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comment Can I teach my brain to understand binary?
How is cuneiform like binary, exactly? Pretty sure that's straight out of a certain science fiction novel. ;)
Jun
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comment Is continuous split or meta - awareness a scientifically supported concept?
It's a complex issue and the dust isn't even finished being kicked up, let alone settling. DataColada by Uri Simonsohn is as good a place to start as any, since he arguably tipped the first domino and has done a lot of work on it. There's about 40 posts to read.
Jun
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comment Is continuous split or meta - awareness a scientifically supported concept?
There's always incubation, which I think is safe? Who knows lately, though. I barely trust anything published before 2010 anymore, and I don't particularly trust the rest, either.
Jun
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comment Is continuous split or meta - awareness a scientifically supported concept?
Mindfulness was looking like it was doing well in the noughts, but since the replication crisis started, the construct has been taking a real beating, IIRC. Should've asked in 2010. :)
Jun
29
comment Is there scientific evidence on the benefits of binaural beats?
Binaural beats are not substantially different from optical illusions, in my view. No one would expect staring at a vase-face illusion for an hour a day to bring cognitive benefits. Why would we expect BBs to have applications outside of things like artistic expression? (Mostly responding to allusions made to this 'following in line with research' by various companies marketing to consumers here.)
Jun
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reviewed Delete Why is the sound of fingernails on a chalkboard so intolerable?
Jun
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comment The mind as a state of matter or physical system?
@ArnonWeinberg Not really.
Jun
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answered Is modality-specific working memory capacity correlated within individuals?
Jun
25
comment Can a person be brilliant even though slow at resolving problems?
This question doesn't really make much sense. As Krysta said, IQ tests incorporate a time limit, so if you're 20 minutes behind, you will score low, and therefore can't also score high. How this maps on to your idea of 'brilliance' is unclear. You might want to read Ritchie's new lay book on IQ, Intelligence: All That Matters.
Jun
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reviewed Close What are the main theories that account for why some people like X and others not?
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Jun
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comment What are the practical uses of ontologies?
I don't know. Coming at this from an ACT-R perspective, I would say those two options are not meaningfully different, but since ACT-R is kind of tangential here, that question may be better suited for the CS SE. If you crosspost, I'd appreciate a link (it's an interesting question).
Jun
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comment What are the practical uses of ontologies?
The ontology is not the data as such, but rather the structure that allows, say, ACT-R to use the TENA repo in or as its declarative memory.
Jun
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comment What are the practical uses of ontologies?
I don't think the paper specifies beyond proposing the "design and development of applied formal ontologies to 1) serve as a knowledge base for our cognitive models (Cyber Security Ontologies) and to 2) classify and annotate cyber security test and training data (Scenario Ontologies)."
Jun
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comment What are the practical uses of ontologies?
From a cognitive science perspective, they're just hooking a couple of cybersecurity ontologies into ACT-R's declarative memory. For example, the bridging module between the TENA repo and ACT-R converts the TENA repo's idea of a "spearphishing email" into something ACT-R can understand and act on. You might think about it analogously to how sound waves are converted to neural signals in the ear.
Jun
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reviewed Close Re-conditioning the brain to read words and symbols/numbers “visually” and changing the visual meaning of a word
Jun
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reviewed Close The roots of Online Altruism
Jun
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comment What are the conditions of deliberate practice?
I don't think you technically can do deliberate practice without a tutor. You can still practice on your own, of course.
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reviewed Close reliability of fmri and pet
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comment Comparative functional neuroanatomy: humans & octopodes
And article: cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(12)01064-0?