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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 which are beautiful tend to see themselves as not enough. I wonder if there is a gender bias on body ...
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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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People unable to choose which eye focus on while speaking [on hold]

Usually when I speak with people, I tend to look them into their eyes. I do that both when I'm speaking and when I'm listening. Today, I met a girl and speaking with her I noticed that she was ...
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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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What causes dopamine in our body

I was curious as to know what are the natural causes for the secretion of dopamine in our body. Are there any specific foods that increases the dopamine level? It is said that dopamine are usually ...
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Is there a psychological concept about erratic (long term) memorisation?

I'm asking as much to improve my study skills as out of curiosity. Is there any research into when memorisation fails? Specifically, why the same person can sometimes routinely fail to remember ...
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Is the heart conscious?

I have read that our heart can think like our brain. Of course it doesn't have complete functionality of brain but it has its own consciousness. Is it true?
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If a person constantly invalidates your feelings are she a narcissist?

If someone constantly invalidates your experiences and feelings does that mean they are a narcissist? For example, if I am really hurt by someone and I go to a friend for support and this person ...
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Locking in alcohol gains

Drinking makes you happy, but only temporarily. I've experimented with complete sobriety and moderate drinking -- sobriety gets overly boring and I find myself wanting to experiment more with alcohol ...
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In what sense is cognitive science normative?

Since behavior is bound to norms and can for example have legal or social ramifications or consequences, and since cognitive science predicts behavior and measures behavior, is it true that cognitive ...
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Do hormonal factors cause a trend of lower IQ in women?

This is a hard question to ask without coming off as a sexist, merely via the title, so I'd like to make one thing clear right away: I understand that men and women have an identical capability of ...
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How do focused and diffuse mode facilitate learning?

I am insatiably curious about the topic of "accelerated learning". Think about that scene in the matrix where trinity downloads the skill of how to fly a helicopter into her brain in a few seconds. ...
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How to sucessfully leave a co-dependant relationship?

How can I have the right closure if I leave a co-dependant relationship?
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Highly reward based environments and child psychology

What effects do highly reward based environments on children? Do the effects include the following when those children grow up: low self-control. low empathy. As said in Alfred Adlers book, ...
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Brain-computer-interface - how plausible is changing the direction of information flow?

Does the neural activity that correlates with motor skill function tend to be focused near or far from the outer surface of the brain, or both? And what about perception? My deeper curiosity being: ...
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What are the neurotransmitters responsible to learning?

What are the neurotransmitters responsible to learning and how do they affect learning? is there drugs to enhance learning through neurotransmitters without side effects?
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Reciting Reverse Order Alphabet vs Reverse Order Counting

Observation A: It's easy to recite the alphabet. It's hard to recite the alphabet backwards. Observation B: It's easy to recite the number 1 to 26. It's easy to recite the number 1 to 26 backwards. ...
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Which parts of the brain are affected by dopamine?

Does dopamine spread and interact across the whole brain? If not, which areas are affected most and which least?
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Is k-winner a biological plausible model of inhibition?

In the Leabra cognitive architecture, sparse representations are created by simply ignoring all but the k strongest activations, if I understand correctly. In Hierarchical Temporal Memory, instead, ...
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How do neuro transmitters interact with neurons in the brain?

I think emotions and hormones frames the overall thinking processes of the brain. However, I'm interested in how this works on a neuronal level. For example, dopamine is some kind of reward signal for ...
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How are positions and counts of higher concepts encoded in sparse representations?

I understand that levels in the sensorimotor hierarchy of the brain learn recurring features of their input streams. The results are activation patterns with single neurons firing for the existence of ...
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Does anger lower a person's cognitive ability?

For me it seems that getting angry or irritated makes me less intelligent but it didn't try testing it. Has there indeed been such tests or anything else about testing IQ levels of different moods for ...
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Are inhibitory synapses the cause of not doing something?

Imagine you are driving your car, in front of you, you see a wall. What prevents us from driving against the wall? Is this accomplished by the brain having inhibitory synapses established here?
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Denial of evidence and reason [duplicate]

Some people form a belief and become absolutely resistant to any contrary evidence or reasoning. Even in the face of overwhelming evidence, these people stick to their beliefs. I'm pretty sure this is ...
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what is the exact definition of a receptive field ?

i have read the wikipedia article on receptive fields . the article defines a receptive field as The receptive field of an individual sensory neuron is the particular region of the sensory space ...
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location of the center surround receptive fields for retinal ganglion cells

i have read wikipedia article about receptive fields of visual system . it says The receptive field is often identified as the region of the retina where the action of light alters the firing of ...
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How are action potentials initiated in the absence of stimuli?

I understand that action potentials can be initiated by sensory transduction. However when we simply think, for example when dreaming, with no/little stimuli, how do we initiate action potentials to ...
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Phycological model for use in a game engine

Pardon me if I use any incorrect terminology, but I am not very familiar with the field of psychology. Are there any (preferably somewhat prevalent) cognitive models of human behavior that might be ...
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Is there a more recent book like “How People Learn”?

How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, is apparently a good informative material for lay people interested in learn more about educational psychology and it's applications for school. ...

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