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comment Is there a way to avoid false memories?
based on how memory works, the answer is almost certainly no.
Jan
15
reviewed Reopen Acoustic and light wave coherency?
Jan
15
reviewed Reviewed Is there any standardized test / questionnaire to measure frustration?
Jan
15
comment Why is it so difficult to use a “true mirror” as a mirror
Very interesting, but unfortunately not scientific. It is known that the brain structures can adapt after repeated exposure, but I suspect they will still be in conflict with proprioceptive sense (knowing where your limbs are). If this is found to be false, it could have very interesting implications for interactive design.
Jan
14
comment 432 Hz vs. 440 Hz frequencies: health and psychological effects?
@dwn - I'm not a baroque musician, I play in a concert band which tunes to A 440, but I play the trombone and we have to know what "in tune" is or we would never achieve it! If you play any pitch for me, I can tell you if it's sharp, flat, or on-pitch instantly.
Jan
14
reviewed Close Why can some people not cry on demand?
Jan
14
comment Are good students truly good at all things?
Not really. The academic world is just as broad, with some fields requiring different skills. I also am lousy at drawing, but am a good musician (both artistic academic fields).
Jan
13
answered Name for awareness of the probability of an event increasing the probability of it happening
Jan
13
comment Name for awareness of the probability of an event increasing the probability of it happening
Self-fulfilling prophecy? I believe you have a very poor example to describe this however.
Jan
13
comment 432 Hz vs. 440 Hz frequencies: health and psychological effects?
I am an experienced musician, and am "encoded" to 440. If something was shifted down this much, the whole would sound out of tune to me and would be torture.
Jan
13
answered Why is it so difficult to use a “true mirror” as a mirror
Jan
13
comment Are good students truly good at all things?
This is pretty broad. Of course people can struggle with one subject while being good at something else. For example, I suck at basketball, but I managed to get through a MS in engineering (and working on PhD). Please narrow it down.
Jan
13
comment Can information theory be applied to human interactions and communication?
Well, for one, the way we process information arriving at our senses is a confounding factor in and of itself. People don't always communicate clearly or enunciate the message they want to get across. There are expectations and interpretation differences. Etc.
Jan
10
answered Can information theory be applied to human interactions and communication?
Jan
10
comment Research on gift structure and satisfaction: one large gift or two small ones?
Just conjecture, but it seems as though smaller gifts are generally acceptable, while larger gifts might be seen as too much.
Dec
16
comment What's the explanation of this optical illusion where many coloured arcs radiate from a central point?
I would further edit this answer to put the proximate cause (microsaccades) up closer to the top. The second portion of the "cause", which is put in front of microsaccades, perhaps can help explain what is going on, but it is definitely an effect in this case.
Dec
16
comment Do the colour blind have a distinct visual cortex structure?
One important note, which I believe is important here, is to consider that (a) true color-blindness is extremely rare - much more common is a deficiency, where the individual can perceive the colors but at a reduced intensity; also (b) there are several forms of color-deficiencies out there, as well as levels of severity. You would almost certainly need to conduct your own research into this question.
Dec
16
comment Can one alter their auditory perception?
Ugh, well I see from the accepted answer that you got somewhere close to where you wanted. But, it is important to remember that we understand very little about how the brain functions under normal conditions, and almost nothing about how it functions under abnormal conditions. So, I guess I don't see much value in asking such a broad question likely only to solicit opinion and conjecture.
Dec
16
comment Is there any study on the effectiveness of taking notes in a lecture vs taking notes on written materials?
I ran a study that showed there wasn't much difference in having a lecturer vs. having the students figure it out on their own. Not what you are looking for but food for thought.