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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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awarded  Announcer
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reviewed Leave Open Is there any scientific study of private day dreaming that involves movement and verbalising?
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reviewed Leave Open Are there other programs like MIRI for mathematics, intelligence and brain enthusiasts?
Mar
9
comment Can learning too much cause the information stored in our brain to become chaotic or tangled?
Did you read the answer on the question you linked explaining how the hard-drive analogy is misguided? Thus "2.5 petabytes" doesn't really mean anything. Also, have you ever tried remembering a dream? What about what you had for breakfast 537 days ago? Presumably you remembered that 536 days ago.
Mar
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comment Are there other programs like MIRI for mathematics, intelligence and brain enthusiasts?
This is not an answer, the OP is not asking for computer programs. He is asking for academic/professional programs.
Mar
9
comment Metamathematics and cognitive science
How is this different from your previous question? Can you do some background reading and initial research? You have the potential to ask some really cool questions, but you keep not taking the time to carefully frame your questions.
Mar
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comment Overview of Pitts & McCullough (1943) “A logical calculus of the ideas immanent in nervous activity”
I will look into having your previous accounts merged into this one. Thank you for registering.
Mar
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comment Overview of Pitts & McCullough (1943) “A logical calculus of the ideas immanent in nervous activity”
You have at least three seperate accounts: 1, 2, 3. All of them are unregistered, if you register an account then we can merge all of them together which will allow you to more fully participate in this StackExchange.
Mar
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revised Overview of Pitts & McCullough (1943) “A logical calculus of the ideas immanent in nervous activity”
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Mar
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comment Overview of Pitts & McCullough (1943) “A logical calculus of the ideas immanent in nervous activity”
Their paper is cited by many as the first introduction of deterministic finite state automata into computer science (although in my opinion some work in idustrial engineering preceeds this). Thus it is very important for the history of CS; I don't think it is nearly as important for neuroscience, unfortunately :(.
Mar
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revised Can we explain the tendency of investors dollar cost averaging in terms of loss aversion?
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Mar
4
comment Does explaining a visual guidance system affect visual attention distribution?
When this leaves testing, and is used with (I assume) student drivers, will it be explained to them? Or are you just trying to use this in a study to learn how people scan normally and giving the cues as an "aha! I gotcha! There was danger here!"?
Mar
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awarded  Outspoken
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comment How does human brain pick out the most likely representation of object when an object is ambiguous?
How is feature recognition any different from voting of different networks? What do you think recognizes the features? Or do you literally believe that there is a "potato" and a "grenade" neural network in your brain that is somehow distinct from the "networks for other objects"? Finally, is it possible to remove the images? They don't add anything to the question except length.
Mar
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comment What is relationship between being a good person and functioning in society?
Welcome to CogSci @DavidBasanta, that seems like an interesting question that is too long for comments. You should consider making it a separate self-contained question on the site.
Mar
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comment Are words and ideas written in a distinctive font easier to remember?
If something is less legible then it takes more effort to read and since you devote more effort, you are more likely to engage in more active reading which tends to promote retention. I would explore this route.
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answered What is relationship between being a good person and functioning in society?
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revised What is the difference between a schema and a heuristic?
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