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Stress is the release of an adrenaline. The release of an adrenaline could make stress grow in the absense of congnitive mental processing. People who are vulnerable to stress may experience stress for longer and greater extent than people who are less vulnerable to stress (People who genetically vulnerable to stress could develop a psychotic disorder. ...


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I'm not certain on research regarding this issue. However, if I were to propose a hypothesis... Given: Stress is the immediate reaction to a perceived potential or immediate threat. Given: The initial recognition of the stressor triggers the fight(address), flight(avoid), freeze response. Given: Success of the fight response requires resolution or ...


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Wikipedia: cognitive dissonance is the mental stress or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time, or is confronted by new information that conflicts with existing beliefs, ideas, or values. So yes it is an example of Cognitive Dissonance. Belief number 1. "I trust my ...


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First I have to say that the wavelengths of light are on a totally different order of magnitude than sound. So the parallel drawn in your question "do light waves, for example one with the same wave length as a mid-C and another with a mid-F wave, look nicely together?" may seem logical, but is on closer inspection not easily maintained. Instead, one way to ...


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Comparing the two gets into metaphysics. There have been theories of a 'light octave', since IR to UV is not terribly far from a single octave. Basically, in the standard sense, no, our vision does not perceive harmony in just the same way as our audition does with much lower-frequency sound waves. Newton directly compared the two when he associated the ...


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I believe what you are describing is known as self-fulfilling prophecy and has been well-studied. Self-fulfilling prophecy are effects in behavioral confirmation effect, in which behavior, influenced by expectations, causes those expectations to come true. It is complementary to the self-defeating prophecy. It is due to an uncontrolled, positive ...


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By definition, if the probability of an event increases, the probability of the event "happening" increases. Is not an event something that happens? But I think I know what you're trying to get at. Here's my analysis. First, let E be the event in question. I think you are trying to express something to the tune of: P(E) < P(E|P(E)) Taken at face ...


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The short answer is "Yes" - there is a practice of taking conscious control of one's dreams called "Lucid Dreaming". This practice involves a number of techniques used to achieve awareness and control within a dream. One of the techniques, called Wake Induced Lucid Dreaming (WILD) involves staying still in bed for extended periods of time. After a fairly ...


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One way of describing it is that the brain is experiencing a case of non-shared deception. I say, "non-shared deception", for the following reasons.... People see cars stop, move, move faster, slow down, and stop again. However, a simple analysis of "motion", via the use of nothing but the mind, soon leads you to seeing the fact that all cars are constantly ...


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Since your question is about intelligence, I think it is important to discuss exactly what intelligence is in terms of Social Science. It is generally accepted in the world of intelligence testing that intelligence is defined as a person's aptitude at academic achievement. Therefore, the purpose of intelligence tests is to predict a person's ability to ...


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This is called the Einstellung effect: ...Einstellung refers to a person's predisposition to solve a given problem in a specific manner even though "better" or more appropriate methods of solving the problem exist It is related to the idea of functional fixedness: Functional fixedness is a cognitive bias that limits a person to using an object only ...



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