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Jun
15
comment What was the experiment where you pour liquid from a tall container to a short one and ask a child which has more?
A must see video of this in action
Jun
15
comment Measuring changes in hemispheric dominance over time
Can you integrate some of the initial research you did into your question and what you have concluded so far? I am assuming you are not looking for questionairs like this as your answer.
Jun
14
comment What causes people to feel depressed without there being a problem?
You should take a look at this question about endogenous versus exogenous reasoning in depression diagnosis. Your question might in-fact be a duplicate of that, but I haven't thought too closely about it.
Jun
14
comment Where is the visual “image” that we “see” finally assembled?
@bfrs then why are you using words like 'assembled' and asking questions like "where is the image?" When I say you are making the homunculus fallacy, I am not suggesting you think there is a little man inside our heads. What I am suggesting is that you think the experience of sight is somehow assembled in one place to be 'viewed' or take in by some other place. The whole point is that this does not happen, there is constant feedback both ways and a lot of things are done in parallel or are distributed so that you can damage parts of your visual scene but not all of it.
Jun
14
comment Where is the visual “image” that we “see” finally assembled?
I've referred you to this question before, please consult it and the answers to avoid any misconceptions in your final paragraph. Also, please be more careful with your terminology, it seems your confusion in this (and your previous question) both originate from you using "image that we see" as if the brain sees an image.
Jun
13
comment Why do participants prefer to give input values that are “round numbers”?
From my arm-chair it seems that the tendency is based on folk notion of sig-figs. If I say 10 without any further qualification as the magnitude of something, it is usually assumed to be $10 \pm 5$. I think when most people say 15 the also mean $15 \pm 2.5$, etc. When I say 11 though then I probably mean $11 \pm 0.5$.
Jun
13
comment Is there a region of cortex which over a period of development becomes the seat of self?
Unfortunately your post has not become any clearer. After reading your question several more times, it seems that you are asking "is consciousness localized to one brain region, or is it distributed?" in which case I agree with @ChuckSherrington that this Q&A should answer you; in particular, if you really want a theory of consciousness with some localization, then look at Chuck's answer. I recommend reading these links and maybe they will help you more clearly frame your question.
Jun
13
comment Is there a region of cortex which over a period of development becomes the seat of self?
You should take a look at this question + the answers and discussions in comments to avoid any potential confusion in the last paragraph of your post. Also, although this topic is interesting, and you obviously did your homework, try to make a more clear statement of your question (I recommend bolding it for someone who is dense like me to see). Is your question "Is there a region of the brain that becomes the seat of self?" or "Is it possible for such a region to exist?". Or is your question, "Is Dennet's critique of Cartesian Theatre unscientific?"
Jun
12
comment What is the term for a psychological effect which does not have a neurobiological/genetic basis?
@Xurtio I didn't mean to imply that multiple realizability is incompatible with reductionism in general, In my first paragraph I was referring to a strong stance on reductionism that "all psychology is best explained by neurons". As a sort of hard-line version of this, think of Paul Churchland. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this more obvious in my answer?
Jun
11
comment What is the effect of motherese on development?
their theory (as presented in the paper you link) is about early social interaction and attachment's effects on development. Not the effects of the form and peculiarities of child-directed speech. As far as I can tell, their whole paper remains unchanged even if I talk to the child with normal (or simple) adult speech as long as I still provide comfort, joking, etc. Thus, it unfortunately does not address my question. However the Smith (1996) that they cite "Language and the evolution of mind reading" does seem relevant. Do you know more about that article and if it deals with IDL?
Jun
11
comment How to obtain Fritz Perls' Eye Witness to Therapy film?
could you comment on the poster's question of "I'm wondering whether seeing the actual films would benefit me"? Is this film worth seeing to understand Gestalt therapy or are there better sources?
Jun
11
comment What term describes the discrepancy in reported intention to vote and actual voting behaviour?
Could you also include a reference to a good survey on this if you know one off the top of your head? It would make the answer more complete and self-contained. Do you know any applications to prediction markets as described by the OP?
Jun
11
comment Does not consistently providing a reward strengthen operant conditioning?
The first part of this answer might also be helpful.
Jun
11
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
@user568458 I have been trying to encourage others to reopen this question, if you want to help me by making a case, please join us in chat
Jun
10
comment How does evolution help in Minsky's theory of a resourceful mind?
@Alpha no problem, I've been meaning to write this answer for a while now, but kept getting distracted. I hope to see you become more active on the site and asking more fun questions :D.
Jun
10
comment Perception of probability of being right
@PiotrMigdal note that your $p_\mathrm{real}$ is not clearly defined. Is it the proportion of questions the participant answered correctly? Or is it the probability that a participant drawn at random from some sort of self-similar ensemble answers the answer correctly? Note that most processes in psychology are not ergodic so the two view-points described before are not usually equivalent.
Jun
9
comment Do people like those who are similar to them and why?
@JimThio no, it is not the "grease that facilitate better outcome". First in an evolutionary setting there is not a well defined 'better', assuming a 'better' is a teleological assumption which is frowned upon in evolutionary biology. More importantly, even with the definition of 'higher payoff for everyone' it is not better, since I specifically talk about cases where it leads to irrational defection (i.e. moving away from a Pareto dominant strategy even when it is a Nash eq.) in the last paragraph.
Jun
8
comment Do people like those who are similar to them and why?
Also, you should be careful with the word 'like' it is very ambiguous. Try to use more precise language. In particular, your question as-is could also be answered from the mate-selection perspective.
Jun
8
comment Compared efficiency of different spaced-repetition memorisation techniques
Here is a related question that might be of interest.
Jun
7
comment The feeling a person gets when they finish a series
Is there some science to support that the Landmark Forum approach would work? And to what extent? I can imagine it helping you overcome the slight feeling of loss when you finish a book, but what about the loss of a child? Somewhere in-between I would expect a limit. If we have no idea where that limit is, it doesn't seem particularly scientific.