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revised Is it possible to erase problematic memories?
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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?
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answered Why might mindfulness and meditation lead to anger and anxiety?
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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?
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answered Are mentally ill people more violent?
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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"?
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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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.
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comment Does fixing cognitive biases do more harm than use?
How do you "fix" a cognitive bias?
Jan
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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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accepted What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
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awarded  Yearling
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comment Modern name for the two kind of ethics proposed by Nietzche
@Revious I am not planning to edit your question. But if you think that the new title is a different question (and it seems to me to be so), you can re-edit, or roll it back, to attain your original meaning. (Unless the original was off topic and somebody edited it in order to save it from closing, but as far as I can tell, this is not the case here).
Mar
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comment Modern name for the two kind of ethics proposed by Nietzche
@Revious your question doesn't make much sense to me. The way something could be classified as "unhealthy" in this context would be to recognize it as a symptom of a mental illness. To my knowledge, no illness is defined by holding a certain moral (or personal, or other type) value. Even if you look at personality disorders like narcisissm, a symptom is to have an inappropriately high amount of pride in oneself; the pride itself is not a symptom, and all people have it in some amount.
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comment Modern name for the two kind of ethics proposed by Nietzche
I would be very weary of connecting concepts from different theories to each other just because they seem to have a similar meaning when you squint at their definitions the right way. When you test such a theory empirically, it frequently fails. I have read books which see this kind of reasoning as a bias, search for "representativeness heuristic" and "representativeness bias".
Mar
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comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
I still think that Academia is the best place for it, as it is about research methodology, completely independent from any discipline or of statistical methods. See my question where I argue about this, and the community seems to agree with me. meta.academia.stackexchange.com/questions/779/…