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We've had a lot of posts lately that are of marginal quality, or are questions that a cogsci undergrad night have in their early years. Because of the breadth of the field, this is quite wide indeed, and dilutes the value of the community.

I'm adopting the same standard here that I did with the Computer Security & Lockpicking community[0]: for experts by experts, so that the signal to noise ratio is high for those of us who are in the field.

There are lots of other avenues for more newbie level discussion; this will not be one of them.

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charles griffiths
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This makes sense, as a landscaper I noticed most clients were a reflection of their gardens, some totally wacky ones wanted things over-pruned all the time!
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So many scientists out there shoot down anything "spiritual", it seems that debunking is more important than science itself. This car is a perfect example, note all the visible parts. Now see this car as our universe, what can you tell me about it? Yes, I know you can tell me what it is made of, how it is made, you can scientifically even tell me whee the parts where sourced from. YET if all you can see is whats here in this picture you can not tell me who thought of it, where the inspiration came from, which means you can not tell me how it really came into being. Pseudoscience is a term to use when slagging someones views that you personally do not understand more often than anything else. Yet like this car "justifiable" science can not identify the deepest questions yet it responds to these questions with little more than defensive arrogance. UNTIL science can answer WHY; not just how, I have little respect for such childish reactions.

This is not to say that I am gullible or take something to heart just because I am told or sold an idea, I question everything that comes my way from as many angles as I can. If after investigation I find little proof I let go, otherwise I continue exploring.However unless I can totally disprove something I shut up and continue learning. IF only the study of science would evolve in such a way
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Thank you Charles, I'm up on that!
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Made device for reading human thoughts / human mind reading machine / Brain Computer Interface / discovery is not published. I invite partnership. 
Doctors found that two people thought to be in a vegetative state are able to add and subtract, meaning they may be conscious but 'locked-in' and unable to move
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Они не решили проблему. 
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If I were to begin my adventure with personal development once again, I would definitely refrain from taking so many seminars, which I paid for without considering how they would benefit me, and I would instead spend that m...
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Because one can always learn from another. 
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Edwin Schofield

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does the dark side of the moon really exist? And im not talking about the album. Find out the answer and much more. with the Schofield Trading Co.
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lol would make more sence
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What have you say on this? !!!! Man plays jazz song on saxophone during 12-hour surgery to remove a tumour from his brain !!! 
Man plays jazz song on saxophone during 12-hour surgery to remove a tumour from his brain
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I think this is done in order to check what neurons not be removed from the brain. But doing this, the most essensial neurons, brain parts are activated, therefore, surgeons, can spot them by using special chemical elements. It is good!   
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Lorenzo Pia

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The new SAMBA paper!!!
Here it is demonstrated that interpersonal interactions and empathic concerns to other people strongly affect subcortical defensive responses within peripersonal space. These findings add further hints to the debate on top down control over bottom up perceptual streams which defines the safety margins surrounding our body.
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charles griffiths
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Un grupo de médicos de EE.UU. ha descubierto accidentalmente una zona del cerebro humano que desempeña la función de interruptor de la conciencia.
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Lorenzo Pia

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Dogs process human's emotions!!!
A new study demonstrates for the first time that dogs are able to combine signals coming from different senses in order to create abstract representations of negative and positive emotions of humans.
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New 'Incurably Sceptical' Blog Post - A critical perspective on the cognitive psychology literature.

This time: Is our feeling of agency of an event inherently rewarding?

htttp://ow.ly/WWhUS 
Today I would like to introduce a new section to this blog: 'Incurably sceptical'. In this section I rifle through the recent cognitive psychology literature and pick out a paper which looks interesting to me based on the abstract alone. I then proceed to examine the authors' aims, methodology, ...
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Made device for reading human thoughts / human mind reading machine / Brain Computer Interface. Discovery is not published. I invite partnership. About the problem look : Jack Gallant; Tom Mitchell and Marcel Just; John - Dylan Haynes, human mind reading machine etc.
In particular, I have created a means for people with Locked - in Syndrome ( LiS ) and ALS ( such as British physicist Stephen Hawking or Steve Gleason problem ). Russia. 
A Japanese professor has discovered a way of reading thoughts before a person actually voices them. The study centered on finding a connection between sound waves made by speech and the brainwaves elicited just before that.
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Anna Miller

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Sarcastic humour is loved by some and hated by others. Recent research shows how sarcasm can influence our intelligence in a positive way.
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Iv know this all along. 
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Can allergies have so severe symptomatology. Maybe!
Allergies Explained - REAL help for your allergies and intolerances - Dr H Morrow Brown, Derby UK
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Thank you for this post, you may have just helped me solve whats going on with my little brother.

I have noticed the "bizarre" effects from milk and unknown foods myself (im lactose intolerant) and i have noticed Evan (my 5 year old little bro, with more autism than me) frequently looks just like i feel whenever i have been messed up my milk.

But with Evan he becomes destructive, uncoordinated, and unfocused. I still have testing to do, but my own experience and intuition say that its the same thing.
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I am wondering, for many students, or independent researchers, there is no an "easy way to go fro laboratory experiments" and tools.


Also, I am thinking that many good ideas may exist to anyone of us but its "hard" equipment is missing.

Also, i know that some universities may have serious "money problem".

Therefore, I would be happy if some day I can see a web page for scientists that can easily rent online a scientific laboratory for their experiments, in a cheap way! something like freelancer and peo[ple per hour! However,

I know that "ethical" and other types of "legal" activities must take care from the University, or the owner of the laboratory in behalf of the renter.

Because together with the labioratory, he/she must rent also some stuff, and the whole legal proceddeings.

sincerely,
Elias EstatisticsEU Tsolis
An independent researcher!
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Joan Torelló

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Giordano Bruno:
The air is a physical and spiritual body at once: is the wind that pushes and moves liquids and solids, and that feeds the fire, and that the flame shows its movement, and acting on the sensitive bodies is thus invisible matter of soul. Soul and spirit, according to an ancient tradition in philosophy that Bruno gathers, are air, a very fine and subtle air.

http://languageofair.blogspot.com.es/2015/12/giordano-bruno-magic.html
Giordano Bruno argues in the book ‘De la Magia’ that the absolute vacuum does not exist, there is no space not occupied by any form of matter: In any space, empty as it may seem, there are bodies moving and passing but the in...
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