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revised Which schools of psychotherapy are most credible to a hard scientist?
Restructured the format to make it clear that the (former) opening lines were the profile of a potential patient.
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May
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comment Is it easy in languages other than English to read a paragraph where all but the first and last letters of every word have been rearranged?
I don't think your comparison in German is a fair one. You used a word that combines several roots, and thus has in it a grammatical structure that the inside of an English words lacks. What happens if you scrambled while respecting that structure? i.e. keep the first and last letter of each root and the connectives as-is and randomize the letters inside each root. Will the word then be readable by a skilled German reader?
May
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reviewed Close Why aren't more students tested for aptitude at a younger age?
May
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comment How strongly are creative ideas influenced by our environment?
I think this question is too broad as stated, mostly because "creative ideas" is too vague a term. I think you should restrict your question in light of the multiple discovery wikipedia article. If you want some fun reading, I like this post on multiple discoveries (of proofs; something that is much less vague) in mathematics. Also, this question might be a better fit on history.SE.
May
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comment Which area of the brain was first correctly associated with a specific function?
@AliceD I wanted to ping you to see if you wanted to expand your comment into a full answer.
May
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comment Optical illusions : human universal vs environmental influences
I don't think that what @ChristianHummeluhr describes is the only option for rewording this question. In particular, I think that "Which sort of visual illusions are believed to be universal across human cultures?" can be a perfectly well-formed question. However, the answer might be "what do you consider an illusion?". For example, is colour an illusion? When I (and as far as I know when people of other cultures) look at my computer screen, I do not see decomposition into intensities of three wavelengths but have the illusion of their combination.
May
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revised Is it necessary to read signals and systems before statistical signal processing/ detection theory
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Apr
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comment What is the psychological effect of wearing black clothes?
What makes you suspect that this question will have a consistent answer across cultures? Or are you asking only within a certain culture, like the modern west? If so, can you clarify. Also, if you had sources for the things you've read then adding those to your question would greatly improve it.
Apr
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revised What is the psychological effect of wearing black clothes?
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Apr
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comment Why do power laws describe learning and skill acquisition so well?
From the wikipedia article you cite: "subsequent research by Heathcote, Brown, and Mewhort suggests that the power function observed in learning curves that are averaged across participants is an artifact of aggregation.[3] Heathcote et al. suggest that individual-level data is better fit by an exponential function and the authors demonstrate that the multiple exponential curves will average to produce a curve that is misleadingly well fit by a power function." Do power laws model individual learning well? Or are they an artifact of averaging?
Apr
18
revised What cognitive abilities show the smallest B-W differences in mean scores?
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Apr
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reviewed Leave Open How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
Apr
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comment How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
@ChristianHummeluhr normally I would be inclined to agree with you, but Chuck's comment suggests that this could be a border-case between bio and our site.
Apr
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revised Research operationalizing so-called strategic thinking?
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