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How do you call the cognitive bias of not seeing self as the common denominator?

Imagine an Italian person is living in London. A poll on the street asks them to estimate the total number of Italians in London. This person then gives a highly incorrect, overblown guess. It's ...
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What is the relationship between attention network and visual stream (Two-streams hypothesis)?

There are two attention networks proposed by Maurizio Corbetta and Gordon L. Shulman (2002). These are top-down and bottom-up attention networks. One system, which includes parts of the ...
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How to think about things when it's the right time?

Is there a good way to train that? To be able to pause thinking about something that you can't change right now, until it's actually time. That might be one day, one week or one month later.
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What is the difference between Avolition and Laziness?

What is the difference between Laziness and Avolition? They seem behaviorally similar. Is the difference cognitive perhaps?
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Can the effectiveness of antidepressants be explained by a placebo effect?

A friend of mine showed me a paper (Kirsch, 2014) where the author claims that antidepressants work mostly through a placebo effect (backed up with relevant citations). Antidepressants are generally ...
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How accurate is this explanation of memory?

I'm no cognitive scientist, and this video I'm about to cite is certainly not claiming to be a good cog sci resource, but I have done some studying up on neurology and some of the parts of this guy's ...
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why we forget dreams when we wake up? [duplicate]

What is the explanation for which we forget easily our dreams when we wake up?. It has a biological sense, such as to avoid to confuse reality world experiences with dream world experiences? or there ...
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Is there a link between intelligence and mental disturbs?

In your opinion, Is there a link between high intelligence measured with some tests like IQ tests or high creativity and mental disturbs like depression, anxiety or bipolarity?
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Personality Models: The Big Five, the Seven Deadly Sins, and?

In Christian tradition, there are said to be "seven deadly sins": Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, and Pride. In Catholicism specifically, there are sometimes said to be seven virtues, each ...
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How to help relieve test-anxiety in others

I teach, as a layman, young adult students who mostly try to get a degree part-time whilst juggling full-time jobs and small crumbs of left-overs of a private life. As it is hard for them to do ...
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Is there a difference between the theory of situated cognition and situated action or are they both one in the same?

According to one source, grounded cognition contains situated action, but there's a theory similar to grounded cognition, the theory of situated cognition. What I want to know is that is situated ...
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Why I have lucid dream so often? How to stop it? [on hold]

Full of bad dreams and nightmares and I want it to stop as soon as possible. Help please? P.S it's a long time since I had normal dream
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What is the ACT-R model of learning?

I am reading this paper titled: Effect of Temporal Spacing between Advertising Exposures In this paper, the author mentions the ACT-R model and how it explains an ...
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Is there evidence of a mechanism for transmission of instinct?

DNA would seem to be the only candidate for propagating instinctual behavior, yet I find that not credible. DNA mainly codes for the production of protein structures (like enzymes) and is mainly about ...
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Can normal brain activity arise from no (or random) brain activity?

I wonder how stable the brain is as a dynamical system. In other words, how important the state (current activation) of the brain is for its further functioning. Would the brain recover from a state ...
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What is the relation of visual quality and distance from the central field of view?

I have read somewhere that Our visual perception degrades non-linearly with distance from the fovea. However, it was not referenced. I was wondering if there is a reference talking about ...
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Programs like TELEform

I have recently inherited a research project that uses TELEForm to collect data forms. I have, however, not inherited a copy of TELEForm to scan these forms. The PI would like for me to create new ...
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EEG electrode cluster selection

Is there a good review paper on electrode selection in EEG analysis to avoid the problem of double dipping (Kilner, 2013)? This is a well documented issue in neuroimaging (Kriegeskorte et al, 2009; ...
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Why is it that in TV series the major part of the shots don´t last longer than 10 seconds?

While watching TV series (Game of thrones, Death in paradise, New tricks, etc.) I try to count how long one shot was shown before the next shot was shown. The duration of the shots almost never ...
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What is a realistic mathematical function to model link decay in a social network?

I'm wondering (as a non-psychologist/cogsci programmer) what would be a good mathematical function to model the decay human relationships, or in other words, how people forget about people they don't ...
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Information storage capacity of a neural network?

I seem to remember reading about some equation that states the amount of information that can be held by a neural network with n neurons in it arranged in l layers, or something vaguely like that (n ...
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Upwards of what d' values constitute “good” sensitivity?

In signal detection theory, d' (sensitivity) is computed in terms of z-scores, to allow comparison (subtraction) of hit rates from false alarm rates. Even so, the interpretation of the d' is not ...
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Importing EGI eeg binary format data into R?

Are there R packages/functions for importing EGI eeg data format into R?
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What is the current explanation for the formation and purpose of non-spiking neurons and anaxonic neurons?

What is the purpose behind the presence of non-spiking neurons and anaxonic neurons in neural tissue? I would be interested to know what the current best explanation is. Thanks in advance.
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Effects of Game-based Learning on Motivation for Learning

I have already asked this question here, but I did not receive my answer. I found this site a more appropriate place to ask it. I found many studies discovering the impacts of game-based learning on ...
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Do we perceive contrast colour patterns easily because of adaptation?

I can understand that colours are just manipulation of our brain to light rays of different frequencies, amplitude, and wavelength. But we do feel easier to find a pattern on a thing which is of ...
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Could physically simulating neural structure on a fundamental level yield superior results to machine learning algorithms?

My curiosity is merely of whether (in a future where we have computers with the processing power of the human brain) it's possible that actually simulating a neural network's physical behavior on the ...
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Is it common for people to name things like their cars, phones or devices?

People have named their cars for a long time, but some people name other things, like their phone. This has some standing, because for instance, the Setup process for my Kindle Fire asked me to create ...
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Applying signal detection theory to single-stimulus presentations

Normally, signal detection theory (SDT) is applied to data that involves giving two-alternative forced choice (2AFC) responses to pairs of stimuli, for instance saying whether stimulus B was the same ...
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Testing Cognitive ability- question set

I am currently writing my dissertation which will examine the impact of emotion on cognitive ability. I plan to use two test groups to test my hypothesis, one which is primed to feel happy the other ...
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Social loafing vs. Free riding

In different papers I see these terms with very close definitions. Are they different things? If yes, how one can differentiate them?
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Differential equations in psychology

I am wondering (and searching with no success) if there are any examples of differential equations in psychology? I mean, no tutorial explaining what is differenetial equations or even partial ...
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Trend of Stress and Depression at Schools? [on hold]

Other than this paper, I'll appreciate it if you give me some references to learn about the trend of stress and depression among students in U.S. or other parts of the world.
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How does the brain encode order of information in sentences/stories?

When memorizing a sentence or a full story: then, how does the brain encode the order of the words of the sentence or the sentences in the story?
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What are the long-term effects of anxiety? Specifically for exams? [closed]

As a student, I get so anxious before exams. I was wondering if it is OK, or it's going to result in health or mental issues in long-term. How can I improve it?
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Hemineglect conscious attention bias

I'm still having a hard time understanding the symptoms of hemineglect, mainly because perception and attention has been two peas of a pod for most of my experiences. Scholarpedia article states that ...
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Implementation of Bayesian inference on cognitive science research question

To clarify, I am not talking about Bayesian model of cognition. That model refers to the theory that the human learning and inference approximately match Bayesian inference reasoning. (The two topics ...
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How does one politely request an instrument from a researcher? [migrated]

I have just discovered that the (psychological) instrument I've been reading up on for my research team has never been, itself, published, though research into its validity and reliability etc has ...
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Teach toddler two languages simultaneously

Would it cause any speech issues if I decide to teach my toddle English and Spanish at the same time? Or should I teach one language first and then the other one?
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Does the number of alternatives in a multiple choice question affect the learning output?

I have built several apps in Norwegian about hunting, philosophy etc. Students use the app to learn a subject and test their knowledge before doing their exam. In current state i have one question ...
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Can a multiple choice test reliably measure decision making speed?

Are there any studies showing that there is a direct connection (or a lack of a connection) between performance on a speeded, written, multiple choice test, and making quick decisions during a ...
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Research on supporting a person through a breakup [closed]

Can anyone point me towards research on the best ways to support a person through a difficult breakup, particularly if one suspects their previous relationship may have been physically, ...
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Could you advise to me some very good introduction on social psychology, please? [closed]

I refer to general books of social psychology, although I am more interested in the study of conformity. Therefore, books which give more stress on conformity are privileged in my choice.
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What does pregnancy dreams mean? [closed]

I had a weird dream about my boobs being as hard as a morning stiffy oh and for some reason thinking of my fiancee in the same dream made me pregnant and I was still stuck ...
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What's the feeling where you feel weird in places where people in movies get stabbed etc

For example in the matrix, when the little bug crawls through his belly button my belly button feels weird.
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Why do we laugh more easily in social situations?

I ate lunch and then played pool with a co-worker after lunch today at our office. We get along quite well and talk often. Yet while socially engaged, instead of professionally, I found myself ...
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Caring about someone

How do psychologists and people in general define the expression "caring about someone". I am looking for a formal, dictionary, or agreed upon definition.
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Why do people have different personalities when speaking different languages?

Edit: This study is much more relevant in terms of the question. This study suggests (according to article linked below) that a multilingual person can have multiple personalities, each tied to one ...
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Does reading a word without mentally vocalizing it inhibit your ability to comprehend?

In speed reading, people are taught to read much faster by avoiding the common habit of mentally vocalizing the words in our heads. Is mental vocalization an unnecessary habit that can be scraped ...
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Are the sides of the body associated with gender stereotypes?

For example, creating an experiment in which the words "male" and "female" would be presented on the left or right side of a screen, and participants had to click a left button for "male" and a right ...

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