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Is the current approach to AI learning essentially behaviourism?

AI, to the level that we attempt to create it these days, involves creating neural networks that learn from stimulus (experience, data) and reinforcement. A higher score such as in a Go game, or a ...
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Do gating mechanisms in the neocortex have individual degrees for all gated connections?

For example, the upward connection between layers in the neocortex flows through the Thalamus which is assumed to have a gating function. I wonder whether there is a single value per gate, ...
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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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Online Interviews for Study on Bilingualism

I'm still fairly new to this field and need your help. For my study on bilingualism, I need to interview and record participants, rather than having them write their answers. Is there a software you ...
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To which extent our beliefs and needs for knowledge shape our subjective reality?

This question is rather hard to formulate. I'm trying to understand how the mind filters and selects information to custom fit it to expectations/assumptions/hopes/needs for knowledge: To which ...
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What does it mean that every archetype is bipolar?

Carl Gustav Jung claimed that every archetype is bipolar - it has destructive and creative side. I would like to understand it better. What does this destuctive and creative words mean in Jungs ...
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Which theories explain that given a choice of hard and easy tasks one would pick the easy one?

Which theories deal with cost benefit analysis? For example, given a binary choice of hard and easy tasks (eg. Picking low hanging fruit, stealing what is not bolted down, cheating on a test, taking a ...
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What is the difference between 'stereoscopic depth' and 'crossed/uncrossed disparity'?

When describing a method of manipulating depth perception in visual stimuli?
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What causes dopamine in our body

I was curious as to know what are the natural causes for the secretion of dopamine in our body. Are there any specific foods that increases the dopamine level? It is said that dopamine are usually ...
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Locking in alcohol gains

Drinking makes you happy, but only temporarily. I've experimented with complete sobriety and moderate drinking -- sobriety gets overly boring and I find myself wanting to experiment more with alcohol ...
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In what sense is cognitive science normative?

Since behavior is bound to norms and can for example have legal or social ramifications or consequences, and since cognitive science predicts behavior and measures behavior, is it true that cognitive ...
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How do focused and diffuse mode 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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Highly reward based environments and child psychology

What effects do highly reward based environments on children? Do the effects include the following when those children grow up: low self-control. low empathy. As said in Alfred Adlers book, ...
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What are the neurotransmitters responsible to learning?

What are the neurotransmitters responsible to learning and how do they affect learning? is there drugs to enhance learning through neurotransmitters without side effects?
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Reciting Reverse Order Alphabet vs Reverse Order Counting

Observation A: It's easy to recite the alphabet. It's hard to recite the alphabet backwards. Observation B: It's easy to recite the number 1 to 26. It's easy to recite the number 1 to 26 backwards. ...
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what is the exact definition of a receptive field ?

i have read the wikipedia article on receptive fields . the article defines a receptive field as The receptive field of an individual sensory neuron is the particular region of the sensory space ...
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location of the center surround receptive fields for retinal ganglion cells

i have read wikipedia article about receptive fields of visual system . it says The receptive field is often identified as the region of the retina where the action of light alters the firing of ...
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How are action potentials initiated in the absence of stimuli?

I understand that action potentials can be initiated by sensory transduction. However when we simply think, for example when dreaming, with no/little stimuli, how do we initiate action potentials to ...
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Phycological model for use in a game engine

Pardon me if I use any incorrect terminology, but I am not very familiar with the field of psychology. Are there any (preferably somewhat prevalent) cognitive models of human behavior that might be ...
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Is there a more recent book like “How People Learn”?

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, is apparently a good informative material for lay people interested in learn more about educational psychology and it's applications for school. ...
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What are the effects of prolong overeating on cognitive abilities?

Are there any effects on concentration, working memory, recall due to overeating. If there are, what are they?
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Identify influencers in a small group

If you are unfamiliar with the theory of influencers, the basic idea is that there are a certain number of people who have the ability to direct the opinions of their group. Is there a general way to ...
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Latency jitter in ERPs (event related potentials)

According to the context updating theory (Donchin, 1981), P300 is elicited by rare events due to conflicting expectancy. However, the hard oddball task in Verleger (2014) failed to produce a P300. ...
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Hunger: Blood Sugar, Hypothalamus, and the Pancreas (Very confused!)

Our psychology textbook discusses the causes and regulators of hunger, but it's awfully confusing. Here's what it says: "The ventromedial hypothalamus (VMH) may be involved in stopping the eating ...
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Does Yoga aid in Mindfulness?

Does it increase a person's cognitive awareness? Does it aid in increased focus?
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What is a person's 'Identity'?

What is identity in terms that most people can understand? Ray Kurzweil asks what we would think of having various parts of our body replaced by machinery? Would we be the same person? What if the ...
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Cognitive Models of learning Working Memory usage

Recently in deep learning, there's been a surge in learning how to use memories as part of the optimisation process (i.e. LSTM's and Stacks). However, these aren't really analogous to how a cognitive ...
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Is there evidence of neurons corresponding to the certainty of next input prediction?

I think the levels of the hierarchically structured neocortex try to predict their next input. If so, is there a mechanism of measure of certainty in that prediction? For example a high prediction ...
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Role of shared gaze/joint attention in infants for the development of executive function

I'm trying to find research on the role of interactions between caregiver and infant via shared gaze/joint attention for the development of executive abilities, including attention and inhibition. My ...
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studying (cramming) more efficient trough encoding

For organic chemistry i have to learn a large number of repetitive reaction schemes. It should be possible to encode these so you shorten the list. Would it be possible and if so more efficient to ...
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How does hPES describe STDP?

Spike-Timing-Dependent Plasticity is believed to be how neurons change their connection weights and thus change what functions they are computing. From Towards Biologically Plausible Deep Learning: ...
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Are there any case studies of people who develop PTSD from an imagined occurence?

I know of a person who imagined he saw a road accident where his friend died. These images were so powerful that he believed them completely for nearly 40 years. He has been diagnosed with PTSD ...
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Would a doctor realise when a person receiving electric shock aversion therapy dissociates to escape the pain?

Given a situation where a gay person is being inflicted with painful shock therapy in a mental hospital. That person then dissociates to escape the pain. By this I mean his mind leaving the body to ...
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The cause of attraction towards thin black dot on face?

What is the cause of affection(lust) towards the black dot on lower face/cheek of someone? I am not saying about a big mole but rather the fine dot which looks beautiful on face. What is the ...
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humans are naturally slightly fanatic - but what causes extreme fanatisism? Are there studies in that direction?

according to Daniel Kahneman's "thinking. fast, and slow." (if my memory is correct) humans generally believe new informations that support their own belief more than informations that are contrary. ...
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Finding the anterior comissure to set origin in a SPECT image using SPM/ISAS

I am learning how to use SPM and ISAS to analyze ictal and interictal SPECT. However I am stuck at a point of their tutorial. In the item 1.2 one has to set the origin for the SPECT image. That is, ...
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Learning, decision-making and thought presentation

Could you recommend books or articles about learning and decision-making in the light of thought presentation? Maybe also about artificial intelligence and computation-modeling, because I'm very ...
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Games, puzzles involving mental transformations without time limits

One of my favourite branches of mathematics is transformational geometry (basically normal plane geometry, but using rotation,reflection and translation to prove theorems), as i love mentaly ...
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Can you recommend good resources/literature on understanding EEG for the domain of Neurofeedback (peak performance and meditation)

I want to start developing software for consumer eeg headsets, the ones that currently exist, and the better ones that will arrive in the coming years. I'd like to go in the direction of cognitive ...
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Pictorial representation of ideas/concepts

Why are pictorial representations of ideas/concepts easier to comprehend than language/grammatical constructs? Is there any verifiable reason behind it, apart from the fact that most of us, if not ...
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Social Psychological Factors in Non-monogamist/open relationships/polyamorous relationships

As the title states, I am trying to get my feet wet in the realm of social psychological factors in relation to consensual non-monogamy and polyamory. I am finding plenty sociological, and ...
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Is there any behavioral experiment which gathers information from mobile apps or sites?

I'm wondering if there any apps gathering users behaviours and usage information from mobile app or site, and than informing them about that. Because I know there is a lot of experiments and A/B tests ...
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Pre-motor potentials

I see a problem when interpreting pre-motor potentials (like readiness potential or movement-related cortical potential) that are detected before the movement takes place. These potentials occur at ~ ...
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How are our eyes able to distinguish between lines and borders? what is the mechanism at the level of rods and cones?

I think there is a phenomenon behind the method which our eyes use to judge between lines of contrast, like black lines on a white page, by just recognizing the contrast areas, i need explanation of ...
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Can CES-D scores be meaningfully averaged?

I'd like to compare the CES-D score for people after an event with that of people who never experience that event. Measurements are not paired in relation to anything of significance for people ...
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What's it called when a person mimics somebody else that is annoying them?

From the article on misophonia, which is a disorder where the person experiences negative emotions that are triggered by specific sounds Some people feel the compulsion to mimic what they hear or ...
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Incorrect assessment of a student's standing

Background: My wife and I coordinate a financial class in which one of the first goals is to save $1000. The instructions are to do so as quickly as possible by taking a budget down to bare bones, ...
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If your wellbeing is affected by the absence of a 'want', does that not make it a need?

If I have been wishing to purchase a jet-ski, and I have reached a point where I see so many people driving along towing one, and I therefore can not sleep or concentrate at anything because all I ...
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How can I do inferential statistics with Ipsative data scores?

If participants were administered a questionnaire where they were asked to compare two personality traits on how similar they are to a certain social group, and choose the one that is best ...
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Replacing long term memory with external memory, now and in the future?

Long term memory is hard to replace with tech based external memory(google,books,forums, etc) - especially for chunking and a basis for creativity. What are the forms of external memory that comes ...

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