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reading problem

I am tired of my mind , why on earth , whenever i open a book , or an ebook , there came a voice whispering in my head , telling me not to read ( like this , why do You read ? Just stop ! What good ...
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Anxiety and its treatment

Some people's anxiety is created by a mixture of deep self-loathing, obsessive worries about the future and an inability to make decisions about whether and how to change the direction of their life ...
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Can cognitive science improve psychology?

I was wondering what your guys thoughts were about cognitive science making unique contributions to improve the methodological and theoretical foundations of psychology? Can it make unique ...
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Do patients with corpus callosotomy have inner voice?

Does corpus callosotomy affect the ability to have internal monologue in any way?
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Does oxytocin reduce brain activity? [on hold]

There have been studies claiming that: "die gegenwärtige Forschung legt nahe, dass das Hormon eine facettenreiche Rolle bei persönlichen und sozialen Prozessen spielt" (IsHak et al., 2011) ...
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Why do I feel blank when I speak second language?

I am a high school student, being interested in the physiology. My native language is Chinese. However, when I spoke English, which is a second language for me, during my TOEFL test, I felt faint ...
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is Lewin's field theory still used in modern psychology? If yes, what are its applications?

I recently stumbled upon Kurt Lewin's field theory. However, not being very familiar with gestalt psychology, I could not assess whether Lewin's theoretical framework is still used today and if yes, ...
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Understanding complex themes [on hold]

Given enough time and resources available, which means or methodologies could be used so that the average person can understand complex themes like the Theory of Relativity or even Gödel's ...
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Does homosexuality correlate with narcissism or finding yourself attractive?

I'm a heterosexual male. Male bodies do not appeal to me much. I find my own (average) body mediocre. At the same time I find average female bodies rather interesting and attractive. The same goes for ...
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How is prayer being used constructively? [on hold]

I am not a religious person but keep on reading in more and more books(last one was "How to stop worrying and start living by Dale Carnegie") how non-religious people use prayer in their daily affairs ...
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How do people with a split brain experience reality?

Some people with severe epileptic seizures have the connection between their two brain halves cut. How appears reality for them, and why does this procedure helps them?
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non linear relation between two social variables [on hold]

Please accept my apology in advance as I don't have very good background in cognitive sciences. I am after literature, theory, model or research that talks about the non-linear relation between hunger ...
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YouTube videos: how is psychology used in filter bubbles? [on hold]

This may seem like a very basic question, but are YouTube videos brought to life with the intention of making you believe whatever you want to believe is true based on what keywords you use to conduct ...
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How do you call the cognitive bias of not seeing self as the common denominator?

Imagine an Italian person is living in London. A poll on the street asks them to estimate the total number of Italians in London. This person then gives a highly incorrect, overblown guess. It's ...
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What is the relationship between visual attention network and visual stream (Two-streams hypothesis)?

There are two visual attention networks proposed by Maurizio Corbetta and Gordon L. Shulman (2002). These are top-down and bottom-up attention networks. One system, which includes parts of the ...
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How to think about things when it's the right time?

Is there a good way to train that? To be able to pause thinking about something that you can't change right now, until it's actually time. That might be one day, one week or one month later.
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What is the difference between Avolition and Laziness?

What is the difference between Laziness and Avolition? They seem behaviorally similar. Is the difference cognitive perhaps?
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Can the effectiveness of antidepressants be explained by a placebo effect?

A friend of mine showed me a paper (Kirsch, 2014) where the author claims that antidepressants work mostly through a placebo effect (backed up with relevant citations). Antidepressants are generally ...
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How accurate is this explanation of memory?

I'm no cognitive scientist, and this video I'm about to cite is certainly not claiming to be a good cog sci resource, but I have done some studying up on neurology and some of the parts of this guy's ...
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why we forget dreams when we wake up? [duplicate]

What is the explanation for which we forget easily our dreams when we wake up?. It has a biological sense, such as to avoid to confuse reality world experiences with dream world experiences? or there ...
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Is there a link between intelligence and mental disturbances?

Is there a link between high intelligence or creativity, measured with currently valid psychometrics, such as IQ tests or tests of creativity and mental disorders like depression, anxiety, or ...
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Personality Models: The Big Five, the Seven Deadly Sins, and?

In Christian tradition, there are said to be "seven deadly sins": Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. In Catholicism specifically, there are sometimes said to be seven virtues, each ...
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How to help relieve test-anxiety in others

I teach, as a layman, young adult students who mostly try to get a degree part-time whilst juggling full-time jobs and small crumbs of left-overs of a private life. As it is hard for them to do ...
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Is there a difference between the theory of situated cognition and situated action or are they both one in the same?

According to one source, grounded cognition contains situated action, but there's a theory similar to grounded cognition, the theory of situated cognition. What I want to know is that is situated ...
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Why I have lucid dream so often? How to stop it? [closed]

Full of bad dreams and nightmares and I want it to stop as soon as possible. Help please? P.S it's a long time since I had normal dream
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What is the ACT-R model of learning?

I am reading this paper titled: Effect of Temporal Spacing between Advertising Exposures In this paper, the author mentions the ACT-R model and how it explains an ...
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Is there evidence of a mechanism for transmission of instinct?

DNA would seem to be the only candidate for propagating instinctual behavior, yet I find that not credible. DNA mainly codes for the production of protein structures (like enzymes) and is mainly about ...
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Can normal brain activity arise from no (or random) brain activity?

I wonder how stable the brain is as a dynamical system. In other words, how important the state (current activation) of the brain is for its further functioning. Would the brain recover from a state ...
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What is the relation of visual quality and distance from the central field of view?

I have read somewhere that Our visual perception degrades non-linearly with distance from the fovea. However, it was not referenced. I was wondering if there is a reference talking about ...
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Programs like TELEform [on hold]

I have recently inherited a research project that uses TELEForm to collect data forms. I have, however, not inherited a copy of TELEForm to scan these forms. The PI would like for me to create new ...
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EEG electrode cluster selection

Is there a good review paper on electrode selection in EEG analysis to avoid the problem of double dipping (Kilner, 2013)? This is a well documented issue in neuroimaging (Kriegeskorte et al, 2009; ...
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Why is it that in TV series the major part of the shots don´t last longer than 10 seconds?

While watching TV series (Game of thrones, Death in paradise, New tricks, etc.) I try to count how long one shot was shown before the next shot was shown. The duration of the shots almost never ...
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What is a realistic mathematical function to model link decay in a social network?

I'm wondering (as a non-psychologist/cogsci programmer) what would be a good mathematical function to model the decay human relationships, or in other words, how people forget about people they don't ...
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Information storage capacity of a neural network?

I seem to remember reading about some equation that states the amount of information that can be held by a neural network with n neurons in it arranged in l layers, or something vaguely like that (n ...
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Upwards of what d' values constitute “good” sensitivity?

In signal detection theory, d' (sensitivity) is computed in terms of z-scores, to allow comparison (subtraction) of hit rates from false alarm rates. Even so, the interpretation of the d' is not ...
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Importing EGI eeg binary format data into R?

Are there R packages/functions for importing EGI eeg data format into R?
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What is the purpose of non-spiking and anaxonic neurons?

What is the purpose of non-spiking neurons and anaxonic neurons in neural tissue?
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Effects of Game-based Learning on Motivation for Learning

I have already asked this question here, but I did not receive my answer. I found this site a more appropriate place to ask it. I found many studies discovering the impacts of game-based learning on ...
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Do we perceive contrast colour patterns easily because of adaptation?

I can understand that colours are just manipulation of our brain to light rays of different frequencies, amplitude, and wavelength. But we do feel easier to find a pattern on a thing which is of ...
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Could physically simulating neural structure on a fundamental level yield superior results to machine learning algorithms?

My curiosity is merely of whether (in a future where we have computers with the processing power of the human brain) it's possible that actually simulating a neural network's physical behavior on the ...
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Is it common for people to name things like their cars, phones or devices? [on hold]

People have named their cars for a long time, but some people name other things, like their phone. This has some standing, because for instance, the Setup process for my Kindle Fire asked me to create ...
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Applying signal detection theory to single-stimulus presentations

Normally, signal detection theory (SDT) is applied to data that involves giving two-alternative forced choice (2AFC) responses to pairs of stimuli, for instance saying whether stimulus B was the same ...
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Testing Cognitive ability- question set

I am currently writing my dissertation which will examine the impact of emotion on cognitive ability. I plan to use two test groups to test my hypothesis, one which is primed to feel happy the other ...
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Social loafing vs. Free riding

In different papers I see these terms with very close definitions. Are they different things? If yes, how one can differentiate them?
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Differential equations in psychology

I am wondering (and searching with no success) if there are any examples of differential equations in psychology? I mean, no tutorial explaining what is differenetial equations or even partial ...
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If the color black reflects no light, how are we able to see it?

If color as we perceive it is dependent on the wave lengths that are reflected by an object, with white reflecting all hues and black absorbing all, how do we detect a black object? I do understand ...
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Trend of Stress and Depression at Schools? [closed]

Other than this paper, I'll appreciate it if you give me some references to learn about the trend of stress and depression among students in U.S. or other parts of the world.
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How does the brain encode order of information in sentences/stories?

When memorizing a sentence or a full story: then, how does the brain encode the order of the words of the sentence or the sentences in the story?
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What are the long-term effects of anxiety? Specifically for exams? [closed]

As a student, I get so anxious before exams. I was wondering if it is OK, or it's going to result in health or mental issues in long-term. How can I improve it?
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Hemineglect conscious attention bias

I'm still having a hard time understanding the symptoms of hemineglect, mainly because perception and attention has been two peas of a pod for most of my experiences. Scholarpedia article states that ...

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