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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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awarded  Nice Question
Mar
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comment What is the bias/thought process that results in distrust of “formal” knowledge in favor of “folk” knowledge?
@baixiwei I'm not talking distrust of a single scientist, but rather large volumes of throughly proven data. It seems very strange to accept so many scientific things as simple fact (few doubt gravity, the weather, electricity) but certain other things are trumped by folk knowledge for some (vaccines, astrology, homeopathy)
Feb
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revised What is the bias/thought process that results in distrust of “formal” knowledge in favor of “folk” knowledge?
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Feb
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revised What is the bias/thought process that results in distrust of “formal” knowledge in favor of “folk” knowledge?
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Feb
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revised Learning of new concepts being impeded by an error in previous work
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Feb
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asked What is the bias/thought process that results in distrust of “formal” knowledge in favor of “folk” knowledge?
Feb
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revised How does knowledge about a subject aid in its recall?
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Feb
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revised How does knowledge about a subject aid in its recall?
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Feb
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answered How does knowledge about a subject aid in its recall?
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
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comment What is the proper term for the synchronization of eye movements?
I'm also seeing binocular fusion and convergence coming up; are those basically synonyms or distinct concepts?
Feb
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asked What is the proper term for the synchronization of eye movements?
Jan
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awarded  Custodian
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed How rare is synesthesia?
Jan
19
reviewed Close What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
Jan
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reviewed Close What contextual links would make full-text journal articles more useful?
Jan
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reviewed Close Is there a cognitive psychology theory for social curiosity?
Jan
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reviewed Close How does a researcher typically go about conducting a survey-based psychological experiment?
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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awarded  Nice Question