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I have been trying to practice speed reading & found the removal of sub vocalization technique but it seems almost impossible to understand words without pronouncing them in head. I think our ...
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### How can fear be a positive emotion?

I am often afraid, and don't seem able to treat it as a positive emotion, or indeed find any satisfaction in overcoming it (which, perhaps, I can do). Sorry for the self-help styled question, but can ...
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### Does working memory have a role in creativity?

I was just wondering what role working memory played in creativity? Creativity in this context being easily measurable creativity, so performance on things like the uses task etc. My assumption is ...
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### How does the brain store information?

This question is a follow up to this question. I'm not an expert on devices, but I'm under the impression that a typical computer chip will store information by a voltage of a cell being above a ...
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### Does viewing the id as an inner child/friend rather than a battle enemy lead to better control of the id?

Personal anecdote: I once saw a world-class poker player on TV lose a big chunk of his net worth in a hand. His reaction was stone cold, seemingly without emotion and he continued to play in a calm ...
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### Why is it relatively easy to read a paragraph of scrambled words?

I was really surprised how fast I was able to read and comprehend following text: I cnduo't bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan ...
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### software for reporting emotion [on hold]

I am looking for software that will enable study participants to report an emotion they are feeling. It would be a kind of grid that will show different emotions and the participant could click the ...
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### What are the key dates for the development of Operant Conditioning?

I am trying to build up a timeline of the development of Operant Conditioning. So far I have the following $1898$ - Thorndike performs experiments using his puzzle box of which Skinner based his work ...
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### What is the difference between creators of derivative works of art and original creators?

I like to write and am a frequent user on writers.stackexchange.com. Many questions there and in other writing or art related communities ask a variation of: I want to use the setting / characters ...
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### Is the weight of neural inputs in the human brain as central as it is for neurons in an artifical neural network?

As an example of an artificial neural net (ANN), a neural processing unit (NPU) is able to encode previous (learned) information by storing a weighted resistance for each input. Since ANN's are ...
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### Is there a way to compare the subjective experiences of two different subjects upon an object?

It is the major problem of all cognitive sciences to deal with subjectivity. On the other hand, in order to figure out what is cognition or psychology, one must ultimately deal with this problem. As a ...
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### Is there scientific evidence that narcissists cannot be treated?

I've often heard that people affected by narcissism cannot recover. I can understand that it's a long path and that a narcissist may lack the motivation and so on, but I wonder why cognitive therapy ...
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### What is the phenomenon that one can recognize a movie after seeing a scene for a fraction of second called?

I have experiences that while I was walking around the street, I saw a scene on a TV for a fraction of second, and I instantly recognized the correspondent movie. This is very interesting since at the ...
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### Spontaneity as object of investigation in the cognitive sciences

What are known studies, experiments, thoughts and literature on spontaneity? I am looking for anything relating to questions like "What does it mean for someone to be spontaneous?" or "What factors ...
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### How successful are modern (2015) sentiment analysis algorithms for identifying emotion?

I see a number of questions about implementing text sentiment analysis algorithms on StackOverflow, and am interested - how effective are sentiment analysis algorithms at identifying the ...
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### Why aren't more students tested for aptitude at a younger age? [on hold]

I've discussed this topic with multiple former professors, particularly in vocational training, and they all seem to agree that it would have been more helpful for students if they had known what ...
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### What is the best way to learn in an environment that only has delayed feedback?

There are some skills that take a lot of time to learn because feedback is delayed. Examples I have in mind are weightlifting, healthy eating, and mindfulness. The promised effects of practicing these ...
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### What research has been done on brain-to-brain interfaces?

Is there an existing research area focusing on brain to brain interfaces? If so, what are some papers that have been published in this area?
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### What is the evidence for linguistic determinism?

Lately, I have been pondering whether the idea of linguistic determinism has empirical support. Background: I know a couple languages, and I am proficient in 2 of them. So sometimes if I need to ...
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### How technical can cognitive science get during a Master's?

Nice to find this resource on the internet, I’m in need of advice from knowledgeable people in the field regarding the choice of CogSci Master’s program. My situation is that I have an undergraduate ...
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### How respected is Viktor Frankl's logotherapy among modern psychologists?

Is Viktor Frankl's logotherapy still a live option in modern psychology, or is it considered outdated? I've heard it referred to as the "third Viennese school of psychotherapy", but my wife's ...
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### Is it actually helpful to write todo lists?

I've watched these two videos recently How to Get things done which contains some tips from David Allen's book, "Getting Things Done", and the other video How to hack your todo list which also ...
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### Why do people look in the face or eyes while communicating?

While communicating, people tend to direct their gazes to the face (particularly eyes) of people. Why don't rather we look at their neck or just their chest or even their hair while communicating with ...
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### In the theory of planned behaviour, what is the general term that captures attitudes, norms and perceived behavioural control?

The theory of planned behaviour is a model of behaviour that in simple terms assumes that attitudes, norms, and perceived behavioural control influence intention, and intention and actual control ...
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### What is the correlation between self-monitoring and the Big 5 factors of personality?

Self-monitoring as a trait refers to a tendency "to closely monitor an audience in order to ensure appropriate or desired public appearances". It is commonly measured using the Revised Self-Monitoring ...
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### Which schools of psychotherapy are most credible to a hard scientist?

When looking at psychotherapy and therapists the list of different "types" seems endless. On the one end, "Freudian" or "Psychoanalysis" is widely discredited quakery. Carl Jung believed in ...
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### Can hypnosis stop cigarette smoking?

Alas, advertisements or commercials for "hypnotherapy" to stop any number of bad habits from smoking to weight gain are almost unavoidable now days. Are there any actual unbiased studies or hard ...
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### Why does “six months” seem like a “long time” even when it isn't?

Background: I had a (rental) property that I was planning to put up for sale. Then I "changed my mind" and said that I wanted to wait for the current year's appreciation, and sell in "six months" ...
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### How long does it take to brainwash someone? [closed]

Just to be clear from the start, I have no malicious intent here; the person I'm trying to brainwash is myself, and the reason I'm using this crude approach is because I'm outrageously hard to ...
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### “small laughter right after finish talking” psychological point of view [closed]

I have tendency to do small laughter right after finish talking. Not every time though. I have been told that that it is a sign of low self confidence. Is it true?
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### Is there a specific name for the emotion I'm feeling? [closed]

I looked around and it doesn't seem to match the definition of guilt NOR shame. I made up a lie that works this way: 1.Tell people someone I made up is "special," "unique," and a variety of other ...
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### Can observing neutral objects prime the brain to integrate them into new ideas in the waking state?

I'm aware of a few concepts, primarily from dream research, which indicate that dreams feature or integrate observed objects from the past several days into dream content. For example, seeing a bike ...
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### The “Backwards Bike” and implications for how we think

Here's a video of a guy learning to ride a "backwards bike", if you turn the handles left, then the wheel goes right. It took the guy forever to learn to ride a backward bike. He kept remarking that ...
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### How to measure verbal and visual working memory?

I need a task which can measure verbal also visual working memory. I am not going to run the test, this is just for theoretical interest. Which tests can be used in this research?
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### Is critical thinking associated with IQ?

I consider myself a person with reasonable intelligence. In my job, I require a lot of critical thinking. I am good at think laterally, but sometimes I feel I missed important critical evaluations of ...
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### Continuous Basic EEG analysis

So, I have continuous EEG data from a control group and a test group. The recording was done while the participants were at rest, so no task was performed. I want to start with some basic analysis, ...
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### A measure of creativity from mind maps

I have an experiment with 500 students who where asked to solve a general problem. Each student had the assignment to find as many solutions as possible to the problem in 15 minutes. Solutions where ...
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### Why are counsellors not supposed to give advice or lead the client? Is it possible for a counsellor not to be leading?

I’ve taken a course on counselling psychology and have attended a counselling sessions myself. All the literature I’ve read has said counsellors should not give advice. My question is why is this ...
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### How can we scientifically measure love?

I want to understand the psychology of love, and I found the Triangular Theory of Love on Wikipedia from this question, which I think is very believable. However, there is a big section on mixed ...
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### Why the consciousness from Big Five and judging from MBTI overlaps? [duplicate]

As state in this previous answer the MBTI Judging dimension overlaps to a large extent with the Big Five trait conscientiousness (e.g., Furnham, 1996, McCrea & Costa, 1989). The intuitive ...
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### Are mentally ill people more violent?

A lot of people are afraid of people with mental illnesses because they think they're more violent but is that true? I think it's wrong even though I don't really understand the pages I found on ...
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### Cognitive Psychology to Study Consciousness [closed]

using the field and views of cognitive psychology, why is it a good field to study consciousness of a person? Why is it not a good field (as opposed to another form of psychology)
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### Intuitive explanation of MBTI test and it's gender bias

According to this data there is a small bias related to the gender and some traits of MBTI. Is it scientifically possible to provide an explanation for these differences? My intuitive definition ...
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### Thinking, Fast and Slow vs. Mindfulness vs. Flow

I've been wondering how dual-process theory, which is described in Daniel Kahneman's book "Thinking, Fast and Slow", relates to mindfulness and the state of being in the present moment and the flow ...
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### Difficulty of expressing thoughts verbally

Some people find it difficult to express their thoughts verbally. They may often feel that their words don't give their thoughts enough justice, and that their thoughts could've been verbalized ...
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### What is the psychological effect of wearing black clothes?

Background: I read that black is usually favored by people who are dominant. I read that the black color projects dominance, and also hides the person's feelings. Police, for example, adopt black as a ...
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### Is there a psychological/physical reason why sometimes your brain won't switch off when you want to sleep?

What is happening to the brain when you are trying to sleep but can't? I think this is a fairly common phenomena. In a situation when you are tired and ready to sleep, why can't you switch off? It's ...
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### What are the emotional reasons why people are interested in BDSM?

My question is, what motivates the people to be involved in BDSM Sessions, psychologically? what are the required emotions, their different origins and mindsets which might be a result of emotional ...