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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
1
suggested approved edit on Why is it common for people to default to a single causal source to explain new phenomena?
Mar
1
comment Why is it common for people to default to a single causal source to explain new phenomena?
Interesting question, but I'd advise rewording it to be more scientific and less inflammatory (e.g. "Why is it common for people to default to a single causal source to explain new phenomena?"). The current question is amusingly worded, but isn't helping us attract experts to the site, or motivate existing experts to answer it in a well researched fashion.
Mar
1
comment Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?
Perhaps I'm ignorant to the latest software, but I'd assume most web-based testing isn't great for getting reaction times. Some apps that can do E-prime style reaction time experiments would be most interesting.
Feb
28
accepted How do humans control saccades?
Feb
28
accepted What is the psychology behind trolling?
Feb
28
accepted How does the brain act on the information gained via eye saccades?
Feb
27
comment How does the brain act on the information gained via eye saccades?
Thanks for the answer! Been looking for the right term to use when searching papers, "trans-saccadic integration" fits the bill nicely :)
Feb
22
comment Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
I've followed this debate quite a bit and while its quite interesting, it appears to focus elusively on how having a different language affects cognition (e.g. English vs. French color concepts). My concern here is how language in general enriches our cognitive capabilities.
Feb
20
asked How does the brain act on the information gained via eye saccades?
Feb
20
revised How do humans control saccades?
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Feb
20
comment How do humans control saccades?
Great answer! Truly an exemplar of what this site can be capable of :-)
Feb
20
comment Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
Preaching to the choir :-), I've come to similar conclusions from my readings in philosophy and theoretical cognitive psychology. The question remains however, as to whether or not any empirical and/or modeling evidence supports such claims.
Feb
18
asked Any attempts at testing or modeling the 'cognitive conception' of language?
Feb
18
asked How do humans control saccades?
Feb
16
comment What can cognitive psychology tell us about the results of the Stanford Prison Experiment?
What do you mean my 'qualia' here? I haven't heard the term used in a modeling context before...
Feb
16
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
15
revised Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
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Feb
15
comment Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
I gathered the wisdom of the comic; I was simply pointing out that while small relative to character length, the character set size is still a factor. I had a metaphor in mind at time of writing, of there being no magic bullet and thus no one correct answer to this question, hence the inclusion of this tiny factor. But in hindsight I should've just let the various users' answers complete the whole picture and focused on the factor I found most prominent. Deleting the distracting section now.
Feb
15
comment Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
edited out that adhoc equation. Kept the point that increasing the character set increases the total problem space, but deleted any indication of it being the whole solution to this problem.
Feb
15
revised Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
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