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reviewed Leave Open Why do scientists say brains are faster than computers?
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comment Why do scientists say brains are faster than computers?
I have undeleted this post because it had one other undelete vote, and I think it's a good answer to this question. It's a less-detailed but more-cited version of anongoodnurse's answer. Don't be too swayed by a single downvote :-) If you do really want this deleted please use the flag link on this answer and ask for us to delete it again. Also, +1 for a good answer.
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comment Is this a correct representation of the DSM-5 Codes?
I have put this question on hold because as it stands now, it is too broad of a question and doesn't fit the format of Stack Exchange. Your best bet is to read through the DSM and ask specific, targeted questions instead. Thanks!
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reviewed Leave Open Are there connections between some properties in peoples faces and their behavior?
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reviewed Close Getting analysis of changes in MY brain upon cannabis consumption
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reviewed Leave Open Psychology test stimuli recommended shapes
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reviewed Close Assuming everything has conciousness, can technical hardware have higher level of conciousness than a rock?
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comment Assuming everything has conciousness, can technical hardware have higher level of conciousness than a rock?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about philosophy and not cognitive science.
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revised How does our brain consider something to be funny?
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revised How to ethically research the effect of expert lies on lay people
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comment How to ethically research the effect of expert lies on lay people
This doesn't answer the question of What would you tell your participants to allay their doubts over the absence of negative prognoses? And how would you explain that often you do not give a prognosis, without invalidating the prognoses you give?, can you add to this answer to make it complete?
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awarded  Nice Question
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Crossing the leg, what does it mean?
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comment What makes us look into camera lens when we're being filmed?
For what it's worth I often take photographs of animals, specifically birds. I have noticed the same behavior. They seem to understand that the camera lens is like a giant eye and will consistently look at it/ keep watching it. It's likely that it's foreign to them and they feel threatened by it but they act differently towards a lens than any other object I have seen them react to...