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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.


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
3
awarded  Outspoken
Mar
3
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
3
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
3
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.
Mar
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answered What is relationship between being a good person and functioning in society?
Mar
2
revised What is the difference between a schema and a heuristic?
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Feb
27
revised Why does optogenetics not mean that perfect brain-computer interfaces are possible?
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Feb
27
reviewed Leave Open Is perfectionism related to OCD?
Feb
27
revised Is perfectionism related to OCD?
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Feb
27
revised How to refer to the phenomenon of people only absorbing evidence which confirms their beliefs?
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Feb
26
reviewed Reviewed Binary classification as a cognitive strategy?
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open What is mindful focused self-awareness from a cognitive science perspective?
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Open Why do I get smaller accuracy when I use 80% of training sets using HMAX model?
Feb
25
revised What are biologically plausible ways to model binocular disparity?
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Feb
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
18
revised What are the mathematical models of memory?
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Feb
14
comment When was it recognized that thinking occurs in the brain and not in the heart?
I think this is historic cherry-picking; if you dig enough among the Greeks you will find almost any belief (most prominent example of this is saying that the Greeks predicted atomic theory because of Democritus). The question becomes (as you point out in the comments), did any large body subscribe to this belief beyond a few disciples? I would argue that they didn't, because in the 3rd century BC, Aristotle was still promoting the brain as refrigerator and had much more historic significance than Alcmaeon.