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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.
Jun
6
comment What are current neuronal explanations and models of 'consciousness'?
Do you know if there have been lesion studies on this? Are there examples of humans who have lost or suffered significant damage to the claustrum and remained alive?
Jun
6
comment Does having a sense of purpose increase longevity?
I think this restatement is on-topic, and I have voted to reopen (and removed my downvote). However, I think the question could still be improved by connecting it better to what is already known, because an about.com article is not that much initial research.
Jun
6
comment Using natural language processing for traffic monitoring from video
Also, Fig 1 of Paper 2, is just a summary (in figure form) of the key ideas of Paper 1. I am not sure what you are asking.
Jun
6
comment Using natural language processing for traffic monitoring from video
OP, I think you should familiarize yourself with the basics of NLP. For some introductory resources, see this question and answers on ling.SE
Jun
6
comment Bias towards purchasing tangible vs virtual goods
@BenBrocka The new title makes me think of a different question that the original formulation. In the original formulation I thought of going to a book store versus buying a book on Amazon except for cheaper items. The current version of the question seems to be about buying goods that are not physical (not just purchasing physical good via the online medium). Is that the intended question by the OP? In either version, I agree that OP should wait to ask question 3 after receiving answers to 1 and 2.
Jun
5
comment Using natural language processing for traffic monitoring from video
I can't understand what you are asking. Also, if you don't what "stuff" you are doing, how can you ask for open-source tools for doing it? Figure out what you want to do and how to phrase it precisely and accurately in the form of one question, then based on what you learn in your initial search ask a specific well-focused questions. At this point I have to vote to close as "not a real question".