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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.


Nov
29
comment Food sharing and mutual aid among the homeless
Thanks @TomášZato, if I wanted a more general question then I would have asked that more general question. You are, of course, welcome to ask the more general question as your own. I am familiar with the answer to this question in various other settings, but also know that such behaviors are very culture specific, and so I want an answer for this specific (although still very heterogeneous) group if possible.
Nov
26
comment What adjectives can be used to describe emotional intelligence competences?
Some suggestions: empathic, warm, kind, personable, sociable, gregarious, amiable, affable
Nov
26
revised How do features of the work environment such as type of pen or color of paper influence productivity and workplace well-being?
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Nov
25
revised How, other than pharmacotherapy, can those diagnosed with thought disorders be treated?
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Nov
25
revised “Do it yourself” Cognitive-Behavioral-Therapy-style intervention methods
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Nov
25
revised Neuropharmacology and Simulation
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Nov
25
revised Is cognitive science a concentration of psychology?
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Nov
22
reviewed Reject How is intelligence correlated to beauty?
Nov
17
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
12
asked Publicly available social networks in apes and hunter-gatherer societies
Nov
12
revised What are the possible causes of pettiness?
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Oct
25
comment Do Jewish people have better cognitive abilities than average population?
Why would you expect 'cognitive abilities' to be important for being (over)represented in politics or science, over say 'economic privilege' or 'small sample bias' or 'cultural/historic coincidence'?
Oct
25
comment Do Jewish people have better cognitive abilities than average population?
Although you put "natural selection" in quotes, I would go one step further and make this part more unambiguous by saying something like "cultural/historic forces".
Oct
16
comment Neural networks with biologically plausible accounts of neurogenesis
@Seanny123 there is no reading group on-going for this, and it isn't something that I think about much anymore so it is unlikely that I will start one.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
17
awarded  Announcer
Aug
31
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
27
revised What is it called to think without language? Are there studies around it?
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Aug
5
reviewed Needs Improvement What to call measures obtained between pre-test and post-test?
Aug
5
reviewed Satisfactory Is there any standardized test / questionnaire to measure frustration?