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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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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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Feb
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reviewed Reviewed Is consistent dual n-back training likely to improve the performance of analysis (mathematics) students?
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Feb
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comment What is the term for a psychological effect which does not have a neurobiological/genetic basis?
@caseyr547 read the answer, 'the idea' is using multiple realizability as a way to categorize certain properties as nature vs nurture. That is not google-able, although if you could find a reference to people looking at nature vs. nurture from that perspective, I would be interested.
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Jan
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comment Is paraphilia a disorder?
Thanks, this is a useful reference. I hope you are linking to it from the relevant question.
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Jan
31
revised Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
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Jan
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revised Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
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Jan
30
revised What is the difference between spike-triggered averaging and reverse correlation?
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Jan
30
reviewed Close Are there physical techniques to relieve eye strain?
Jan
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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.
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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.
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