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reviewed Close Lack of awareness/concern for the consequences?
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revised Are there any studies that suggest an evolutionary advantage of dreaming?
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comment Human behaviour in one-shot perfect information games
I don't think this qualifies as an answer to the question, and should be left as a comment instead. I can simulate these games on my own, as can anybody else. The human part of the question is essential.
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revised Do all types of synapses in the brain change based on spike-timing-dependent plasticity?
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comment Difference in perception by left and right eye
I don't kind of examples specific to all the details your provide -- like motion and contrast -- but there are observed differences in color perception between the eyes due to how your brain categorizes colors. See the intra-person variation part of this answer, or Gilbert, A. L., Regier, T., Kay, P., & Ivry, R. B. (2006). Whorf hypothesis is supported in the right visual field but not the left. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(2): 489–494.
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revised Does difficulty of task increase perceived authority?
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comment Does the human visual system implement (adaptive) histogram equalization?
Thanks, this is useful. However, I am not sure if I would call it an an alternative. For example, in Laughlin's paper normalization is done prior to histogram equalization. Suggesting that normalization is a first step, but insufficient, at least for explaining the response of blowfly neurons.
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asked Does the human visual system implement (adaptive) histogram equalization?
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comment Development of social cognition as an alternative to the obstetrical dilemma
I have not found the answer for myself, so I am eager to read one. I hope you give one based on that book when you finish reading it. For now, I can concert this response to a comment, since it is not self-contained enough to answer the question.
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comment Empirical proof for social network models
You might be interested in this blog post where I discuss some of the discrepencies between what social network data looks like and how it is used in (evolutionary game theory) models.
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comment Which paper or book from cognitive science do you think everyone should read or know about, and why?
I think this question would be better if we listed one book/paper per answer, not three. And provided an explanation of why that is a good choice. Since I've made this CW, you can always feel free to provide more than one answer. Of course, the community can still vote to close this question, if they think it is too broad like @StevenJeuris suggests.