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Schizophrenic patients with theory of mind deficits have reduced superior temporal gyrus electrical activation

see Vistoli et al. MEG experiment

true

99 %

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Oxytocin administered before therapy session enhances the effects of social cognitive remediation on empathy, theory of mind, emotion recognition, and functioning.

Yes by enhancing the interest of the patients in the social interaction

True

99 %

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According to Bryan Sykes, a geneticist at the University of Oxford, the Yeti is apparented to a bear and not an hominid. To what the Yeti should be apparented ?

I find this theory quite realistic according to the milieu where this unmet creature is supposed to live.

Bears

99 %

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What will be the most ancient fossils of hominid that will be discovered in the future?

7 millions years-old

99 %

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Superior temporal gyrus activation elicited by social visual stimuli with intentional contents (theory of mind) is under strong top-down influences ?

I would say no as these influences should be inferior to the automatic activation of this region.

False

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Signs of alien life will be found by detecting non-random electromagnetic signals

I hope so! But in fact, I think that it will take decades or centuries...

True

99 %

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Computer sciences will be able to conceive an artificial intelligence that has a IQ above 200?

The only question is when... See the singularity university.

Yes

99 %

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To emerge the phenomenon of consciousness relies on quantum physics specifically, i.e. theories that do not involve quantum phenomenon cannot account for all mind-matter relationships.

Yes

99 %

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One of the following vocal assistant will be the first computer program to pass the Turing test without any human help.

Based on its large semantic database that Apple has not, I would say Google will do it...

Google Play or Everywhere

99 %

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What would be the main benefit in using an affective agent for cognitive remediation of social cognition ?

My first guess.

acts on motivation

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Top-10 Most debated hypotheses

1. Technological singularity : Stephen Hawking recently evoked the hypothesis that robots could end the humanity. What could we expect if artificial intelligence outperforms human intelligence? 6 votes

2. Religions: religious beliefs are often associated with a high degree of anthropocentrism. Which discipline will provide the first proof against human-centered view of the world, and consequently religions? 6 votes

3. The multiverse (meta-universes) theories will gain support among cosmologists in the future as it is still debated. 5 votes

4. One of the following vocal assistant will be the first computer program to pass the Turing test without any human help. 5 votes

5. Superior temporal gyrus activation elicited by social visual stimuli with intentional contents (theory of mind) is under strong top-down influences ? 4 votes

6. To emerge the phenomenon of consciousness relies on quantum physics specifically, i.e. theories that do not involve quantum phenomenon cannot account for all mind-matter relationships. 3 votes

7. Virtual psychiatrists will be designed to assess and educate chronic mental disordered patients. These virtual clinicians may be preferred by patients with complex social cognitive disorders. 2 votes

8. Voynich: The Voynich manuscript secret will be uncovered. The source language is: 2 votes

9. Pokemon Go (Niantic): Niantic will face lawsuits for damage caused by the use of their virtual reality game 2 votes

10. What will be the most ancient fossils of hominid that will be discovered in the future? 1 votes

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