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


Mar
26
asked Any research on how we use visual category information in visuomotor tasks?
Mar
20
comment EEG correlates of handedness
"It must have correlates in EEG" -- No. It must have some neural correlate. EEG can capture only a small percentage of behavioral phenomena due to its relatively course spatial frequency and inability to record activity in more medial brain regions. I'd broaden your search accordingly; perhaps that will lead to more relevant literature.
Mar
15
comment Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
Just realized Gary Lupyan had the same advisor as me; small world!
Mar
15
accepted Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
Mar
15
comment Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
Having a CS degree, I very much realize that serial processing is much easier than massive parallelism for both computer hardware and software engineers to produce. My claim is that serial processing is harder for humans, not harder in some general sense. This is a somewhat controversial claim, but has support from evolutionary psychology (other animals are terrible at symbol processing) and neuro-anatomy (the brain is massively parallel).
Mar
15
comment Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
I agree that there are conflicting intuitions on this conception of language, but this is why I posed the question in the first place: what evidence is there supporting one side over the other
Mar
15
revised Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
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Mar
15
comment Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
@hippietrail yup; fixed
Feb
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
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awarded  Nice Question
Jan
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
28
awarded  Taxonomist
Oct
2
comment 'Model-free' learning in humans
Thanks Chuck! I agree that the question in the current form is answered via CHCH's article. Possible next steps: 1.Delete question and wait to post the inevitable follow up question. 2. I could Community Wiki it and then answer with a blurb from the article (unless CHCH wants to for the credit) 3. I could (as soon as properly formulated) modify the question to something more in depth since the terminology question was so easily answered. I'd prefer option 2, but I thought I'd ask as maybe the community has some procedure that people have agreed upon.
Oct
2
comment 'Model-free' learning in humans
Sorry about the google miss -- this was question I rediscovered from a few years ago. I should've regoogled before posting, but I didn't realize that something would have changed in a couple years. Sorry for the mishap. However, I don't understand how this isn't a question. What part could use rewording?
Oct
1
asked 'Model-free' learning in humans
Oct
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awarded  Nice Question
Jun
20
comment What form might Jungian archetypes take in the brain?
Interesting answer; sounds very well informed on Jung. However, I think the term "sparse representation" is being misused here. "Grandmother cells" are synonymous with local representations. Sparse representations are still distributed; they just tend have most of their units inactive at any given instant.
Jun
14
comment What form might Jungian archetypes take in the brain?
Perhaps I'm missing something, but it strikes me as very odd to presuppose that archetypes have a direct sensory representation. Jung's archetypes were very abstract, high level concepts, so I'd venture to guess that they'd be stored in brain regions associated with semantic cognition. Just a guess though, as I haven't heard anything in the recent literature on any Jungian constructs.
Apr
27
comment How to get rid of subvocalization?
I agree, and vaguely remember speed reading tricks of this sort as being debunked. I'll try and look up some citations if I get a chance.