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comment Why do power laws describe learning and skill acquisition so well?
From the wikipedia article you cite: "subsequent research by Heathcote, Brown, and Mewhort suggests that the power function observed in learning curves that are averaged across participants is an artifact of aggregation.[3] Heathcote et al. suggest that individual-level data is better fit by an exponential function and the authors demonstrate that the multiple exponential curves will average to produce a curve that is misleadingly well fit by a power function." Do power laws model individual learning well? Or are they an artifact of averaging?
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revised What cognitive abilities show the largest B-W differences in variance?
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revised What cognitive abilities show the smallest B-W differences in mean scores?
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reviewed Leave Open How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
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comment How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
@ChristianHummeluhr normally I would be inclined to agree with you, but Chuck's comment suggests that this could be a border-case between bio and our site.
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revised Research operationalizing so-called strategic thinking?
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comment Which political system stimulates individuals the most to strive for the greater good?
If I could cast a non-binding vote then I would vote that this question is too broad. The whole fields of moral and political philosophy have struggled with this question for over 2 millennia; how do you define "the greater good", how do you define "political system", are all highly non-trivial questions. However, some variant of this question would be very interesting, if you were a bit more precise on your parameters.
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reviewed Close How does human brain pick out the most likely representation of object when an object is ambiguous?
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reviewed Close Do people talk faster than they process?
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reviewed Close What are the smallest neurons ever identified?
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reviewed Close Can intuition exist without creativity?
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reviewed Close Extreme empathy and social anxiety
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reviewed Close How do I improve my brain's capacity to turn new information from short to long-term memory?
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comment Where do you get your news?
@Emile over on Reddit, /r/scholar can be a good place to request papers, but you didn't hear that from me ;).
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comment What is the evolutionary purpose of envy?
You might be interested in this post and this discussion of inequality aversion (and links therein) that discuss this from an evolutionary game theory perspective.