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I am a cognitive neuroscientist primarily studying spoken language and language impairments.


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comment Can scientific evidence support concepts of the soul?
You may be interested in this recent paper: Clarke, P.G.H. (2014). Neuroscience, quantum indeterminism and the Cartesian soul. Brain and Cognition, 84(1), 109-117. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2013.11.008.
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comment Psychological journal that focuses on publishing interesting psychological datasets
Behavior Research Methods publishes papers about norms and other data sets that may be of interest to a wide range of researchers.
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comment Research on “probabilistic thinking” in non-human animals?
You may want to check out research using the Iowa Gambling Task, which seems very similar to the scenario you described.
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comment To what degree does environment govern the severity of symptoms in schizophrenia?
It is important to keep in mind that genetic factors are easily exaggerated. For schizophrenia, having a first-degree relative with the disorder raises the risk from below 1% to 6.5% (article), but that still means that the vast, vast majority (93.5%) of people with a first-degree relative who has schizophrenia do not develop it.
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answered Classic cognitive neuroscience studies that highlight conclusions that could not be drawn from behavioral experiments
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comment Is there a psychological explanation for people being 'overcome by the Holy Spirit'?
Temporal lobe epilepsy is also associated with hyper-religiosity, ecstatic states, and paranormal hallucinations.
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comment Is there any (free) program that allows the recording of text input and the speed of input?
Seems like something you could do with python. The psychopy toolbox might help.
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comment Predicting the landing site of a saccade while the saccade is still in progress
@skleene Interesting. I've seen eye-tracking demos with gaze contingent manipulations like a gray box at gaze position, which creates the entertainingly frustrating experience of being able to see the scene in one's peripheral vision but blocking out whatever the participant tries to fixate. But that may not be what you're looking for.
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comment Predicting the landing site of a saccade while the saccade is still in progress
There is a lot of work on predicting fixation patterns during reading, scene perception/exploration, and naturalistic tasks (making a sandwich, navigating around obstacles, etc.). As far as I know, these predictions are typically made based on the structure of the text/scene/task, not during each saccade. Is there a reason you want to make the prediction specifically during a saccade?
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answered What is the linguistic equivalent of functional fixedness?
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answered Is there any recent work on modeling how we rapidly acquire new knowledge?
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comment What is a good textbook for an undergrad Cognitive Neuroscience course?
Would it be useful to start a meta discussion about whether this site should allow questions about teaching psychology, cognitive science, etc., and how such questions should be formulated?
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comment What is a good textbook for an undergrad Cognitive Neuroscience course?
@ArtemKaznatcheev I agree that the combination of cognitive-psychology and neurobiology covers nearly the same territory as cognitive-neuroscience, but my sense is that "cognitive neuroscience" is a widely used term in the field and that it means something more than the sum of cognitive psychology and neurobiology, so it warrants its own tag.
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comment What is a good textbook for an undergrad Cognitive Neuroscience course?
Part of my motivation in asking this question was that I thought questions about teaching Cognitive Science could become an active topic for this site. Such questions would naturally be a little more open-ended than the typical SE question, but maybe we'd have multiple good answers (currently a rare occurrence). In any case, although it seems like there was some interest in my question (and perhaps there would be for other teaching questions), there doesn't seem to be much interest in answering it, so perhaps this is the wrong place for it.
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