronic depression has a greater organic component, but which genes specifically are involved?
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Is there evidence that heterosexual males make 'romantic advances' more often than heterosexual females?

Background: I have constructed a game theoretic model of romantic advances. There are a number of Nash equilibria in this model, distinguished by the frequency with which each sex makes romantic ...
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fmri onsets, missing pulse logs - what is the minimal information necessary to be analyze experiment?

Very basic, probably stupid question, but help is very much appreciated. I am running an fmri-experiment (block design), which was programmed in java (not by me) and has been used before. Trying it at ...
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38 views

Other emotions relative to angry/happy base emotions

In my layman's experience, I'm vaguely aware there are four base emotions: happy, sad, afraid/surprised, and angry/disgusted.1 Some background: We're training an AI to learn the difference between ...
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What is the treatment for Pathological Liars?

I know someone who I believe to be a pathological lier. The sow fiction into almost everything they say to some degree and when pressed make up a more elaborate lie to cover the fiction. Often the ...
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1answer
39 views

Do women have fetishes?

As in title; is it possible/common for women to have fetishes? It always seemed to me that fetishes are related to men only. Is it true?
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68 views

Why are people insecure?

Many people, especially teenagers, are insecure about some aspects. They may be insecure about their looks, their (odd) behavior, or may question whether they belong to a group (of friends, colleagues ...
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What theory explains where motivation to do something depends on perception of others' input?

I'm trying to read up on the phenomena where one person's desire/motivation to do a certain task or obligation within a system of process is influenced by whether he thinks others in that process are ...
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1answer
13 views

Does the meta-analytic literature overestimate the relationship between conscientiousness and job performance?

There are quite a few meta-analyses of the relationship between personality and job performance (for a review, see Barrick & Mount, 2012; and specific meta-analyses: Barrick & Mount, 1991; ...
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Does increased motor development always occur at the expense of speech development, or vice versa?

It is often said that infants / toddlers* develop in a focused manner. I am specifically interested in the notion that a quick development of speech occurs at the expense of motor skill development ...
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What is the “obvious question 4 pertinent feeling retrieval” strategy called?

In conversation, I have noticed that many people will make obvious questions to which they will receive the answer they expected the other person to utter in their reply. The reason for doing this is ...
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198 views

How does the inner ear encode sound intensity?

Different areas of the inner ear (the cochlea) are sensitive to different acoustic frequencies. Hence, the cochlea basically performs a fast Fourier transform on the audio signal. This spectral ...
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70 views

Is prior experience necessary to perceive the Kanizsa triangle illusion?

We know the Kanizsa Triangle. Kanizsa Triangle I was socialized in a "western" world, where I learned mathematics for about 13 years; I have designed products surrounding me using geometric forms ...
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1answer
48 views

Are there bidirectional neurons?

Neurons are mostly unidirectional, i.e. electrical impulses enter from one end and leave through the other. Are there bidirectional neurons as well, i.e., neurons that have a receiving end and a ...
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1answer
21 views

Blocking out unwanted sound sources

Suppose you are in a room with two other persons, both of them talking. If you want to hear one of them, you are able to block out the other even though he is talking (although not very loud). How our ...
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Who are some leaders of perceptual decision making in terms of computational neuroscience?

Who are the "leaders of the field" for computational neuroscience in perceptual decision making? What are some staple review papers or papers/textbooks of the specific field?
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Astrology,Something is there! [closed]

As we all know that universe is expanding acc. to Big Bang Theory but the universe is expanding in what??I think it's expanding in Black hole(it does not have any area,mass or any kind of thing.Do you ...
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12 views

Advantages of Nengo for memory related tasks

What are some of the advantages Nengo offer as a framework for modeling memory related cognitive processes?
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11 views

What is the psychological term for speech analysis? [on hold]

What is the psychological term for speech analysis and patterns of speech. And could someone explain what applied psychology is?
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14 views

Psychological analysis of paedophiles [closed]

What is the psychology of paedophiles? Is it a psychiatric illness treatable by medicines? Can counselling be helpful? Do they satisfy themselves only by viewing or do they have criminal instinct too?
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38 views

Does thinking too much about life purpose lead to unhappiness?

Are there any psychological studies that demonstrate that thinking too much may lead to unhappiness. Is there any relationship between the findings and thinking about one's life purpose? Is one's life ...
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15 views

What is the study of body language and speech and what it means the person is feeling or thinking?

To clarify i mean like how when someone doesn't use contractions it is a red flag for lying. Or when someone says something they are mad or annoyed. Basically what their speech and body language says ...
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22 views

Are psychologists perniciously blurring criminality and illness? [closed]

You hear in the news about wackos with guns, and (depending on the ideology of the camps involved) you often get mention of their mental health. is the blurring of criminality and illness, perhaps ...
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2answers
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The art of exploiting people and taking advantage of them [closed]

As one ages he/she will definitely encounter a lot of people who will do their best to make the most out of him/her. Are there any books regarding this ??
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39 views

Severe depression/anxiety can't be treated with CBT

Is there any evidence that supports the idea that a severe depression/anxiety can't be treated with CBT? Since, it's in severe state, and one has to use anti-depressants to lower the level, and then ...
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1answer
37 views

What models/mechanisms exist for the brain to chain movements together?

Motor Sequence Learning is the study of the cognitive ability to chain various motor sequences together. The most intuitive example of this is learning to play a sequence of notes on a piano. ...
3
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1answer
57 views

How do neurons limit their input current?

I know that many neurons have an input current-spiking frequency (I-F) relationships, e.g. as seen here. However, all the I-F curves I've encountered show the input current in a fairly small range (...
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10 views

Dreams and symbolism. Are dreams trully indicative of what is about to happen or do they merely serve as symbolic direction of what path to follow? [duplicate]

What does it mean for a man to keep dreaming of being pregnant??? Is it normal or does it have a special symbolism? Pls help if you have expertise in interpreting such things
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1answer
55 views

How does the brain structure 3D visual data?

Adobe Illustrator has taken over five minutes (and counting) to render a vector 2D image rotated 18° in 3D on my computer. And yet, I and nearly anyone else can easily visualize the subject rotated ...
5
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1answer
107 views

What is the mental state called when I forget my thoughts?

Suppose I am talking to someone and while talking more thoughts come to my mind that I wish to talk about. I postpone those thoughts, however, to tell everything synchronously, i.e., I wish to tell ...
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1answer
39 views

Effects of caffeine on fatigue

Obviously caffeine is a stimulant, and wakes us up. Is there any research into how it affects fatigue: e.g. how different it is to rest (i.e. I'm not asking about the pathways by which caffeine ...
3
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1answer
70 views

How do you call a study in which subjects were deceived about the real purpose?

Is there any “official” term to describe a study in which subjects were deceived about the real purpose of the research? I am talking about studies that purposefully hide the real research questions ...
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3answers
435 views

Are brain waves electromagnetic waves?

Depending upon its activity, the brain emits waves, which represent the summation of individual neurons firing. Are these waves electromagnetic waves?
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1answer
17 views

How to compare IAT (Implicit Association Test) results of two different groups?

I already have the recommended algorithm to analyse IAT data. It allows to compare within-subject differences in response latency in the congruent versus non-congruent condition. However, in addition ...
1
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1answer
49 views

Are social intelligence and emotional intelligence the same thing?

Emotional intelligence and EQ are often used as phrases for social intelligence. Are they really the same? Would social intelligence always imply emotional intelligence and vice versa?
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Cats holding grudges? [migrated]

I'm not sure if this is an appropriate question for cognitive sciences, but I guess it can be considered psychology. Cat psychology, but psychology none the less. Cats evidently have a decent memory, ...

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