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Is the pre-frontal cortex stimulated when learning a foreign language?

In the process of learning a new language, is there an increase of stimulation in the pre-frontal cortex region of the brain?
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What is a belief, and how does it differ from an opinion?

While many theories in cognitive science rely on the concept of a "belief" I do not see much on the definition of a belief or how it compares to other mental states. What is a belief, and how does it ...
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Can Prozac cause anxiety?

I know some selective serotonin inhibitors, such as Prozac, are prescribed for anxiety, but can they also cause anxiety?
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IQ and cunningness

Is there any relationship between IQ and cunningness. My hypothesis is that the latter cannot be measured, given that a cunning person would likely fail to answer the test's questions correctly. What ...
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Does “hearing” give off an electronic signal?

I'm thinking in terms of the middle ear and the very intricate and tiny bones that process a "sound wave" into "what we hear." Is there an output to same said bones such that a signal is being sent ...
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Does suppressing a desire make it more powerful?

Based on my minimal knowledge of old Freudian Psychoanalysis, if our drives and urges are not met they become more powerful, even overwhelming, for the individual, perhaps causing them psychological ...
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Is there any evidence that language is the limit of my world?

Philosopher Wittgenstein says that "the limit of my language means the limit of my world". One theory that supports this statement is that people couldn't see the blue colour until they have the word ...
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What is the prevalence of lifelong, early onset, chronic depression?

What is the prevalence in the general population?
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An Overview of Priming in Psychology

I am looking for a comprehensive overview of priming literature in psychology and cognitive science. A survey article or a book would be a great start. More specifically, I am interested to learn ...
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Is children being exposed to sex harmful? [on hold]

Is any harm from exposing children to sexuality at an early age or is it only harmful due to denormalization? I know that historically, the exposure of children to sex was normal in Ancient Greece, ...
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Is there any cure for sleep addiction? [on hold]

I sleep a lot since my childhood. I always feel tired which cause me to sleep whenever I get the chance. Im 30 now, work full-time, and study after work if Im not asleep! My mom told me I was sleeping ...
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Is mindfulness meditation an effective method to fall asleep?

It's my understanding that brain activity in the prefrontal cortex is suppressed during sleep and that mindfulness stimulates activity in that region. Based on this, it seems counterintuitive to think ...
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Is a network of neurons the only factor in memory?

Background I'm actually writing a science fiction novel set a couple decades in the future. Brains are not my field. I've done as much research as I could. In the story, the protagonist finds out he ...
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How image orientation influences perception

Im a painter for many years. When I paint, I usually walk around and look at my painting for many hours. When painting session is long, it harder and harder to maintain a "fresh look". By fresh look; ...
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Generate fMRI from neurotransmitter consumption

As mentioned in this answer, it's possible to generate an fMRI BOLD signal from neurotransmitter consumption. What equation would be appropriate for this use?
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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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What causes low self-awareness? [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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?

Cognitive maps refer to mental representations of physical spaces. 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. Are ...
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The psychology of logically irrational minds [on hold]

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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24 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? [closed]

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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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? [on hold]

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
45 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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the psychological term for speech analysis? [closed]

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