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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
revised Defining shyness towards strangers in confrontational situations
removed the psychology tag
Apr
29
comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
thanks! It is great to see people investing in their questions. I hope someone knowledgeable on this topic comes across the question soon and helps you answer it!
Apr
29
comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
Yeah, after reading your question, I gathered you were not interested in a specific group. I am just suggesting that some people might not get that at first (I didn't get it until a careful reading of the question, for instance). Also, phrasing the converse might give you more search terms, but you probably tried those already.
Apr
29
comment What is the role of traveling waves in circuit formation during cortical development?
My answer on how spiking begins in the fetus might be relevant. I am not knowledgeable enough to adapt it to an answer to this question, though.
Apr
29
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
Thank you @ChuckSherrington I was on a voting spree last night and came across this question again. Hopefully the answer is still useful to OP. I am not sure if I completely answer the question, though.
Apr
29
awarded  Revival
Apr
29
revised How do Hemispatial Neglect patients react when told of their disability?
added a tag
Apr
29
revised What do anatomical substrates of conditioned taste aversion tell us about treatment?
added a tag; partially just to bump the question
Apr
29
comment Does the fusiform face area in patients with Prosopagnosia (face blindness) show lower activity under an fMRI?
@JoshGitlin if you have a specific question about a specific part of a paper maybe you should ask it as a whole new question :D
Apr
29
answered How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
Apr
29
comment Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
I think this question is confusing, because a tempting answer would be "if a person strongly identifies with group A, then they are more likely to have typical traits of people from group A". However, that is not what you want to ask. A potential solution is to ask the flip question: "What can be said about individuals who do not have strong group associations?" I feel that this might make your question more clear (at least to me) and the answer to it might still be enlightening/of interest to you.
Apr
29
revised Difference between “Social Roles” and “Social Groups”
edited tags
Apr
29
comment Do victims of parental abuse and neglect become abusive or neglectful parents?
@essbeev I tried to edit your question to focus on question (a) and remove the allied queries since it is best to focus on one question per question. I still think you need to be much more careful with what you mean by 'bad parenting'. Your current definition "any sort of behavior which would lead to mental disorders of any kind" is both vague and in some weird way self-fulfilling. If bad parenting is only when you cause mental disorders, then your question is effectively asking: "are people with mental disorders more likely to cause mental disorders in their offspring?"
Apr
29
revised Do victims of parental abuse and neglect become abusive or neglectful parents?
focused the question as outlined in comments.
Apr
29
awarded  Civic Duty
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?
format
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.