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Nov
25
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
In lucid dream induction there's a technique called "non-induction", where after a few intense days of affirmations and other training, the person completely lets go and does not even allow the topic of induction to enter one's mind. It is remarkably effective at inducing lucid dreams when properly executed. I've compared this phenomenon to a coiled spring - a spring will not expand as long as you keep compressing it. In case of induction, learning, focus and intention is the equivalent of compression
Nov
25
answered How to best prepare the mind for a problem identification brainstorm?
Nov
25
comment Is there a part of the human brain responsible for triggering imagination, fantasy and coming up with unusual stories?
Thanks, I modified the question to clarify that I'm asking explicitly about the trigger for the imagination to start. Something fires in the brain and toggles the thinking pattern to diverge towards imaginary or daydreaming.
Nov
25
revised Is there a part of the human brain responsible for triggering imagination, fantasy and coming up with unusual stories?
Clarified the question - it is specifically about the trigger of the imagination
Nov
25
comment What is the neurobiological basis of the “inner voice” used for thought or reading?
I see your objection to the single treaded nature of the voice. In this case, it is the verbal content of these thoughts that matters. Your example of "I'm not thinking right now" disrupts the states I describe just as well.
Nov
25
revised What is the neurobiological basis of the “inner voice” used for thought or reading?
Clarified what the experience feels like in the first paragraph
Nov
24
comment What makes someone attractive psychologically?
From a more biological standpoint, check out this answer, the key word is "Indicator traits", which are perceived as beautiful because they correlate with good genes: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/9500/…
Nov
24
comment Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
How many dreams do you remember per night? My question is about people who are feeling strong enough about creativity to become artists, designers, inventors or otherwise "create" stuff. An analytical person would choose a profession more along the lines of working with numbers or data.
Nov
23
asked Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
Nov
22
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Nov
22
reviewed Approve What are the cognitive effects of increasing testosterone levels in men?
Nov
22
accepted Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
Nov
22
revised Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
Bolded let statement
Nov
21
asked Does dream recall alter the dreaming process?
Nov
21
comment Studies on visually recognizable personality traits?
There have been experiments that confirmed that people can rate facial expressions on big 5 traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness.
Nov
21
comment Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with testosterone levels?
I really need to find a link to that interview, - a transgender woman who became a man and got high levels of testosterone injections. She described dramatic changes in her thoughts of women- a lot more aggressive sexual thoughts. Low levels of testosterone in men have negative effects on cognition - depressed moods, irritability.
Nov
21
comment Writing system, its future and social importance
Interesting subject. Written information on the web is turning towards more "scannable" format - "the F pattern". Short paragraphs, bolded key statements to act as anchors. Not many people actually read all they see on the web. If your alphabet helps with scannability, it could be useful.
Nov
21
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Nov
21
comment Are introverts more talkative in written form than extroverts?
Introverts can passionately speak, even in front of audiences about topics they care about. Typically an introvert won't go and blog about weather or shoes, so the examples you saw might actually be introverts writing about stuff they care about. Also, such posts are typically altered, rewritten or edited multiple times, in effect you get much more thinking concisely than if you heard it.
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.