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Dec
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comment How does one study the effect of a dietary supplement on cognition?
Though most likely the lack of studies is the result of difficulties with performing well-controlled, longitudinal studies for common dietary supplements that marketers can make more money off of without scientific backing...(these statements are not FDA-approved).
Dec
19
comment How does one study the effect of a dietary supplement on cognition?
I think there is an issue here, in that "real psychoactive drugs" aren't meant to be taken for extended time periods (I mean, you can...). Whereas dietary supplements (and other 'medicines') are meant to be taken over an extended time-period to effect a change in self/personality/life after time. They can take time to build up in the body (think SSRI's, also).
Dec
19
comment Can we stop the brain from processing a particular task?
@H.Muster Certainly; however, I wouldn't be surprised to find that OCD is related to a malfunction of whatever causes that feeling of discomfort. Moreover, I suspect the OCD literature contains more resources for cognitive intervention techniques, in general, than other areas.
Dec
17
comment Can we stop the brain from processing a particular task?
"prevent the uncomfortable feeling of "having an unsolved task"?" -- you may try looking into research on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Dec
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Nov
30
comment How does the brain process concurrent visual or sensory data?
Your question is unclear... are you asking the difference between seeing something and visualizing that same thing? Or are you asking about attention and sensory inputs and how they coordinate on (un-)/(pre-)/conscious levels? You may control multiple things, but if you are doing it consciously (i.e. paying attention), I would suspect it's still multiplexed action...
Nov
10
comment Why a person may have a temptation to do something unrelated when doing especially important thing?
Related: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procrastination - tl;dr most likely some sort of anxiety
Nov
9
comment How does the mind build a model of reality?
I like this, but I think you've got too much going on at once here. I see at least 3 different questions (roughly the bolded parts) - you may get better results by splitting them up, even if they have overlapping background information.
Nov
9
comment How does language change the understanding of a complex concept?
Related: Stanford researcher Lera Boroditsky's talk 'How Language Shapes Thought' - fora.tv/2010/10/26/Lera_Boroditsky_How_Language_Shapes_Thought
Nov
5
comment Is happiness a result of cognitive or a side effect of neurobiological processes?
Also, you have two questions here - it may result in better/more answers if you were to split them into two questions: I'm interested if there's any research indicating if different mental states, for example mind wandering, are caused by something that changes within the brain? and As such, is it plausible to say that suicidal ideation is a biological marker of depression, just as mind wandering may be a biological marker of unhappiness?
Nov
5
comment Is happiness a result of cognitive or a side effect of neurobiological processes?
"arises naturally as a cognitive process, completely independent of biology" - so you know, to my knowledge this is a pretty controversial statement: the generally accepted belief in neuroscience (again, to my knowledge) is that everything is based in biology/chemistry (bioelectrochemistry, to be precise).
Nov
5
revised Should always selecting the same response on the IOWA Gambling Test result in a good value?
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Nov
5
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Nov
5
comment What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
Welcome to CogSci.SE! Usually we ask that question posters do some initial research before posting questions - just like other SE websites. Check our faq - cogsci.stackexchange.com/faq - for more details. (I did not -1, but I suspect that's why it happened).
Nov
5
answered What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
Nov
5
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
Thanks! I've found some interesting material related to motion-path planning and execution, so I shall pursue that until I reach more questions I can't answer.
Nov
5
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
@AlexStone - I like this answer, a lot, but it doesn't quite address what I'm looking for, which would involve and explanation integrating the motor cortex and motion-path planning vs execution, in conjunction with visualization. To my (very) limited knowledge no such study exists in its own right, and as I mention to Chuck, my understanding is currently not to the point where I could evaluate such an answer anyway.
Nov
5
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
@ChuckSherrington - I've come to the same conclusion: my understanding is, at this point, not sufficient to evaluate any answer to the point of being able to spot shortcomings in partially-correct answers, so I'm going to leave this question open for now.
Nov
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asked Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
Oct
29
comment How long can a person stay happy, excited and motivated about something new?
+1 - although there's not much research, I understand not knowing where to start, and I think this is an interesting question. Do you have a link to the TED talk, by chance?