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Aug
7
comment Are younger people less capable of driving?
I would like to add that from my reading, driving is a difficult skill until it is practiced to the point where it is done subconsciously and no conscious attention is paid to the process. To get to that point, a person requires experience and owning a car. A teenager who drives parent's car part time might not have enough time to get driving experience.
Aug
7
revised Are younger people less capable of driving?
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Aug
6
comment Parasite that takes over cognitive functions
I was going to bring up the parasite that makes rodents more attracted to cat urine, but it seems that toxoplasmosis might be that parasite. Thanks for bringing that up :)
Aug
6
comment Do introverts engage in too much self-control or do they lack impulsivity?
I would argue that your definition of extraverted behavior is off mark. Engaging in conversations with multiple people in real life or drifting from one circle to another at a party are examples of extraverted behavior. Posting a funny picture while being alone is not, and I doublt it would have the same mood lifting benefits (no mirror neuron activation, no emotional contagion)
Aug
3
answered Are there “awareness” related mirror neurons or processes in the brain that get activated by awareness?
Jul
30
comment Are people who are very “aware” of the world that way because their brains are more advanced or les advanced?
@YvonneLiew from my understanding, such people may have mutations of neurotransmitter receptors that alter their conscious experience. For example, people with such mutations respond differently to psychoactive substances en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5-HT_receptor
Jul
30
comment Why does appreciation make us happy?
I originally read your question as "the experience of appreciating things", but it sounds more like you are talking about accumulating "social capital" - likes, followers, reputation, etc.
Jul
30
comment What is happening when i focus my attention on a particular body part?
This may be related to the issue of suggestibility - a small percentage of population is extremely suggestible en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
Jul
29
comment What is the relationship between the ego, amygdala and consciousness?
That question sounds related, although that user is asking about the process that happens after a decision has been made. I'm asking about a specific part of the brain that may be active while conscious experience is altered.
Jul
29
revised Is Decision-Making Emotionally Based, with Rationalization as the only Conscious Component?
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Jul
27
asked What is the relationship between the ego, amygdala and consciousness?
Jul
27
comment How does an animal learn what a predator is?
I agree that some birds (and squirrels) broadcast that there's a predator nearby. Some are much more vocal than others, and actually track the cat's movement, keeping an eye on the cat. This still does not answer how the initial recognition of a cat as a predator happens.
Jul
20
comment If you sleep during the day, do you need less sleep at night?
To add to this answer - sleeping more than 30 minutes, but less than 90 minutes can result in "sleep inertia" - when the person wakes up during N3 sleep stage - it takes time to shake off this kind of sleep, and there would be urge to fall back asleep.
Jul
20
revised How does an animal learn what a predator is?
fixed a typo
Jul
20
accepted How does an animal learn what a predator is?
Jul
13
answered Analyze subconscious/unconscious scientifically
Jul
13
comment How is it the case that it is easy to voluntarily trick our sense of sound, but not any of our other senses
There's a book called "Your brain on music", which describes various interactions that take place in the brain in response to music.
Jul
13
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Jul
12
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Jul
10
asked How does an animal learn what a predator is?