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PTSD based on false memories

Memory is not just static snapshots or video on a harddrive, but an active process. As such, it is possible to construct false memories (Brainerd & Reyna, 2005). Some of these false memories can ...
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Can SSRI make things worse in the long term or cause delayed depression?

I found two articles that mention that taking SSRI for depression can actually make the depression worse. "Now Antidepressant-Induced Chronic Depression Has a Name: Tardive Dysphoria" on Psychology ...
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Can lucid dreaming detract from the recuperative effect of REM sleep?

Imagine you mastered lucid dreaming, so you have a lucid dream every night. You might want to use this phase to do creative work or problem solving. Would this have a negative influence on the ...
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Do introverts engage in too much self-control or do they lack impulsivity?

Regardless of whether people are extraverts or introverts, if they are asked to act in an extraverted way, this improves their mood (for example Zelenski and others 2012). My question is concerns the ...
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How do laypeople form a judgement that another person is smart or intelligent?

I am curious: When do we label a person as being 'intelligent', 'smart' or 'clever'? This is subjective, and it seems unlikely that it is possible to reach a bulletproof definition. A high IQ has been ...
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What adjectives can be used to describe emotional intelligence competences?

After reading the book Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, I'm having a difficult time comparing emotional intelligence (EQ) with Intelligence Quotient (IQ). When talking about someone's IQ we ...
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Do Kahneman–Tversky results hold for longer periods and aggregate behavior?

Kahneman and Tversky (1979) show findings that can be summarized in this plot: They show that humans dislike losses "more" than they like comparable nominal gains. The results come from a series of ...
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Do depressed people think that they always thought in such a negative way?

I feel like I may have read or heard a finding that depressed people may get the delusion that they always used to think in such a negative way as has begun since getting depression. Is it so?
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Brain areas active while learning hierarchical structure of a problem

There are multiple examples in the machine learning literature of trying to learn the hierarchical structure of a reinforcement learning problem, however have there been any papers tying this learning ...
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Research into relation between constructed language choices and measurable cognitive skills

From my own anecdotal evidence: Two individuals with similar linguistic background, age, education, overall IQ, etc. prefer markedly different programming language styles: one individual prefers ...
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What is the modern definition for problem solving?

Apart from Polya's definition of problem solving in 1981, "finding a way out of a difficulty, a way around an obstacle, attaining an aim that was not immediately attainable.", is there a better modern ...
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“All lay loads on a willing horse”

Is there any research on an effect described in the proverb in the title, i.e. when people who work well are requested to work even more, while weak workers are usually left without attention?
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How does excess of dopamine affect one's mental health?

If a person takes dopamine increasing medication for some illness, what effect will it have on his/her mental health considering that medication doesn't target just one area of the brain ? In ...
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Can observing a composite photo of one's own face have an impact on own personality?

A while back I created an iPhone app that helps me create a composite like the one below. Can observing such a composite have an impact of attributing the qualities perceived in the composite to ...
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Effect of mid-day sleep on mood and performance

Is there any clearly identifiable reason explaining why sleeping during the day (for longer than 30 minutes) could produce lowered mood, difficulty in concentrating, overall decreased cognitive ...
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The propensity of sexuality to be a taboo subject

Social norms vary between cultures and have throughout history. In most societies, the expression of sexuality is demonised to a certain extent. This is apparent in the shame brought to people ...
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What evolutionary process(es) are thought to have enabled humans to experience dreams?

As some theories suggest, most, if not all, biological features in organisms exist due to environmental factors that trigger the organism's eventual adaptation to these factors for survival purposes. ...
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What creates the experience of “erasure” in visual perception?

When I was reading about object substitution masking, the author mentioned that sometimes we experience "erasure" of masked object. I sometimes have this kind of experience myself. It looks like the ...
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What are the neurobiological mechanisms behind clumsiness

Some people are inherently clumsy (including your's truly). Everything from frequently stubbing their toes to, as in my case 2 days ago, falling down a single step and managing to crack a rib and ...
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Are “diagnostic” senses/feelings for brain study possible?

Modern science has quite an array of methods trying to localize and analyze brain activity, trying to get down to individual neurons firing: EEG, fMRI, CT, etc. This requires very expensive machines ...
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Research about gender differences in color perception

As many of you have, I have noticed that there appears to be a prevalent stereotype that girls seem to have "heightened" color perception. By this term, I mean that they can identify the salient ...
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What governs which details are retained in memory?

With memory, there is loss of information. For example, we don't seem to retain all the details of every image we see. What governs which details are retained and which are not? What is the process ...
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What is this phenomenon where infatuation kills sex drive?

Is there a term for the phenomenon where a person becomes extremely infatuated with another person (so that they cannot stop thinking about that person) and during that time their libido completely ...
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Can I teach my brain to undersrand binary?

The question is if I could teach my brain to understand binary codes (for example, ASCII) just like i teach it to understand English, French or any other language. That includes: not to translate ...
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What would explain an intense feeling of being extremely present, for no reason?

What would explain an intense feeling of being extremely present, automatically - for no reason ? This feeling is not tied to any behavior or thought. It comes out of no where, when doing a usual ...
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What Big5 facets correlate with practical sense?

Which scientific reports can tell me about Big5 scores correlating with practical sense, like practical applications, physical work, repair skills, preferences for physical work, etc?
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What behavior is proved to correlate with self-consciousness?

The Big5 facet N4 (Self-consciousness) supposedly covers traits like being socially (un)comfortable and thick-skinned or sensitive. Which scientific reports can tell me more about attitudes or ...
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What behavior is proved to correlate with deliberation?

The Big5 facet C6 is named Deliberation, for covering a tendency to think before acting. Apparently, those high on this score will plan ahead in order to avoid unecessary risks. I'm looking for the ...
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What other personality traits are proved to correlate with achievement-Striving?

What other personality traits are proved to correlate with the Big5 facet C4 - Achievement-Striving? (I'm looking for links to scientific reports)
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Which personality correlations are proved for ethical and moral behavior?

What other personality traits are proved to correlate with ethical and moral behavior and attitudes? Are there any studies measuring this with Big5?
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What behavior correlates with Big5 facet A6?

The Big5 facet A 6 is called Tender-Mindedness. What behavior is proved to correlate with this facet? (I'm looking for links to scientific reports)
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Which Big5 facet includes enjoyment of cooperation?

Which Big5 facet covers a will to cooperate even when it is not needed, and a preference to cooperate rather than compete? (I'm looking for links to scientific reports)
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How much does the Big5 facet A2 correlate with honesty?

I'm looking for the actual, numerical correlation between honesty and Big5 A2 (Straightforwardness) Which studies can tell me about this? (I'm looking for links to scientific reports)
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What are some common traits among exceptional geniuses?

The question is simple and straightforward; What are some common traits, that one can find among a variety of outstanding geniuses? One of the most common traits is that they happen to be late ...
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Controlling for effects in GEE analysis in SPSS

I want to control for gender, age and other effects when running Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) analysis in SPSS. Does anyone know how to control for effects in GEE? I am new to this method, ...
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Correlation between Math and Good Computer Programmer

I don't know if I'm asking a right question but I would like to give a try. Is there a correlation between good/professional computer programmers and courses in math (Linear Algebra, Single Variable ...
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Can someone clarify whether the term “heuristic” as used in psychology can be used to refer to an intentionally chosen strategy?

In my cognitive psychology class, we discussed heuristics. An example of a heuristic is loss aversion. Thus, in this context, a heuristic seems to be a general rule of thumb for how people behave. ...
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Human brother sister bonding

In a group of male individuals ,they can comment together on sexual aspects of other female species but a male individual is easily infuriated when the subject of such conversation is his sister. ...
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Generate 2D grid with alternation probability

I want to generate a 2D grid environment with rewards distributed (1s are rewards, 0s are no rewards) based on an alternation probability as defined in this paper by Falk and Konald ...
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Re-conditioning the brain to read words and symbols/numbers “visually” and changing the visual meaning of a word

The brain likes to attach meaning to newly learned words, usually in the format of images. I have no data to prove this but you can prove it to yourself simply by closing your eyes, relaxing a little ...
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Categorical perception&formation of concept

In formation of concept, how does categorical perception intervene? Any interaction between the two processes?
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Neurobiological perspective about dreams

I wanted to know what the difference is between dreaming and hallucinating from the neurobiological point of view. . Basically, I want to know what exactly the difference is in the neuro-chemistry of ...
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Is being vegan related to particular personality traits?

People are vegan for many different reasons, but many of them may be vegan on idealistic (for example, because they care for the environment) or moral grounds (because they would feel guilty if they ...
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Is there explanation of persistent laziness?

As we say when we feel happy there are some biological explanation of some feelings like happiness and sadness as they explain here. So I say whatever we feel can be explained in biological way, so ...
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I am trying to flip .nii images using pm_flip but it isn't working

I am using pm_flip to try and flip .nii images, but when the window opens to select the images, it shows that there is nothing in the folder that holds my images.
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Name of study/ability to gain information about people by observation

I was wondering if there is a name for the study/ability to gain information about someone just by observing certain traits or visual features. Something like what Patrick from the mentalist does.
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Are there studies or research about the limits of healthy reading?

I would like to know if there are studies about the effects of reading too much in our cognitive abilities if there is any.
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Are lifestyle choices the real solution to depression?

My Questions: What research supports (or negates) my theories below? Specifically, do anti-depressants, alone, provide a permanent long-lasting solution to depression or is the real solution to ...
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Name of cognitive effect where you know that your first thought is wrong but you go with it anyway

Sometimes you know a fact about an object or phenomenon, but temporarily forget about it and assume a different, contradicting fact based on a knee-jerk reaction. I witnessed an amusing interaction on ...
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Analysing physiological measurements acquired by MP150 modules for auditory experiments

I am seeking the best forums or web documents with examples of how to analyze data from physiological measurements acquired by a set of MP150 modules during a cognitive psychology experiment for which ...

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