# All Questions

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### Cognitive effect during sport activity

I want to get a better comprehension about the mind of people playing sports. I want to understand what happen when people are concentrated during the activity. Could anyone suggest me a book about ...
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### How would I train a self-connected hodgkin huxley neuron to exhibit oscillatory dynamics

I've done a lot of thinking and some casual quantitative exploration with computational neuroscience – like running PCA on some neural activity data I obtained, some analysis of the static connectome ...
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### Can training on neural networks be selectively undone?

Say that you've trained a network with a set of training data comprising of data points A,B,C, and D. Can the effect of, say, point B on the network be undone without also losing the training from ...
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### Can electromagnetic fields be used to stimulate areas of the brain?

Recently I've come across an article from a questionable source called 10 Things An Electromagnetic Field Can Do To Your Brain. There are a lot of hints in this article that the writer doesn't have ...
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### Is there a term for a measure in which an extremely high or low score is considered bad?

I'm writing up the results of a measure of emotional management, and I'm hypothesising that under- or over-management of emotions leads to negative consequences. I'm looking for a term which ...
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### Problems with parameterizing neuronal simulation on a limited number of datasets

I'm hoping to contribute to the OpenWorm project by helping their efforts to parameterize the neurons in CElegans so the model elicits biologically realistic behavior. The problem is I've got only ...
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### Deja vu and some specifics

Deja vu is the feeling of having been where you are presently at some point in the past (usually pointed to dreams because you often cant remember dreams). What would you call that distant memory you ...
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### Models relating neuron firing to oscillatory dynamics

Many papers published seem to focused on oscillations to characterize synchronisation and communication between different brain areas. For example, this paper from Voytek et. al where communication ...
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### Does neuroplasticity cancel the notion of “aptitudes” as a natural gift?

Considering the definition of neuroplasticity as the capability of our brain to rewire itself by forming new neural connections throughout the life, it seems to me that our brain is like a ...
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### Are Reality Checks in Groups More Effective?

Reality checks are recommended to train the capability for lucid dreaming. Are there studies on the effectivness of reality checks done together with a partner or within a group of people? I think ...
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### Which is a better statistical option to compare differences across groups?

I have two groups (13 experimental and 13 control participants) performing on two cognitive tasks. I have accuracy (omissions, commissions) and reaction time measurement from each test for each ...
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### how can the development of sexual preferences be influenced?

I am wondering about the development of sexual fetishes, not necessarily in its meaning of having a sexual affection for inanimate objects, but in its broader meaning of any type of sexual ...
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### What cognitive bias prevents you from discarding stuff?

Let's say person is moving homes and has lots of kids toys, suits, shirts, ties and other stuff that he seldom uses. He is am planning to sell it all in a car boot sale even if he knows that it's ...
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### Where does the human need for intimacy stem from?

I'm reading "The Art of Happiness" right now, and in it, it's written that our need from intimacy stems a fear that developed at childbirth. According to the text, there's much evidence that this fear ...
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### Doe random punishment work like random reward?

Random reward is more effective than consistent reward. Does the same hold true for punishment? Does punishing someone 25% of the times they do something bad work better than punishing someone 100% ...
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### Psycho-social periodization in Europe

What are the periodization by "age group" in the researches of psycho-social scientists in Europe? Who (what ages) by eg. are considered "adolescents" (12 - 17 y?), "adults"(18-???), "seniors" ...
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### Official term for the tendency to associate with like-minded people?

I want a term for the tendency of individuals to confirm their existing biases/opinions by seeking out and reinforcing their opinions with like-minded individuals (as far as I know, this is distinct ...
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### Is there any cognitive based therapy for lack of intimacy?

I'm look for cognitive based therapy ideas for someone who is relatively isolated to tackle their lack of intimacy. They are either unable or unwilling to form new relationships, and seem to lack ...
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### Does electricity pass through synapse?

As far as I understand, when a neuron fires the action potential generated in a cell body reaches only the presynaptic part of the synapse, then triggers the transmitter to pass through the gap, and ...
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### What's the maximum time diffence to still associate an aural and visual event?

I'm developing a game where the music need to be synchronized to the actual game logic. That means that some objects in the game react to events in the music. Of course, the music will never be ...
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### What has been proven on the Elaboration Likelihood Model?

What is proven about Elaboration Likelihood Model? Is it proven that we in some way use two different "routes" of thinking? Is it proven that certain situations tend to trigger certain cognitive ...
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### Are some people better at using system 2/Central Route than others?

Are there any scientific research papers proving that some people tend to use their system 2/Central Route more than others?
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### Can MBTI be measured objectively?

I'm trying to figure out how MBTI would be operationalized in scientific research. How could one operationalize the different types, E, I, N, S, T, F, P and J? How could one look at numerical ...
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### Is there any research on social responses from showing vulnerable feelings?

At the end of an article on acting strong we can read a claim that showing "softer vulnerable feelings" will trigger other people to care. Are there any scientific studies that support this claim?
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### What causes emotions?

I have absolutely no knowledge of psychology. But I am wondering what causes emotions in human? Emotions such as happiness, sadness, love, hate etc. Is there some sort of hormones responsible for ...
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### How to interpret neuron spiking models one comes across in literature?

Background I'm in high school currently conducting research (obviously it is relatively rudimentary compared to what is being done in the labs, etc.) in computational neuroscience. I'm dealing with ...
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### Creating non-linear neuron model from linear and actual rates

In "Theoretical Neuroscience" by Dayan and Abbott, section 2.2 "Estimating Firing Rates", it describes how by using a linear model in combination with averaged experimental firing rates you can ...
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### Possible links of the dreaming and hypnotic state

Recently I was asked a question that made me stuck: "how does dreaming states and hypnotic state differ?". What available EEG, fMRI and other means of obtaining data on the brain activity show in such ...
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### Can machines really create anything new?

What do you think about the match, where the artificial intelligence AlphaGo met human top GO-players? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AlphaGo Even the creators and instructors do not know, how ...
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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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### How to intelligently resolve WinTabMex error in Psychtoolbox on Windows 7?

While piloting a task in psychtoolbox and exiting via (ctrl-c --> sca), I receive this error: Error using WinTabMex Tried to initialize WinTab, but it is already initialized! Call code 1 ...
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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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### How to explain utility function from personality, beliefs and ongoing emotions?

Economists widely use utility function (and more broader approach called hedonistic regression) but are there explanations or derivations of utility function from the perspective of cognitive sciences ...
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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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### Why are religious people seemingly 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### What is the test-retest correlation for HEXACO personality?

I am wanting to get estimates of the test-retest correlation for the six HEXACO domains. I'm curious to obtain estimates of test-retest correlation over various time frames (e.g., 1 month, 1 years, 2 ...
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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 ...