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Jan
26
revised Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
edited body
Jan
26
comment Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
Wow, that's fascinating. It's also really interesting that you state It sounds like he's learned to apply his visual-spatial skills to "arrange" the number forms to aid his calculations because this occurred to me after hearing him explain. I thought, Hmm, this sounds like how a GPU can perform certain tasks much better than a CPU!
Jan
26
comment What type of learning mechanism produces a consistent typo?
Related but not a duplicate: Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
Jan
26
suggested suggested edit on Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
Jan
26
asked Is there a term for individuals who can “visualize” numbers and advanced mathematics?
Jan
25
awarded  Beta
Jan
25
comment What are the “Must Know” papers of Cognitive Science?
The answer to this question alone could be worth its own site! Which is exactly why it's not a constructive question. If it needs an entire site to be answered properly, it's too broad.
Jan
24
revised What term describes people that cannot feel pain?
added 555 characters in body
Jan
24
awarded  Teacher
Jan
24
answered What term describes people that cannot feel pain?
Jan
24
awarded  Convention
Jan
23
accepted How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
Jan
23
accepted How is a young child able to learn language so easily?
Jan
20
revised Is it possible to measure the working memory of a non-human animal?
Improved readability and grammar, linked to a question on delayed match to simple
Jan
20
revised Is it possible to measure the working memory of a non-human animal?
Added question to body, added links, improved sentence flow (IMO)
Jan
20
revised Why are some people unable to easily memorize the lyrics to a song?
Improved grammar and sentence structure; improved title
Jan
20
comment Can mental exhaustion be measured?
Related but not a dupe
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on Is it possible to measure the working memory of a non-human animal?
Jan
20
asked What is a “delayed match-to-sample task”?
Jan
20
suggested suggested edit on Is it possible to measure the working memory of a non-human animal?