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Jul
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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.
Jun
21
asked Just because masturbation doesn't interfere with everyday life, why aren't higher rates considered an addiction?
Jun
13
comment What correlation is there between breath control and personal self confidence?
@CraigBennett: great info, very valuable, thank you.
Jun
13
accepted What correlation is there between breath control and personal self confidence?
Jun
6
comment What kinds of long - term cognition/motivation tracking tools are there?
Believe it or not, I had actually build the first version of this tool and had it on the web for almost a year. It did not seem to catch on or I did not know how to market it. Anyway, it had basic functions for recording and graphing things like well being, awareness, energy level, happiness, etc - with fancy MS chart controls, gauges and Facebook sharing, I still have the code on my PC. wrote it with asp.net in C# and the Big3.
Jun
6
comment Prevalence of mental health problems in medical professionals caused by exposure to death?
that would be a good question alone also, "would the subjects be more likely to believe excessively and obsessively in religion and the afterlife"
Jun
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revised Does the relationship between positive mood and motivation for sex differ between males and females?
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Jun
5
comment Self-fulfilling stereotypes: Have researchers tried inventing new group stereotypes?
wow, this part is amazing: "Their grades also improved, doing mathematical and reading tasks that seemed outside their ability before." Your answer here actually links with a question i asked long ago: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1144/… If you have anything to add to that one, please do.