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Jan
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revised Can positive self-affirmation improve mood?
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Jan
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comment Is depression an inflammatory disease?
Well, an interesting question - from my experience of depressing moods I can surely say that hard menthol candies like black Halls ease the "weight in the chest" sensation, tear the mind out from its current state and kick it into reassessment. This seems to be a purely sensoric relief, but it really does some good job. And, besides, menthol is known to reduce inflammation...
Jan
14
comment Can you override priming?
Imho a good focus is between being alerted and relaxed. It's just the right amount of being alert, at the same time being relaxed, and at the same time, having a motivation to concentrate on something. It's what eastern martial arts also teach, or the meditation techniques...
Nov
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answered Implementation Intentions and Mental Contrasting vs Meditation
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comment Effect of enactive cognition on gender
A very intriguing question! To understand what could a gender of a deity mean from the POV of cognitive science, first one has to define what is a "deity" from that very POV. Can you please describe your vision on this? Also, out of my personal interest, could you please tell, what is the relation between deities and centralized state and external memory? What is the role of deities in this process?
Oct
3
comment Does mental rigidity cause psychological problems?
I had that feeling too. Strong unquestionable beliefs can be caused by dophamine excess. It can drive them too far. Such condition is believed to be related to shizophrenia (there's a dophamine schizophrenia theory).
Oct
3
comment Is psychology a science or magic?
Realization that there is no need in anger or, if it nevertheless manages to get risen automatically by one of the relevant reflexes or instincts, there's no need in using it. It is evaluated by the person as merely a signal or indication. Anger is but a reaction created by nature and is meaningful for our survival in certain situations. A person mature and wise enough will surely abandon anger in favor of constructivism. This is true for other non-positive feelings too, for example, sadness.
Sep
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answered Can positive self-affirmation improve mood?
Sep
21
comment Is D-Cycloserine available on the market
Ah, well, maybe I've been overly declarative with my statement about that, I should've said "I guess that it is a mix of..". And I think that it is a mix because there is no explicit mention about what isomeres are there in the anibiotic form. Usually in the absense of any other information this means that there are both. This guess is further amplified by the specific mention of the D-isomere form in psychiatric use, where they talk about it as of a more specific case than the drug availalbe as antibiotic.
Sep
21
comment Is D-Cycloserine available on the market
The wiki page en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycloserine says that it is available on market as a prescription drug. However, as I can gather from this article, it is sold as an antibiotic and is a mix of L and D isomeres.
Sep
21
revised Behavioral and mood differences between D1 and D2 dophamine receptors action in context of monogamy and out of it
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Sep
20
revised Behavioral and mood differences between D1 and D2 dophamine receptors action in context of monogamy and out of it
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asked Behavioral and mood differences between D1 and D2 dophamine receptors action in context of monogamy and out of it
Aug
25
comment Why is it so difficult to recall dreams?
The functional state of mind is so different in sleep than when awake that we cannot easily access the memories from sleep. This happens all the time when being awake too: the state we're having right now can completely wash away the memories of what was 5 minutes ago, when you were in a different state. You could recall them with some effort though, because the change is not big. However, when sleeping, the state is so much different than from awake that we cannot reconstruct it to return to the memories of that state.Creating a mnemonics bridge between sleep and awake, like a journal, helps.
Aug
25
comment Why is it so problematic to read in a dream?
I have experienced difficulties reading in dreams too, many times. From what I have gathered, I remember reading in several various sources that this difficulty is related to the functional change in the brain area responsible for reading during the sleep. The question that seems more interesting to me is do we already know the meaning of the text in our dreams before we even read it? In real life we usually have to read the text first and just then know what is written there. But is it the same for dreams? To produce something that is unknown before recognized back again seems like a paradox.
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