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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.


Apr
29
comment How are newly created neurons recruited into existing networks?
I don't understand your first point. You start with "it is random in the local region" but end with "the general connection statistics of a newborn neuron will ultimately be similar to a neighboring neuron"? Which is it? Random connections and preferential attachment tend to produce very different network structures. I also agree with @ChuckSherrington and would prefer if you included some references for people like me that are not familiar with neuroscience.
Apr
29
revised How are newly created neurons recruited into existing networks?
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Apr
29
comment How is motivation influenced by chance of reward?
Could you include more specific reference for support of the somatic marker hypothesis?
Apr
29
revised How is motivation influenced by chance of reward?
added some links and broke up the text in an attempt to make it easier to read
Apr
29
comment How to get rid of subvocalization?
I agree with H.Muster and @zergylord, I think it would be great if you could include some reference to take this answer beyond anecdotal if you can.
Apr
29
comment Is Decision-Making Emotionally Based, with Rationalization as the only Conscious Component?
can you expand your answer give a more specific summary of the paper and how it addresses this question than just the abstract?
Apr
27
revised Can response time be incorporated into signal detection theory?
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Apr
27
revised Can response time be incorporated into signal detection theory?
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Apr
27
revised Can response time be incorporated into signal detection theory?
wrote down the citation instead of just raw link
Apr
27
comment Is there a reduction of “Brain Fog” with fewer hours of sleep?
You might be interested in looking around at the research on sleep inertia. This might be the term you are looking for, and then the relevant theories will be based on which stage of sleep you wake up in.
Apr
26
revised What is the “static” in human vision called?
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Apr
25
revised How is motivation influenced by chance of reward?
MathJaxified!
Apr
18
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
17
accepted Neural networks with biologically plausible accounts of neurogenesis
Apr
17
comment Neural networks with biologically plausible accounts of neurogenesis
@MattMunson thanks for your answer. I was actually organizing an online reading group on neurogenesis with some colleagues so that we could start seriously thinking about some of these questions. Unfortunately everything got delayed because there were a few other projects ahead in the queue. If you are interested in the reading group then send me an email.
Apr
16
comment Neural networks with biologically plausible accounts of neurogenesis
@ChrisS unfortunately this not on-topic on cstheory, and I would not want to ask it there. Thanks for catching the dead link!
Apr
15
comment How is the Stanford Prison Experiment connected to Conformity?
An earlier question on the connection between cognitive-psychology and the SPE might be of interest.
Apr
15
revised How is the Stanford Prison Experiment connected to Conformity?
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Apr
15
revised How to assess participant awareness of experimental deception without inducing awareness?
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Apr
15
revised Is learning to do a task automatically an example of intuition?
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