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bio website apisgirl.net
location San Francisco
age 24
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seen Mar 4 '13 at 21:41

My interests include, but are not limited to: history of science, epistemology, boats, playing music, burlesque, writing, WikiSeats, my cat Vidar, welding, making stuff, lockpicking, open source things, free culture and all of its implications. I enjoy crafting, sewing, cooking, yelling “SeaPlane” whenever I see one, and being generally entertaining, at least this is what I’ve been told.

I want to be a cognitive proctologist, but I’m not sure what that is exactly or why I would want to be that.

I can’t wait until I have mail drones and the internet inside my brain.


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comment What causes people to remember events which did not take place?
I'm using remember has a way of describing the experience of recalling a future scenario. For instance, when you were little and say your mom promised you a soda at the grocery, but then didn't give you one. You created, imagined, a scenario where this did happen, memorized it as such, and then later when you didn't get the soda you remembered the other, expected, scenario. It's not the expectation I'm focusing on, but the act of creating, and remembering something that never happened, and is expected in the future. It's still wonky though. So I understand.
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awarded  Scholar
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comment What causes people to remember events which did not take place?
I can't remember the exact authors, but the person below directed me to an interesting concept that I think should help clear this up. I heard about this idea before and I was confused about it and thought I should ask.
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accepted What causes people to remember events which did not take place?
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comment What causes people to remember events which did not take place?
Thank you so much, I know I worded the question all wonky, I suppose "remembering" the future is wrong intuitively. I've heard of Brooks Agnew before, but haven't actually read him. I sadly can't remember the exact place I heard about this, but it's been in my head for a while because of it.
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asked What causes people to remember events which did not take place?
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awarded  Supporter
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comment What is the longer term prognosis for women in their early 20's with Schizoaffective disorder?
I'm looking for academic, anecdotal, the whole gambit. You wouldn't believe how hard it is to find good information on this disorder dealing with folks in my demographic. And thank you for the story, I'm glad she's well. On the mental health bit, I tend to take whatever label gets me the most help. Schizoaffective-bipolar type apparently does that, so I'll take it.
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awarded  Teacher
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awarded  Autobiographer
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comment How does the brain learn what something is for the first time?
I think that this question is a very compelling one, mainly from a philisophical standpoint and would like to direct you to this piece by David Deutsch about Artificial Intelligence, and the human mind. It's a bit lengthy, but it's good food for thought.
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awarded  Student
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comment What is the longer term prognosis for women in their early 20's with Schizoaffective disorder?
No, not at all. I understand the classification, I wasn't sure how the tagging system worked, thank you so much for the edit.
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asked What is the longer term prognosis for women in their early 20's with Schizoaffective disorder?