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A PhD student in Theoretical Quantum Optics at ICFO. Alumnus of Physics and Mathematics at the University of Warsaw. Interested in quantum optics & quantum information, applied optics and mathematical modeling in psychology. Dedicated to education of gifted schoolchildren (as both tutor and organizer). In free time enjoys photography, hiking and psychology (esp. cognitive science).


Oct
25
comment What stimulus features determine the psychophysical power law exponent?
I don't know psychological papers on it. But well, it's fundamental stuff and the Nature does not care if psychologist know it or not. (Compare as if some guys used 2+2=5 claiming "hey, but there is no paper in our field disproving that".) I know some well more subtle papers (e.g. arXiv:1102.4101 when it is argued that a certain statistical relation in data-drive sociology is not necessary a power law). Also, I bet that most of mathematical psychologists know are very well aware of it. Sadly, I have doubts whether standard psychologists are enough educated.
Oct
25
comment What stimulus features determine the psychophysical power law exponent?
Now I'm away from may books, but it should be is something like "Feynman lectures on physics" or, if you want something more specific, look at dimensional analysis (there you see very well that also the constrains change relations drastically).
Oct
25
comment What stimulus features determine the psychophysical power law exponent?
Well, it's a piece of any standard physics introduction that: you cannot compare different variables (e.g. what is more: one meter or one kilogram) unless you have relations between them. And both depending on the choice of variables, and of the constrains, you obtain vary different relations between "physical quantities". For example, take "heat" as a function of "electricity" - i takes no sense. Even if restrict ourselves to "heat" = energy generated per second (W), (I - current, U - voltage, R - resistance) then it can be W(U) = I U, W(U) = U^2/R, W(I) = I U, W(I) = R I^2, ...
Oct
22
comment How to classify and understand emotions of people using chat and text messaging lingo and emoticons?
Just of todays findings: "Cooooooooooooooollllllllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Using Word Lengthening to Detect Sentiment in Microblogs" (I haven't it yet, but its title is so charming that I didn't the urge to post it here).
Oct
22
answered What stimulus features determine the psychophysical power law exponent?
Sep
13
comment When faced with a choice and trying to make a quick decision, are 2 options better than 3 or more options?
What do you mean by better? Faster to choose, with higher utility (how defined?), causing less doubts during the choice, causing less doubts after the choice...? And, what is the 3rd option (better, worse, different) for 2 others? (Otherwise a great question, BTW.)
Sep
2
comment Is religiousness a genetically heritable feature?
@Xurtio Answers can be improved. So just if you copy and paste your comment, it would be beneficial. Bear in mind that comments are to improve a question. For answers (also - partial) - there are... answers.
Aug
31
comment Do measures of Big 5 personality have a positive bias towards extraverted, conscientious, emotionally stable, ageeable and open individuals?
BTW: Do people with high agreeableness agree with more statements (positive or negative, or at least: positive) than ones with low agreeableness?
Aug
27
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Aug
25
awarded  Good Question
Aug
23
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
@Tiberiu-IonuțStan First, I know a bunch of illegal things (e.g. drinking in public in my country) that popular. Second, there is not a single issue I'm 100% sure about. If you are 100% sure, please consider putting your money where your mouth is and write an well-supported answer saying it's a cultural thing, not a biological one.
Aug
23
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
@Tiberiu-IonuțStan No, the question is not about law, obeying it etc. It is about a one or two layer deeper thing. Needless to say, there are many positive feedback loops.
Aug
23
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
Anyway, why so downvoted? While I'm not convinced, the answer is far from from being "not useful". (Perhaps a long time ago sex was dirty.)
Aug
22
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
@DavidWiner I'm not disgusted by pubic hair nor genitals (as long as they are clean, healthy, perhaps young - and for that traits your explanation works).
Aug
22
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Aug
22
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
I'm not convinced. People are not disgusted by looking at other's having sex (unless they are their parents, which is a different story).
Aug
22
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Aug
21
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
Thanks, you rise a few good points. However, my question is not on sexual norms, but unwillingness to have sex in public.
Aug
20
asked Why do humans have sex in private?
Aug
19
answered Is there any Personality theory that uses scientific methodology instead of subjective interpretations?