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Nov
21
comment what is the data structure used by the brain to store data?
From personal experiments, details of today's events might appear in my dreams up to 7 days later. Typically it is 2-3 days. I would assume that at this point the information is persistently stored.
Nov
21
comment What does fMRI measure exactly
Wikipedia would explain it better, but fMRI measures blood flow as a side effect of increased metabolism in parts of a brain which are activated.
Nov
21
comment Is meaning-seeking behavior a biological optimization problem?
I can chime in that there are kinds of personalities who are more interested in meaning seeking and poorly tolerate lack of meaning in ones life. This personality type is Myers Briggs rational (NT) temperament. INTP in particular, and it persists throughout lifetime. Maybe there is a genetic component to meaning seeking, otherwise the trait would not be so well identified.
Nov
19
comment If stimulus triggers dopamine release, can dopamine release trigger memory recall of stimulus?
I originally meant invasive procedures, like brain surgery - from what I understand surgeons probe brain regions to make sure they are cutting the correct thing. Maybe at some point some surgeon poked parts of dopaminergic system and noticed the results. I also read of rats with artificially implanted electrodes stimulating those areas, but rats would not be able to relay subjective experience of those activations.
Nov
19
revised How, other than pharmacotherapy, can those diagnosed with thought disorders be treated?
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Nov
19
answered How, other than pharmacotherapy, can those diagnosed with thought disorders be treated?
Nov
19
comment So why might people post seemingly excessive concerns regarding the danger in their neighbourhood?
Sounds like anxiety and "us versus them" kind of thinking.
Nov
19
comment What adjectives can be used to describe emotional intelligence competences?
Words like empathy, self awareness and self control come to mind. Do these have adjective form? Maybe a synonym search would help. When describing emotional intelligence I used "emotionally intelligent" in the past.
Nov
19
comment Why does injury cause brief unconsciousness?
Interesting question. A common advice for surviving a bear attack is to play dead. Maybe unconsciousness helps with playing dead?
Nov
19
comment If stimulus triggers dopamine release, can dopamine release trigger memory recall of stimulus?
Apparently it gets activated as a part of the dreaming process
Nov
18
asked If stimulus triggers dopamine release, can dopamine release trigger memory recall of stimulus?
Nov
17
comment What is the name of a cognitive bias by which existing facts are tailored to fit a personal hypothesis?
Thanks, I created an answer based on your suggestion!
Nov
17
answered What is the name of a cognitive bias by which existing facts are tailored to fit a personal hypothesis?
Nov
17
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Nov
17
revised What causes introverts to lose “energy” in social settings and require recovery afterwards?
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Nov
17
asked What is the name of a cognitive bias by which existing facts are tailored to fit a personal hypothesis?
Nov
16
comment Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
Yeah, I guess dominance would be more of a personality trait for an alpha male, because it denotes the male's outlook on peers and disposition towards them.
Nov
14
revised Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
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asked Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
Nov
12
revised What is the neurobiological difference between Jungian Judging and Perceiving individual?
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