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answered Are there already models for planning and goal-directed behaviour?
Nov
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answered A psychological theory that explains why people remember only the outcome?
Nov
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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
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answered Should always selecting the same response on the IOWA Gambling Test result in a good value?
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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
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answered What happens when a person “imagines” how food could taste like just from looking at it?
Aug
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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
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answered What is a source of case studies of personality disorders?
Aug
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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.
Aug
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answered Is there evidence that brain and mind are separate?
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Jul
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comment Modern treatments of Alan Turing's B-type neural networks
I am not familiar with B-type neural networks, but they sound a bit like the Boltzmann machine (Hinton & Sejnowski, 1986, PDP, Vol. 1, Chapter 7) and Hopfield networks (Hopfield, 1982, 1984, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.) that were developed in the 1980's and continue to be influential in connectionism.
Jul
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answered Are some methods of teaching reading “bad”?
May
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answered What is the field that studies community responses to incentives?
Mar
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answered What are some of the drawbacks to probabilistic models of cognition?
Feb
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comment How can I create computer based psychology experiments using OS X?
Good question! I mostly use E-Prime on PC, so I am not sure, but more and more people seem to be using python and writing code "from scratch" and I've heard good things about PsychoPy
Feb
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answered References for biologically plausible models of knowledge representation?