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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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reviewed Satisfactory How has geometry been applied in cognitive science?
Feb
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comment How has geometry been applied in cognitive science?
Do you consider general applications of linear algebra as geometry? Or must some specific geometric insights beyond that be used?
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement Can scientific evidence support concepts of the soul?
Feb
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reviewed Needs Improvement Is there a psychological basis for getting hiccups?
Feb
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comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
I think this is a duplicate of How long does it take to read X number of characters?. That question specifically discusses linear, versus sub-linear, versus super-linear growth.
Feb
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comment Why is storytelling an effective way to transmit information between people?
Not only is it an important part of advertising and marketing, but also of science (see also here) and (unfortunately) pseudoscience.
Feb
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reviewed Leave Open Does a more ergonomic and user friendly interface/device make the human brain work less?
Feb
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revised What are “Stimulus locked” and “Response locked” in Philiastides & Sajda (2006)
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reviewed Leave Open What are “Stimulus locked” and “Response locked” in Philiastides & Sajda (2006)
Feb
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a scientific term for when you fall asleep because you can't handle something?
Feb
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revised Is there a scientific term for when you fall asleep because you can't handle something?
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Feb
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reviewed Reviewed Is consistent dual n-back training likely to improve the performance of analysis (mathematics) students?
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Feb
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comment What is the term for a psychological effect which does not have a neurobiological/genetic basis?
@caseyr547 read the answer, 'the idea' is using multiple realizability as a way to categorize certain properties as nature vs nurture. That is not google-able, although if you could find a reference to people looking at nature vs. nurture from that perspective, I would be interested.
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comment Is paraphilia a disorder?
Thanks, this is a useful reference. I hope you are linking to it from the relevant question.
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