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1st first PhD student in Psychology at Stanford under Professor Jay McClelland. All neural network modeling, all of the time.


Feb
3
comment Are our brains just energy conserving systems?
I think you be either alluding to or interested in Friston's free energy principle: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_energy_principle
Feb
3
comment Is being naked good for you?
I feel like this question, as it stands, lacks any theoretic motivation. There are an infinite number of questions we could ask about the human mind, but only a small finite amount of resources. If you could broaden the context of why you are interested in this question, then perhaps some relevant research literature could be found to answer it, even if they only use related constructs (e.g. work on activism or modesty or fashion depending on your motivation for asking).
Feb
3
comment Regarding “a human brain can hold enough information to fill 10 libraries”, can we quantify the memory required for a given task?
'Synaptic connections created' is a pretty bad metric for memory, since most memories are created by changing the weights of existing connections rather than creating new connections.
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
16
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
30
accepted What's the relationship between priming and anchoring?
Oct
22
revised What's the relationship between priming and anchoring?
fixed typo
Oct
22
suggested suggested edit on What's the relationship between priming and anchoring?
Oct
17
asked What's the relationship between priming and anchoring?
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
25
comment Does intermittent fasting increase intelligence?
I can assure you my problems with the question doesn't stem from an inability to read academic literature. All I'm saying is that the question isn't well motivated as stated; the fasting protocol is arbitrary. A less localized question might be: "do long term changes in ghrelin levels affect memory performance?".
Aug
13
comment Does intermittent fasting increase intelligence?
Hi John, just wanted to give you some feedback on why I think your question wasn't feel received here. The main problem is you don't present your rational for thinking why I.F. might have an effect on intelligence. You should try and ground your question in the existing literature if want the community here to be of much help.
Aug
7
comment What are the negative effects of meditation?
Not a drawback unique to mediation, but opportunity cost tends to be neglected in such discussions. e.g. spending 2 hours mediating might reduce stress, but perhaps TV reduces stress faster.
Aug
6
awarded  Benefactor
Aug
6
accepted Any models that act using both streams of visual processing?
Aug
4
awarded  Altruist
Aug
3
revised Any models that act using both streams of visual processing?
added image and clarification
Aug
3
comment Any models that act using both streams of visual processing?
Perhaps my comment was too strongly worded, as I too see links as a vital part of a good answer. But the problem here is that your answer text doesn't give any indication as to how the link helps to answer my question.
Aug
3
comment Any models that act using both streams of visual processing?
I've tried reading the chapter you linked, but several pages aren't available since its only a google books preview, so its hard to get a sense of what their model is. Could you briefly summarize their model in your answer? Self contained answers are generally encouraged here anyways. Thanks again for your time!
Aug
3
comment Any models that act using both streams of visual processing?
Thanks for the input! However, perhaps I'm misreading this, but I don't quite see how this answers my question. I'm interested in how we solve tasks where both dorsal and ventral stream information is needed. How are hemispheric asymmetries related to this?