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seen Oct 13 at 7:16
  • Bachelor of Science (Adv Maths) with Honors in Computer Science from USYD
  • Programming C/C++/Java/Python/Objective C/C#/Javascript/PHP

Jun
14
comment Is The magical number 7 still valid?
In "The legend of the magical number seven" article - "Perhaps there is something deep and profound behind all of these sevens, something just calling out for us to discover it. But I suspect that it is only a pernicious, Pythagorean coincidence.” The results of absolute judgement, span of attention and intermediate memory all gave results in the 7+-2 range, but of course, given how many different tasks can be concocted, it is unsurprising that some of them provide almost the same result
Feb
24
comment Is positive self-talk beneficial for those with low self-esteem?
@ChrisS: I don't think so
Feb
13
comment Do people have a tendency to stick to one opinion after they formed it?
@StevenJeuris: Yeh, I suggested that it could have been about ego on meta, but after rereading, I decided not to include to that here as an ambiguity. I only used it to demonstrate that an effect of some sort that makes people stick to opinion's with logical reasons, clearly exists.
Feb
13
comment Do people have a tendency to stick to one opinion after they formed it?
So is it about the strength of this tendency? Is it about what are the most common motivations for someone to ignore logical arguments? Is it about how a negative opinion of one part of a proposal affects someone's opinion of another part? Is it about how declaring one's side (such as in an argument) affect the persons' tendency to change their opinion as opposed to being given extra information about the opposite view in another manner? Is it about the logical fallacies that people use to maintain cognative dissonance? Despite all this ambiguity, it has quite a good answer. Interesting.
Feb
13
comment Do people have a tendency to stick to one opinion after they formed it?
I would prefer for questions like this to be re-scoped. I'll copy my comments from a Meta thread over here. There are many ways this question could be interpreted. Everyone knows that ego often interferes with logic, so it is obviously a psychological phenomenom. The real question has to be something other.
Feb
5
comment What is the optimal length of a training session?
I think that is a good idea. I'll create a new question
Feb
5
comment What is the optimal length of a training session?
If you have any information about the question I was trying to ask, then it'd be really great if you could edit it into the question. Currently, I am trying find out how this applies to dancing
Feb
5
comment What is the optimal length of a training session?
Thanks for the answer. It is very interesting. However, the question was actually more about practise within a session and when to move onto a different skill. Perhaps, I haven't scoped it as well as I could have. The reason I asked about percentages was that I was trying too make it an answerable question
Jan
31
comment What are the main causes of whether a person becomes introverted or extraverted?
@Dunk: Interesting point. I mean the first one as that appears to be the psychology definition
Jan
30
comment Effectiveness of recalling information in the same location it was learned
That is quite an interesting way of looking at the problem