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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.


May
14
comment Does self-rated performance predict objective performance over and above other-rated performance?
I am guessing attractiveness is not a domain-specific performance of the type you are looking for. However, for attractiveness there is huge inaccuracy in self-rating compared to others-ratings and there is a pretty big gender difference; men are much worse at self-rating than women (see the 4th paragraph of this answer for details/references)
May
13
comment What types of sounds do young infants prefer?
It seems that the preference for mother's voice develops in the fetus at about 32-34 weeks after gestation.
May
13
comment Physiological differences between brains of Conservatives and Liberals
Could you include a proper reference (or link) to the article you mention, and not just the name? Also, that study was done in 2007, and has been cited 136 times, have you done a forward search on Google Scholar?
May
13
revised Physiological differences between brains of Conservatives and Liberals
re-tagged and removed unnecessary thank-you
May
13
answered Do fetuses exhibit pattern recognition in utero?
May
13
comment Phenomenon that causes music to sound like it's being played at a different tempo than remembered?
It is always better to explain what you know about the process already in your question, and if you don't know anything about it then do a little bit of initial research to better frame your question.
May
13
revised Phenomenon that causes music to sound like it's being played at a different tempo than remembered?
added a tag
May
13
comment Is there a reduction of “Brain Fog” with fewer hours of sleep?
Go for it @ChuckSherrington :D, it looks like a good direction. I would still prefer if the OP asked some more specific sub-questions as separate posts, though.
May
12
revised What is the standard way to analyze EEG data in a mismatch negativity paradigm?
formatting links
May
12
revised The current recommended text for statistics in behavioural sciences
replaced 'textbooks' by the 'reference-request' tag which is in common usage
May
11
revised At what age are infants first able to perform pattern recognition?
the other tags didn't really fit the question too well.
May
9
revised Cognitive explanation of why beta blockers are effective for anxiety
removed cognition tag
May
9
revised What is the effect of merely expecting an interruption on performance?
removed cognition tag
May
9
revised Is there any evidence to support a correlation between how much bodily energy you are using, and how quickly time appears to pass?
trying to phase out cognition in favor of other tags
May
8
awarded  Revival
May
7
comment Asaccadia adaptation
this is a good explanation of what saccades are and why they are needed. Except for the very short first paragraph, I am not sure that it answers the main question of what happens if a person lacks them, how do they compensate. Could you expand on this?
May
7
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
@JohnPick this question might also be of interest to you as a continuation of your previous questions on the topic.
May
7
revised How does evolution help in Minsky's theory of a resourceful mind?
theory-of-the-mind is the question of other minds, philosophy of mind is the more appropriate tag
May
7
revised References for biologically plausible models of knowledge representation?
replaced the representation tag which is unused by other questions by the reference-request tag that is fitting and bumped a good question to the front page.
May
7
comment How to estimate IQ for public figures?
The hope is to have answers that don't need to be prefaced with such comments. If you flushed out your answer into an actual model, or made reference to someone who did, then I would upvote it. At this point I don't see how you are stating something that would actual get an interested party closer to answering the question. Maybe I am just missing some subtle point in your answer, in which case I hope others pick up on it. If you have more concerns about this, join me in chat. I apologize if my comment was discouraging.