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(a.k.a. jonsca here)

Sir Charles Scott Sherrington is one of my science heroes, so I'm featuring him on my cogsci profile. He is often credited with coining the word "synapse."


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comment What exactly is the neurobiological mechanism behind the functioning of the human muscle?
@JeromyAnglim I think it would work either place, actually. We had a similar question that I was going to answer a while ago that I never got around to. It would probably get answered faster over on Bio.
Apr
19
comment How to read a neuron tuning curve graph?
For some of the more theoretical studies of this type of phenomenon, I would definitely check out the work of Emo Todorov homes.cs.washington.edu/~todorov as well.
Apr
19
comment How to read a neuron tuning curve graph?
Yes, otherwise it's impossible to know what the particular cell (or groups of cells) are tuning to. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neural_coding#Position_coding for some other examples.
Apr
19
comment How to read a neuron tuning curve graph?
(especially if there are Georgopoulos and colleagues - neurosci.umn.edu/faculty/georgopoulos.html - papers cited in the background work)
Apr
19
comment How to read a neuron tuning curve graph?
I'm going to hazard a guess that these are neurons that are tuned to a particular direction in space and that the x-axis is the angle in multiples of $\pi$ radians.
Apr
18
revised Is there any treatment for cognitive difficulties of patients with Parkinson's disease?
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Apr
18
revised What would happen if we cut the corpus callosum?
added 25 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Apr
4
comment Inducing long term low latent inhibition
I'm a bit uncomfortable with the last paragraph, but I'm not able to come up with a rewording for it. Even with the warning pages, it's a bit prescriptive.
Mar
27
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
27
accepted Do the students that report “friendly” teachers perform better on standardized tests?
Mar
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations
Mar
25
awarded  Reviewer
Mar
25
reviewed Reviewed Is pacemaker action potential considered a calcium dependent or sodium/calcium dependent?
Mar
25
reviewed No Action Needed Where does Freud say, “The unconscious mind can only wish?”
Mar
24
comment Is photographic memory possible?
Can you explain a bit of what's in the video rather than just linking to it, please?
Mar
24
comment Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) a science or pseudoscience?
That's okay. Mousing over the tag will give you the excerpt. Clicking on it (and then clicking "learn more...") will take you to the actual wiki.
Mar
24
revised Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) a science or pseudoscience?
edited tags
Mar
24
comment Is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) a science or pseudoscience?
Please read the tag wiki, the tag nlp is not for neurolinguistic programming.
Mar
20
reviewed No Action Needed What are the differences between Asperger's Syndrome and Schizoid Personality Disorder?
Mar
19
reviewed Reviewed Why do people feel the need to make changes to a solution presented by another person?