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I'm a moderator on User Experience Stack Exchange.

Programmer/Systems Analyst working mostly in PHP/HTML/CSS. Enthusiast follower of User Experience topics and solutions.

I have Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Human Computer Interaction and I continue to be fascinated by the brain and cognition and it's relevance in design.


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revised How to measure emotional intensity?
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Jan
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revised Do children show top-down processing as much as adults do?
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
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revised What is the definition of sanity? How can I prove someone either sane or insane?
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comment Does evidence support Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?
@JaderDias I'm sure Skeptics could tell me why the theory is weak but I'm more interested in how it's been evaluated inside the Cog Sci community.
Jan
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awarded  Beta
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does evidence support Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?
Jan
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revised What is the term for a psychological effect which does not have a neurobiological/genetic basis?
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Jan
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comment What are the “Must Know” papers of Cognitive Science?
@OfriRaviv these questions are tricky, narrowing your scope can make it okay. The problem is there could be hundreds of answers to this question. This question is a pretty acceptable example. Note there sin't much disagreement; Design of Everyday Things and Don't Make Me Think come to mind almost instantly for most professionals. Try to find a question you can ask with that sort of focused potential response.
Jan
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accepted Why is recognition easier than recall?
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asked Does evidence support Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs?
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awarded  Scholar
Jan
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accepted What term describes people that cannot feel pain?
Jan
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comment What term describes people that cannot feel pain?
I found CIP shortly after answering but Analgesia is a great term, I never inferred it from analgesic before.
Jan
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revised What is the effect of Social Proof on Conversion Rate?
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comment What is the effect of Social Proof on Conversion Rate?
I have found This Paper already but their scope seems excessively broad; even expert reviews are considered "social media", I'm more interested in social proof of one's peers, Amazon reviews of a movie, not Ebert's review. Expert opinions have different and complicated effects.
Jan
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asked What is the effect of Social Proof on Conversion Rate?
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revised What term describes people that cannot feel pain?
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comment What term describes people that cannot feel pain?
I found that immediately after posting actually. Children with this condition often suffer oral cavity damage both in and around the oral cavity (such as having bitten off the tip of their tongue) Mother of god.
Jan
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revised What transient factors affect performance on IQ tests?
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