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Part of the difficulty in studying time perception is that memory is known to be biased by numerous factors including arousal and salience. So while people commonly report time slowing down during specific events, it is difficult to differentiate the effects of retroactive memory bias in encoding and recall from actual increased resolution in the perception ...


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Can We Compare Subjective Experience? Consider this pain scale, variations of which are commonly used in medical settings: If two people answer "6 - distressing, miserable pain," can we reliably compare the subjective pain intensities between the two individuals? How would we know that one person's experience of "distressing, miserable pain" is the same ...


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A human brain recognises letters by their constituent features (sub-letter parts). It is modelized by a pandemonium model where printed information is extracted locally then globally. In the letter recognition literature, this type of feature-based hierarchical model competes with template matching theories (with an advantage to the pandemonium-like models ...


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The subliminal recollection is called involuntary memory retrieval. This triggers an implicit memory. Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subliminal_stimuli#Images http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subliminal_stimuli#Auditory_stimuli http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spreading_activation


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There is an interesting demonstration in this YouTube video (4:10 minutes) by Jean-Francoir GariƩpy which shows a difference in the color perception depending on whether the dress is scanned from the top to the bottom of the image or vice versa. A conclusion from this could be that people scan pictures of dresses in different ways, although an ...


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These are some of the common ways that psychologists use to test subjective experience: Introspection. Introspection has fallen a bit out of fashion after the hype surrounding mathematical psychology, but in some areas introspection still is a valid method, especially if other approaches are impossible or unethical. A famous psychological self-experiment ...



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