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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
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?
edited question title and added a tag
Apr
14
revised How is motivation influenced by chance of reward?
edited format
Apr
14
awarded  Strunk & White
Apr
14
comment Is there a random walk theory that can account for situations with more than two choices?
Good reference, could you expand your answer a little bit on the core ideas of their model?
Apr
14
revised Is there a random walk theory that can account for situations with more than two choices?
added some links
Apr
14
comment Behaviorist interpretations of decision field theory
Yeah, I suspect this much as well. The other important factor being that behaviorism is simply not as fashionable among psychologists anymore.
Apr
14
comment Are there known cases where people can write upside down?
I agree with @nico that this question is off-topic or not a real question. It is way too much about personal experience, and does not show any initial research effort, not even the basic searching on CogSci.SE to find the related question Josh Gitlin linked.
Apr
14
comment Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything
I would comment on the original question, unless you have enough of a follow up question to make a separate one. I know that the OP wanted to ask another question about the reliability of timing data, and the second part of your answer would be great for that; but she has yet to ask the follow up.
Apr
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it possible to measure the working memory of a non-human animal?
Apr
14
comment Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything
this isn't an answer, but it is a very interesting question/comment. I would encourage you to ask this as a separate question since answers are not supposed to be used for further questions or discussion.
Apr
13
revised Introductory resources on bayesian modeling for cognitive sciences
formatted and added some tags
Apr
13
comment What explains variability in the mean firing rate across biological neurons?
I think you are missing the point of the question with (1) and (2). Regardless if it is the presence of a signal or the absence that triggers something, if you speed up everything by a factor of 10, your whole information processing will speed up by a factor of 10 (as a crude analogy, think refresh rate on processors). However, your energy consumption will also increase (crude analogy: heat loss in processors).
Apr
13
comment What explains variability in the mean firing rate across biological neurons?
Just a quick question. Why do you expect one solution? Couldn't the optimum vary from brain region to brain region and in general depend in a complicated way on the topology?
Apr
11
revised How can I create computer based psychology experiments using OS X?
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Apr
11
revised Free software to run questionnaire based experiments
formatted to make the question more prominent.and tagged