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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 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!


Jun
4
reviewed Approve neurology tag wiki excerpt
Jun
4
reviewed Approve neurology tag wiki
Jun
4
revised What are the minimal requirements for successful gamification?
deleted 1 characters in body
Jun
4
asked What are the minimal requirements for successful gamification?
May
23
comment Does completing a thesis make you a better practicing psychologist?
I think I just heard about a Master's program which rather than requiring unique research required hands-on clinical experience (closely supervised by a licensed professional) Let me see if I can find references for that and I'll answer if so.
May
20
reviewed Approve test tag wiki excerpt
May
20
reviewed Approve statistics tag wiki excerpt
May
20
reviewed Approve sleep tag wiki excerpt
May
16
accepted Does the fusiform face area in patients with Prosopagnosia (face blindness) show lower activity under an fMRI?
May
16
revised How do people that can't perceive 3D view a stereoscopic 3D image or movie?
added 44 characters in body
May
15
accepted What are the benefits of dyslexia?
May
15
accepted Do characters in a dream have their own separate thoughts or identity?
May
13
awarded  Notable Question
May
12
reviewed Approve At what age are infants first able to perform pattern recognition?
May
10
revised Is there any evidence to support a correlation between how much bodily energy you are using, and how quickly time appears to pass?
http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html
May
7
awarded  Nice Question
May
5
reviewed Approve Does self-rated performance predict objective performance over and above other-rated performance?
May
1
comment How to temporarily induce low latent inhibition?
Welcome to the site! I have added the links in for you. If you feel I missed any, please edit your question further. Also, please note I have removed all references to potential illegal activities. Thanks!
May
1
revised How to temporarily induce low latent inhibition?
Added links, removed possible illegal references
Apr
30
comment Can sleep become addictive?
Also, please be aware of a few things: 1. This site isn't a "forum" in the traditional sense. Our goal is to provide objective answers to objective questions. So answers based on personal experience may tend to be downvoted. We're better suited to Q&A than discussion. 2. our community is still trying to decide as a whole who we are and what the rules are here. If you feel we're going in the wrong direction, please start a new discussion on Meta. I want to be sure you know I am not trying to be rude, just trying to help!