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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."

I apologize that my activity on the site has been dwindling for a long time. Other commitments have pulled me away, but I still have a special place in my heart for CogSci. I am still keeping an eye on things, so behave yourselves.


Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
(I realize it came out harsher than it was meant to. Some of the posts/closings I've commented on already)
Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
@AliceD I will check it out! I just meant that some of the closings were more of a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patellar_reflex to certain things than to the overall nature of the post.
Mar
28
reviewed Leave Open What is the relation between measures, constructs and concepts?
Mar
28
reviewed Close Is Brain Sync music effective in increasing cognitive functioning?
Mar
28
reviewed Leave Open Brainwave audio recordings and beta waves: how do they affect positivity?
Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
(it's not a good question to begin with, but has been closed for the wrong reason)
Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
@AliceD You do realize that psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists still have a need to know neuroanatomy. I think you're knee-jerking a bit on some of these.
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
@AliceD Awesome! Thanks to you for doing so.
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
I would be grateful if you or anyone else would carry that torch forward.
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
@AliceD It's definitely worth rediscussing this now that both sites have evolved and grown. Here are some from the dusty archives: meta.biology.stackexchange.com/questions/129/… and it's brother meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/119/…, an old favorite meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/389/… and meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/23/…
Mar
27
reviewed Close Short term memory and an effective learning strategy
Mar
27
reviewed Close Psychology: Grafitti/Grafitti Vandal(s)
Mar
27
reviewed Leave Open Is the consciousness currently in oneself the same as the consciousness that used to be or in the future will be in oneself?
Mar
27
reviewed Leave Open Why do power laws describe learning and skill acquisition so well?
Mar
27
reviewed Close What are the smallest neurons ever identified?
Mar
27
reviewed Leave Open Which political system stimulates individuals the most to strive for the greater good?
Mar
27
reviewed Close Dissociative Identity Disorder - Is Stalking Common with this Issue?
Mar
27
reviewed Leave Open Does the brain reconstruct informations from modalities?
Mar
27
reviewed Close Neuropharmacology and Simulation
Mar
27
reviewed Close What kinds of long - term cognition/motivation tracking tools are there?