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May
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revised Is it possible for humans to conceive of being dead?
retagged (we are trying to remove use of cognition tag, and this isn't really about perception as it is studied).
May
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comment How to estimate IQ for public figures?
I don't think this is really an answer, and could be easily summarized as a comment: "use statistics and bayesian inference". This could be an answer if you provided some sources for how to obtain reasonable priors (instead of taking a random personal guess) or even a complete model. At this point you are just stating the obvious (which is more or less done in the question body): gather information and conclude the most likely IQ.
May
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revised How to estimate IQ for public figures?
MathJaxed the math
May
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comment Does individual work performance follow a Paretian distribution?
There is a nice NPR piece on this research and G+ discussion for those that want a quick summary. I also find the connection between power-laws of degree distribution in network formation (via preferential attachment, etc) and these performance results too close for comfort. Is there a more meaningful connection between the two?
May
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awarded  Nice Question
May
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revised How can you limit excessive risk-taking at the institutional level?
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revised Do students exhibit rational behavior in determining study time?
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May
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revised What is the field that studies community responses to incentives?
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revised Game-theory strategies to overcome holdout problem?
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revised What are the key algorithms for learning optimal behavior of economic agents?
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revised Do safety features cause drivers to engage in more risky behavior than they otherwise would?
removed off-topic econ reference and tagged with best tag I could come up with
Apr
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revised Defining shyness towards strangers in confrontational situations
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Apr
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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
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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
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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
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awarded  Revival
Apr
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revised How do Hemispatial Neglect patients react when told of their disability?
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revised What do anatomical substrates of conditioned taste aversion tell us about treatment?
added a tag; partially just to bump the question
Apr
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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