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Taught on 3.0, learned 3.5. DMed 3.5 for many years and love it still.

Favorite variants: Spell points, prestigious character classes, sorceror metamagic specialist, racial paragon classes, cloistered cleric, paladin of freedom, complex skill checks, weapon groups, craft points and summon monster variants.

Anyone playing in my game knows: Think outside the box, fear the rakshasa, demons are never your friend and a party that can't find traps will indeed die by them.

Favorite DnD aspects: Roleplay and character personality development, long spanning adventures that convey useful things (tree of life, chakras... meaning), inventiveness and ingenuity.

Method Actor You think that gaming is a form of creative expression. You may view rules as, at best, a necessary evil, preferring sessions where the dice never come out of the bag. You enjoy situations that test or deepen your character's personality traits.


Jan
22
comment What is the relative effectiveness of self initiated versus therapy approaches to repairing damaged body schema?
@NickStauner Ramachandran is definitely the who's who in phantom limbs, at least that's the impression I got from my research project (especially this Ted Talks video). It's part of what sparked this question; If the mirror neuron effect exists within us, then is it necessary (I won't touch the advisable part) to depend on others for care.
Jan
22
comment What is the relative effectiveness of self initiated versus therapy approaches to repairing damaged body schema?
@caseyr547 awesome link! Didn't know House covered that one. I am familiar with Ramachandran actually. It's hard not to find something by him when researching phantom limb sensation/pain. The mirror box is very fascinating and definitely outlines the core of body schema problems (proprioceptive sense, etc.). If you can find sources highlighting individual tasks (using alone, no need for 'pro' advice) versus physician-guided it would be within the scope I'm aiming for.
Jan
21
comment What is the relative effectiveness of self initiated versus therapy approaches to repairing damaged body schema?
@NickStauner haha! I hadn't even put those two together, you're right. Agreed! I've not got much rep here, but there's at least enough to throw at this question. I'm still very interested in an answer and this is the only SE question I've ever asked that didn't get any replies.
Aug
25
comment Can we change our personalities?
@Taal not quite what I meant, but fair enough. On debate: I'm only an amateur Jung fan, a hobby here and there. The worst thing you can do for a cause is poorly represent it. I do hope someone better versed in Jung than I can drop by and address your assertions against his structures, though.
Aug
25
comment Can we change our personalities?
@Taal if you're interested in arguing Jung, I'm a poor candidate for an opponent. You might try someone with more experience. That wasn't quite what I was getting at in my answer. Without malice from I to you: let the votes speak. I do like Jung and won't change my answer.
Aug
25
comment What part of the brain locks up when a man is in the presence of an extremely attractive female?
@KeeganKeplinger Edited and credited. I'm not sure why I didn't get to that sooner!
Aug
24
comment Can we change our personalities?
@Taal I'm interested in your perspective. Would you care to share an answer of your own? I'm not convinced.
Aug
24
comment Can we change our personalities?
+1 very interesting answer, thank you
Aug
19
comment At what point does a complex become pathological?
+1 would you elaborate on "becomes a preoccupation," please?
Jul
30
comment What is the threshold where actions are perceived as “instant”?
The link appears dead
Apr
24
comment Inducing Auditory-to-Visual Synesthesia
I have read that people without eyesight will "see" via an auditory echolocation, ie. their occipital lobes fire up despite a lack of visual input. While not an answer, it could be related.
Mar
26
comment Is there a learning style that involves learning best by teaching others?
+1 definitely agreed about considering what people already know and sometimes their motivations. Thank you for the article, and thank you for the edit to my question.
Jan
28
comment What is the definition of pathology?
Suffering or the feeling of suffering... So in the context of "pathological gambler," it would be someone who doesn't enjoy gambling anymore - just can't help themselves from gambling?
Sep
12
comment At what point does a complex become pathological?
Thank you for the direction, I will keep the advice in mind. Is my question a clear sign of one who doesn't know enough then, or would the answer actually be useful to experts?
Sep
12
comment What makes people easily subscribe to pseudoscientific theories?
+1. Only missing reference to Daniel Dennett and it would be perfect :)