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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
27
reviewed Leave Open Why are dreams about failing exams so common?
Mar
27
reviewed Leave Open The effect of lifestyle photography on sales conversion rates
Mar
27
comment The effect of lifestyle photography on sales conversion rates
@ChristianHummeluhr There's a certain component of the (unfortunately jargon-laden) neuromarketing that is being talked about in business schools. I think that's why we held on to this at that time.
Mar
27
reviewed Close How Do Expert People think?
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
@AliceD There were days when the line between the sites was more hazy and at that point, we were trying to keep some neurobio questions over here, regardless of the degree to which they were "cognitive." Since I have quite unfortunately had even less time, I never got around to answering. It is too late to migrate it to bio, so if you'd like to answer it as a "legacy" question, I'm sure it would be most welcome.
Mar
25
comment How many dimensions do “thoughts” have
I'm with @ChristianHummeluhr on this one. I think that analyses like ICA are great for attacking this kind of question. As it is now, it's a bit too abstract, though.
Mar
24
comment What causes loss of the memory of an argument?
Asking about a possible mechanism is fine. Asking for help on how to cure it or whether it's actually a psychological issue is not. I think this is mostly the former. I would encourage you to poke around on sites like PubMed for a bit and see if there is anything to this. It will make your question stronger and you can focus in on what you want to learn about.
Mar
24
reviewed No Action Needed What causes loss of the memory of an argument?
Mar
24
reviewed Reviewed Is being less emotional a bad thing for motivation?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Why do people have different sense of humour?
Mar
21
reviewed Close What ways can STEM teaching change in USA to accommodate social needs of females?
Mar
21
reviewed Close Tell-tale signs of ability to present information in clear and elegant visual form
Mar
21
reviewed Close Can traditional emotion theories be modified and applied successfully?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Causal reasoning(implicit models?) vs grammar of native language
Mar
21
reviewed Close Are there any legitimate, and reasonable circumstances, where self-delusion is acceptable and/or required?
Mar
21
reviewed Close What are the common nutritional deficiencies in western countries related to reduced mental performance?
Mar
21
reviewed Looks OK Why do some researcher still prefer Myers-Briggs Type Indicator over Five-Factor model?
Mar
21
reviewed Looks OK Why people ask questions without researching first?
Mar
17
reviewed Approve mood tag wiki excerpt
Mar
17
reviewed Approve mood tag wiki