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Negative health effects of loneliness?

Feeling lonely seems like a natural phenomena, but are there negative health consequences of specifically feeling lonely? What exactly happens in the brain to make a person feel lonely? And if it ...
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Is cognitive behavioral therapy actually effective?

Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) an effective treatment and does it involve medication? I've heard that people use it for panic attacks and depression. What evidences are there for the ...
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Longitudinal studies on: how attention to emotional stimuli develops from infancy to childhood?

According to LeDoux’s model (1996) we have specialized pathways for processing emotional cues. Pourtois, Schettino and Vuilleumier (2013) offer a neural model of how emotional signals capture ...
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Time of day to go to the gym (cardio + weights), with regard to mental performance

I am wondering what is the best time of day to go to the gym, and still be able to study efficiently afterwards/not forget what i learned that day? Basically I can imagine myself going at morning, ...
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What is the physiological difference between people that can function on limited sleep, and other?

I know a few people that'll have 5 hours, at the most, of sleep. Perhaps 6. It's habit for them, and I don't understand how they are able to remain energized and think clearly. Is there a ...
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Good “study” foods? Which foods imporve cognitive abilities, memory, concentration & overall mental performance?

Just gearing up for a major academic exam -- was curious -- what foods are recommended as "study" foods? What foods should I eat while studying and for consuming on the day before/day-of the exam? By ...
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Is the “Clock Drawing Test” for encephalitis assessed in the same way as screening for dementia?

The Clock Drawing Test (CDT) is quite pervasive in the field of neuropsychology "quickly assess[ing] visuospatial and praxis abilities, and may determine the presence of both attention and executive ...
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How to keep my brain active and alert in natural always

Could you please let me know if any foods available to keep our brain active and alert always. Sometimes I loss the common sense also to think on few things. For example pronouncing a word that I ...
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Is Arcalion 200mg by Servier good for ADHD [closed]

I'm curious why is it not wide spread and well-known I'm hesitant to begin a one month course. any suggestions ?
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Does photographic (eidetic) memory exist or is it a medical myth?

I was always under the impression that photographic, aka eidetic memory (from the Greek word for "form"), was a genuine, realistic condition. It's referenced in pop-culture a lot. As a child in grade ...
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Do hearing-impaired individuals need more sleep?

I'm a hearing-impaired individual, but because I was born with this disability, I never researched it because it was never "new" and "exciting" to me, but a friend recently informed me that hearing-...
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Decrease in mathematical creativity due to weed

I had been smoking cannabis since last year and I think I've undergone a decrease in mathematical creativity. I used to get a lot of ideas about how to tackle a math problem and was a somewhat good ...
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Unresponsiveness to cues

Assuming a child or person is not visually impaired or deaf, and is not unwilling to respond, for whatever reason, then what kind of medical conditions could be responsible for making such person ...
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Way to measure different degrees of a mental disorder? [closed]

Is it possible to have a disorder that might only display some of the symptoms, is not as defined, or episodic, making it "borderline"? Is there a way to measure, or at least express the severity of a ...
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How Consistently Does Alcohol Affect Reaction Times?

I've always been told that alcohol will reduce reaction times. There are lots of sources for this online. For example: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/10/101019162149.htm http://www....
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Have any herbal/natural supplements been proven to have benefits to cognitive functioning?

There are no shortage of online sources that tout the benefits of ginkgo, fish oil, ginseng, Piracetam, choline, etc etc. But when I check out their WIkipedia pages, it looks as if there is no real ...
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Language decline due to chronic traumatic encephalopathy

I'm looking for references to studies on language decline due to progressing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). A preliminary search on google only gave me general info like "word loss, memory ...
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How much space should be in between taking an antidepressant and drinking coffee?

For stimulants such as Methylphenidate and coffee, it is at least an hour, so I read: Stimulant + Stimulant = Stimulated. Don't take your Concerta with coffee in future. Space them out at least ...
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What is this noise I see when I close my eyes?

I wonder what is this color noise I see when I close my eyes. The visual field is black but there is definitely some subtle color noise which I can "see." I wonder where it comes from.
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What is the relationship between fluoride and IQ?

Have there been any studies that have investigated the effects of ingesting fluoridated drinking (esp. in high concentrations) on the intelligence (or IQ) of humans or animals? If so, have any such ...
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Can ElectroConvulsive Therapy help us to forget our memories?

I need to know whether a person can get rid of his/her past(need selective memory loss) say 5-6 months through ElectroConvulsive Therapy. Otherwise the question can be posed as "Can the ...
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Can we erase problematic memories to aid recovery from depression?

How does someone with depression move forward when memories are so painful for them? It seems that memories might hold someone back from recovery from depression, especially when those memories seem ...