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Do studies exist that can map specimens of neocortex to the functions they perform(ed) in vivo?

Much brain research has proposed that the brain (the neocortex, esp.) is set up in areas - an area for faces, an area for language, etc.. The experiments typically go 1) damage an area 2) observe ...
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Success cause passion more than passion cause success

What are the good psychology studies about this hypothesis ? From an evolutionary standpoint, it would makes sense on a group level. When a few people starts doing a new thing, if one a them sees ...
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Is brain more active when you do something in dream or wake up?

If brain activity is measured using EEG, is the brain more active when sleeping and dreaming of doing something or doing the same thing when wake up? Of course, if you do exercise (eg. running) when ...
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“Need” vs “Want” in psychology

In marketing the terms needs and wants are usually used to refer to different concepts. It is not clear to me what exactly they mean. In psychology what are the definitions for needs and wants? What ...
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sources on ethical replication of pain for testing effects on cognitive functions

I have devised a study that may provide an ethical way to invoke similar behaviours in participants, as those demonstrated by individuals in pain. Obviously it is extremely hard to correctly test ...
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Can incubation be performed, while, at the same time, being focussed on a problem?

Is it possible to perform incubation as well as consciously think about a problem at the same time, in effect multitasking, in order to learn something, without having to stop and take a break, ...
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What is the result of an excess of dopamine?

I'm pretty familiar with the results of having not enough dopamine, though the reasons are not so clear to me. To get a better insight on the topic I'd like to know something about having too much ...
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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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What is the relationship between the one's ego, amygdala and consciousness?

I've been reading a lot about emotional responses lately, and the following points seem to surface in different writings: "Amygdala is a very ancient system, intended to quickly alert a person ...
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What is the relationship between perceived difficulty and mistakes/errors?

I'm looking for any empirical research about the correlation between the perceived difficulty level of humans and the mistake / errors they make while performing a task. I would prefer studies with ...
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What is a scientific description of the process of staring blankly into the distance?

You know, that moment before someone snaps you back into reality. Is there a definition for that place?
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Is there evidence to suggest that people are naturally predisposed toward thinking about either 'objects' or 'people'?

I consider myself fairly introspective; rigorously so, even, to the point where I will 'track' my thoughts as if they were threads, and extrapolate based on where those thoughts ended. I've begun to ...
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Thinking consciously or unconsciously

I've been wondering how a person would be affected if brain activity that is normally done automatically and unconsciously in a normal human being has to be done consciously by him, or vice versa. ...
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Is Big5 O4 an indication of sensation seeking?

According to Wikipedia, sensation seekers tend to prefer tasks and activities that are unconventional, unstructured and flexible, while those low on sensation seeking tend to prefer structure and ...
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Which neuroscience journals are willing to publish mathematically oriented research?

I have done research on a mathematical problem, which has applications in neuroscience. I would like to publish my findings in a neuroscience journal, since it might have more visibility there. The ...
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Difference between low structure builder and high structure builder

In cognitive science surrounding learning. There are the terms Low structure builder, and high structure builder. This is very briefly talked about in make it stick ...
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Papers about 3D face recognition

I want to delve into 3D face recognition and write an application for it. I know quite about machine learning, neural networks... Where i should start?? Where can i find algorithms for 3D face ...
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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 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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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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