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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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revised Are there any standard tests to measure psychopathy?
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Apr
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revised Is there a term for trying to remember a word, but only remembering its first letter?
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Mar
30
comment Where do our memories get stored and how are they retrieved again?
This answer doesn't really talk about structure, it only mentions a very local update rule but not how the distribution of neurons and connection strengths created by following this rule encodes something.
Mar
30
comment Where do our memories get stored and how are they retrieved again?
this is an extremely broad question. Please try to narrow it down to one that we would have a chance of answering. Also, please show what you already know about the question. Take a look at existing questions
Mar
30
revised What are some of the drawbacks to probabilistic models of cognition?
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Mar
29
comment How to analyze reaction times and accuracy together?
You might also want to take a look at this question for inspiration.
Mar
29
revised Can response time be incorporated into signal detection theory?
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Mar
29
revised Accuracy of social judgements of observers watching business meetings
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Mar
29
revised Summary of meta-analytic correlations between self- and other-report measures
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Mar
29
revised Is it possible to quantify cognitive bias?
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Mar
29
revised How to analyze reaction times and accuracy together?
changed formatting, removed thank you, and edited tags
Mar
29
revised Measuring the adoption of norms
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Mar
28
comment Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
good answer. Welcome to the site (or to activity on the site :D)!
Mar
28
comment Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
+1 thanks, especially for including the section of what you've considered.
Mar
28
comment Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
Why just near death freezing instead of the general question: are there cases where neuronal spiking stops completely and yet later resumes? Further, can you indicate that you have done some initial research on this question? Where have you looked for an answer?
Mar
28
answered What is the term for a psychological effect which does not have a neurobiological/genetic basis?
Mar
28
comment In what ways can neurons fire randomly?
@JohnPick for this and (the old version of) your other question you might want to look at the following wikipedia article.
Mar
28
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
@JohnPick thank you, I will withdraw my downvote after the revised and more focused question is edited. Thank you for taking the time to improve the question. If you refine to the question I suggested, then it might be worthwhile to also include the developmental-psychology tag.
Mar
28
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
@JohnPick then don't include statements you don't know the validity of in your question unless they ARE your question. Without point 2 your question should be completely restated to only point 1, as "How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?"
Mar
28
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
@JohnPick can you provide a reference for all spiking ceasing as described in point 2?