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revised Does an exceptional working memory inhibit intelligence?
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comment What are the benefits of dyslexia?
How strong is that correlation and are you sure it's not just based on middle-income families having enough money to get a diagnosis? Self-referred ADHD adults have a normal IQ but it is more likely a function of their middle-class status. I know really smart dyslexics but it is a huge barrier to their life goals. Time spent compensating is time not spent doing a range of other activities. : (
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revised Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
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answered Does an exceptional working memory inhibit intelligence?
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comment Is variation in human brain size related to mental functioning?
I'll repeat my comment from below, a layman's translation of this question is whether hat size correlates to IQ. The predictive power of hat size can be rounded down to 0. In comparison to other factors (socio-economic, schooling, or what century you were born in) this answer is fodder for pop-psych non-sense.
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comment Is variation in human brain size related to mental functioning?
BS: computational theory is one of my core disciplines. That we can get a monkey to outperform on some specific tests does not generalize to human g measurement. Hell, it's hard to get consistent results with just humans (I have ceiling-ed IQ subtests on accident and I had to correct the administrator). If you want to go there, explain crows, elephants, etc: their brain sizes are WAY different! A layman translation of all this boils down to correlating IQ with hat size. The predictive power of hat size can be rounded down to 0- which sucks because I have a big head : (
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comment Is StackExchange.com Addiction Dangerous?
I think this needs to be reformulated to general internet addiction or closed as non-productive.
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comment Are there axioms in the mind?
This is like asking if all matter is infinity divisible or not. That's a philosophy of science question that requires defining infinite and atomic. It's not a question that a Q&A site is meant to answer!
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comment Hebbian Learning Rule, Local or Global?
Your answer indicates that the "rule" only affects local neurons but the rule/theory applies more broadly than just local neurons. Indeed, it wouldn't be of much use at all if it weren't for chaining these neurons together into larger networks.
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comment What explains habitual or even occasional incidences of self-talk?
I would think that this is just a generalized form of internal dialogue. Don't you debate with yourself on what kind of breakfast you would want in the morning? I mean, this kind of back and forth is how you make any basic pro-con list.
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answered Is StackExchange.com Addiction Dangerous?
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comment Hebbian Learning Rule, Local or Global?
While it's true that neurons only connect to adjacent neurons, the networks that form between them are the result of hebb's rule. We start out with an over-abundance of neuronal connections and the networks that don't get used (redundant ones) are systematically get killed off. Hebb's theory is critical in understanding neural networks.
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comment Does associating a color with numbers improve math learning?
I know that synesthesiacs perform worse in math, but I'm too lazy to look up the research.