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Mar
26
revised Is there a reason songs don't get stuck in my head?
Does not appear to have anything to do with abnormal psyc
Mar
24
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
21
comment Psychological problem with glasses and hats on head?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is too localized and I do not believe it is answerable in its current form. Unfortunately I believe this is far too specific to this one case and it will be impossible for you to get an answer from users here. Can you make your question more general?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Can animals think intuitively?
Mar
21
comment Can animals think intuitively?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this is more of a philosophical question than a cognitive science question. If the quality is improved and it is made more specific it might be on topic at our Philosophy site.
Mar
21
reviewed Close Can traditional emotion theories be modified and applied successfully?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Evidence that qualia are not the same as physical processes?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Do our brains have difficulties detecting no?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Automatically register data from paper forms
Mar
21
reviewed Close What ways can STEM teaching change in USA to accommodate social needs of females?
Mar
21
reviewed Close The belief becoming the self
Mar
21
reviewed Close Why do people have different sense of humour?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Beliefs of polemical people
Mar
21
reviewed Close Is it harder to perform a difficult act or avoid doing a compelling act?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Is 'intuition' related to 'extrasensory perception'?
Mar
21
reviewed Approve Do nice guys finish last?
Feb
17
revised Can someone not feel i.e. neglect pain sensation?
Improved formatting
Feb
11
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
25
revised Cognitive Dissonance
Removed self-help
Jan
25
comment Cognitive Dissonance
I have edited this question. I think now it's probably "Too Localized" rather than "Off Topic", but we'll see what the community thinks.