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Why are religious people seemly unable to hypothesise about a universe without God?

I know many devoutly religious people despite being totally atheist myself. I have occasionally discussed their beliefs and their religion with them, always respectfully. I am able to hypothesise ...
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Why do humans feel compassion towards non-humans?

Why is it that humans feel compassion towards non-humans, such as animals? For me, the sight of an injured bird causes an emotional response, but I cannot explain what would cause it. From an ...
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mirror-writing using non-dominant hand easier with closed eyes

I've learnt to mirror-write as shown below using my non-dominant hand. One of the things I've observed is that it's a lot easier when I do it with my eyes closed. For e.g. if my eyes were closed, I'd ...
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Why is it easier to see black text on a white background?

I'm wondering why it's easier to see black text on a white background than it is to see white text on a black background. I say that it's harder based on life experience (Hate webpages with black ...
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Can a positive change result in positive stress?

I have been researching the differences between stress and anxiety to understand them for my own curiosity. My basic understanding is that stress is a variation from routine or something that upsets ...
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49 views

Do “overview” sections increase learning outcome?

Suppose a math textbook contains an overview chapter for each part of the textbook. The intent of those overview chapters is to motivate and introduce the new mathematical concepts which will be ...
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Success of Neuromarketing

Is Neuro-marketing proving any success in real work situations, especially with buyers and even sellers.Is the data obtained from Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)and other cognitive ...
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Where can I find the norms for Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices?

I've never had my IQ measured before. After some research I decided to take the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrix test. After Googling I found this Wikipedia page. This test was linked on the ...
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Why do younger children cry more readily and is it possible for an adult to recondition themselves to cry as readily as a child?

It seems to me that generally speaking, the younger the child, the more readily they will cry in response to emotion, and that crying as an emotional response in adults tends to be more reserved for ...
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Can CNS neurons be stimulated with focused audio?

I know that neurons can be stimulated mechanically (like in the 'funny bone') and I'm wondering if neurons in the brain could be stimulated similarly, for example via focused ultrasound.
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Current state of consciousness research (2015) [duplicate]

Where can the current state of consciousness research be found? Search terms, journal names, book recommendations, review articles are all acceptable. Most of the accounts I have been able to find ...
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Is the amount of learning modulated by reward transmitters?

The human brain is a signal processing system. Input streams contain sensory, motor, reward and possibly more signals mixed. I wonder if neuro transmitters associated with reward increase or decrease ...
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Is there a link between brain injuries (TBI) and PTSD?

Could (TBI) Traumatic brain injuries be linked to Post Traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD)? I know there is a lot of concern with veterans and PTSD, but I am more interested in all the other ...
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Is it possible to impose a pursuit path for a human eye to follow?

The human eye scans images by panning focus along a certain path. I've read that eye tracking studies have revealed that there is a feedback process involved in moving ocular focus along a path that ...
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Prefacing Survey Questions with “In your opinion…”

Is there value (or harm) in prefacing survey questions with phrases like, "In my opinion" or "I think that" ? I am developing an organizational survey, and myself and another team member are ...
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What is the difference between PHI and PII

I am confused about the differences between PHI and PII. Is one a subset of the other?
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17 views

Could someone watch a movie so many times that they can replicate scenes in accordance with the sountrack?

Let's say someone gets extremely infatuated with Ice Age and decides to watch it over and over and over again, until the scenes are burned into their memory and they can sit back and listen to the ...
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Is the research in to Persistent Non-Symbolic Experience a promising explanation of cognitive development?

What is sometimes called "enlightenment" has recently been studied and is thought to be a level of development, beyond what we normally think of as full ego development. Since anything that people ...
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How to random assign subjects to a group without any equipment?

I am working with a clinician and need her to randomly assign patients into one of two groups with the goal of having roughly equal numbers in both groups. The clinician does not have access to a ...
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Is soliloquy a mental disfunction?

Most people when spot you on talking to yourself laugh or at least express surprise, but recently I heard some researchers saying it is good for maintaining control of your life. Should we really be ...
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What would this dream mean? [closed]

Alright, so last night I had a dream about someone being murdered in my apartment, basically the floor right above me, and there's this guy who always plays loud music and throws stuff out his window ...
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what is the “trial-averaged neural response function”?

i'am currently reading " theoretical neuroscience by dayan abbott" and it says " If we ignore the brief duration of an action potential (about 1 ms), an action potential sequence can be ...
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Accuracy of memory traces in humans

When given a task that requires the recollection of an event and the person forgets the event, does the brain give them a trace of how long ago that event was which they forgot to recollect, as well ...
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Visual focus between saccades

Has anyone succeeded in measuring where the focus is between saccades? Through some kind of nonintrusive brainscan perhaps? I would like to be able to draw with my thought :) (Something similar would ...
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Human memory - remembering sequences of letters vs numbers

There are 10 digits and 26 letters. In computer science you'd need 4 bits to store a digit value and 5 bits do store a letter value. Does the same apply to human brain? Is a statistical person able ...
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How is society capping/influencing our sexuality? (bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual, polygamy, monogamy…)

How is society capping/influencing our sexuality? (bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual, polygamy, monogamy...) To go a bit beyond, are we sexually "free" and our thoughts and hostility towards pretty ...
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Why can't I remember whether or not something happened in a dream or in real life?

It's like the feeling of deja vu, but different in the sense that I feel like I experienced it. Sometimes something pops into my head (for example, telling someone about something, or doing a task) ...
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Disprove that Humans are selfish

Psychological egoism, can anyone provide an everyday action which a healthy human mind would carry out which doesn't have the motive of preservation of the individuals own life at heart? For example, ...
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Is this even possible? Ladas of Argos

I was reading a bit on the Ancient Greek Olympics the other day, and while reading about the running events they ran, I came across a man by the name of Ladas of Argos. He was one of, if not the very ...
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Models of a working (short-term) memory task that combine performance and reaction time?

I am looking for the advice regarding the modelling of the results of a working (short-term) memory test. In a typical case, performance in such tests can be characterized using the hit rate and false ...
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Conscious versus Visual Representation Update

In their paper "A cortical network that marks the moment when conscious representations are updated" Stottinger et al claim that there is a network in the anterior insula, medial and inferior frontal ...
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What is the mechanism behind ambivalent love - hate feelings in personal relationships?

I've recently read that as far as Freud, psychology recognized the phenomena by which a person can hold conflicting feelings of love/hate, attachment/repulsion towards a partner. The negative feelings ...
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Does Stockholm syndrome have an equivalent for victims of stalking?

According to Wikipedia, Stockholm syndrome is: a psychological phenomenon in which hostages express empathy and sympathy and have positive feelings toward their captors, sometimes to the point of ...
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Can CBT cure any kind of depression?

CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, no doubt is far better than medications while having long terms goals in mind, but the question is: can it cure any kind of depression, like Seasonal Affective ...
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Extreme sound quality and cognitive therapy

Tidal HiFi is a music streaming service offering which promises you access to their lossless (typically ~1000 kilobits per second, standard MP3's are 320 kbps as a comparison) music library. Can ...
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16 views

The effect of Theanine on dreaming

Are there reports on the effect of Theanine on dreaming. Searching the web gives some reports of people, but I haven't seen a published study. Does anybody know?
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1answer
105 views

Two possibilites to increase the effect of binaural beats

I collected references, supporting the hypothesis that binaural beats have an influence in our brain (see here). I currently see two possibilities to possibly increase the (measurable) effect of ...
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What does “Convolutional” signify in “Convolutional Neural Network”?

The "Types of Neural Networks" wiki page doesn't even have the word "convolution" in it, and yet there's an entire Javascript library based on "convolutional neural networks". So, what makes CNNs ...
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How / when does neurogenesis occur while learning?

I've heard that learning to Juggle (new things) helps increase neurogenesis. So, what does it depend on? Does it have to be a physical skill only? Or can I study / read about Economics(which is ...
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Third time's the Charm: any research into how we learn from error?

I have often told people that I make a mistake two different ways before I really understand a situation. Is there any research that explains how and why this works? As an analogy, there is something ...
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Why do we consider tie-breaking votes or winning points in a game to be so important?

Consider basketball: typical scores can be around 100 - which is 50 baskets. Often the scores are close at the end, perhaps a team wins by only one or two scoring plays. Why do people think of the ...
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What is the word for: “I have to do” in CBT?

When people think "I must", "I have to", "I should", "he should", or "people have to" it can become a problem. It's studied by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy but I don't know the name for this kind of ...
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Introduction or Tutorial on Continuous EEG Collection Procedures and Initial Processing?

Are there any tutorials or introductions (specifically not slides from talks) on the very basic details of EEG data collection and processing? Things like: Discussions of reference systems ...
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What's the difference between projecting and mirroring?

In Psychology 101, I learned about Projecting and Mirroring... I know one is where an individual sees his own problems in other people... I always forget the other concept and/or confuse the two. ...
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What research has been done on source traits and surface traits?

I'm looking for research studies on source traits and surface traits. Are there any studies I can read, which cover correlations for surface and source traits?
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SPM12 Normalization failing

Somewhat new to this and this keeps happening after normalization. The raw data looks pretty good but after normalization my *warf images are enlarged and the front is cut off. I've followed the ...
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1answer
57 views

Why are dream so fast?

Psychology always tell us the brain is meant to relax during rest/sleep/unconsciousness, but why is it that when one sleep and have a dream, the dreams are so fast that you hardly remember 60% of the ...
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Which personality theories do belong to humanistic?

I went through literature and I am confused which theories of personality belong to humanistic, in literature there is often just Rogers (who is sometimes also considered to be phenomenologic) and ...
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159 views

Why are so many people arachnophobes (afraid of spiders)?

Why are so many people arachnophobes (have an extreme fear of spiders)?
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1answer
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Theories of Emotion: Schachter's Two Factor Theory Example

I'm currently in AP Psychology and studying for the exam using the College Board's course description, which contains sample psychology multiple choice questions. Here is one question, taken from the ...

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