# All Questions

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### LORETA question

I am a researcher from Monash University, Australia. Rather long time ago you posted a question about if there is an R package which implements LORETA. Did you get any updates since that time? I am ...
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### What is the definition of sanity? How can I prove someone either sane or insane?

In my experience the definition of insanity is thus: Insanity: The state of being seriously mentally ill, mad, and/or irrational. Is there a proper scientific definition of this term? While ...
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### Moral Foundations Theory and trigger word combinations

Moral foundations theory splits morality into six categories. In his book, The Righteous Mind, Haidt mentioned that looking at church sermons of southern baptist vs less conservative christian Church ...
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### Physiological differences between brains of Conservatives and Liberals

I work for a non-profit research organization and I have been assigned to do research on this topic. I have been doing my best to find studies on this topic but every website and article seems to ...
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### Why do we need Life Partner?

We all get into relationship. We at times move out of them when the needs (emotional,physical,mental,monetary,etc.) are not met. We keep searching for that one life partner. Why do we(human beings) ...
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### The psychology of slum children who trespass and steal?

This is about some slum kids in India, so the dynamics would be different from what you encounter in your country. If there is a better stackexchange forum to ask this question on, please advise, and ...
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### Threshold time for stimulus to be consciously perceived. Why?

A visual stimulus must last longer than some threshold duration to be perceived consciously. For example, a light dot flashed for a duration of 10ms can't be consciously perceived. Why? What prevents ...
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### Peer relationships measurement

Is there a method for measuring peer relationships in university students (e.g., a questionnaire)? I am looking for a questionnaire that can be used to asses the level of peer relationship among ...
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### Could brainwaves be the fenomena gives rise to consciousness

I have speculated for a long time that brain waves could be the "location" of human consciousness or indeed the "soul". My argument for this is the following: They vary with different states of ...
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### Interpretation of facts in dream

We learn facts in life from books or from experience and we remember them. If later we realize new fact about same subject or phenomenon that is controversial with first impression we can't erase ...
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### Why vision cannot count things instantly?

If vision can instantly "see" 30x30 grid, why does the brain often need to count rows and columns for understand there is 30 rows and 30 columns? Why does the brain fail to instantly count?
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### Are there any EEG procedures currently available/in development that can formulate letters/words from deliberate, internal monologue?

I am thinking of the combination of an EEG-like device and software to monitor and analyze (very) deliberate thoughts of letters/words. The input would be in the form of raw electrical brain ...
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Could you recommend me some books that cover trust and how it is developed, what helps us build trust and why we might or might not need it. I am not interested in the relationship self-help books ...
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### Can CES-D scores be meaningfully averaged?

I'd like to compare the CES-D score for people after an event with that of people who never experience that event. Measurements are not paired in relation to anything of significance for people ...
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### Does inhibiting automatic processing requires attention?

It's seems very likely to me that it does, but I haven't found any research that tested this assumption directly.
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### cleanIAT function in R IAT package

Has anyone used cleanIAT (function in IAT package) to compute D-scores for their IAT data? Have you noticed any discrepancies between your D-scores and those of colleagues that used another program ...
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### Database of EEG signal phenomenon

I'm working on a paper describing the current state of EEG headsets used as computer interfaces. One of the things that is key for building a system using an EEG headset as a controller is having some ...
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### Why do people talk (or communicate)?

I think that people talk for planning immediate benefits or planning future benefits. For example if someone wants to eat a fruit on a tree but he doesn't know how to get it so he asks someone to get ...
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### Do dreams repeat/continue? Or is it just a perception that a dream repeated?

During lucid dreaming, we sometimes feel that it is a repetition of (or in someway related to) a previous dream, but when we wake up, we can't recollect the first instance of such a dream. Why is this ...
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### How can I stop feeling depressed after I get up?

I have a question, usually if I sleep in the middle of the day, I feel depressed and very sad when I get up. Why it is like this? How can I stop that? This happens rarely in the morning, but more for ...
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### Masters Programs guidance [on hold]

i am just finishing university and i would like to proceed with graduate studies(masters). My main problem is that i do not in general know what Masters programs there are at the overseas ...
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### How long does the trace of a memory last in the brain?

With long-term plasticity one refers to the phenomen by which synapses are modified by neural activity and these modifications last for long times, a day perhaps of the order of days. This phenomenon ...
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### How does one distinguish BPD anger from ADHD anger?

Some people with ADHD are known to have difficulties in controlling anger. Whenever a person with ADHD has difficulties in controlling anger, how does one determine whether or not that person really ...
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### Can good life experiences make for great life achievements?

I've been reading up on Kurt Cobain's life story and his achievements, and these observations/questions came to mind. There are plenty of examples of people with unhappy childhoods or life in general ...
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### How to use Fimex in C++

at first I want to say sorry about my english. Hello, my name is Akmal and recently I am trying to use FIMEX to read GRIB files, but I could not find any explanation about how to install Fimex in C++ ...
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### The amount of information in a human brain

I have little background in the life sciences. I was told by a more informed person that the human brain can store an infinite amount of information. Doesn't this violate the laws of physics. If the ...
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### What does it mean to say that mental illness is a modern-day leprosy?

I was reading about mental illnesses and then thought one day that the uninformed regard mental illnesses the same way leprosy was regarded. I looked up about leprosy and some papers and articles ...
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### Moral neuroscience

There are many studies done on how the brains of psychopaths and criminals are different from the brains of normal people. e.g. ...
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### What are some things that may explain feeling on “auto-pilot” the majority of the time in life?

Assuming an individual is physically fit and does not experience abnormalities related to lack of circulation, obesity, or immune disease...what on a neurological level is the basis for feeling like ...
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### Can positive self-affirmation improve mood?

Most people get "depressed" every now and then - nothing serious, but people sometimes feel down. I am wondering if positive self-affirmation can make you happier by physically increasing the ...