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Nov
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asked Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
Oct
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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?
Oct
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revised Disappointment When Goal Fulfilment is Delayed
added what happens when expectations are unmet: frustration etc
Oct
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answered Disappointment When Goal Fulfilment is Delayed
Oct
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answered Comprehensive encyclopedia of nootropics for medical researchers and practitioners
Oct
1
comment How valid is Lumosity's Brain Performance Index and what normative information is available?
Ah, my apologies, I didn't intend to imply that (I should have said it isn't a valid measure of general mental performance). Lumosity is valid in that they score your progress in such a way that improvement can be tracked. However, from my knowledge, they track performance for specific mental abilities/tasks, rather than specifically testing for general intelligence. Either way, their scores do not equate with IQ scores, although I suspect they may measure similar qualities.
Oct
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comment How valid is Lumosity's Brain Performance Index and what normative information is available?
Lumosity's Brain Perfomance Index is not a scientifically-valid measure of mental performance. If you want a valid test, find a testing center and perform an IQ test: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_quotient. From the Wikipedia article on Mental Retardation: "Mental Retardation has historically been defined as an Intelligence Quotient of under 70." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_retardation
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Sep
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comment What research gives insight into the terms “low status” and “high status”?
i went with altering the answer entirely for now; i'll get around to reading all of these eventually...
Sep
14
revised What research gives insight into the terms “low status” and “high status”?
re-addressed question
Sep
13
comment Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
Agreed - on a whole it's bunk, but it also seems that some minor correlations may exist in particular cases.
Sep
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revised Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
made to sound less definitive
Sep
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awarded  Revival
Sep
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answered Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
Sep
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comment Sensory Immersion Research?
Practice when it's easy so it's easy when it's hard? Sounds like good advice... :)
Sep
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Sep
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accepted Sensory Immersion Research?
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awarded  Nice Question
Sep
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comment Sensory Immersion Research?
I really like this answer: it's well written, well researched and mostly answers the question according to current science (afaik, I guess). One thing though: "Meditation aims at giving you better control over your attention, and I don't see how that could be achieved with heavy level of sensory distractions around you." Anecdotally, of course, but for me it has helped my ability to filter out sounds from the background - I have auditory processing difficulties (lots of ear/throat infections as a child). I can now go to bars without being overwhelmed by noise! (most of the time, at least)
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