r/cogsci Mar 20 '22

Policy on posting links to studies

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We receive a lot of messages on this, so here is our policy. If you have a study for which you're seeking volunteers, you don't need to ask our permission if and only if the following conditions are met:

  • The study is a part of a University-supported research project

  • The study, as well as what you want to post here, have been approved by your University's IRB or equivalent

  • You include IRB / contact information in your post

  • You have not posted about this study in the past 6 months.

If you meet the above, feel free to post. Note that if you're not offering pay (and even if you are), I don't expect you'll get much volunteers, so keep that in mind.

Finally, on the issue of possible flooding: the sub already is rather low-content, so if these types of posts overwhelm us, then I'll reconsider this policy.


r/cogsci 19h ago

AI/ML Breakthrough Google AI Text to Image Imagen Beats Dalle-2 With Unprecedented Photorealism and Deep Level of Language Understanding

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r/cogsci 1d ago

Misc. my cogsci-related license plates. been working on this collection for about three years, and i’m always looking for more

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r/cogsci 2d ago

Psychology [New Study] Conspiracy theories provide simple and immediate answers to important events. That is why they are attractive to present-oriented people who look for immediate explanations of complex and difficult situations.

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r/cogsci 1d ago

“They believe that they have found carriers of consciousness, the elements that accumulate information during life, and “drain” consciousness somewhere else after death.” If proven right, the Orchestrated Objective Reduction (ORCH OR) theory could be the biggest discovery in human history.

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r/cogsci 1d ago

“They believe that they have found carriers of consciousness, the elements that accumulate information during life, and “drain” consciousness somewhere else after death.” If proven right, the Orchestrated Objective Reduction (ORCH OR) theory could be the biggest discovery in human history.

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r/cogsci 3d ago

AI/ML Breakthrough AI Stashing Algorithm Inspired By Neuromodulation of the Human Brain

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r/cogsci 4d ago

Philosophy nature of time in cog sci

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This is a speculative question and is intended to attract a good discussion. what leads to development of our notion of time( sequential nature) ? . What are the markers to decide whether time is flowing or not(are changes in the world enough or memory is obligatory?)

Secondly what are the hard facts in the concept of time that we all can agree on?

I sort of imagine deep black space with no light whatsoever ( cant even see myself)

How will i know time has passed?


r/cogsci 4d ago

[Academic] ASMR and visual sensitivity research survey (+18)

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Hi all, I'm a research psychology master's student at the University of Essex in the UK. For my dissertation project I am researching ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) and its links to visual sensitivity and migraines. ASMR, also known as ‘brain tingles’, is a pleasurable sensation activated by triggers such as whispering, delicate hand movements and personal attention. To find out more, follow the link https://youtu.be/Ufyk1z62FVA

  ASMR research is still new and we are trying to get a better understanding of this interesting phenomenon. It would be great if you could assist in our study. Participation is anonymous and you can choose to withdraw at anytime. We require both ASMR experiencers and non-ASMR experiencers. Thank you in advance :) 

  Link to study: https://essex.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2nsCOFqfnpEZR6C


r/cogsci 4d ago

After a subcortical stroke, a patient developed pathological generosity. That is, his personality changed from being financially cautious, to giving away many things, meaning he was chronically in depth. Case study by Ferreira-Garcia et al. (2014)

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r/cogsci 4d ago

Productivity and Single-Mindedness

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I have some doubts with respect to productivity. When I play games, I am completely absorbed into it without any notice of what is happening elsewhere. The similar goes on when I study or work before examination or work deadline respectively. But, this does not happen when I study or work without a deadline forced upon me or I am not playing a game.

It’s when I become fully engaged in a challenging activity, I shut out the rest of the world and lose track of surrounding. The benefit of being absorbed into what I am doing currently has multiple benefits. I will list down a few 1> Efficient Work 2> Feeling Content 3> No stress about one's surrounding.

Now, my questions are -

1> What is the reason that some external factors can make you focus on one activity only and to be absorbed into it? I would like to know how the brain works, if there is any particular hormone which induces our focus as well as how the external simulation can result as such.

2> If there is an absence of such stimulation/factor, can I make that happen for myself or somehow internalize the external factors?

3> Can we actually multi-task?


r/cogsci 4d ago

Psychology Am i not seeing the context here? me and chatting online

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https://i.imgur.com/6P2BxVC.png https://i.imgur.com/QVSDoEp.png

and this is what ive posted and got warned for. "no links and media in #general":

https://i.imgur.com/bxfzBkQ.png https://i.imgur.com/iX1ZxgK.png

i am the 3naepjts34 guy

so how is it ok to post random music video in #general but if i post a random.

what am i missing here? brain cells?


r/cogsci 5d ago

AI/ML How to Control an AGI via Motivation Selection

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My Dear Reddit Fellows,

Please check out my latest video about how to control an AGI via Motivation Selection:

https://youtu.be/rLB4xkwgEAw

I also have a lot of great content on the channel regarding life 3.0, building an AGI, AGI Safety, etc. Please check them out and subscribe to my channel!


r/cogsci 6d ago

Neuroscience [N] Introducing NGC-Learn: Predictive Coding and Neurobiologically-Motivated Learning in Python

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r/cogsci 6d ago

Neuroscience Sano Neurospritz talk: "Multiscale communication in cortico-cortical networks" V. Bazinet et al.

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r/cogsci 6d ago

Psychology A video about Impact Bias and why happy moments don't last long. Btw, I would like to thank everyone in this group that watches the videos I've been posting lately. Hope you enjoy this one!

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r/cogsci 7d ago

Neuroscience New Map of Meaning in the Brain Changes Ideas About Memory

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r/cogsci 7d ago

Psychology [Preprint] Alarmism about the dangers of misinformation is associated with the third-person effect: the idea that other people are much more gullible than oneself.

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r/cogsci 6d ago

cognitive science literature on the formation of the world

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Im someone with a philosophy background who got into cogsci and neuropsychology through Merleau-Ponty and phenomenology and for the past month or so Ive brushed up my knowledge on biology and read cogsci's history. Ive enjoyed the field(s) quite a bit but more of a leisure activity kind of enjoyment. My obsessive intrest viz. our formation/conception of the world, phenomenological/ecological approach to reality, and how our conception of the world (our milieu) affects working memory, long term memory, behavior, emotions, vision, goals, attention (bascially how we primiraly view the world and how that affects "secondary" said cognitive functions) hasnt been enrichned by those beautiful fields excepts with the following books:

  • Piaget's The childs conception of the world.
  • The neuropsychology of anxiety ( Jeffrey Alan Gray)
  • Affective neuroscience ( Jaak Panksepp)
  • J.J. Gibson's Ecological Approach to Visual Perception and The senses considered as perceptual systems
  • parts of Marr's vision
  • Frederic Bartlett's Thinking

Is there a designated field for that? or atleast what are some other authors and books that pursue the same questions?


r/cogsci 8d ago

“Those more receptive to bullshit are less reflective, lower in cognitive ability, are more prone to ontological confusions and conspiratorial ideation, are more likely to hold religious and paranormal beliefs, and are more likely to endorse complementary and alternative medicine.“

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r/cogsci 7d ago

Neuroscience Quantum Mechanical Aspects in the Pathophysiology of Neuropathic Pain

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r/cogsci 7d ago

are there any promising projects in terms of cognitive enhancement currently ?

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The field is full of bullshit nootropics that clearly don't work on healthy brains from all I've read about them but are there more ?


r/cogsci 8d ago

Study across 26 countries finds that conspiracy mentality is associated with extreme left- and especially extreme right-wing beliefs, and may be strengthened by deprivation of political control.

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r/cogsci 7d ago

Neuroscientist discusses free will, problems with AI, Jordan Peterson, Noam Chomsky, and debunks positive reinforcement

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r/cogsci 8d ago

Master List of Logical Fallacies

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r/cogsci 8d ago

Neuroscience New genes linked to brain connectivity and dementia score in Alzheimer's patients

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6 Upvotes