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Jun
26
comment What tasks does Bayesian decision-making model poorly?
Welcome to CogSci. Awesome answer, thanks! I was actually going to self-answer with some ideas from another BBS issue. Is it possible to expand this answer a little bit by mentioning some specific weaknesses the 2011 BBS comments stressed? Also, you should consider contributing an answer to this question, great to have you on the site.
Jun
26
comment How many bits of data would it take to represent an entire life as a film?
@PheonixEnder comment is extremely relevant. The way we encode movies and the way the brain encodes memories is not even remotely similar. You don't remember a video of the photons that landed on your retina. You remember a series of associations between symbols and meanings in your mind. This can be compressed much more easily and the 'image' of remembering reconstructed dynamically. The way the question is framed, it is committing the homunculus fallacy with the 'little man' watching videos off his external hard-drives.
Jun
25
comment Is it reasonable to have a factor with only two levels in a carry-over design for an fMRI study?
Welcome to the site @manuelasellitto. Thank you for the question, consider registering your account or you might lose access to it when your browser clears cookies.
Jun
25
comment Is there a practical limit to the amount of knowledge a human can learn?
@SCGhost would you mind editing the citations into your answer?
Jun
23
comment Neurotransmitter based imaging techniques
Thanks for the answer @Bronson, it would be awesome if you included information from some of the comments you made into the answer for completeness, and even better if you can convince Paul Mullins to join the site ;).
Jun
20
comment What constructs help explain limited cognitive processing and the cognitive effects of rules that limit decision making choices?
Extraneous load is a function of presentation, not extra constraints. If your wife presented the instructions in a language you didn't understand and you had to first translate that into English, then that would be an example of extraneous load.
Jun
19
comment Neurotransmitter based imaging techniques
I like this answer, will take a look at the paper once I am behind paywall. Is there any fundamental constrain on improving the spatial resolution, or is it low simply because they have not had the time to develop better resolution techniques for this approach?
Jun
19
comment Neurotransmitter based imaging techniques
@ChuckSherrington sure, although preferable non-invasive ones and not ones where we mess with genome to insert weird trackers. However, if that is the only alternative then better than no answer!
Jun
19
comment Appropriate metric(s) for quantifying the accuracy gain obtained from averaging dyads of estimates instead of adopting individual estimates?
@user1205901 my bad, I didn't read closely enough.
Jun
19
comment Appropriate metric(s) for quantifying the accuracy gain obtained from averaging dyads of estimates instead of adopting individual estimates?
@user1205901 you should ask the question in your comment as a separate question. It is distinct enough from your current question which doesn't talk about averaging multiple estimates within one individual.
Jun
19
comment How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
@JeromyAnglim no problem, but I made some more edits, because I don't understand where the OP gets the idea that D&C don't model memory.
Jun
19
comment How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
Also @user865 I just skimmed through D&C91. How does it not capture the role of memory? That seems to be the exact thing they study, and they model memory as clusters of activation in a neural network and not as an arbitrary database that remembers everything.
Jun
19
comment How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
@JeromyAnglim the edits you made make part of my answer look silly, and are a significant change to the original question.
Jun
18
comment How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
next time you should include such details in your question (although editing it in now would be a pretty big change to the question). However, take a close look at Kaplan et al. (2006). Hopfield nets are pretty bad at remembering things, and so this approach might be what you are looking for.
Jun
18
comment What cognitive strategies diminish bias in decision-making beyond those outlined by Larrick?
"Can readers think of" is not a good fit for a Q&A website and seems more like an invitation for discussion, which StackExchange was not built for. Please restate your two last questions in more objective language.
Jun
18
comment How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
What paradigm are you working in, and why does the first result in Google Scholar (Dehaene & Changeux, 1991) not answer your question? Also, what is your reason for believing it is hard to model?
Jun
17
comment What do the super-large brains of whales and elephants map to?
I think you need to cite your use of 'evolutionary cost'. I have never come across such a term in evolutionary biology. Evolution does not 'exert effort' to refine features. There is either a selective pressure of a feature or not, and relevant random mutations either happen or don't. In a sexual population many mutations can fixate in a population at the same time and so there is no effort to be divided up. Everything can be 'done' in parallel.
Jun
17
comment Does the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis apply to artificial (specifically programming) languages?
+ 1 Good answer, but why is causality difficult to test for? You can study child behavior before they learn to program and then after, and have a control group that isn't taught to program. Sure it doesn't uncover a neural mechanism but that isn't necessary to establish causality in psychology.
Jun
16
comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
@J.R. I think your answer is fine, you state the important features (that words matter more than characters) and that is is weird to expect sub-linear. However, if you feel inclined to expand your answer with more background on the psychology of reading, then that would be super!
Jun
16
comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
I made a significant edit to the question to make it focus on the scientific aspect of the question. Please edit the UX version to focus on the UX-part and not be a copy-and-paste of the original Q. If you think I changed the spirit too much, feel free to roll-back my edits, but keep in mind we are not UX and prefer scientific questions.