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


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reviewed Approve A subtle test for color-blindness
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answered Is there a technical term for when the brain recalls an incorrect, but almost correct answer when trying to recall a word/name?
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reviewed Approve Study of recollection of drawings based on labels
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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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Jul
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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.
Jul
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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.
Jul
12
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.
Jun
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answered Classic cognitive neuroscience studies that highlight conclusions that could not be drawn from behavioral experiments
Jun
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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.
May
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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.
May
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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?
May
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answered What is the linguistic equivalent of functional fixedness?