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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.


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comment Is there a scientific term for when you fall asleep because you can't handle something?
@NickStauner I guess I use abnormal-psychology more widely than most, I would consider it for things like psychological responses to extreme conditions not typically experiences by people. An (potentially incorrect) example I would give is: many people who experience trench warfare come-back with shell-shock, so that could be seen as a normal response, however studying shell-shock would still be under abnormal-psych. Of course, I am by no means an authority on this, and if you guys think my edit is wrong you can reverse it or add some other tags.
Feb
6
revised Reading vs. watching a lecture: which activity results in higher knowledge retention?
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Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Can tinnitus be measured with EEG or MEG?
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement How do people perceive subjective scales?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Is extreme empathy and compassion considered a disorder?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory What is this method used in the “it's not your fault” segment of Good Will Hunting and why does it work?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory Why do we scream in pain and fear?
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement Is ignoring messages a learned behavior?
Feb
6
reviewed Excellent Does Andler's (2012) article on 'Mathematics in Cognitive Science' provide an accurate picture of mathematics in cognitive science?
Feb
6
reviewed Satisfactory How has geometry been applied in cognitive science?
Feb
6
comment How has geometry been applied in cognitive science?
Do you consider general applications of linear algebra as geometry? Or must some specific geometric insights beyond that be used?
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement Can scientific evidence support concepts of the soul?
Feb
6
reviewed Needs Improvement Is there a psychological basis for getting hiccups?
Feb
6
comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
I think this is a duplicate of How long does it take to read X number of characters?. That question specifically discusses linear, versus sub-linear, versus super-linear growth.
Feb
6
comment Why is storytelling an effective way to transmit information between people?
Not only is it an important part of advertising and marketing, but also of science (see also here) and (unfortunately) pseudoscience.
Feb
6
reviewed Leave Open Does a more ergonomic and user friendly interface/device make the human brain work less?
Feb
6
revised What are “Stimulus locked” and “Response locked” in Philiastides & Sajda (2006)
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Feb
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reviewed Leave Open What are “Stimulus locked” and “Response locked” in Philiastides & Sajda (2006)
Feb
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a scientific term for when you fall asleep because you can't handle something?
Feb
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revised Is there a scientific term for when you fall asleep because you can't handle something?
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