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Top new questions this week:

How valid are reaction times collected from online studies?

Online studies promise the possibility of greatly increased numbers of and variability in populations to study, but there are many potential concerns and need for validation, and diving in head first ...

measurement experimental-psychology methodology internet  
asked by Christian Hummeluhr 5 votes
answered by Josh 3 votes

What is the relation between measures, constructs and concepts?

It is uncontroversial to say that the cognitive sciences do not exclusively deal with directly observable phenomena, but nonetheless aim to study the physical causes of behavior and cognition ...

measurement terminology methodology cognitive-modeling  
asked by Christian Hummeluhr 4 votes
answered by mfloren 0 votes

What are proper EEG frequency bands and electrode placements for imagined speech?

I am doing an EEG experiment about imagined speech recognition. Which frequencies will have the most relevant information? I chose the frequency band [4-40] Hz as a start, mainly because of signal ...

eeg signal-detection speech signal-processing  
asked by Learner 4 votes
answered by AliceD 3 votes

What causes loss of the memory of an argument?

Background: After arguing, especially after bad arguments, I can't seem to remember what was I was arguing about. I have a general idea, but I can never remember most of the specific dialogue that ...

stress short-term-memory aggression  
asked by Keychain1 4 votes

How can items from a general self-esteem/efficacy measure be changed to measure context specific self-esteem/efficacy?

I am very interested in a survey employing a Likert type scale in my research. I have come across the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. I would like to use this scale to get a sense of how subjects feel ...

methodology experimental-psychology survey  
asked by Susu Metric 3 votes
answered by mfloren 3 votes

Are there any EEG procedures currently available/in development that can formulate letters/words from deliberate, internal monologue?

I am thinking of the combination of an EEG-like device and software to monitor and analyze (very) deliberate thoughts of letters/words. The input would be in the form of raw electrical brain ...

asked by Steven Huang 3 votes

Efficient learning strategies?

When learning a new subject or a skill, is it more effective to break practice into small sub-skills and focus on them for months until they have been fully mastered, or to practice each small ...

cognitive-psychology learning attention  
asked by exploremind33 2 votes
answered by linuscl 0 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is there a relationship between schizophrenia and genius

When reading the biography of renowned personalities (recognized as "geniuses" ), such as great mathematicians, painter or poets, we are surprised by the fact that great portion of this "population" ...

intelligence schizophrenia  
asked by jihed gasmi 3 votes
answered by Sean 1 vote

Why does a person feel sad without knowing the reason?

I have known people to behave in a way they despise, and they don't know why.

emotion clinical-psychology  
asked by metacompactness 3 votes
answered by Arnon Weinberg 4 votes

Can you answer these?

What are the neural substrates of retrieval induced forgetting?

Retrieval-induced effects It is well known that practicing retrieval of remembered items increases the probability of correctly recalling that item in future tests: the testing effect. ...

cognitive-psychology memory cognitive-neuroscience neuroanatomy working-memory  
asked by Christian Hummeluhr 2 votes

Are Pareto charts identified in the cognitive sciences (and for willpower in particular)?

I'm a layman when it comes to the cognitive sciences. I've read some number of popular self-help books, but not any academic journals. I've noticed that many times a book suggests some techniques for ...

reference-request motivation positive-psychology  
asked by Wuschelbeutel Kartoffelhuhn 1 vote

Why do some researcher still prefer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator over Five-Factor model?

Big Five or Five-Factor model has 32 traits while Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has only 16. But inspite of this, there are still people who use MBTI over Big Five.

measurement personality  
asked by Budhijeevi 1 vote
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