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Jun
15
comment What is the neurophysiological mechanism behind double hearing?
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Jun
15
comment What is the neurophysiological mechanism behind double hearing?
@AliceD in my case, it's unilateral, current diagnosis ISSHL. Audiogram looks roughly like a sigmoid function, lots of hearing loss in the low frequencies, almost all good in the high ones, steep slope in the middle. The double hearing symptom changes all the time, it can be completely absent, or only appear on my own voice, or only on female voices, or on all voices. It rarely if ever appears on "brumm" type noises like traffic or computer fan. I don't know if other people experience it in a similar way.
Jun
15
comment What is the neurophysiological mechanism behind double hearing?
@aliceD Is the site really strict enough to close a question if it was inspired by a personal situation when I was careful to write the main text on a theoretical level? I think I'd best ask the mods, or on Meta.
Jun
15
comment What is the neurophysiological mechanism behind double hearing?
@AliceD It's personal experience, sadly :( But the ENT wasn't surprised to hear about it, so I assumed it's common enough in his patients.
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May
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revised Why might mindfulness and meditation lead to anger and anxiety?
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asked Is it possible to erase problematic memories?
May
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answered Why might mindfulness and meditation lead to anger and anxiety?
May
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comment Why might mindfulness and meditation lead to anger and anxiety?
@queenslug the Buddhist meditation is different from the mindfulness meditation practiced for therapeutic purposes.
May
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comment Could a painful stimulus be effectively used as a learning aid?
What requirements do you have of "learning" for the purposes of this question? Is getting something into declarative memory good enough? What about creating procedural memory? Also, if the learning method results in the subject learning a skill, but simultaneously reducing his motivation to ever practice that skill, do you consider this "effective" learning, or not?
May
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answered Are mentally ill people more violent?
Jan
15
comment How do patients with Cotard's Syndrome rationalize environmental interactions?
@GrumpyCrawley they don't lose the ability to rationalize. But nobody rationalizes away everything they see, neither Cotard patients not healthy people. I don't know how curious they are about the controversy's explanation. But the whole point of their illness is that they know for sure that they themselves are dead, so if they look for explanations why they are dead and breathing at once, they just don't find them. If you have a tootache, can you convince yourself "I see no reason to have a tootache, so I'm not feeling pain", or do you think "I have no idea why, but it's painful"?
Jan
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Jan
15
comment Acoustic and light wave coherency?
They are both waves physically, but we perceive them in a totally different manner. Each sound frequency activates a different location in the cochlea. A light frequency will activate all of the cones to some extent. If there were color "harmonies", they could not work the way sound harmonies work, as color and sound perception have very little similarities.
Jan
15
comment Does fixing cognitive biases do more harm than use?
How do you "fix" a cognitive bias?
Jan
15
comment How do patients with Cotard's Syndrome rationalize environmental interactions?
One example from the book "On being certain" (I'm quoting from memory here): A patient with this syndrome was asked "Are you breathing?" "Yes, I am". "So, what conclusions can you make from that?" "That it is possible that death people breathe" "Have you heard of this happening before?" "No, I haven't. But here I am, dead, and I breathe. So it must be possible". The point: they don't necessarily rationalize it. They accept the presence of environmental interactions as illogical and unexplainable.
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