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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
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?
Mar
28
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
@jonsca since the user seems unresponsive, I would suggest just explaining the relevant details of your other answer. It seems that the message there was along the lines of "neurons want to fire if conditions permit".
Mar
28
revised How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
added the neurobiology tag.
Mar
27
revised Encoding of abstract concepts in memory
added the terminology tag, since part of the question asks for names of fields.
Mar
27
comment Biological plausibility of bayesian models of cognition
what are some papers you looked at already while thinking about this?
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
25
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
24
awarded  Enthusiast
Mar
23
revised What are the characteristics that make complex problem solving complex?
added a tag; minor formatting
Mar
20
comment Is positive self-talk beneficial for those with low self-esteem?
This address point 3, right? Is there something addressing point 1 and 2?
Mar
20
revised What can we learn from the neural networks of C.elegans to understand human brains?
replaced neuroscience by neurobiology.
Mar
20
answered What is the difference between IQ and Executive Function?
Mar
20
revised What is the difference between IQ and Executive Function?
since the question was reopened, I retagged it