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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.


Jan
31
revised Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
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Jan
31
revised Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
30
revised What is the difference between spike-triggered averaging and reverse correlation?
edited body
Jan
30
reviewed Close Are there physical techniques to relieve eye strain?
Jan
29
comment Can the daily use of two or more languages impact cognitive capacity?
@icosamuel I am not sure if it is reasonable to draw conclusions from programming language to natural languages (or vice versa). Even the best programmer is far from fluent in their programming language of choice, at least in the sense of a natural language fluency.
Jan
29
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Jan
28
comment Can the daily use of two or more languages impact cognitive capacity?
Although Canada is officially a bilingual country, in most provinces outside of Quebec and the maritimes, French is not used or known by most people. In Quebec there are some 'truly bilingual' cities like Montreal, but away from these hubs people speak French and little English. Hence, I am not sure if you can qualify Canada as a 'bilingual society' for the purpose of this question. Any Canada-wide statistic will be dominated by monolinguals.
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
27
comment Does data support Domhoff's neurocognitive theory of dreams?
@caseyr547 I didn't make up rules, I asked you to be scientific on a science site and linked you to an explanation of why subconscious is not used in scientific discussions.
Jan
27
comment Does data support Domhoff's neurocognitive theory of dreams?
I agree with @NickStauner that this is a duplicate. Also, please use the scientific unconscious or preconscious instead of the vernacular subconscious.
Jan
27
awarded  Announcer
Jan
24
reviewed Reviewed Is there another example of a strongly emergent phenomenon besides the mind?
Jan
24
reviewed Close How does the brain learn abstract maths?
Jan
23
reviewed Reviewed Are people who have a crush on someone generally delusional with respect to their crush?
Jan
23
reviewed Reviewed What causes a person to be curious, inquisitive and explorative?
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Neural Microfilaments for Computation?
Jan
23
reviewed Close Is there psychoactive music?
Jan
23
comment Split Brain Experiments on Animals
If you want the links then here is the ref for Levy & Trevarthen and a pdf
Jan
23
comment Is it truly necessary to upgrade Tononi's criteria of consciousness in the Integrated Information theory?
@caseyr547 putting pre-prints on the arXiv is not for attention, but a standard practice in physics, theoretical computer science, and most of mathematics. Now, I am not saying you should treat Tegmark's work seriously (I am not yet familiar with this preprint), but you should not misrepresent the arXiv. The preprint in question came out less than a month ago and could easily be under review somewhere. Not that this even matters, since it is just as easy to publish in 3rd rate journals as upload to the arXiv; papers should be judged on their own quality not based on where they appear.
Jan
23
revised Is it truly necessary to upgrade Tononi's criteria of consciousness in the Integrated Information theory?
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