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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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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 pertaining to the sensation or perception of sound and its localization
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For questions about the physiological and embryological foundations of neural development
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For questions on traumatic or congenital injury to the central nervous system.
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For questions about people's positive, negative, or ambivalent assessments of different objects or cultural constructs.
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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 regarding the condition where the input of one sense elicits the perception of unrelated sense(s), such as seeing shapes as having innate colors
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For questions pertaining to the scientific study of social networks or social network analysis.
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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 regarding building a competency in a particular area, or the act of helping others attain such a competency.
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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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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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For questions about working memory, testing its capabilities/capacity, and underlying anatomical substrates
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For questions concerning the area of psychophysics that deals with discernment of information-bearing stimuli from background noise or other distractions.
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For questions on waking from sleep or a heightened level of autonomic activity.
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For questions regarding the brain's ability to distinguish sounds heard in speech, or (more generically) to distinguish between different auditory signals.
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For questions about the ability for humans or animals to control their level of attention to a stimulus.
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For questions about the psychology of tricking or manipulating others with falsehoods
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For questions about methodology and tools related to functional magnetic resonance imaging. For general questions about brain-structure use neurobiology, and for general imaging questions use neuroima…
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For questions regarding the process through which routines of behaviors can become automatic or the after-effects of when a behavior has become automatic.
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The study of cognition about cognition, or the subject's knowledge concerning their own cognitive processes or anything related to them.
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For questions regarding the practice of training the mind via concentration and rituals. These behaviors may be done with or without a religious context.
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For questions pertaining to short-term emotional states
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A controversial approach to psychotherapy that was popular in the 1970s, but has been largely debunked by science since.
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For questions surrounding the philosophical and psychological contributions of Carl Jung
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for questions about psychological processes related to jokes, humour, laughter and related phenomena. Also see social-psychology tag.
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For questions regarding the psychological basis of this disease featuring periodic bouts of mania and depression, its treatment, and pharmacological treatments for the condition
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For questions about the scientific basis of psychological advantages/disadvantages of approaching life with an optimistic outlook.
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Examining helping behavior, motivations and payoffs; related to altruism.
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The study of what actions an agent should take in a stochastic environment in order to maximize a cumulative reward.
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For questions about post-traumatic stress disorder, its diagnosis, its treatment, and its etiology
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for questions on the scientific psychological study of religion and spirituality
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A condition in which people with developmental delays (notably autism spectrum) or brain injury demonstrate some profound abilities far in excess of typical individuals.
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For questions regarding the tendency for people to answer survey questions about themselves in a matter which is acceptable to society
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For questions specifically related to instruction in the cognitive sciences, in formal and informal situations; for general questions about teaching and education see the educational-psychology tag