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I'm a Cognitive Psychology Ph.D. student at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, where I received my M.A. in 2011. I research human memory, with an emphasis on false memory as well as the application of cognitive psychology principles to human learning, memory, and education. I received my B.S. from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

You can also follow me on Twitter (@kadesoto).


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revised Where do our memories get stored and how are they retrieved again?
fixed grammar and spelling
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suggested suggested edit on Where do our memories get stored and how are they retrieved again?
Mar
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comment What are the major structures of the medial temporal lobe?
Thanks so much! This is an awesome answer!
Mar
29
accepted What are the major structures of the medial temporal lobe?
Mar
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comment Is it possible to quantify cognitive bias?
Unfortunately I'm afraid it's really going to vary from discipline to discipline. For basic research, this was the most atheoretical topic I could come up with. I knew bias and similar measures are used whenever numerically-based probability judgments come into play (in the field of personality psychology, for instance). It's tougher for more qualitative areas, though.
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Are there any laws of memory?
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accepted When is higher confidence predictive of less accuracy?
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asked What are the major structures of the medial temporal lobe?
Mar
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comment Summary of meta-analytic correlations between self- and other-report measures
I've taken a course with Vazire, that SOKA model is definitely something to look into.
Mar
29
comment What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?
Added a few more scientific reasons for why we may sleep and dream. (I may or may not be studying for an exam at the same time.)
Mar
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revised What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?
added a lot more information
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answered Is it possible to quantify cognitive bias?
Mar
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comment What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?
(That came off a little snarky, but folks here in the cognitive science area are going to be a little less than convinced by Freudian theories. I bet a psychoanalysis community would be interested in this debate.)
Mar
27
comment Encoding of abstract concepts in memory
I don't necessarily endorse the service offered on this site, but I found this description online -- it's one way these memory experts think: memoryconsulting.com/pridmore.htm
Mar
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revised What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?
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comment What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?
Unfortunately, my answer has to disregard theories that are not supported by modern-day empirical research and further scientific replication.
Mar
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answered Encoding of abstract concepts in memory
Mar
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answered How can one find out if he/she is brainwashed?
Mar
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answered What is the current “accepted” science behind dream interpretation?