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revised Which of ML classifiers do humans use?
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revised Are the incidents of autism spectrum disorder on the rise, or is there an increase due to better definition of diagnostic criteria?
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revised Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
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revised Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
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revised Are there any cognitive models for image interpretation?
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revised What is the primary mechanism behind nationalism, sports-team-ism, product-ism etc.?
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revised Is serotonin conclusively linked to depression?
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revised reference-request wiki description
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revised Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
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revised What causes lack of energy? The relative importance of testosterone versus emotional, genetic, and environmental factors
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revised Are there any pragmatic uses of hallucinogens?
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revised To what extent does suppressing healthy behaviour that is inconsistent with external standards cause psychological difficulties?
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revised What motivates individuals to engage in cyberbullying?
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revised What motivates individuals to engage in cyberbullying?
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revised Does dopamine signal become stronger when goal distance is defined using time?
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