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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
19
comment What is the psychology behind trolling?
Nonscientific answer
Jan
19
comment Is there a practical limit to the amount of knowledge a human can learn?
There are studies of individuals who "never forget" certain types of irrelevant details, I'll try to find something tomorrow
Jan
19
comment Have ideas of “gamification” been applied to education?
Relevant but not specific to education: lithosphere.lithium.com/t5/Building-Community-the-Platform/…
Jan
19
comment Do children show top-down processing as much as adults do?
Piaget would say no
Jan
19
comment Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
I believe this question is in regards to the IQ/creativity Threshold Theory, which I'm having a heck of a time finding a good, single page description of. If anyone finds one we should probably add it to the body of the question.
Jan
19
comment How is a young child able to learn language so easily?
The Critical Period is a large part of what you're talking about but at the moment I don't have the time for a full answer
Jan
19
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
Your mind sits on the egg passively. Incubation is (arguably) a passive process in this context. Tearing open the egg would be actively seeking it, and would yield less than ideal results.
Jan
19
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
@Kris how so? Sitting on a thing (idea) until it develops seems like an apt metaphor.
Jan
18
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
@Josh just added some more information about Fixation as well, which is also very relevant, and another great article on the matter.