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Why are disorders discrete?

Disorders are usually discrete. For example, if you are given a test for, say, ADHD, they are usually only two results "you have ADHD" or "you don't have ADHD". Autism is treated as a spectrum, but ...
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Question about research

I wrote a research paper regarding the mental health of adolescents at a local magnet school, emphasizing the sources and affects of stress and the subsequent vulnerabilities it poses to developing ...
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Relation between Sleeping pattern and attention for ADHD people

Question 1: Does sleeping at different times daily affect the attention for ADHD and Non ADHD ? For example let us consider the below scenario, Day 1 : Sleep time is 1:00 AM Day 2 : Sleep time is ...
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Why do we say that some animals have consciousness and some don't?

For example, I have heard many say that ants don't have consciousness but humans do. I have always thought that our bodies/brain works more like computers (inputs and outputs). An analogy I can give ...
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Is low self esteem pushing person toward maximizing (instead of being easily satisfied)

See the answer to this question: Is there a term that describes the personality trait of always desiring more? Schwartz and colleagues (2002) have proposed that people fall into two groups: ...
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Is it bad to make “style over substance”?

According to Rationalwiki.org Style over substance is a logical fallacy that occurs when someone bases their argument on compelling language, obfuscation, and various terms of art, instead of ...
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How is it called when we explicitly quantify a letter or digit instead of spelling it out multiple times?

When we need to repeat a letter or digit several times (for example when spelling out a number or an acronym) it is easier to explicitly quantify it instead of spelling it out repeatedly: for example ...
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What is the best strategy to learn a technical material (IT)? (the exam will be multiple choice questions)

I need to learn for an IT exam. The topics cover a large number of related subjects covering around 10 books. Since I will never need to recall the entire material at once does it make sense to use ...
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What is input resistance and how to interpret its values?

For example, this site gives a distribution of values of the input resistance of various cells. The values are in MOhms. The definition says that "input resistance measured at steady-state voltage ...
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Thinking about something vs. doing something

In computer programming, when a program analyzes itself, we call it "reflection" or "introspection". Example: A program has several features. When the program runs, it can analyze itself to determine ...
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Ground a student survey in academic literature

I'm planning to do a survey with students (age around 16) with questions/answer-possibilities that have been 'proven' to be significant indicators of student success/good grades. So, I'm not really ...
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How far a signal can travel in the neocortex without passing through the white matter?

Correct me if I am wrong please, from what I understand horizontal communication spans very short distance in all layers of the neocortex but layers I and II. In these two layers dendrites and axons ...
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Can a positive change result in positive stress?

I have been researching the differences between stress and anxiety to understand them for my own curiosity. My basic understanding is that stress is a variation from routine or something that upsets ...
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Why are women more willing to live alone than men?

I often hear women say after they are divorced or a relationship ended that they are "better off alone." (The song I am listening to right now says those words). I have never heard a man say that. ...
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Why are women allowed more latitude than men in social situations?

Women have a wider range of choices in appearance and behavior than men. At work, I see women wearing a range of clothes, shoes, jewelry, makeup, hair styles, etc in a constantly changing array of ...
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Nervous Disorder

I've been showing a lot of signs of an anxiety disorder and I've started considering it only recently. Could anyone tell me what it means if I constantly do the following: cracking your knuckles ...
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If a study has both random assignment and random sampling?

If a study has both random assignment and random sampling, does it have both high external and internal validity?
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how to see prefrontal cortex is functioning well by a test?

Is there a test to see if the Prefrontal cortex of someone works normally? especially a simple test like a questionnaire that you give the individuals to fill out and based on their answer you obtain ...
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Classification for Cognitive biases

I'm a novice in cognitive science and got interested in cognitive biases. I found the list on wikipedia very helpful to get an overview. Yet, the categories seem arbitrary, e.g. "decision-making, ...
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Is there any psychometrics researches about the relationship between difficulty and grade distribution?

Is there any psychometrics researches about the relationship between difficulty and grade distribution in differnt college courses titles?
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What causes thought?

From what little I know about brains, they are powered by electrical pulses being sent to specific neurons, which in turn send it to corresponding nerves. But I'm curious on the science behind ...
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Negative thing vs planning if something gone wrong [on hold]

Most of the time I am planing what should I do if something gone wrong. But my gf says that I am a negative thinker. She is correct?
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Human reasoning as decidable fragments or approximations of otherwise undecidable logics - cognitive explanation?

There are a lot of modal logics (especially BDI logics and KARO framework) and higher order logics that initially aimed at understanding and simulating human reasoning. After years of research the ...
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How can I help someone who is depressed to make a step forward when he doesn't trust anyone easily and doesn't accept the help offered?

I have known this person for almost two years, but recently we are getting closer, as friends. There is a 20-years difference (25-45) between us, but in friendship that doesn't matter. He is social ...
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what are the best books for “physiology of cognitive functions”?

I need suggestions for books/textbooks discussing cognition and physiology underlying cognitive process on molecularand systemic levels
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Is it normal to sleep for 12 hours? [closed]

During my week days I sleep for 8-9-10 hours a day,which I think is normal. But is it normal to sleep for 12-13 hours? It's not like I'm in a deep slumber but I don't want to wake up either. Also the ...
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How are good ways to concencrate?

I'm trying focus to Feynman exercises but I can't concentrate to this exercises. I've a lot problems with awaking morning but I normal sleep. I use Flux. In my environment people are more talking, ...
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When we say signals go from one cortical area to an other one do we mean they go directly without going through the thalamus for example?

Or is it implied signals always have to go back and forth between the thalamus and the cortex? Or is it possible they do both at the same time? Or maybe for areas next to each others they can go ...
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During synchronized waves oscillation (alpha beta etc…) do neurons fire only once for each wave cycle?

Or can they fire few times then pause and again, firefew times and pause periodically? If the second case happens then do we know if the neurons that fire in synchronity fire the same number of ...
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Thinking about not existing

Whenever I see pictures of our universe, I always try to think about not existing. Recently I found this website and started thinking about it. Usually what when we talk about this, we imagine a void, ...
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What would be a good headset with microphone for cognitive psychology experiments?

I'm looking for a comfortable headset with good sound and a decent microphone attached to run cognitive psychology experiments, but I'm not sure what to buy. Subjects will have to wear it for 1h30, ...
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Links between biases and personality?

I was thinking of how a lot of people are biased against overweight people. . One of the answers considers how we tend to "take part" with those that remind us of ourselves, and we are biased against ...
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Body acceptance: is there a gender bias?

I tried to google for female body self esteem statistic. It seem that on a statistic basis women tend to see themselves as not being enough. I wonder if there are evidence that this problem is ...
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Why do only certain games quickly mentally fatigue us?

In the video game counter strike, you can play for hours and be energized. But if you play a game on your phone to try maximizing your reaction time (same concept as trying to shoot another player ...
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Is Theory of Mind (cognitive empathy) correlated (negatively?) with social distance?

In short - can a devout Muslim rationally place themselves in an accurate mental state of an alcoholic?!
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Is the current approach to AI learning essentially behaviourism?

AI, to the level that we attempt to create it these days, involves creating neural networks that learn from stimulus (experience, data) and reinforcement. A higher score such as in a Go game, or a ...
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Do gating mechanisms in the neocortex have individual degrees for all gated connections?

For example, the upward connection between layers in the neocortex flows through the Thalamus which is assumed to have a gating function. I wonder whether there is a single value per gate, ...
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Why are people biased against overweight people?

Several studies have shown that alot of people are biased to underestimate\undervalue overweight people: ...
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Infants tend to look longer at novel stimuli than at repeated stimuli, is this true in adults?

I have recently read an article in which it is stated, that the researchers can discriminate if a baby knows an object, by looking at the length of time the baby looks at the object. Do adults also ...
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Emotional detachment as a reaction can be considered an aggressive behavior?

Social Rejection from Wikipedia rejection can be passive, by ignoring a person, or giving the "silent treatment". Is it possible to say that the victim of a verbal aggression who hide or ...
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How can higher concepts get unrolled with upward and feedback connections differing?

In the neocortex, input patterns are compressed hierarchically. Sensory inputs in the lower levels are combined by higher levels to form abstract concepts. However, there are even more feedback ...
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Why do Spiritual people try to sleep less?

In Monasteries and other spiritual contexts, there seems to be a "rule" that sleep is wasted time, and so the usual daily schedule only allows for about 4-5 hours of sleep. This might be enough for an ...
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Online Interviews for Study on Bilingualism

I'm still fairly new to this field and need your help. For my study on bilingualism, I need to interview and record participants, rather than having them write their answers. Is there a software you ...
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Why do women seem to be more emotional thinkers?

I see a strong trend, of my own observation, that women are far more emotional thinkers than men. "I want to work with kids, I want to help people"; these are common things you here from females for ...
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To which extent our beliefs and needs for knowledge shape our subjective reality?

This question is rather hard to formulate. I'm trying to understand how the mind filters and selects information to custom fit it to expectations/assumptions/hopes/needs for knowledge: To which ...
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What does it mean that every archetype is bipolar?

Carl Gustav Jung claimed that every archetype is bipolar - it has destructive and creative side. I would like to understand it better. What does this destuctive and creative words mean in Jungs ...
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Which theories explain that given a choice of hard and easy tasks one would pick the easy one?

Which theories deal with cost benefit analysis? For example, given a binary choice of hard and easy tasks (eg. Picking low hanging fruit, stealing what is not bolted down, cheating on a test, taking a ...
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Is touch sensitivity higher for females?

I read a long time ago that in a study of two-week old infants response to touch, the female babies were far and away more sensitive. In most gender comparisons, there are the familiar "two humps" in ...
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Valence conveyed in simple geometric shapes

I've seen neuroscience and facial recognition studies that give evidence for this idea of simple geometric shapes causing emotional responses or quicker recognition of negative affect. Are there ...
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What is the difference between 'stereoscopic depth' and 'crossed/uncrossed disparity'?

When describing a method of manipulating depth perception in visual stimuli?

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