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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!


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?
deleted 2 characters in body
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
Sep
4
revised What is the primary mechanism behind nationalism, sports-team-ism, product-ism etc.?
not looking for a specific reference
Sep
4
revised Is serotonin conclusively linked to depression?
not looking for a specific reference
Sep
4
revised reference-request wiki description
Clarified that this is for a specific paper not just references in general
Sep
4
revised reference-request wiki excerpt
Clarified that this is for a specific paper not just references in general
Sep
4
revised Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
removed [tag:reference-request] as it's not looking for a specific study
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Open Difference between Instinct and Intuition
Aug
30
reviewed Close How does a researcher typically go about conducting a survey-based psychological experiment?
Aug
30
reviewed Close What explains habitual or even occasional incidences of self-talk?
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Open What causes fear of failure to lead to lack of effort and actual failure?
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Open How do people develop abstract thought processes?
Aug
30
comment What biological processes occur when you love someone romantically?
Can you edit this question and narrow the scope somewhat Miroslav? I think there's a really interesting question here but as it stands an answer could be as long as a book...
Aug
30
reviewed Close What biological processes occur when you love someone romantically?
Aug
30
reviewed Leave Open What is the psychology behind the need to be the centre of attention?
Aug
30
comment Why are people afraid of things that they know are harmless or non-existent?
I'd like to try and help you clarify this question if you'd like. Please feel free to ping me in chat if you'd like. For now, I've put it on hold.