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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.

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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!


Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on visualization tag wiki excerpt
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on lateralization tag wiki excerpt
Sep
26
comment Which of ML classifiers do humans use?
@Dikran, "Cognitive Sciences" on Stack Exchange does indeed cover machine learning, the "s" in "Sciences" means we're a multidisciplinary site :-)
Sep
26
revised Which of ML classifiers do humans use?
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Sep
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Waking around the same time without an alarm
Sep
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What kind of feed-back scheme is there for a back-propagation feed-forward ANN for self-learning of touching a coordinate with robot arm?
Sep
16
comment Why do people remember things when they stop trying to remember?
OK @ThinksALot. This also appears to be a dupe of: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/676 and cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/975/…;. If you feel that's wrong please edit your question and explain why. Thanks!
Sep
16
comment Why do people remember things when they stop trying to remember?
Nope, this is a duplicate. Incubation is the term for memory recall also.
Sep
12
revised Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
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Sep
9
comment Are the incidents of autism spectrum disorder on the rise, or is there an increase due to better definition of diagnostic criteria?
I'd be glad to give this question a bounty if you'd like one Beofett! Just let me know.
Sep
9
asked What causes seizures to develop years after a childhood brain injury?
Sep
6
comment Do repressed memories exist?
This is great information, but doesn't really address the question of repressed memories I don't think.
Sep
6
comment Why do we not remember things from the first couple of years of childhood?
Great answer! Also note that you said you remember more from your childhood than some others, and also much of your mental process is nonverbal, so maybe that means (3) does not apply to you thus you remember more? Just an idea...
Sep
6
comment Are there benefits to learning to write with your non-dominant hand?
Fascinating question!! not sure if perception and personality are the proper tags, but I'm first to admit that tags are not my area of expertise.
Sep
5
comment Are the incidents of autism spectrum disorder on the rise, or is there an increase due to better definition of diagnostic criteria?
@PEEJWEEJ that has been the conventional thinking but Ana is right, a recent study found that the currently accepted thinking might not be correct...
Sep
5
revised Are the incidents of autism spectrum disorder on the rise, or is there an increase due to better definition of diagnostic criteria?
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Sep
4
revised Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
4
revised Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
Removed anecdotal part, tried to tidy up question to make it more specific
Sep
4
comment Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
I asked a Meta question which I had based on this question. For now I am leaving this question open because it has an active bounty and has some great answers. I'm cleaning up some of the comments here; if anyone feels I deleted their comment in error, please flag/chat with me and I will restore it. Thanks everyone!
Sep
4
revised Are there any cognitive models for image interpretation?
not looking for a specific reference