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comment Sensory dissonance: Will the visual or auditory channel win?
This is a fantastic answer. I just don't think the McGurk effect serves a proof for dominance - the effect demonstrates the interaction between the two channels, resulting in either fusion or combination; but not dominance.
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comment If time travel were possible, would travelling back in time result in memory loss?
There are plenty of discussion on this on the physics forum. I reckon the question should move there.
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asked Sensory dissonance: Will the visual or auditory channel win?
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comment Does correcting responses after feedback lead to better learning?
With this I agree. Although I find the question somewhat incomplete - what is the overall goal and context of the experiment? And example question and answers would also help. It would be beneficial if the OP extend the question to answer these in order to receive more relevant answers.
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comment Does correcting responses after feedback lead to better learning?
@what - if I understand you correctly, your comment seems to suggest that operant conditioning has no place here due to the complexity of the problem and the simplicity of the feedback. However, while subjects may not understand the reason, subjects shall still be able to learn the link between the stimuli and response. For instance, any 4 year old should be able to learn that a statement such as "The speed of sound is proportional to the density, elasticity and temperature of the medium" is right, even if one has no notion of what the vocabulary actually mean.
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comment Why do soldiers seldom “fight to the death” even if they are going to be killed anyway?
But if your question is why soldiers reject suicide in favour of surrender despite knowing they will be killed. It can be explained that between certain death and next-to-certain death, a rational person will choose the latter.
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comment Why do soldiers seldom “fight to the death” even if they are going to be killed anyway?
The Sicarii did not "fight to death", they committed suicide on the grounds of religious fundamentalism. This is not a unique event in history - The Battle of Saipan is one example, Hitler's suicide is another. To the best of my knowledge, historically there is nothing to suggest that the Spartacus slaves did not attempt to fight to death - they may have been captured during battle or some had no means to fight. Ditto for the partisans.
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accepted Why do people press elevator call buttons repeatedly?
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answered Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?