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Jan
28
comment Which paper or book from cognitive science do you think everyone should read or know about, and why?
I think this question would be better if we listed one book/paper per answer, not three. And provided an explanation of why that is a good choice. Since I've made this CW, you can always feel free to provide more than one answer. Of course, the community can still vote to close this question, if they think it is too broad like @StevenJeuris suggests.
Jan
10
comment Is there a neural network model of Pavlovian Learning?
You might be interested in this question on refinements of the Rascorla-Wagner model of classical conditioning, which I hear is provided by temporal difference learning. TD-learning has various implementations in neuro, and those would also be implementations of Pavlovian learning then.
Jan
7
comment PTSD based on false memories
The term "secondary PTSD" is useful, and a nice way to get into the literature. So I appreciate this comment. It seems that it is not limited to counsellors.
Nov
26
comment Moral Foundations Theory and trigger word combinations
I also think you ask a very focused question when you write: "has there been any work done on looking at combinations of these trigger words from different categories [for the same query]?". You should emphasize this and de-emphasize the three "questions" lower down. Those are more examples of what you might expect such further work to look like.
Nov
26
comment Moral Foundations Theory and trigger word combinations
This is a great question, very focused, detailed and educational. Well done, Alex. I am not sure if @SydneyMaples is talking about a previous draft, but this question seems completely on topic for me. The moral foundation theory is a pretty popular topic in social psychology, so there are many more researchers than just Haidt looking at it. My only advice is that people are probably dissuaded by the length, it might be better to move the first paragraph after the main question into a "Background" section; or at least add some section headings.
Jun
20
comment Is it possible to master two different typing keyboard layouts?
@AliceD interference and context is definitely a thing, so I am not sure where your assessment is coming from. For example, imagine a person that is bilingual in a pair of languages that have different scrips. I would expect them to have an easier time learning the two different keyboard layouts corresponding to the two languages because of context than a monolingual person learning two different keyboard layouts for the same script.
Jun
7
comment How does the physical brain know about qualia?
@ArnonWeinberg this question is perfectly fine here. Philosophy of mind is a part of the cognitive sciences and we are not restricted to empirical questions. In fact, drawing a clear line separating 'science' from 'philosophy' is often a fool's errand.
Jun
7
comment How to test whether a person is Left-Eared or Right-Eared?
To which ear do you hold your phone? Or is that a test of handedness?
Jun
1
comment What are the highest ranked neuroscience journals that use double-blind review process?
I don't know the particulars of your case, but it is usually a big red flag when someone thinks that their work deserves a top journal but do not know the top journals of the field in which the work is in. That usually signals a certain amount of disengagement with the literature, my personal advice on how to proceed would be here. However, I think your question is a fine fit for this site and I hope you get some useful answers.
May
27
comment Why is it that only humans commit suicide?
@NeMo when you cross-post, you should include a link to the previous version. You should also try to tailor questions more to the audiences of the sites or what you learned from your previous posting instead of just copying your question verbatim.
May
27
comment Why is it that only humans commit suicide?
@NeMo it is your job to demonstrate your initial research in the question, by for instance referencing the paper you linked. Especially when your question is based on a premise like "no animals other than humans commit suicide without the intention to help their kin".
May
25
comment Have any drugs been shown to increase the neuroplasticity of adult brains?
Why are you equating the propensity "to connect and myelinated more easily" to learning? If you focus on just myelination and connecting more easily and drop "learning" (in which case I would remove the learning and cognitive-neuroscience tags, too) then I think you will have a good and precise question that doesn't assume too much.
May
19
comment Is it possible to erase problematic memories?
Thanks for this answer, Peter. To further clarify the extent of reconsolidation research in non-human animals, do you know the reference for the anisomycin and memory reconsolidation in rats studies off the top of your head? Although not human, I think it would help OP to see "how far we are from achieving" their goal.
May
19
comment How to work on a research problem while sleeping?
For the sleep part, I think this question might be a duplicate of the earlier: Can one incubate on a specific idea in one's sleep? for the "dinner, walking, or shower" part, you should take a look at this question: How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
May
19
comment What color is this dress? — And why do some see it as white and gold and others see it as black and blue?
Can you make your answer more self-contained? Otherwise it is a better fit as a comment than as an answer.
May
17
comment What are the psychological differences in camelCase and underscore_case programming conventions?
@StevenJeuris sounds like somebody is well-placed to provide an answer.
May
16
comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
Also keep in mind, that these comments are from individual and different users. They do not unanimously reflect the opinion of the site (and although I am a moderator I am writing here with advice and not enforcing a policy) and that is why you get conflicting opinions from users. Your question is definitely an edge case.
May
16
comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS you could just add your comment as clarification to the question: you are fine of things from any subfield as long as they are of interest to the broader community and understandable by most research psychologists. As "no no" example, you can say how BBS is kind of what you want, but too specific and not of general enough interest.
May
16
comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS we are not trying to make you not ask this question. The reason people are taking so much time to discuss with you in chat and comments (instead of just closing, for instance I could have cast a binding close vote already if I really thought this question was bad) is because they think your question is good and has great intention but is not completely in line with how the site is used. Hence, they are trying to make suggestions on how to make it a better fit. All communities have some sort of standards and you should try to respect them, especially if you are new & looking for aid.
May
16
comment What are some examples of controversial themes in psychology?
@JustinS you should make that more explicit in the question. Right now you write "multiple subfields of psychology", which suggests that I can answer with some pretty pedantic things.