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answered What is the neurobiological basis of the “inner voice” used for thought or reading?
Dec
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comment Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
A good analogy to my question would be: "Has anyone tried to establish contact with aliens?", a broad question - Wtf are aliens, when, where, who, how? But the question still has it has an answer: "Yes, there's a SETI program that attempts to do so". Within SETI program there's a number of experiments being carried out. I'm trying to understand if there's a similar answer to my rather broad question. Even if you find it ridiculous, chances are someone might actually be studying it.
Dec
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comment What is the effect of displayed online personal identifiers on online communication?
People exploit this in the field of competitive video gaming, where an offensive (A**LDominator), humorous (ShootinPutin2012) or girly (FluffyKitty) names are used to deceive or frustrate an opponent. Being repeatedly defeated by these names would feel more frustrating than by something like (mike1274)
Dec
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comment What is the difference between feeling sad and feeling unhappy?
I tend to agree that the difference is primarily in the kinds of thoughts and attitudes evoked by these states. Being unhappy colors ordinary experiences in negative light (ex: "what a crappy food is available in the cafeteria", "this product is defective", "customer service is awful").
Dec
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comment Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
I list experimental setups that I would have personally explored in case there have been experiments like this and someone can reference them. I'm not saying that there is communication or that it takes a certain form. Berit has provided a number of interesting examples, in particular facial expressions.
Dec
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revised Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
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revised Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
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asked Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
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revised Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
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Dec
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comment What are the key features of dreams that trigger dream recall in the waking state?
Upon reflection, it appears to me that this question is related to the following one. Two people shared an experience. How can one person describe that situation to another person later to cause that person to recall the situation?
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asked What are the key features of dreams that trigger dream recall in the waking state?
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revised Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
Clarified the question and title to refer to highly creative people
Dec
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comment What makes some things more fun than others universally?
There is a new kind of "pay to win", super addictive games, which are characterized by brief rounds (15 min or less games), inequality of players (some are much stronger than others) and a steep time involved to increase power(grind for 12 months or pay 200-11000$). Notable examples of such games are world of tanks, war thunder, robocraft and clash of clans. you can look up what makes these games addictive for more info
Dec
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comment Freudian repressed unconscious as the biological reason behind self-destructive behavior?
Most of the Freudian ideas have been discredited over time, some people even want to recognize him as a literature figure, instead of psychology researcher
Dec
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comment Can incubation be performed, while, at the same time, being focussed on a problem?
I've read that complete change of activity produces superior incubation results, compared to still working on related problems. Following this line of thinking, incubation while working on the same problem would produce the worst results. You can look up "non induction" lucid dreaming technique, where the subject of incubation is completely ignored- not even thinking of it, following intense training
Dec
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comment What is the biological reason behind disorganized thinking and disorganized behavior in thought disorders?
I can say that in terms of language, there are multiple areas of the brain involved: forming sentences, understanding others, reading and writing. It is possible for some stroke victims to understand others, but be unable to form coherent meaningful sentences. If you can find the name of this area, it might be a good place to start your search
Nov
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revised What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?
Added link to the cerebrospinal fluid article to point 1
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revised Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
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reviewed Approve Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
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accepted Is there a “foreplay” equivalent, priming activity for thinking or conversation?