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Oct
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comment Does initial 0-3 years of age have any effects for a permanent bonding to happen between the parents and their children?
I also thought about attachment styles when I read the question. However, I'm not so sure they apply here so well. An attachment style refers to a prototypical style of forming relationships with all significant people in one's life. If the brother is detached from everybody, then it makes sense to say it's an attachment issue. But if it's just the parents, I would guess it's probably not.
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comment what is the reptile brain?
@what: I actually think it's a useful educational model. Something like the Bohr model of the atom :) There is some essence to it which is true, such that older functions are more robust in the face of environmental effects. It is also quite intuitive I find. And it is certainly true that older pathways don't simply cease to exist now that we have a higher-lever way of processing information.
Oct
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answered what is the reptile brain?
Sep
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comment Why does strobe lighting trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?
@H.Muster: I think you are right. I think that epilepsy can be described as strong coupling of oscillations across large portions of the brain, and these may be triggered by oscillatory stimuli.
Sep
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revised Dreams and sleep phases, and duration of dreams
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answered Dreams and sleep phases, and duration of dreams
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Sep
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comment Are the incidents of autism spectrum disorder on the rise, or is there an increase due to better definition of diagnostic criteria?
@PEEJWEEJ, I haven't find the time to read these, but here are some links: an article in the NY Times, and one on Nature News.
Sep
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comment Are the incidents of autism spectrum disorder on the rise, or is there an increase due to better definition of diagnostic criteria?
I will look it up when I find the time, but I remember a paper claiming that the father's age might be connected to the chance that the child will suffer from autism. It had to do with the overall amount of point mutations or something. So if people are having kids at a later age nowadays, there could (also) be a true increase in the incidence.
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Sep
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answered What is the relative importance of shape and color in object recognition?
Aug
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answered What is the primary mechanism behind nationalism, sports-team-ism, product-ism etc.?
Aug
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answered Duration-independent intelligence tests
Jun
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comment Classic cognitive neuroscience studies that highlight conclusions that could not be drawn from behavioral experiments
Thanks, these are some great examples! I think that I'll indeed unclude more clinical examples than not, but I'm also going to look for lab examples where I can show a graph from an experiment, because the main goal is to train the pupils in experimental research. Perhaps I can combine the two for every topic: a lesion study to show that the brain area is indeed responsible for a given cognitive function, and an experiment that shows some further knowledge about how the function works.
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asked Classic cognitive neuroscience studies that highlight conclusions that could not be drawn from behavioral experiments
Jun
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answered Can general intelligence be understood as pattern analysis?
Jun
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comment Relationship between cognitive load and self-indulgent behavior in simple task completion
Is this a description of an existing study which you can't find?