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A duck walks into a bar. Animal control is promptly called and the duck is released into a near by park.


Jan
27
comment Perception of time as a function of age
@BenCole: hehe, I get the idea. Well, since the harmonic series diverges, that still implies that if my body would live forever, my mind can experience infinite time too. If the behavior is only slightly different an infinitely living agent would still live a finite life :)
Jan
26
comment Perception of time as a function of age
Thanks for the answer.
Dec
6
comment What areas of mathematics support the study of cognitive science?
I'm coming from a theoretical physics background and after my PhD in computational chemistry I'm principally interested in going more in the cognitive science direction. (Specifically, I'm interested in notation for formal systems with the aim of more efficient learning/understanding of the subject matte by humans.) I'm very afraid of what you mention in your point 3. though, so I don't know "switching" in this area might kill me - I feel you don't learn much new math if you can't talk with anyone. Could you maybe reflect a little more on what you do, what you experience and recommend? Regard.
Oct
16
comment Why do people regret actions they didn't take when looking back on their lives?
I guess the referent (now just being actions istead of decision) is still not correct, but anyway, i think people will understand it. ;)
Oct
16
comment Why do people regret actions they didn't take when looking back on their lives?
(Technically, I don't think the title says what you want to express. You probably mean they regret actions they didn't take. If the decision is about doing something or not doing something, then that's a dicision they necessarily have to make. If on the other hand, there is a decision between two things and they didn't choose either, then they don't regret the decision but they regret not making one. That is, the decission is not the subject of regret, but the action not to make it. (v2))
Oct
16
comment How good are people at guessing the ages of their respective ethnic group?
@Steven Jeuris: Thanks for the edit, although regarding the title, I wrote "peoples" on purpose. I heard academic linguists use it as greeting (as in "Good day, peoples!") and then at one point I actually checked for its meaning. See http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/2444/people-or-peoples-when-referrin‌​g-to-an-indigenous-population