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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.

I can also be reached from my website or via email at cogsci -at- josh -dot- gitlin -dot- name. If you have an any issues please don't hesitate to contact me.

I am not actually a Cognitive Scientist. I am 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!


Jun
22
revised Why do we prefer visually aligned objects?
edited tags
Jun
22
comment What test can be used to measure memory?
Welcome Don! Your question has a negative score right now because as others have mentioned, it is overly broad. In it's current form it is likely to be closed. I recommend you edit your question to address the community's concerns. If you need any help, just comment here and let us know. Thanks and again, welcome to the site!
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on agent-based-modeling tag wiki excerpt
Jun
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on agent-based-modeling tag wiki
Jun
20
comment What are the benefits of dyslexia?
Hey @Ash, welcome to the site! I converted your answer to a comment as it's more personal experience than a scientific answer, but I appreciated it! It fits in line with the experience I described in my question.
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on test tag wiki
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on performance tag wiki
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on emotion tag wiki excerpt
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on emotion tag wiki
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on consciousness tag wiki
Jun
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on memory tag wiki
Jun
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on data tag wiki excerpt
Jun
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on data tag wiki
Jun
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on sleep tag wiki
Jun
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on psychiatry tag wiki
Jun
17
awarded  Fanatic
Jun
16
comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
I am not sure if the downvotes came before or after the migration to CogSci... but as it stands now, your answer lacks sufficient scientific evidence to stand as a good answer on this site. Most good answers here need to cite reference papers or studies.
Jun
15
comment Measuring changes in hemispheric dominance over time
I have undeleted this question because I think it is a good, answerable question, and I was asked in chat to bring it back. If this bothers you ajk, please let me know.
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
15
comment What was the experiment where you pour liquid from a tall container to a short one and ask a child which has more?
Actually I like this related video even better. The kid is so sure he's right, even when the woman conducting the experiment presses him to explain himself. It shows that he can't just figure it out on his own...