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


Apr
7
comment What is a good textbook for an undergrad Cognitive Neuroscience course?
JoshGitlin - Thanks for converting my question to a Community Wiki question, I should've asked it there in the first place. @ChuckSherrington - I thought this question would be ok to ask because there's been at least one question about textbooks before and I followed the suggestions from this meta discussion and tried to frame the question in a focused and constructive way.
Apr
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awarded  Student
Apr
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asked What is a good textbook for an undergrad Cognitive Neuroscience course?
Apr
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Mar
2
comment What are the effects of social rejection on the brain?
You could try doing a forward search for articles that cite Eisenberger et al., 2003. Looks like there's over 1400!
Feb
7
answered Is there sub-conscious error correction in interpreting heard language?
Feb
7
answered Do humans mentally discretize numbers?
Feb
6
awarded  Yearling
Jan
4
answered Are there already models for planning and goal-directed behaviour?
Nov
13
answered A psychological theory that explains why people remember only the outcome?
Nov
6
comment Should always selecting the same response on the IOWA Gambling Test result in a good value?
I'm not sure I understand your question. The key aspect of the task is the relative values of the payoffs, not the absolute values. So (typically) the optimal strategy is to always choose the good deck, whether that gets you $4 or $40 or $4000 is an essentially arbitrary design decision. Depending on how you set up your study, you may want to use big numbers (make it more exciting?) or small numbers (actually pay participants their winnings?), the key piece is still the relative value of the "good" vs. "bad" decks.
Nov
6
answered Should always selecting the same response on the IOWA Gambling Test result in a good value?
Nov
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Oct
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comment What is a good beginner level book on neuroanatomy?
If you're just looking for an atlas of the human brain, I find Jurgen Mai's atlas extremely helpful.
Sep
13
answered What happens when a person “imagines” how food could taste like just from looking at it?
Aug
21
comment Why do humans have sex in private?
Interesting question. I'm not an expert on this, but maybe it is a kind of non-dominant mating strategy. In social animals, the dominant "alpha" males typically control reproductive access to females and non-dominant males sometimes develop strategies to circumvent this control. Maybe limiting sex to private is one of those strategies -- if it's in private the alpha male has less chance to stop it. Is there any evidence that any other species do this?
Aug
7
answered What is a source of case studies of personality disorders?
Aug
7
comment Is there evidence that brain and mind are separate?
More or less. I probably wouldn't describe the mind as "separate" from the physical brain. I'd say that the term "mind" refers to a set of physical mechanisms, processes, etc. that are better described and studied at the level of organism behavior than the level of neural firing.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Is there evidence that brain and mind are separate?
Keep in mind that the person peering inside the machine can provide very little guidance about webpage design or statistical analysis or many other functions that matter to the user. From that perspective, he has no idea how the computer works. David Marr (1982, Vision) is typically credited with articulating this functional independence between the "computational" (what it does), "algorithmic" (how it does it), and "implementational" (hardware) levels of analysis.