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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!


May
7
awarded  Nice Question
May
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 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!
Apr
30
comment Can sleep become addictive?
Please don't be offended Marie. I downvoted you because it wasn't clear that there were no studies that you could reference, and because good answers on this site reference studies, not only personal experience. Now, that having been said, I will happily remove my downvote if you can edit your question... perhaps just add a note saying "I have researched this but couldn't find any relevant studies"
Apr
27
comment Can sleep become addictive?
I downvoted this answer... which I hated to do, because it was really interesting! However, it's lacking any scientific references. DO you have any you can provide? have you researched your condition yourself and can you provide links to studies? I think you have some great content here and it just needs a little bit more. Thanks!
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is Decision-Making Emotionally Based, with Rationalization as the only Conscious Component?
Apr
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on unconscious tag wiki excerpt
Apr
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on unconscious tag wiki
Apr
19
revised How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
deleted 1 characters in body; edited tags
Apr
18
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
18
revised Is learning to do a task automatically an example of intuition?
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Apr
17
comment Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
@abhiii5459 not really. "Savant" would be a good description of Jacob Barnett, but I was wondering if other individuals visualize mathematics like he described. They don't have to be savants. Also, the term "savant" isn't specific to visualizing numbers.
Apr
16
comment Is there a field of research based around music and emotion in the brain?
The comments on this question started to get out of hand a bit so I cleaned them up. If anyone objects, please contact me in chat (where such discussions belong) or on Meta and I can post the entire comment thread in one of those places for continued discussion. Thanks! I left the most useful comment (which is also the reason I downvoted): Can you edit your question and ask about music + emotion as you commented?
Apr
11
comment Are there known cases where people can write upside down?
Also, related question
Apr
11
revised Are there known cases where people can write upside down?
Improved grammar and spelling, improved title
Apr
7
comment Biological plausibility of bayesian models of cognition
Guys, this is a really long thread of comments. Have you considered moving this to a chat room? Note that you can still use a chat room as if it were a comment thread, that is, you don't have to be in the chat at the same time, you can respond back-and-forth as if it were comments.
Apr
6
comment What is the term for “What has been seen cannot be unseen” in cognitive sciences?
How interesting! I've noticed this myself but never knew it was an actual concept.
Apr
6
revised What is the term for “What has been seen cannot be unseen” in cognitive sciences?
Cleanup