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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.


Jan
23
revised How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
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Jan
23
comment Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
These (non-academic) articles cover some of why your brain fails to pick up those errors and site some good sources: marianneworley.com/2011/06/02/… wired.com/wiredscience/2010/10/fingers-know-typos
Jan
23
revised Do children show top-down processing as much as adults do?
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Jan
23
answered Do children show top-down processing as much as adults do?
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
Jan
21
comment Do people have a tendency to stick to one opinion after they formed it?
Related is the Baby Duck Syndrome
Jan
21
comment How is it possible for psychometricians to develop IQ tests for people smarter than them?
It's important to note that these tests have evolved generally over decades with through research and dozens of people constructing the test. A single person couldn't easily construct such a test but that's not the situation.
Jan
21
revised Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
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Jan
21
comment Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data
Great, I don't have to discard the answer I drafted!
Jan
21
answered Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
Jan
21
comment Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data
I was going to recommend PEBL until I realized you meant online distribution. PEBL seems to have a good free battery of tests and lets you make your own tests if you have a programmer/programming ability, but I don't believe you can run the tests remotely.
Jan
20
asked Is Behaviorism incompatible with Cognitive Psychology?
Jan
20
comment Can mental exhaustion be measured?
Fatigue or mental fatigue are also common terms used to describe this.
Jan
20
asked Why is recognition easier than recall?
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Research suggesting conscious control over brain region activation?
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What was the experiment where you pour liquid from a tall container to a short one and ask a child which has more?
Jan
20
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Jan
20
revised How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
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Jan
20
revised What is a neurobiological explanation of borderline personality disorder?
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Jan
20
comment Does IQ affect learning speed?
Thanks for pointing out the ambiguity of "learning". Performance gains due to practice are probably a relatively relevant metric.