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From the School of Computer Science and Department of Psychology at McGill University, I marvel at the world through algorithmic lenses. My specific interests are in quantum computing, evolutionary game theory, modern evolutionary synthesis, and theoretical cognitive science. Previously I was at the Institute for Quantum Computing and Department of Combinatorics & Optimization at the University of Waterloo and a visitor to the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore.


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comment Is the Orch-OR Penrose-Hameroff model for consciousness sensible?
As @KeeganKeplinger mentions, can you explain why this discussion doesn't answer you? If you want to read further then maybe this reddit discussion and my blog post might guide you as to why people usually don't usually seriously consider Penrose & Hameroff.
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reviewed Reviewed How to apply different motivational theories to understand career orientation?
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reviewed Reviewed Does limiting mental activity during the day increase mental performance later in the day?
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reviewed Reviewed What is the optimal combination of text and background color for EEG experiments?
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reviewed Reviewed Is a person with a psychopathic disorder aware of it?
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reviewed Close Is there any real help for a severe needle phobia?
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reviewed Leave Open How can we define “sanity” across cultures?
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comment How to compare tasks completed by neural architectures objectively?
This is a nice question. One approach is to go as you are proposing from the direction of task difficulty, a dual idea would be to look at the complexity of the neural networks that solve the tasks. For that you might find this CogSci question and this cstheory question useful.
Apr
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comment Using SPM Anatomy Toolbox
@NickStauner I agree with jonsca, questions about specialized neuro/cogsci/psych tool are perfectly fine, but this one is simply too broad and zero effort on the part of the OP (not meeting our initial research goals). To the OP: if you edit your question to be more specific and to cover what you know then we can reopen it.
Apr
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comment References for biologically plausible models of knowledge representation?
@Seanny123 I wasn't suggesting characterizing it as such. I was just giving examples of questions that are "how biologically plausible is x?" or "what are the downsides of x?" and x just happened to be bayesian models because those are posts I happened to remember.
Apr
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comment References for biologically plausible models of knowledge representation?
@Seanny123 your comment could be turned into a separate question on the biological feasibility of VSA. Kind of like similar but more broad questions for biological plausibility and other downsides and limitations of bayesian models.
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reviewed Close How do we now that someone is staring at us?
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reviewed Close How exactly men recoqnize others' IQ by just looking at the picture?
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reviewed Close Is it possible to devise a scientifically valid model for personality preferences or tendencies?
Apr
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revised Technical term for the loss of words in your mother-tongue when speaking a different language
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is leg jiggling a focus aid?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
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reviewed Close Brain damage / change in long term psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia
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reviewed Leave Open Is Brain Sync music effective in increasing cognitive functioning?
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reviewed Leave Open How to select vocabulary items for a test designed to expand vocabulary in English as a second language students?