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Apr
19
comment What psychological factors account for code readability?
Welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing your expertise.
Apr
19
comment Does masturbation in men negatively affect cognitive processes?
Okay. I agree. They are all interesting questions. I guess questions on this site are most interesting to me when they have the right scope. My sense is that the mood versus cognitive questions and time frame would influence the answer you get to this question quite a bit.
Apr
18
comment Does the subjective experience of artificial light brightness vary for people, if so, by how much?
Pupil dilation?
Apr
18
comment Is actively trying to create insight inducing conditions effective in generating insights?
Are you referring to any insight inducing conditions or specifically "relaxation"?
Apr
18
comment What is the effect of Social Media consumption on self-esteem?
not a duplicate, but see this related question on the effect of social media on social skills
Apr
18
comment Implementation Intentions and Mental Contrasting vs Meditation
So, could you phrase your question more precisely: (a) is it about the effects of mediation on a given outcome? or (b) is it about a critical analysis of existing meditation research?
Apr
18
comment Does masturbation in men negatively affect cognitive processes?
(a) are you interested in the effect of sexual arousal during masturbation, immediately post orgasm, or in general on days with and without masturbation? (b) Are you only interested in cognitive performance or are you also interested in mood, personality, and so on?
Apr
17
comment When did neurotransmitters derived from monoamines first appear in evolutionary history?
Just curious, the wikipedia entry on the evolution of monoamine neurotransmitters links to this article; is it useful? Lövheim, Hugo (2012). "A new three-dimensional model for emotions and monoamine neurotransmitters". Medical Hypotheses 78 (2): 341–8. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2011.11.016. PMID 22153577.
Apr
16
comment What is the difference between hypnosis and meditation?
Would you be able to add a reference discussing how hypnosis is similar to meditation?
Apr
13
comment How to design research participant recruitment flyer to maximise participant response?
I'd never really thought about using some form of on-campus one on one recruitment strategy. It's an interesting idea, thanks.
Apr
8
comment What is a good textbook for an undergrad Cognitive Neuroscience course?
I'd also like it if questions about how to teach psychology, cognitive science, etc. would be on topic on this site.
Apr
7
comment What brain skill does Nonogram (Picross) games develop?
Great answer; thanks for the follow-up thoughts.
Apr
7
comment What brain skill does Nonogram (Picross) games develop?
Spence et al (2009) was interesting but it had a small sample and only used a pre-test post-test design without a control group. I thought improvements on the attentional task might be attributed to test learning.
Apr
7
comment What brain skill does Nonogram (Picross) games develop?
I liked reading your answer and references to the literature. Nonetheless, I'm sceptical of transfer effects from video games to general cognitive skills. My understanding of skill acquisition and transfer would suggest that transfer tends to br highly specific. Are there any particular studies that you think challenge this idea and show that computer game training improves a broad cognitive ability?
Apr
5
comment Intelligence and marriage satisfaction
@Artem I agree with your sentiment. I guess I have a fascination in taking controversial opinion pieces and identifying the subset of claims made that are amenable to scientific testing and seeing what science says about those claims.
Apr
4
comment What is the relative effectiveness of self initiated versus therapy approaches to repairing damaged body schema?
I think that's clearer. cheers.
Apr
4
comment Intelligence and marriage satisfaction
@what Thanks for the Lewak reference. I guess the degree to which women are concerned about status in spouse selection is an empirical question. It would be interesting to see how concern for status varies between men and women and whether it has changed over the last 50 years or so.
Apr
1
comment Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
subsequent question asked on raspberrypi SE
Apr
1
comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
Also, as a side point, I hope this question doesn't get closed, because I think it has yielded a couple of hopefully reasonable answers, and the broad question itself is quite interesting, even if it does raise several definitional issues before it can be answered.
Apr
1
comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
@Nick People have different heights. People have different favourite colours. Individual differences does not define subjectivity. Of course you could scientifically explore the meaning of "favourite colour". E.g., are people consistent in their rating? Does it vary by culture? Does it correlate with other behavioural evidence of colour preference?