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comment Why is it that only humans commit suicide?
@NeMo when you cross-post, you should include a link to the previous version. You should also try to tailor questions more to the audiences of the sites or what you learned from your previous posting instead of just copying your question verbatim.
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comment Why is it that only humans commit suicide?
@NeMo it is your job to demonstrate your initial research in the question, by for instance referencing the paper you linked. Especially when your question is based on a premise like "no animals other than humans commit suicide without the intention to help their kin".
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comment Have any drugs been shown to increase the neuroplasticity of adult brains?
Why are you equating the propensity "to connect and myelinated more easily" to learning? If you focus on just myelination and connecting more easily and drop "learning" (in which case I would remove the learning and cognitive-neuroscience tags, too) then I think you will have a good and precise question that doesn't assume too much.
May
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comment I am trying to flip .nii images using pm_flip but it isn't working
@AliceD the second result for me when looking up .nii is this MatWorks page which certainly makes it seem like it is a tool used by neuroscience, so I am inclined to agree with Jeromy. However, I hope the OP can expand their question more. In particular, I fear this question is too specific and not a general enough problem that others will encounter.
May
19
comment Is it possible to erase problematic memories?
Thanks for this answer, Peter. To further clarify the extent of reconsolidation research in non-human animals, do you know the reference for the anisomycin and memory reconsolidation in rats studies off the top of your head? Although not human, I think it would help OP to see "how far we are from achieving" their goal.
May
19
comment How to work on a research problem while sleeping?
For the sleep part, I think this question might be a duplicate of the earlier: Can one incubate on a specific idea in one's sleep? for the "dinner, walking, or shower" part, you should take a look at this question: How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
May
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comment What color is this dress? — And why do some see it as white and gold and others see it as black and blue?
Can you make your answer more self-contained? Otherwise it is a better fit as a comment than as an answer.
May
17
comment What are the psychological differences in camelCase and underscore_case programming conventions?
@StevenJeuris sounds like somebody is well-placed to provide an answer.
May
16
comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
Also keep in mind, that these comments are from individual and different users. They do not unanimously reflect the opinion of the site (and although I am a moderator I am writing here with advice and not enforcing a policy) and that is why you get conflicting opinions from users. Your question is definitely an edge case.
May
16
comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS you could just add your comment as clarification to the question: you are fine of things from any subfield as long as they are of interest to the broader community and understandable by most research psychologists. As "no no" example, you can say how BBS is kind of what you want, but too specific and not of general enough interest.
May
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comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS we are not trying to make you not ask this question. The reason people are taking so much time to discuss with you in chat and comments (instead of just closing, for instance I could have cast a binding close vote already if I really thought this question was bad) is because they think your question is good and has great intention but is not completely in line with how the site is used. Hence, they are trying to make suggestions on how to make it a better fit. All communities have some sort of standards and you should try to respect them, especially if you are new & looking for aid.
May
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comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS you should make that more explicit in the question. Right now you write "multiple subfields of psychology", which suggests that I can answer with some pretty pedantic things.
May
15
comment Are the center surround receptive fields learnt or inherited?
I agree with many of the comments here. @honi if you don't plan to expand on your post to make it into a full answer (by for instance incorporating this discussion into it) then I am inclined to convert it to a comment on the original answer. Your comments are extremely helpful, but we do need to abide by the general structure of the site, and it is built to discourage general discussion.
May
15
comment Does an action potential abolish an excitatory postsynaptic potential?
@Josh I agree with Christian, basic neuroscience question are very much on-topic here.
May
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comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS I like the idea of this question, but I fear it is far too broad. You can take almost any issue of BBS, for instance, and it will be an answer. I know you've had an extensive discussion about this in chat, but can you tighten this question further?
May
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comment Are good students truly good at all things?
This is not an answer to the question (even in the overly broad terms that you seem to construe it in), and is also rude: "I know that you don't understand my answer"
May
13
comment PTSD based on false memories
@ChristianHummeluhr I don't need experimental manipulations, I am happy with case studies. I don't see why such case studies cannot exist in principle: some people have long-term psychotherapists that they attend regardless of previous trauma (i.e. as a preventative measure; this is advised for psychiatry residents at our school, for instance), so such people could be certified as "typical" before and then later develop PTSD which after investigation turns out to be based around an event that never happened. The other direction has case-studies from people with an absent fear response.
May
12
comment Does cognitive & behavioral schools have any analysis for “sympathy” & “compassion”?
As stated, this question is far too broad, and I don't understand the choice to tags; what does behaviourism have to do with this? I would advise reading through the relevant Wikipedia pages to get yourself started, maybe this blog post will help point you in some useful directions.
May
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comment What is the difference between behavioral science and cognitive science?
I am not a huge fan of declaring disciplines that don't self identify as sub-disciplines of each other as dependent based on a domain of overlap; since what matters is not just what is studied but how it is studied (else, why not just say everything is physics? As some physicists might). But even if we did subscribe to this reductionist program of field classification, I would disagree with your answer as written. You said behavioral science is "animal or human behavior" while cognitive science studies cognition not only in animals and humans, but extends to questions in AI.
May
10
comment Is 'intuition' related to 'extrasensory perception'?
Since the OP seems to have some concerns/confusions about intuition as a (potentially) non-deteministic process, I would suggest adding a bit to this answer on how the dual-process view of heuristic is not incompatible with determinism; you are simply not consciously aware of the machinery that arrives at the intuition, but that unconscious machinery can still be deterministic. I could write this as a separate answer myself, but I feel like that would be spending too many words on a passing comment by the OP.