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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
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
Mar
19
revised Is there a random walk theory that can account for situations with more than two choices?
re-tagged with different higher order tag.
Mar
19
comment Is there a random walk theory that can account for situations with more than two choices?
where did you gather than that model is 2 dimensional? Or are you counting time as a dimension? As far as I can tell the model is a random walk on the line. The line is one dimensional.
Mar
17
comment Can sleep become addictive?
I like the comparison to gambling, but I would suggest moving the sleep based example to the front of the question (for us TL;DR folks) and then explaining it and the gambling example it was based on after-the-fold. Also, links would be nice!
Mar
17
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
17
comment What are some of the drawbacks to probabilistic models of cognition?
This is a good point! Although I suspect a bayesian would respond that it is not clear how connectionists or dynamic explanations are more mechanistic, since they tend to hide things in poorly understood 'emergence'.
Mar
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
comment What is the difference between IQ and Executive Function?
I have voted to close this question since it is not clear what is being asked, and since I believe it doesn't meet our criteria on initial research. I think there are interesting underlying questions, maybe something like "Does IQ correlate with the performance of executive function?" (of course, you would have to make the question more precise in the body) and I encourage the OP read the relevant wikipedia articles and either edit the question, or formulate a new one.
Mar
17
comment What is the difference between IQ and Executive Function?
IQ is a measurement that is believed to correlate with certain aspects of 'intelligence'. Executive function is "an umbrella term for cognitive processes such as planning, working memory, attention, problem solving, verbal reasoning, inhibition, mental flexibility, multi-tasking, initiation and monitoring of actions." Thus, I don't understand your question. Is your question: "What is the difference between a measurement and a family of cognitive processes?"
Mar
15
comment Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?
Note that your claim about the shortness of response latency is questionable. I have not played around much with iPads, but if there is something like 1/10th of a second delay (as the video suggests) then that is completely unacceptable for psychometrics.
Mar
15
answered What are some of the drawbacks to probabilistic models of cognition?
Mar
15
revised What are some of the drawbacks to probabilistic models of cognition?
added 5 characters in body
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?
retagged
Mar
12
revised Public domain scientific intelligence test available for use in research
added some tags
Mar
12
revised Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
added some tags
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.