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Jun
27
comment Possibility of using the effects of sleep to induce a virtual environment?
I think you have some interesting ideas, but like the other question, there's a bit too much science fiction to this.
Jun
27
comment Possibility of using the effects of sleep to induce a virtual environment?
the brain creates random impulses The signals are anything but random. There is a large body of literature on memory consolidation during REM sleep which would indicate that there is a lot of purposeful synaptic pruning that is going on.
Jun
26
revised Are people less bothered by problems they create for themselves?
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Jun
26
comment Is there evidence of suppression of the frontal cortex during herding behavior?
If someone more steeped in this area has a better name for the latter tag, please change the name to something else (just retag and this tag will be purged)
Jun
26
asked Is there evidence of suppression of the frontal cortex during herding behavior?
Jun
26
reviewed Leave Open Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations
Jun
24
revised Why neural architecture is not hardwired for N-dimensional vision but hardwired for abstract math?
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Jun
24
reviewed No Action Needed Does psychology have a name for the “click” experienced in mathematics?
Jun
24
reviewed No Action Needed What biological processes occur when you love someone romantically?
Jun
24
reviewed No Action Needed How do people develop abstract thought processes?
Jun
24
reviewed Approve Why neural architecture is not hardwired for N-dimensional vision but hardwired for abstract math?
Jun
21
revised Just because masturbation doesn't interfere with everyday life, why aren't higher rates considered an addiction?
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Jun
21
revised Where to find historical dream activity data?
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Jun
21
comment Where to find historical dream activity data?
I don't think Google will provide the answer, but there may be studies that have tracked this over time from sleep lab data (tracking the percentage of phasic REM sleep would give you an semi-objective ballpark). I haven't looked to see.
Jun
21
comment Just because masturbation doesn't interfere with everyday life, why aren't higher rates considered an addiction?
For instance, a survey on a popular masturbation site I'm sure you're aware of the term "selection bias", that's a textbook example of it.
Jun
21
comment Where can I find a longitudinal study with a binary response?
People tend to be very protective of their raw data. Your best bet would be to hunt down a paper that is of interest to you, contact the authors, and see if they will give you permission to analyze their data set. Theoretically, if a study is funded by a federal agency (e.g., NIH) the investigator should at least have to produce something, but in practice this is not always the case.
Jun
20
reviewed Reviewed Can we be conscious of our dreams?
Jun
20
reviewed No Action Needed What is the difference between drug withdrawal and sleep deprivation effects?
Jun
20
comment Does personality imply an inclination to be an expert in one field or average in “all” fields?
@JeromyAnglim I tweaked the title a bit because it will probably get tweeted by the site.
Jun
20
revised Does personality imply an inclination to be an expert in one field or average in “all” fields?
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