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revised Does motivation and interest correlate highly with IQ and can someone be smart but perform poorly in a particular field?
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revised Does sleeping reduce stress?
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asked Does sleeping reduce stress?
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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).
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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.
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comment What are the IQ correlations between relatives?
While IQ changes with time (Flynn effect), why would genetic effects on IQ change?
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answered How does one respond to an ADD/ADHD diagnosis of one's self or one's child?
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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.
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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.
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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
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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 ...
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answered Which intervention improves the ability to remember names the most?