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Several factors are proven to affect our experience of time. Those that differ from one day to the next include: Biochemistry affects our perception of time. Stimulants produce overestimates of time duration, whereas depressants and anesthetics produce underestimates of time duration. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_perception Fear affects our ...


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The Stroop test also correlates with age and education level (Van der Elst et al. 2006). When emotionally charged words are presented (Emo-Stroop), the Stroop task was found to correalte with high state anxiety.(Dresler et al 2009) You can find a review in "Secondary Influences on Neuropsychological Test Performance", edited by Peter Arnett. (Its on google ...


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I presume you mean a type of memory aside from episodic memory, which is the autobiographical memory for events that you have experienced. e.g. A memory for something you have done today/last week/last year etc. such as hanging out with a friend. The type of memory you are describing seems to me to be more like semantic memory, memory for facts and ...


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N.B.: There are many varieties of "Stroop-like" tasks, which as a class are often called implicit association tests or IATs. Since those are likely to test attributes related to their specific construction, I have excluded them from this answer. There have been a variety of papers studying correlations of Stroop performance with other characteristics. ...


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Interesting question! Trying to interpret your question, I think what you are after is a model that can predict the saccade endpoint based on eye tracking data? The following answer is more of a basic neuroscientific approach: The neuronal responses in the superior colliculus (SC) can be accurately used to predict the total saccade as a vector. Basically, ...


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Your question was a loooooong time ago, but I just ran across a couple of good references explaining what backward masking does and how to choose one. This(1) is a great paper examining the neural mechanisms and timing of visual backward masking; according to this (2) 2000 review of masking theory, there are four subtypes of backward masking. Backward ...


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I think the concept you are looking for is Tacit Knowledge (aslo known as implicit knowledge). The main reason that users cannot articulate what they want, is that they do not have any conscious access to the knowledge they have acquired over the many years of practice. That’s why an iterative process is needed to bring the tacit knowledge on users ...


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First we need to define what "subliminal messaging" means. I take it you mean to send a subliminal command and make someone obey that command. Based on that definition, here's some of what I find from googling: Effectiveness The effectiveness in subliminal messaging has been demonstrated to prime individual responses and stimulate mild emotional ...


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No recall happens when reading the description is probably because one is focusing on reading and visualizing it but not recalling. I think there are different key features to prompt recall for different dreams, since dreams are a mixture of several features, and their proportion or intensities varies in different dreams (Foulkes and Vogel, 1965). E.g., in a ...


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It is difficult to say that "common sense" is rigidly defined enough to be studied in the way stated above. There are interesting topics concerning common sense in Psychology, but most don't come from the angle you are suggesting. For instance, here is a really decent article discussing cognitive bias and common sense: ...


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It has been a while, but I've always understood the theory to say that the superego, the internalization of values and rules, can cause us to repress ideas that aren't inline with our values. Basically, as we continue to do things that we 'know' are 'wrong' there is a resultant feeling of anxiety, which we often seek to avoid. There are better ways to ...


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There is some evidence that thought disorder (also called loose association) arises, at least partially, from increased spreading activation; schizophrenics, for example, often show a greater increase in activation to indirectly related words compared to unrelated words, than do non-thought disordered controls. This is primarily a cognitive mechanism, not a ...


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The answer to that question is Yes, but... There is whole new science of psychofisics which is trying (and succeding) in makeing food more palatable... So you have combination of sugar, salt and fat which can be choosen over missing nutritiens. Look for key words satiation, palatable, salt crawing, bliss point and psychophisics of taste in your search.


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In short, I'm interested in cognitive, neuroscientific, biological and/or computational perspectives on what we vaguely refer to as meaning seeking. That's not very short. :-P it seems to me that a meaningful existence requires the absence of cognitive dissonances, but I wonder what science would have to say about this, and if there is any ...


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It doesn't lose its edge; it loses the strength of related associations. Cognition and skills is very much about memory, and it's all about the neural networks that make up our mental associations. It might feel like you haven't forgotten anything from the past, but in reality you have forgotten more than you know. You are not aware that you have ...


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It's all about what people think are your motives for what you do, how hard people think you work for your money, and how nice people think you are. If people think you earn money just because you love money, you can easily come off as cold and less pro-social. That makes people skeptical of you. A bias makes people tend to think that whatever work they ...


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I've read that a tendency to "jump to conclusions" has an impact on certain psychological afflictions, such as having delusions. As you may know, the definition of a delusion is as follows (this is just from Google dictionary): an idiosyncratic belief or impression that is firmly maintained despite being contradicted by what is generally accepted as ...



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