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what is this fetish/kink/obession called?

Hypothetical question: say someone at a young age, say 2, saw a movie like mission impossible 3 and very early on was fascinated by the unmasking scenes with the mask coming off with the sound of ...
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what ontologies in computer science are used for?

Are ontologies in computer science used for defining meaning and relations between terms in a domain or they can be used for the logic of a robot actions( for example the set of actions a robot does ...
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KKK Group Psychology

I was reading Gizmodo's Oregon Was Founded As A Racist Utopia and came across the following sentence: once the early 1920s hit, the battle for the future of Oregon would involve a group of ...
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Is it conceivable to transmit all sound information in the tactile modality?

You may have heard of Evelyn Glennie, an acclaimed solo virtuoso percussionist. She has been profoundly deaf from the age of 12, but learned to differentiate pitch tactilely. She had absolute pitch, ...
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What are the practical uses of ontologies?

I have read many papers and books about ontologies and I am trying to figure out that how they are used in a real project? For example how the ontology for a soccer player robot can be defined and ...
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Is 1st person perspective useless, may it be eliminated?

If it is true, modern cognitive science tries to find a 3rd person description of the mind, is the 1st person perspective (what philosophers may call phenomenon or qualia) completely useless in ...
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Cognitive Science podcasts to follow

I'm currently trying to find interesting Cognitive Science related podcasts to follow. Only one I've found is You are not so smart. Does anyone know anything else? Preferably in English. If the ...
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What are the 50 words on the Wechsler Test of Adult Reading (WTAR)?

I recently took part in a study that asked me to read 50 words that were spelled differently than they were pronouced, some more commonly used than others. Does anyone know where I could find this ...
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best book for cognitive science [on hold]

I am computer science student and I have a limited knowledge about cognitive science. What books would give me a good introduction to the area?
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How many dendrite connections vs axon terminals does a multipolar cerebral neuron have?

I find countless places that say neurons have tens of thousands of "connections" or "synapses" and one axon. Do neurons have tens of thousands of dendrite connections, and a few axon terminals; or a ...
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Can stress be sustained without reflective thought processes

My question is whether the feeling of stress goes away progressively in the absence of reflective thought. Example: you notice someone looking at you and think "maybe I have something on my face". ...
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What is the evolutionary purpose of envy?

I am seeking for a general explanation within the context of evolutionary psychology. 1) What is the purpose of envy? 2) Is it safe to assume that experiences with envy should reach a maximum ...
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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 'intuition' related to 'extrasensory perception'?

I am from Computer Science background and big time AI enthusiast. I am trying to think about how can we map 'intuition' to a process in artificial intelligence. As I understand, 'intuition' means ...
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Reduced Adderall Dose Causing Increased Narcolepsy?

I've been on generic Adderall since 2001,dosage increased every several years to recent dosage of 45g (30mg pill & 15mg pill) 3 times daily. I have faithfully taken this med, NEVER had any ...
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Why is sensory substitution not that successful

by successful I mean made it out to the large world market or being massively funded. After looking online it seems that the most relevant research is the one done by Bach-y-rita about the seeing with ...
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Role of white blood cell inside brain

Inside brain, Microglia cell is responsible for phagocytosis. It seems that brain can function properly without white blood cell. Also according to my research white blood can be hazardous to brain as ...
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Does Heritability Define the Person in Terms of the Population?

I recently read a statement that goes like this: heritability is a population construct. Isn't heritability dependent on genetic differences? Can someone provide an example of what it means to be a ...
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Is there a way to scientifically test Blood Brain Barrier integrity?

Is there a way to scientifically test Blood Brain Barrier integrity? I read that some practitioners use GABA load, but this seems not good enough as a test on many aspects.
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Can fMRI and EEG signals be generated from NEF models?

The basic function of the NEF is to map the outside world onto neurons, using the firing rates of the neurons. It also supports various neuron models. Have these firing rates been used to create EEG ...
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Benefits of using more complicated neuron models in NEF models

The NEF allows you to use almost any neuron model as long as it has an equation for it's activity and it's spikes in some way. Usually, a simple leaky-integrate-fire (LIF) neuron model is used, but ...
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What is the relation between motivation and recognition?

Let's say that motivation is related to long-term cost and revenue. Many studies indicate that purpose, autonomy and mastery drive motivation once people have established a certain level of income / ...
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Concerning mental states and how much the mind can influence itself

In the movie 'A Beautiful Mind' about John Nash who in the movie was said to have schizophrenia he actually said , according to the movie he wanted to try to 'think' his way out of the condition. He ...
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What is the difference between a biological and behaviorist perspective in psychology?

I was recently reading through a textbook and was unable to clearly identify the differences between the two due to a vague definition of both. Can someone provide an in-depth explanation of the two ...
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How does conscious rational internal thought gets initiated - what gives rise to it on any given day?

I'm reading a book called "The power of now" by Ekhart Tolle, and in that book he suggests that internal dialogue/monologue/planning/judging can be first observed, then disidentified with and ...
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How effective are online providers of paid participants for psychological experiments?

I'm looking for places to recruit participants for online experiments, and in particular, for experiments using Inquisit Web. My lab used to recruit participants through M-Turk but that's no longer an ...
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Psychology of Sympathizing with Death

Why do we sympathize in general when we see something or someone dying even if we personally don't know it/them? Is there any species other than humans which sympathize with the death of its own ...
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Is there a relation between parents' occupation and the attitude of children towards work?

Consider a case where there is a son of a farmer from India, and is familiar to a lifestyle that is slow and relaxed right from childhood. It took a long time for him to understand how the Income Tax ...
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Is there a criteria in the design of a cognitive control task (Flanker task with letters H and S)?

In this task, there are 4 trial types : congruent (HHHHHHH, SSSSSSS), incongruent (SSSHSSS, HHHSHHH). In order to collect enough ERN (error-related negativity), a component elicited after an error, ...
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As adults, is it possible for thoughts to originate from our own thinking? [on hold]

We, as human beings, formulate our own thoughts and notions about everything that we perceive. As we grow up, we acquire knowledge through different means (like parents, teachers, books, movies etc.) ...
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Why is it so difficult to recall dreams?

You see a dream and wake up during or after it and you remember the dream. Why is it so difficult to remember the dream in the morning, unless you write it down directly when woke up in the night?
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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 ...
2
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To which degree is Altmann's memory-for-goals model indicative of higher-level multitasking?

Altmann's memory-for-goals model models goal-directed cognition in terms of the general memory constructs of activation and associative priming (Altmann 2002). From reading the paper I understand the ...
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How can we analyse user behavior to predict urge of smoking?

The problem which I want to target is to be able to successfully predict (to a degree) that a person is going to smoke in near future. I want to look at the relationship between chemical reactions ...
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How can we use EEG data to predict urge of smoking?

I am from Computer Sciences background. The problem which I want to target is to be able to successfully predict (to a degree) that a person is going to smoke in near future. I have a brainwave ...
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How can I understand the phenomenon of mood better?

I have been trying to understand the psychology of liking, for example a particular object(human or non-human). But I am unable to proceed with my experiments(I am just an amateur) because I myself ...
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Remotely Sensing Brain Waves

Does anyone know of a way to remotely sense brain waves - some method which is non-invasive and does not make use of a cap like EEG?
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Is there a relationship between gender and the effectiveness of various psychotherapeutic methods?

While doing research on various existing psychotherapeutic methods and perspectives, I came to wonder whether there were any existing relationship between gender and the responsiveness to given ...
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Pleasure and reward [on hold]

What exactly is pleasure? Is pleasure in some sense 'thoughts'? If you are given opiates, you will feel some sort of pleasure, even if you don't think about anything, but perhaps you are having some ...
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1answer
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Participant / Subject Pool Management Solutions

I am searching for a subject pool management system for human subject research. Almost all institutions appear to use Sona-systems. Do any alternatives exist?
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What is fear in humans and what does it do?

From researching conventional understandings of fear, it can be a response to a perceived dangerous situation. But this definition seems very limited because fear seems to depend very much on context. ...
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Elementary + Sherlock Holmes = Behavior Analyst? [closed]

If you have seen some episodes of Elementary (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2191671/), do you believe that Sherlock Holmes has the skills as a behavior analyst? If yes or no and why?
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Cognitive Dissonance [closed]

Given the following hypothetical situation: An individual discovers that his girlfriend has cheated on him, but decides to continue to date her after she assures him that she will not do it again. ...
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What happens psychologically to a Robinson Crusoe?

In 2000 film Cast Away Tom Hanks's hero is stranded on an uninhabited island, Robinson Crusoe style, and after a while starts talking to a volleyball. And I thought: what would actually happen to a ...
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Belief based on experience? [closed]

People are unable to interpret a specific event/disclosure because of their personal non-existent experience. However.. there is just one problem. What about that.. they realize that they deny ...
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Long term effect of using noise generators

Some people use noise generators as http://playnoise.com/ to reduce distraction by background noise. Is there any research on the long term effects of this? Does this affect the neuronal connections ...
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How do patients with Cotard's Syndrome rationalize environmental interactions?

A patient with Cotard's Syndrome (also called "Cotard delusion" and "Walking Corpse Syndrome") has the delusion that he or she is dead (and sometimes immortal), either figuratively or literally, yet ...
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Confirmation vs peak-end bias - when does it make sense to “save the best for last”?

This question is inspired by Should I give the interviewers surprise? on Academia.SE. The strategy of "save the best for last" seems to be affected in conflicting ways by two cognitive biases: ...
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Evidence that positive rewards are learnt faster than negative rewards?

Its folk psychology wisdom that its easier to reward positive behavior than punish negative behavior (e.g. any book on parenting or dog training), but is there any evidence in the cognitive science ...
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Topics for short-term EEG project, and sources for freely available EEG data

I am doing a three-month EEG analysis project where I need to be able to predict something by statistically analysing the EEG data. What are some candidates for topics or analysis techniques that ...

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