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Feb
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asked To which extent our beliefs and needs for knowledge shape our subjective reality?
Feb
2
comment Why do dreams lose clarity quickly over time after we awaken?
@draks... 3mg is a standard dose sold in the US.
Jan
19
answered What is the psychology behind addictive video games?
Jan
19
comment Do we have an “internal timer” when taking naps?
I'm not sure if you are asking about napping on the bus during a ride or while waiting for the bus. I doubt you would get up after 50 minutes - this is when the body shifts into deeper sleep stages and causes sleep inertia, which is not really conductive to being aware of your bus stop.
Jan
13
comment What is the scientific term for unexpected, spontaneous dream recall?
Since last time I saw this question, I've discovered that my brain/mind occasionally recalls a childhood rhyme or saying in my native language related to what I'm perceiving in the real world. For example, seeing a muscular avatar in a videogame, I can recall a childhood rhyme about a muscular man. It took me some time to notice this, as these rhymes have been forgotten for over 20 years, and I don't try to recall them, they just arise. Similar things happen with real life memories, although I have not found a definitive cue that triggers them
Jan
13
asked Are there distinct visual perception themes that have been recognized in dreams?
Jan
13
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
I've read that Braun industrial and consumer designs had a big impact on ordinary things like coffee makers being boring colors with a colorful "Start" button: redyawning.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/…
Jan
13
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
@nocomprende Good points about the heat. I'm sure you can pull off bright pink as a part of an english flag theme or like: mini2.com/images/competition/flag.jpg
Jan
10
comment What is the mechanism behind “gut feelings”?
Reading the book "a stroke of insight", it appears that at least some gut feelings are based on perceptions processed in the right half of the brain
Dec
21
comment Why am I more “musically” creative in the last 30 seconds before falling asleep?
I'm not a musician at all, but also had experiences where I could create melodies in my near sleep stages. Search for terms "hypnagogic" and "hypnopompic" sleep states
Dec
21
comment Is gender biologically or socially determined?
I've read about Testosterone effect on females- females fetuses who were exposed to testosterone during pregnancy grow up to exhibit male like behaviors, such as mounting or dominating other females. One can say that these females are suffering from gender identity issues
Dec
20
asked Is there an emotional equivalent of Somatoparaphrenia?
Dec
14
comment Are there mental states that make the mind more susceptible to other negative mental states?
Great answer! It makes sense that a negative state would skew future perception (put on the opposite of rose colored glasses), making the person less trusting, more easily triggered into jealousy, envy, greed and other vices. Depression, being a persistent negative state would effectively apply this outlook to all incoming information.
Dec
14
accepted Are there mental states that make the mind more susceptible to other negative mental states?
Dec
14
comment How does a woman reject an unsuitable man?
Some symptoms match defensive reactions of borderline personality disorder (fear of abandonment) or narcissistic personality disorder (cannot take criticism/perceived criticism).
Dec
14
comment Can depression be faked?
There are a number of conditions that have depressive symptoms as a part of mood disregulatuon, including borderline/narcissistic personality disorder. I think asking how long the patient felt depressed would help eliminate some of these conditions with mood swings.
Dec
11
comment Are there mental states that make the mind more susceptible to other negative mental states?
Not sure what you mean by dopamine - specific sensitivity to it? Receptor mutations?
Dec
10
asked Are there mental states that make the mind more susceptible to other negative mental states?
Dec
10
accepted Can a person's susceptibility to hypnosis be altered?
Dec
7
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