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revised Is leg jiggling a focus aid?
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revised Are there axioms in the mind?
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comment Is leg jiggling a focus aid?
I'd love to know the answer to this as well! jiggles leg...
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revised Does language and/or culture affect an individual's cognitive capacity?
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Feb
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comment How much information is lost when conveying an experience or emotion to another person?
Cheese, if you make a trivial edit to your question I can remove my downvote. Thanks!
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answered How much information is lost when conveying an experience or emotion to another person?
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comment How much information is lost when conveying an experience or emotion to another person?
I would say no, not in full, because you can only trigger memory responses in the person you're speaking to. And I think again the way the person you're speaking to experiences / interprets your words really depends on their memory, so it can't be quantified... Hm, maybe that's the answer to your question then?
Feb
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comment How much information is lost when conveying an experience or emotion to another person?
I think this question could be somewhat subjective... how is one person conveying their emotions? To convey an emotion well you must trigger a sense of empathy in the person you are speaking to. If you just say, "I feel happy", you're unlikely to convey nearly as much detail as if you describe that feeling in a way which triggers an emotional response in the listener.
Feb
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comment By learning to read and write upside down, what did I do to myself?
Welcome to the site Wayne! I'll let someone with a bit more experience provide an answer, but to add a comment: dyslexia is much more complicated than just swapping bs and ds, and it not something one can "give" to themselves. Nonetheless, you ask a very interesting question!
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accepted Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
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comment Does language and/or culture affect an individual's cognitive capacity?
Good answer! Fascinating about the Pirahã language. Also, you should be able to post more than two links now.
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comment Does language and/or culture affect an individual's cognitive capacity?
Welcome to the site and thanks for this very interesting question! I think the answer is "no" because my understanding is that concepts are coded separately in our brains from the language(s) we use to identify them, however I'd like to see if my thinking is backed up by any actual science :-)
Jan
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comment Are there axioms in the mind?
Welcome to the site, Fabian! I'm not totally clear on what you're asking... can you clarify your question? I didn't downvote this question, someone else did, and while I don't know why I assume they also thought the question was unclear. Can you provide more detail about your question?
Jan
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comment Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
@user189 I feel I had to remove my upvote in light of that fact... sorry! While this is a useful resource, it doesn't really meet Julia's requirements...
Jan
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comment Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
@Julia they specifically say that the correct answers are not published, I suppose to prevent people from "beating" the test. So, it's probably not what you're looking for given that you specifically said "I don't want a hidden online evaluation"
Jan
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revised Effectiveness of recalling information in the same location it was learned
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suggested approved edit on How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?