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I am a Moderator Pro Tempore for this site. That means I do things like handling flags, approving/rejecting edits, and generally help the community in any way I can. I'm here to help! If you have a question, I try to stay in our chat room almost all the time, even if I'm not at my computer. To get my attention, just post a message in chat with @Josh in it, and I'll respond as soon as I can.

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I am not actually a Cognitive Scientist. I am a Systems Engineer for Amazon.com, and formerly Chief Technology Officer and the senior software developer at Digital Fruition, LLC. I am an avid user of Stack Exchange sites and fascinated by the workings of the mysterious and complex computer we call the human mind.

I believe firmly in this community and try to do do everything I can to help it grow! I am frequently on Meta where we discuss issues about this site. I'm very approachable. If you have a question or an issue, find me in chat or @ me on one of my posts. While I may not be the most knowledgable user about Cognitive Sciences on our site, I know a lot about Stack Exchange!


Aug
17
comment Are there any personality theories that use the scientific method?
I've cleaned up the comments on this question because they were outdated after the question was split up. If anyone wants their old comments let me know, I can copy and paste them back.
Aug
17
asked Which type of stimulus results in an optimal learning curve for rats and mice?
Aug
16
revised Does teaching a bird an artificial task like eating from a feeder hurt its performance in the wild?
added 103 characters in body; edited title
Aug
16
revised Does teaching a bird an artificial task like eating from a feeder hurt its performance in the wild?
Split question into two parts; removed everything about survival and put that into a Bio.SE question
Aug
16
awarded  Synonymizer
Aug
16
revised Does teaching a bird an artificial task like eating from a feeder hurt its performance in the wild?
added 288 characters in body
Aug
16
asked Does teaching a bird an artificial task like eating from a feeder hurt its performance in the wild?
Aug
15
comment Computational differences between spiking neural networks and previous ANNs
Generally at Stack Exchange this is heavily frowned upon; questions should exist on one site only. Amir, please make sure to keep both questions updated, and when you accept an answer on one site, be sure to answer the question yourself on the other site, and link the two together. And please avoid cross-posting in the future. Thank you!
Aug
15
comment Computational differences between spiking neural networks and previous ANNs
Apparently this question has been cross-posted on our Computer Science site.
Aug
4
reviewed Approve What are popular rationalist responses to Tversky & Shafir?
Jul
26
accepted What science or psychology is behind the Landmark Forum's coursework?
Jul
24
comment Is StackExchange.com Addiction Dangerous?
@draks: There are users who have said they are "addicted" on all the Stack Exchange sites, so I removed the portion of your question specific to Math. I think it's borderline on-topic now... we'll see how the community receives it!
Jul
24
revised Is StackExchange.com Addiction Dangerous?
Removed irrelivant Math parts, removed quotes
Jul
20
revised How does body temperature and oxygenation affect thinking ability?
edited tags
Jul
7
reviewed Approve plasticity tag wiki excerpt
Jul
7
reviewed Approve plasticity tag wiki
Jul
7
reviewed Approve computational-modeling tag wiki excerpt
Jul
7
reviewed Approve computational-modeling tag wiki
Jul
7
reviewed Approve memory tag wiki excerpt
Jul
7
reviewed Approve memory tag wiki