# All Questions

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### Can I use Mechanical Turk for a longitudinal study?

My thesis looks at depression and social support. My design involves participants answering taking a survey every other day for a total of 10 times. Is is the same set of questions that they will ...
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### Learning to think?

Do we need to learn to 'think' are is it an ability that we are born with? By 'think' I mean neurons firing in a certain way to provide useful information (although since I am not strong in this ...
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### Why do we prevent children from anything that is sex related?

We remove children from anything that is sex related, including talks and photos. when I think about it, it seems deeply and morally wrong to not do it. When I first thought about that, I thought ...
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### Co-workers staring at my crotch area, what should I do? [on hold]

I am in a very disgusting situation right now. Nearly every of my co-workers (male-female: LGBTHIQ) are looking (staring) at my crotch area, and as a guy I find it very disgusting and it really hurts. ...
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### What tradeoffs are there between internal and external validity?

I was reading through an article about research design. The authors gave an example on the relation between internal and external validity which I thought might be an important area of consideration ...
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### Dream that is very real

Several years ago, I had a very strange dream. I have never had such a type of dream except that one in my life. It was very real. I could see colors of objects clearly. I heard a voice clearly. I ...
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### Where are intrinsically bursting neurons found in the mammalian brain?

There are neurons in the brain that exhibit bursting behaviour. In some cases, this is due to interactions with the surrounding neural network. In other cases, it is due to intrinsic biological ...
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### How does a woman reject an unsuitable man?

I'm interested in the mechanism behind how a woman can reject a man once already in a relationship. I've done some research and stumbled upon this issue described by multiple different people, which ...
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### LORETA question [on hold]

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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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### How can I stop feeling depressed after I get up? [on hold]

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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### link between top-down (bottom-up) processing and cortex layers

What are the relations between top-down and bottom-up processings and the flows of information in the brain? For example, does top-down processing start from some layers and go to lower layers? If so ...
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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 is information stored in the brain

I believe information in computer is physically stored as a lattice of "boxes". Each box is either magnetized or de-magnetized. The computer reads this to retrieve and consolidate useful information. ...
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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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### 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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### A list of books on the big ideas of psychology [closed]

Can anyone give a list of all the books one should read in order to have a fairly general understanding of psychology, and with somewhat of an emphasis cognitive and evolutionary psychology. I realize ...
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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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### 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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### Searching for a gender stereotype questionnaire

Reviewing the literature there are certainly several inventories to measure gender stereotype values as, for example, the Adjective Check List (ACL; Williams & Bennett, 1975), the Sex-Role ...
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### Progressed smoothly in a game while not paying attention

I was playing Flappy Bird trying to beat my highest score. While on one run (or fly, hehe) my friend got me engaged in a conversation. When the short conversation ended I found myself thinking about ...
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### If your wellbeing is affected by the absence of a 'want', does that not make it a need?

If I have been wishing to purchase a jet-ski, and I have reached a point where I see so many people driving along towing one, and I therefore can not sleep or concentrate at anything because all I ...
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### How can I do inferential statistics with Ipsative data scores?

If participants were administered a questionnaire where they were asked to compare two personality traits on how similar they are to a certain social group, and choose the one that is best ...
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### How do children understand the concept of number size?

How do children understand that one number is larger than the other? For example, given the numbers "8" and "9", how do they learn that "9" is larger? This apparently develops as a pre-cursor to ...
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### Is the brain inherently social?

The concept of the "social brain" is thrown around a lot, but it's not entirely clear to me what it means. To me, it could mean a few different things: Modularity: We have some sort of modular, ...
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### Replacing long term memory with external memory, now and in the future?

Long term memory is hard to replace with tech based external memory(google,books,forums, etc) - especially for chunking and a basis for creativity. What are the forms of external memory that comes ...