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Aug
10
comment Are there any studies that examine the phenomenon of songs stuck in the head?
wow, interesting material, thank you for this.
Aug
10
revised Are there any studies that examine the phenomenon of songs stuck in the head?
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Aug
9
asked Are there any studies that examine the phenomenon of songs stuck in the head?
Aug
9
accepted How strong is the need to belong?
Jul
29
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
I would imagine when I society gets "fat and happy" is when the laziness kicks in on a large scale. If you have everything, why work for anything? It also has to do with how bad we want something, i.e. China and America, China wants to be a world leader really bad, and they are working to the death, literally. It also transfers to a personal scale. I always have wondered what happened to those rich spoiled kids I knew growing up, they sure weren't into working, where some of the less off kids worked very hard, even taking care of their parents. Many factors need to be analyzed in such a study.
Jul
29
asked How strong is the need to belong?
Jul
29
comment What is the cognitive basis for a sudden loss of confidence in social/professional interactions?
@what: perhaps you can formulate an answer relative to self worth, I thin that would be helpful...
Jul
29
comment Just because masturbation doesn't interfere with everyday life, why aren't higher rates considered an addiction?
I see what you are saying but science shows that people CAN be addicted to natural things; like runners and the runners high...nevertheless, perhaps the term addiction is blurred, but if a teenage is doing that any time his clothes are off that doesn't sound like they are in control...
Jul
29
accepted To what extent does the awarness of the presence of others affect brain function and cognitive state?
Jul
17
comment To what extent does the awarness of the presence of others affect brain function and cognitive state?
very nice, thank you.
Jul
16
revised To what extent does the awarness of the presence of others affect brain function and cognitive state?
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Jul
16
asked To what extent does the awarness of the presence of others affect brain function and cognitive state?
Jul
15
comment What are the effects of negative self image on cognition and brain function?
thank you, great info.
Jul
15
accepted What are the effects of negative self image on cognition and brain function?
Jul
3
asked What are the effects of negative self image on cognition and brain function?
Jul
3
comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
This is an awesome question, genius. You could substitute mathematician's with other very complex high cognitive load activities. When I walk across campus from the engineering to the liberal arts section, I become more aware of how different the mental expression is in the people studying the different fields. Of course one can argue their autism is why they are in the complex field in the first place but I like the part of the question that asks if it creates more of it.
Jul
3
answered Why do people want what they don't have now?
Jul
3
comment What cognitive processes occur during a mental exhaustion or 'burnout'?
can you explain the "something 'snaps'" part please.
Jun
22
comment Just because masturbation doesn't interfere with everyday life, why aren't higher rates considered an addiction?
It is important because it demonstrates if the body masters the person or the person can master their body. It also demonstrates if there is free will in the matter. I understand your point about it being in the category of necessary for survival but that still doesn't mean it is absent of negative effects. Also, if sex addiction is officially recognized - I am sure there must be some parallels between the acts at a deeper level.
Jun
22
comment Just because masturbation doesn't interfere with everyday life, why aren't higher rates considered an addiction?
@ChuckSherrington: for any other topic, except this one, I would agree that is highly important to note. but for this, it is almost impossible to find a study, survey, etc that shows the opposite on this topic.