1,406 reputation
727
bio website migdal.wikidot.com/en
location Castelldefels, Spain
age 28
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
seen Nov 24 at 17:55

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).


May
21
comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
@H.Muster My paper (thx, btw) deals with a specific 2AFC task and gives only theoretical predictions (but two of co-authors are now doing experimental part). I'm interested if there is known scaling of efficiency any other low-level tasks (e.g. solving a word puzzle, solving a multiple choice test, signal detection, counting the number of blobs...). I am curious if there are experimental results that either are compatible with my results, or undermine it.
May
21
comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
I am aware of that paper, and actually I like it very much (and had nice discussion with an author, and even used it as an example on academia.SE). However, scaling is quadratic/linear, depending on the group size. And discipline changes only critical group size, not the scaling properties (which may be more a subject of social interactions + some hidden factors correlating group size and a measure of performance).
May
20
revised Do only humans spend a lot of time daydreaming (or having “stimulus-independent thoughts”)?
added 24 characters in body
May
20
asked Do only humans spend a lot of time daydreaming (or having “stimulus-independent thoughts”)?
May
18
awarded  Promoter
Apr
20
accepted What is the current status of tetrachromacy in humans?
Mar
14
comment Perception of probability of being right
@Speldosa Partly. I know what is signal detection theory; and actually the question was motivated by it. However, here I am not interested here not in the underlying theory but solely in belief that one is right vs real probability that one is right. But thanks for pointing to the paper (Plescak and Busemeyer) as it answers my question for a particular setting.
Mar
9
asked Perception of probability of being right
Mar
7
revised Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
added links
Mar
7
suggested suggested edit on Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Mar
7
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
1
comment What are the purported mechanisms of eidetic memory and why is it comorbid with autism?
I see. However, it may depend on the definition of savant. The article you are pointing to use it vaguely as 'savant skills'. For me it is possible (but far from obvious in any way) that 'autistic subjects have better visual memory that non-autistic subjects'. Of course, if you compare the relative verbal/visual skills you get you conclusion, but it is very different from the former. When it comes to visual skills of autistic persons, see e.g. aut.sagepub.com/cgi/reprint/11/6/547.pdf.
Mar
1
comment What are the purported mechanisms of eidetic memory and why is it comorbid with autism?
Bear in mind that savants are extremely rare, also among people with autism. Moreover, a brief look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… gives impression, that it is not an 'autistic condition'.
Feb
28
revised Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
added doi links
Feb
28
suggested suggested edit on Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Feb
25
revised References for biologically plausible models of knowledge representation?
added links: doi and free pdf
Feb
25
revised References for biologically plausible models of knowledge representation?
added links: doi and free pdf
Feb
25
awarded  Organizer
Feb
25
revised Do we understand the non-subjective mechanisms behind pleasure and pain?
removed "fully" from title, added 'sensation' tag
Feb
25
comment What do the super-large brains of whales and elephants map to?
A good answer, but I am not entirely happy with one detail: about 2.5 dimensions. I get what you mean, but I want to point that a fractal dimension is a mathematical concept. And for example it is $d=2.5$ for the 3D quadratic Koch surface (type 2) and I guess it its not what you mean. As it may have sense (you can measure fractal dim of mountains or land with trees), I think it is good to reword it in this answer.