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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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I need an advice in how to build an eeg simulink setup

I am reading about EEG (A subject which is new to me). I think that I am ok with the basics of the theory but I have difficulties in applying it to real matlab applications. For example, I am trying ...
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Is it possible that human behavior cannot be formalized as an optimization problem?

It is common to explain humans behavior by having the brain follow a certain objective function, that may have been formed through evolution. Given the objective function and infinite computing ...
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What cognitive architectures out there combine multiple sensor streams?

It seems like most cognitive architectures are evaluated on toy problems that do not challenge more than one sense (usually the visual one). What neuronal cognitive architectures were evaluated in the ...
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Independent Component Analysis (ICA) in FSL vs fastICA: Why do they vary?

I was doing ICA in FSL via Melodic gui and fastICA in R on Auditory data from SPM http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/data/auditory/. No matter whether I keep the default settings in Melodic gui or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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relation of substantive/verb to declarative/procedural memory

Is there a relation between "declarative vs. procedural memory" and "substantive vs. verb"? For example, are substantives (as a kind of information entities) stored in the declarative memory whereas ...
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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 is the difference between biological and artificial neural networks?

I read that neural networks are of two types: a) Biological neural networks b) Artificial neural networks (or ANN) I read, "Neural Networks are models of biological neural structures," and the ...
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Could a painful stimulus be effectively used as a learning aid?

In rats, the application of a painful stimulus has shown an increase in overall arousal and the ability to learn certain behaviours (The study is neatly summed up in this video: Motivation and Reward ...
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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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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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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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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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What happens to a person's frontal lobes when they have a breakdown from stress?

When a person gets really stressed out and has a mental breakdown what happens to their frontal lobes? I'm reminded of the clip from "What about Bob?" when Richard Dreyfuss has a breakdown when he ...
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Does the brain generate identical words in different languages similarly?

Saying (or even just thinking) a word or phrase results from activity in multiple regions of your brain. Of course, we can measure/'map' this activity to some degree; From wikipedia: EEG measures ...
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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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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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How can we scientifically measure love?

I want to understand the psychology of love, and I found the Triangular Theory of Love on Wikipedia from this question, which I think is very believable. However, there is a big section on mixed ...
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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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Acoustic and light wave coherency?

I know how some music notes combinations sound pleasing, yet others do not. Does the same occur with different frequencies of light (colors)? Since spectral color and acoustic pitch are both defined ...
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Do you know any good tutorial on designing EEG experiments with PsychoPy?

I'm trying to find good documentation on using PsychoPy to measure Event-Related Potentials. In particular, I want to measure and compare the amplitude of the N170, a face-sensitive ERP, when ...
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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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How does a woman reject an unsuitable man? [closed]

I'm interested in the mechanism behind how a woman can reject a man once already in a relationship. I've done some research and stumbled upon this issue described by multiple different people, which ...
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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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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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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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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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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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