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The ability to understand that others have mental states such as beliefs, desires and intentions that are different from one's own.
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For questions about maintaining a mental image or internal representation of an object or concept
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For questions about working memory, testing its capabilities/capacity, and underlying anatomical substrates
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Pain: emotional, mental, physical. The effect of pain upon mood, behaviour and brain chemistry. The neurological process of pain. Factors affecting a person's ability to cope with pain. Chronic pain, …
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a framework mapping functions, dynamics and learning onto neurons, allowing for testing and creating of large-scale, biologically-plausible models.
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For questions regarding love, the feeling thereof, the capacity to, or lack thereof. Love as a motivation, the need to love, loving another person, an animal, an inanimate object, a concept, or ideal.…
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An autism spectrum disorder characterized by by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests, but a relative preservation of o…
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The feeling of unease experienced by a person, when faced with a perceived threat. (akin to nervousness and/or fear.) Anxiety encompasses a complex range of symptoms and triggers; ranging from a usefu…
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For questions relating to biological and social characterizations of gender and attributable differences in behavior and psychological processes based on these constructs.
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a perceived threat of danger to one's own or another's personal safety. The emotion, possibly, triggering the "flight and fight" response. Possibly an extension …
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For questions about hunger, eating, food preferences, effects of food, and related phenomena.
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For questions about the empirical evidence for explaining behavior as a function of ancient evolutionary pressures.
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For questions regarding perception of a stimulus without any actual stimulus being present, particularly in the context of psychiatric illness or recreational drug use
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Questions about how the scientific, empirical basis for how hypnosis works, its application and possible efficacy. Not for sharing anecdotal experiences with hypnosis.
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For questions on the value placed on certain sensory stimuli, usually those of art, beauty, and taste.
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For questions about people's positive, negative, or ambivalent assessments of different objects or cultural constructs.
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For questions about the neural and psychological processes underpinning language processing, and algorithmic implementations of language processing.
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For questions about the neural and psychological processes underlying moral reasoning, moral development, and the psychology of morality in general. Questions about whether something IS moral is a phi…
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For questions about learning improved skills of perception from simple sensory discrimination to complex categorizations of spatial and temporal patterns relevant to real-world expertise.
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For questions about writing and publishing in the cognitive sciences.
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For questions about this area, which strives to include enough information with a publication or make data publicly available for other scientists to be able to repeat the experiments in the interest …
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For questions pertaining to the scientific study of social networks or social network analysis.
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For questions on traumatic or congenital injury to the central nervous system.
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For questions that study the effects of video games on the brain/mind or that use video games as a methodology for studies in the cognitive sciences.
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For questions about direct brain-computer interfacing (BCI), such as methods allowing disabled people to control a computer via an EEG.
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An approach to cognitive science that models mental/behavioral phenomena as an emergent process of interconnected networks of simple units.
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For questions about changes with time in cognition, perception, and emotion in adults.
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For questions about psychological aspects of crime and the legal system. The study of the social and psychological factors surrounding crime and criminal mentality and the effectiveness of crime preve…
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For questions regarding the relationship of features to one side of the body or the other, e.g., handedness
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For questions surrounding the philosophical and psychological contributions of Carl Jung
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Examining helping behavior, motivations and payoffs; related to altruism.
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For questions relating to affect and its relation to cognition and behavior, the neurological basis of empathy, atypical empathetic responses due to psychopathology, and the role of empathy in psychot…
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For questions relating to correlational studies involving the exploration of statistical relationships.
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For questions about the Bayesian framework for cognitive modeling. The field is concerned with studying the effectiveness of modeling humans as Bayesian agents, and inferring their mental states base…
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The study of the impact of psychological processes (e.g., cognitive, emotional) on economic behavior and decision making.
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For questions regarding building a competency in a particular area, or the act of helping others attain such a competency.