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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.


Mar
15
revised What are some of the drawbacks to probabilistic models of cognition?
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Mar
13
accepted How are newly created neurons recruited into existing networks?
Mar
12
revised Is there a psychological model or theory that describes strangers in the vicinity unknowingly causing discomfort?
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Mar
12
revised Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
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Mar
12
revised Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
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Mar
12
comment Combinatorial woes
Also, please try to summarize the main question at the end of the post in bold. Something like "How do we avoid the combinatorial explosion of chunking?" if that is your main question.
Mar
12
revised Combinatorial woes
added a link and fixed capitalization
Mar
12
comment How can I create computer based psychology experiments using OS X?
I hear downloads really turn people off doing studies :(.
Mar
11
comment Why is a lack of response to punishment in adults considered significant in diagnoses?
How is cognitive psychology a relevant tag?
Mar
11
comment Why is a lack of response to punishment in adults considered significant in diagnoses?
significant to what? I would try to rephrase the whole question in terms of diagnosing psychopathy or similar conditions and avoid vague words like 'significant'. I also retagged your question, cognitive-psychology is not a catch-all tag.
Mar
11
revised Why is a lack of response to punishment in adults considered significant in diagnoses?
cognitive-psychology was not a relevant tag.
Mar
11
revised Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
tried to rephrase the question in a way that does not presuppose its own answer
Mar
10
comment Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
If you are looking for references, the a simple google scholar search provides plenty. Further, following just one step from the news article you site, and going to Vernon Quinsey's homepage provides plenty of information. Why is that info not satisfactory? I don't think this question meets our criteria on initial research.
Mar
9
comment How can I create computer based psychology experiments using OS X?
This is really cool stuff, have you done any coding that answers this question or any suggestion on how to proceed?
Mar
8
comment Are there any open access journals in the cognitive sciences with impact factor >1
You should consider asking this on academia.SE
Mar
8
answered Are there sex differences in inter-rater consistency of attractiveness ratings of opposite-sex faces?
Mar
8
comment Behaviorist interpretations of decision field theory
how is Rescorla-Wagner anymore biologically plausible implementation wise? And I never got the impression that behaviorist models were suppose to be grounded in neurobiology, I thought that one of their strengths was that they were agnostic to implementation. Am I confused?
Mar
6
comment Does Facebook activity predict job performance?
Do we really need a 'facebook' tag? Shouldn't it at least be something more neutral like 'social-networking' or something?
Mar
6
revised nature-nurture wiki description
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Mar
6
revised publication-process wiki description
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