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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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Nov
27
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27
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27
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Nov
13
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Oct
28
accepted Can a brain be modeled as a simplified interaction of different states and their triggers?
Oct
28
comment Can a brain be modeled as a simplified interaction of different states and their triggers?
I've added an image to help illustrate the question better. Using higher level programming languages one can create "state machines" to perform specific functions. I'm interested if the brain can be studied as a product of states interacting in a state machine fashion.
Oct
28
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