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Jun
24
comment Can the neuronal firing rate be increased through medication/diet?
Why would you want to increase neuronal firing rate? That wouldn't necessarily lead to an increase in processing capacity.
Jun
2
comment Is there any evolutionary theory for self-destructive behavior?
why should every single phenomenon be evolutionarily adaptive? evolution isn't perfect.
Jun
2
comment Where do our memories get stored and how are they retrieved again?
needs more specific framing. what kind of memory? different forms of memory are almost certainly stored and retrieved in different ways.
May
27
comment Are there any recorded cases of hearing the outside world while in a coma?
Monti, M.M., et al (2010). Willful modulation of brain activity in disorders of consciousness. The New England Journal of Medicine, 362(7), 579-589. google.com/url?url=http://scholar.google.com/…
May
8
comment How fast is the visual system?
isn't a peak of activity the same as the time of the potential?
May
5
comment How fast is the visual system?
i don't have a good explanation for why the visual system would be slower because there are no direct periphery-cortical projections in any of these systems...
May
1
comment Where to find statistical prevalence data for psychopathology over time?
The global burden of disease data set has data from 1990, 2000, and 2010 on a country by country and disease by disease level. ghdx.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/record/…
May
3
comment In a central pattern generator based on reciprocal inhibition, how does one “side” get picked over the other to start out?
as i described in my explanatory note just above your comment.
May
2
comment In a central pattern generator based on reciprocal inhibition, how does one “side” get picked over the other to start out?
noise comes in so many forms. you can have noise in the synapses, you can have noise in somatic conductances, the cells can be different sizes, the cells can have different time constants, etc.