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The algorithm designer who does not run experiments risks becoming lost in abstraction. —Sedgewick


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comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
this is an emerging area that depends a lot on the framework by which the decision making is expressed/structured. see collective intelligence a newly emerging field with deep study, and there is a lot of connection to online social networks etc
Apr
8
comment Have ideas of “gamification” been applied to education?
games in education are very old, even ancient of course. video games are newer....
Apr
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answered Is Golden Ratio's association with perceived beauty a myth?
Apr
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comment What is the most complex artificial neural network created to date?
heres a survey late 2013. note google is very far ahead with "deep learning" visual images.
Mar
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comment Scientific term for people who value following the rules
these traits are not nec all connected. re (3) see groupthink
Mar
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comment What is the psychology behind trolling?
yes from paper, the tetrad is: narcissism, Machiavellianism, psychopathy, and sadistic personality. it adds sadism to the more standard triad (wikipedia article). "tetrad" is an apparently newer concept.
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awarded  Editor
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revised What is the psychology behind trolling?
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answered What is the psychology behind trolling?
Feb
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comment What does a cortical column do?
the other question seems to be focused on mere anatomy
Feb
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awarded  Student
Feb
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asked What does a cortical column do?
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awarded  Teacher
Feb
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answered What makes people easily subscribe to pseudoscientific theories?
Feb
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comment What makes people easily subscribe to pseudoscientific theories?
pseudoscience psychology / wikipedia
Feb
9
comment What is an effective metric of complexity for an Artificial Neural Network?
ok good (counter)pt but seems that many neurons must be doing something significant, maybe optimizing digestion breakdown for some process(es) that require significant complexity... not intelligent by typical stds but that fits into the answer pt about "different kinds of intelligences"... thx for that!
Feb
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comment What is an effective metric of complexity for an Artificial Neural Network?
?!? there are roughly ~$10^{10}$ neurons in the human brain. hadnt heard about much in the stomach... do you have a ref for that? sounds incorrect to me
Feb
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comment What is an effective metric of complexity for an Artificial Neural Network?
note that in biology intelligence basically scales with # of neurons, and so # of neurons is probably a rough/good estimate of complexity if they are functioning at least as effectively as in the biological case (a caveat which basically rules out all ANNs in current existence—also strongly disagreeing with the hyperbolic and unjustified claim you cite that a large ANN has successfully replicated cat-level intelligence).
Feb
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answered What is an effective metric of complexity for an Artificial Neural Network?