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When can we say that machines are conscious?

We have already witnessed complex computing systems winning chess games and IBM Watson beat his human counterparts at a game of 'Jeopardy!'. However, so far we have not seen signs of consciousness ...
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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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Why do we like stories?

Almost everyone likes a good story, the way in which it is delivered matters, but most people love a good story in one form or another, whether it's delivered through conversation, a book, a video ...
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Correlation between BIS and BAS responses

As a part of my lab experiment, participants had to answer questions for BIS and BAS (BAS reward, drive and fun) scales. The correlation matrix shows that BIS is significantly positively correlated ...
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What studies can tell me more about Big5 facet O3?

The big5 facet O3 is called "Feelings". What does this facet tell about a person's feelings exactly? Where can I find more information on correlations to Big5 facet O3 - "Feelings"? (Im looking for ...
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Flow diagram of how information flows through the brain?

I am a Artificial Intelligence researcher with a interest in neuroscience. I was wondering if flow diagrams exist of the way information flows from sensory inputs through the parts of the brain (and ...
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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 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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Why do we procrastinate?

As the title says. What is the cognitive reason for procrastination? I feel there is a component of uncertainty about the path to be taken. I feel like if I know exactly how to reach my goal and I ...
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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 other personality traits are proved to correlate with Self-discipline?

Are there any studies that prove other personality traits being correlated with the Big5 facet C5 - Self-discipline? (I'm looking for links to scientific reports)
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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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Are there any studies on links between clothing style and personality?

Reading about on personality psychology, I have met several vague claims that different personality types prefer different clothing styles. Apparently, people who are more keen to their senses will ...
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What personality traits correlate with estrogen?

I'm looking for psychological traits that are proved to correlate with estrogen levels. Anything of specific behavior, attitudes, life styles, emotions, preferences, you name it. (I'm looking for ...
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Are there any studies on correlations between eye movements and personality?

I'm looking for scientific evidence for or against a notion that eye movements can be used as a cue to personality(traits). This may include notions like high extroversion individuals look more at ...
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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 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 do cognitive scientists measure creativity?

Einstein said once something like creativity is more important than intelligence. Intelligence as it is measured is really one's speed and efficiency at processing information. How one processes the ...
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What's the smartest neural network? [on hold]

I am very new to neural networks and only a lowly programmer. I don't have a firm grasp of the different neural network architectures. My question is this: what is the smartest architecture? Which ...
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What is the difference between “double dissociation” and simply having control and experimental groups?

According to my textbook Cognitive Psychology by E. Bruce Goldstein, a double dissociation occurs if damage to one area of the brain causes a function A to be absent while function B is present, ...
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Is there a rating scale in psychology that is related to happiness?

There are many rating scales used in psychiatry to rate the severity of disorders. Thus, the extensive depression scales. What about the opposite, happiness scales? If 0 denotes excessive depressive ...
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What causes fetishes? Are they sexual disorders?

Why do people have fetishes, such as foot fetishes? How do such fetishes form? Are childhood incidents the main cause of fetishes? Are fetishes a sexual disorder?
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What human brain needs to recover from trauma faster? [on hold]

What is the best medicine I can buy in supplements shop to aid brain recovery from 1.5-2l water bottle impact from 35m? After approx 2 weeks it still feels a bit weird and I am assuming I am missing ...
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What is the difference between having a crush on someone and loving someone?

What is the difference between having a crush on someone and loving someone? What is the psychological basis of this?
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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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Conditioning and Contingency

I've learned, that spatiotemporal neighborhood among the conditioned and the unconditioned stimuli is a presupposition of conditioning (classical or operant). A second presupposition is called ...
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Research on aversion to cognitive effort?

I was reading Danny K's recent book for fun (Thinking Fast and Slow, 2011), and he suggests briefly that some people's reliance on their intuitions (i.e., "System 1") might sometimes indicate a sort ...
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Comparison of assessments of cognitive skills in children

What test is better in terms of its usability and informativeness - WISC-IV (Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children) or BAS (British Ability Scales)?
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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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Why is empathy not a part of the Big 5 personality traits?

I have looked at the big 5 personality traits, and they include 5 basic factors: openness, extraversion, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and agreeableness. Why is empathy not on the list?
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Ways to treat disorganized thinking, other than pharmacotherapy

Disorganized thinking is a cognitive deficit symptomatic of thought disorders such as schizophrenia. This affects your ability to process and connect thoughts and ideas, rendering them disorganized, ...
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Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?

Is there a correlation between high IQ for example over 125 and creativity? Is creativity improved or does its importance simply diminish? Maybe there could also be confounding variables as well? It ...
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Consumer vs creator, what are the differences?

Creators create, consumers consume what has been created. Consumers watch TV, creators write the script. Consumers play the game, creators design and make the game. There are all kinds of creators ...
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How close is it to reality in future of consciousness to be transferable as shown in the movie Chappie?

This question was inspired by the most creative thing ever to come up in a movie, namely the transfer of a consciousness from one body to another (may it be biological, or via non-biological methods). ...
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Projective tests today

I’m thinking about introducing to my practice some new tests for family relationship evaluation. There are not so many projective tests in this matter. I'm particularly interested in Family Relation ...
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Brain's differences in introverts vs. extroverts

I know that introverts have a higher sensitivity to dopamine, for example. Are there are other chemical and neuronal differences?
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Is perceived time compressed or expanded while dreaming? (or does it match reality) [duplicate]

I often dream long extended dreams. Sometimes I wonder if the timeline of the story of my dream occurs compressed, in a moment, or other times extended slowly over a long duration. Is there any way ...
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Why do people laugh in serious situations?

I've seen people (including myself) that laugh for no apparent reason in really serious situations, such as in an argument or when receiving bad news. Although the other party is clearly very upset, ...
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Why is the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard so intolerable?

I am curious as to what current research shows regarding why scraping noises such as fingernails on a chalkboard, a knife/fork scraping against a plate, metal grinding against metal or stone etc are ...
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What is the difference between implicit and explicit attitudes?

Although it is clear that implicit and explicit attitudes are not same, how do they differ is not. I believe establishing the relation between them would surely help deducting it's meaning in context ...
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Is there any connection between visual processing ability and social skills?

I suspect there is a connection because visual processing ability is necessary in noticing important subtle social cues.
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What causes some people to unconsciously imitate the accents of others?

Background: I often notice that when I talk with someone with an accent that I often unconsciously start to imitate their accent. Similarly, you see some people that very quickly after moving to a ...
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Open select box pattern [on hold]

I have a mobile screen where users need to be super efficient at inputting some values. They need to input 3 values, which might vary from a default value by a few units. My design presents the 3 ...
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Combining unbiased hit rates

I am analysing data on an emotion perception task, where participants must decide if a given face is happy, sad, angry or fearful (essentially a forced choice between 4 options). I am confident that ...

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