Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology (61)

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Are religion and faith built around the placebo effect?

I had the thought a few days ago in church (I was dragged there, no choice) that the whole idea of faith is just psychological. People thin…

Started by Kevin Rossiter

1 May 31, 2012
Reply by Jacob

The Toxicity of Fear: How Ignorance Poisons Everything

The following is a summarization and commentary by me on the book "The Science of Fear" by Daniel Gardner.  I'd love to hear your comments…

Started by Tha Lord

16 May 25, 2012
Reply by Wooly Bumblebee

Essay on why Muslims are more violent.

I don't know if anyone else has come across this article before (published in 2011), but I'm interested in hearing thoughts on the article;…

Started by Nicole Swimley

1 May 11, 2012
Reply by Atheist Exile

Is voluntary celibacy a danger to the human psychie ?

I am referring to fully sexually active adults, not asexuals. There is a strong argument amongst some non-religious and lapsed Catholics th…

Started by Nerdy Keith

12 Feb 18, 2012
Reply by Reg The Fronkey Farmer

What are the best examples as to why Free Will does not exist

I'm trying to make a theist understand that all of our choices are conditioned. 

Started by Nerdy Keith

2 Feb 17, 2012
Reply by Nerdy Keith

Is meditation effective?

I recently had an appointment with my therapist, and he mentioned that I should try meditation.  I suffer from anxiety and depression, and…

Started by April

18 Jan 30, 2012
Reply by Juan Manuel Cafferata

Interpreting Dreams...

Hello all, I'll jump straight in. Over the Christmas holidays, my fiancée and partner of nearly 8 years left me for someone else. As you ma…

Started by Stuart Leader

8 Jan 13, 2012
Reply by Jewelz

Homosexuality - biological or psychological?

Disclaimer: I should say I am not a psychologist or biologist, though I have a few college level courses in the prior which probably color…

Started by Arcus

219 Dec 27, 2011
Reply by fester60613

Human nature

It is my opinion that religion serves as a method of belief categorization. I could provide a lofty explanation with loads of detailed pers…

Started by Dustin Bowen

2 Dec 25, 2011
Reply by Dustin Bowen

What Part Am I in the Brain?

I've been having this big problem understanding what part a human is if I am the brain. You can cut off part of you're brain apparently up…

Started by Doubting Thomas

12 Oct 13, 2011
Reply by Fred Werther

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