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Jan
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comment Why does the the sight of gore causes nausea, vomiting and/or fainting?
It's an okay start, but I think the OP is looking more of a neuro/cog-neuro answer to this. Perhaps summarize 'The neural basis of disgust' section from Wikipedia for a more relevant answer?
Jan
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Nov
4
comment Is there a relationship between schizophrenia and genius?
Also, there are also correlations between increased intelligence and drug use (to counter-set the point of drug use and schizophrenia being correlated).
Nov
4
comment Is there a relationship between schizophrenia and genius?
Sounds like you're more interested in mental disorders and intelligence (not just schizophrenia). One factor is that aspects of mental disorders can contribute to creative intelligence. For example, a disordered brain may produce more lateral pattern matching (connecting disparate phenomena), which can in certain circumstances be considered as increased creativity. Or another example, consider latent inhibition (how capable is the brain of ignoring already-processed stimuli). So there are certainly aspects that can contribute to both mental disorder and "measures of intelligence".
Aug
26
comment Derived knowledge from periodicity of harmonic motion?
It's a rabbit hole, and I keep getting smaller....
Aug
26
comment Derived knowledge from periodicity of harmonic motion?
Mostly happened without realizing it - answers only create more questions!
Aug
26
asked Derived knowledge from periodicity of harmonic motion?
Aug
23
comment What is the latest research on dermatillomania and is there a correlation with masochism?
From my understanding, it's an anxiety response - a repetitive, absorptive activity that can be undertaken at any time in any place. Very soothing, but in a harmful way. As for why she picked it up from her mother? That's classic observational learning in children when trying to find a way to deal with a situation - in this case a genetic predisposition for extreme anxiety/panic.
Aug
23
comment What is the latest research on dermatillomania and is there a correlation with masochism?
Anecdotal of course, but I had a friend who did this because she had picked it up from her mom. No idea why the mother did/does it though.
Aug
14
comment Neural Processes of Inducing Flow
This is an impressive answer, and I love the second paragraph - I've read it more than a few times now, and I keep going back to read it just one more time. Thanks!
Aug
14
accepted Neural Processes of Inducing Flow
Aug
13
comment Is the 'addiction' to receiving sympathy similar to substance addiction or just a deficit of resilience?
Relevant? - Munchausen syndrome
Aug
9
comment What causes pathological jealousy?
Just a note - this line Discussion can concern neurological or psychological problems or both makes this sound like a homework problem...
Aug
9
comment Why is schizophrenia a thought disorder and bipolar a mood disorder?
To clarify, the difference would, semantically-speaking, be that one regards maladaptive thoughts while the other concerns maladaptive emotions. But where's the barrier between those two? Where's the barrier between those and physical/neurological 'illness'? French (and lots of European) psychiatry takes a psycho-behavior/lifestyle approach to addressing these issues, while in the US there's a much stronger pharmaceutical approach.
Aug
9
comment Why is schizophrenia a thought disorder and bipolar a mood disorder?
Bipolar is regarded as a mood disorder. - Depends on whom you ask. What defines a mood disorder? What defines a thought disorder? What defines an illness? In all honesty, I don't think this is answerable given the current state of psychiatric science, but I'd be happy to be proven wrong...
Aug
9
comment Improved Typing as a result of slight movement
I'm accepting this answer because it fully answers the question above. I had intended to ask for neural mechanisms that would allow for such a thing to occur, but I have pulled that into a new question: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/4108/…
Aug
9
accepted Improved Typing as a result of slight movement
Aug
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asked Neural Processes of Inducing Flow
Aug
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comment Improved Typing as a result of slight movement
@ChuckSherrington - thanks, that's a good way to put it. And thanks for improving the tags! I strongly suspect that I'm artificially inducing flow in myself, but I'm more curious how/why this occurs.
Aug
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asked Improved Typing as a result of slight movement