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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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reviewed No Action Needed Annoyance in animals
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reviewed Close Difference between meditating and watching a movie
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reviewed No Action Needed Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
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comment Can Mental Disorders be defined by ones Thought Focus?
I generally favor Beck's approaches, but once again, you can't shoehorn every last facet of mental illness into a cognitive-behavioral approach to suit your "theories." These are diseases that are dictated to a great extent by neurotransmitters and while the "retrain your brain" approach does a lot of good, it doesn't mean these conditions boil down to "discernment vs. non-discernment."
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comment Can Mental Disorders be defined by ones Thought Focus?
It's nonsense because these conditions are not moment to moment things. Something like addiction goes far beyond "needing a substance" and depression is far more than a moment of thinking one is not good enough. As your comments below indicate you have an agenda that goes beyond the realm of clinical psychology and you're trying to squeeze these disorders into that framework.
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comment Can prosopagnostic (face-blind) people draw other people recognizably?
There's no rush. :) If you run across some in your own searches, they will help strengthen the answer. I think we can agree that the content in a Yahoo Groups post is mainly anecdotal.
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comment Can prosopagnostic (face-blind) people draw other people recognizably?
This is the start of a very good answer. It would be better if you could back these up with something from the literature.
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comment Can Mental Disorders be defined by ones Thought Focus?
(as you've proven on the comments to Larry's answer)
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comment Can Mental Disorders be defined by ones Thought Focus?
You need to read amazon.com/Diagnostic-Statistical-Manual-Mental-Disorders/dp/… before you can decide what "is" and what "isn't" for these conditions. As of now, this is (largely) nonsense of your own construction.
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comment Why does a neuron choose to connect to another?
@James There's a lot of movement of axons during early development that is driven by gradients of different growth factors that guide the growth cones of the nascent axons, so while StrangeLoop's answer is partly correct, it's ignoring the embryology a bit.
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comment Are innate intersubjectivity and theory of mind opposing theories or are they reconcilable?
Please ignore the nonsense below, it's not usually the way we do things around here. It should be deleted shortly.
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comment Why do people avoid taking the last “donut”?
Sounds like a job for our in-house expert on Evolutionary Game Theory.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to compute auditory steady state responses?
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reviewed Reject and Edit suggested edit on Is the SPAD-T textual analysis software still available?
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revised Is the SPAD-T textual analysis software still available?
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comment Analysis according to Jung's Psychological Types
We try to discourage "self-help" questions on the site and this was right on the borderline as originally asked. I removed those aspects so it can be answered more generally. I'm not affiliated with them, and I don't necessarily think this is the best approach to find someone, but Psychology Today has lists of therapists that self-identify their treatment philosophies therapists.psychologytoday.com, and there is a "Jungian" category. I'm not entirely sure what that entails these days, but you could certainly message or call a few of them.
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revised Using CBT for a justified fear?
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revised What's the functional difference between the NEF and normal ANNs?
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