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Aug
5
comment Are the human cerebral hemispheres only connected via the corpus callosum?
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commissure // "vertical": yes, but since I don't know what Max has in mind, I thought I'd mention these, since they do carry effects from one hemisphere to the other and so allow "interaction" (as specified in the question).
Aug
5
comment Are the human cerebral hemispheres only connected via the corpus callosum?
Actually there are five commissures, not only one. But then the hemispheres are also indirectly connected through their connections with the non-telencephalic parts of the brain.
Aug
5
comment What are the IQ correlations between relatives?
While IQ changes with time (Flynn effect), why would genetic effects on IQ change?
Aug
5
answered How does one respond to an ADD/ADHD diagnosis of one's self or one's child?
Aug
2
comment How does it come about that specific areas of the brain are associated with specific functions?
@SydneyMaples No, that is not what you were is asking.
Aug
2
comment How does it come about that specific areas of the brain are associated with specific functions?
You got that backwards. How does the river know which valley to follow to the sea? Like the river, the brain does not know how to do anything. Its functions slowly evolved over billions of years. Unless you believe in God, of course. Then God made the brain, but you'd have to ask a theologian about the details of how the brain knows God's will and obeys its intended function.
Jul
26
comment Lifelong avoidance coping style
Genes: "Three of 19 more specific coping styles showed shared environmental effects as well as genetic influences, 14 were solely under genetic influences, and two showed only shared environment effects." ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10443755
Jul
26
comment Thinking consciously or unconsciously - Any difference in brain scan?
There are examples of people whose automatic control of walking and other movements is destroyed, but who are consciously able to move their limbs. They stumble around quite a bit, because such a simple thing as walking is in fact so complex that the conscious mind is overtaxed by it. Conscious thinking is very uncomplex and linear compared to the complexities and multi-tasking of uncounscious "thinking". This becomes apparent also when you look at how people learn to drive a car: only when they no longer have to think about what they do, do they stop becoming a danger ...
Jul
22
answered Which intervention improves the ability remember names the most?
Jul
22
comment Where to find recent most important studies and researches?
Different fields of psychology have their own publications. There is no single source for "the most important" in all of psychology.
Jul
15
revised Can a person be brilliant even though slow at resolving problems?
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Jul
15
comment Is homosexuality a psychological illness or a natural disposition of a person's sexual orientation?
I arranged my answer in chronological order, as is the convention in scientific overviews. Many of Freud's contributions still stand today, such as the unconscious, which neuropsychologists study today, or many of the psychological defense mechanisms, which have been shown to exist, or transference and countertransference, a concept that even cognitive behavioral therapists work with nowadays. You shouldn't blindly repeat the opinions of the ignorant, but actually study the reception of psychoanalysis today.
Jul
7
comment In what areas is kindergarten most effective developmentally?
@Seanny123 You didn't explain what your question is about. Is it about day care versus parental care? Schooling toddlers versus letting them play? (Both can happen at home or in kindergartens.) Please explain.
Jul
7
comment In what areas is kindergarten most effective developmentally?
Some child day care in the US is funded by churches and other for-profit organizations. These are (sometimes?) accredited by the state, but they are not necessarily state-funded.
Jul
7
comment Are there gender differences in the ability to identify shades of colors by name?
Yes. scholar.google.com/…;
Jul
7
comment In what areas is kindergarten most effective developmentally?
A kindergarten, as I undertand it, is not by definition not funded by the state. So are you asking about state-funded versus privately funded kindergartens? Or about kindergarten versus kids staying home with a parent? Or about different educational methods in different kindergartens? Or about what? Please clarify!
Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
@Jim That's actually what I implied with "boredom". Some people don't like to be tested. Some don't like this particular test, or the test administrator, or the room they are in, or the time of day, or whatever. None of this has anything to do with intelligence. There is a difference between not wanting to and not being able to perform. There are masterful musicians who are afraid of performing on stage so they only play for themselves and their familiy. Does that make them less gifted? No. The same goes for intelligence. There's a lot on confounding factors in books on diagnostics or testing.
Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
Edited, because some IQ tests offer parallel froms that can be taken in immediate succession.
Jun
30
revised How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
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Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
Fatigue, drugs, distraction, boredom, diurnal cycle etc. can all lead to lack of concentration, but are not symptoms of low intelligence.