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Why do I clap my hands without knowing it?

Sometimes when I'm concentrating, I unconsciously and involuntarily clap / clench my muscles / make nonverbal noises. I've done this ever since I was a child. What am I doing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 21, 2011 - 14 answers

The science behind contempt?

Familiarity breeds contempt. (But why?) [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Jul 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Study on suggestibility?

Looking for research on the human brain's susceptibility to suggestion/environmental cues? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Mar 6, 2010 - 5 answers

The Lifecycle of the Imaginary

Who has imaginary friends, and why? [more inside]
posted by laughinglikemad on Nov 2, 2007 - 31 answers

Distorted / incorrect memories (and conviction to be right)

My mother remembers events incorrectly, but is convinced this was how it happened. Is there a term for this? What can it be a symptom of? Is it common? Is it psychological, neurological, sth-else-ical? [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Sep 17, 2007 - 46 answers

Scientific name for ability to see random stream of images?

I and some others I've spoken to have the ability to see a plethora of random images or movies (and sometimes sounds or other sense-imagery) in our imaginations at will. These manifest when we relax our minds a little and will the images to come -- they might be connected or not, bizarre or not -- a lot like dreams, really. What is the scientific name for this phenomenon and how common is it?
posted by Malad on Jun 21, 2007 - 21 answers

I become dull and emotionless for stretches of 3-5 hours at a time. What's up?

I become dull and emotionless for stretches of 3-5 hours at a time. I don't feel depressed, I just feel absolutely nothing. I can play my favorite, rock-out song and it feels the same as listening to CSPAN. I can kiss my girlfriend and I might as well be kissing my hand. It happens regularly, usually in the afternoon, but not every day. Sometimes coffee or food can snap me out of it, sometimes not. The difference between being in or out this "mode" is very distinct. When I'm not in the "mode", I experience a pretty full, normal range of emotions and I'm not what you'd call depressed at all. Have other people experienced this? Any ideas of what causes it or how I can beat it? I hate missing out on experiences while stuck in this zombie-land.
posted by anonymous on Dec 18, 2006 - 17 answers

Direct experience with adult ADHD diagnostic tests

Does anyone have experience with tests required for a diagnosis of ADHD in adults? [MI] [more inside]
posted by nprigoda on Feb 29, 2004 - 9 answers

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