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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 Excellent Do we have a predisposition to view visual stimuli in a clockwise pattern?
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reviewed Excellent Why can't people solve a riddle if you tell them irrelevant information?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Is there a name for a person who looks for a name for another person's supposed faults?
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reviewed Needs Improvement Are there any proven ways to increase concentration and focus?
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reviewed Excellent Is EEG brain-computer interface reliable?
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reviewed Excellent Is there any standardized test / questionnaire to measure frustration?
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reviewed Satisfactory Is learning and memory formation mostly comprised of new synapses forming, or already-existent synapses strengthening?
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reviewed Excellent How many trials are needed to estimate a response time distribution?
Aug
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revised Why *fractional* anisotropy?
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Jul
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revised Can a person control their brain's electrical activity?
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revised Can a person control their brain's electrical activity?
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Jul
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answered Can a person control their brain's electrical activity?
Jul
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comment How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
This is the text used in the course. It's gone up a lot in price, but it's very helpful.
Jul
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comment How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
Look for the Coursera course "Drugs and the Brain" and see when it's offered next. It touches on a lot of these issues and more, and I think you would find it fascinating. Meanwhile, I'll see if I can answer some of this a bit later.
Jul
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revised How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
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Jul
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comment What does Inter-Personal conflict means in clinical evaluation?
Is this a real instance of a clinical evaluation? No one really uses Rorschach tests anymore, especially not for diagnosing depression in the clinic.
Jul
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comment How do laypeople form a judgement that another person is smart or intelligent?
It's a lot better. :) I think you should refocus it on how we define thresholds for subjective measurements, as that would provide a more general answer, but it's up to you.
Jul
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comment What causes people to rapidly lose skill after becoming moderately good at something?
Self-help questions are discouraged on the site. This question was only marginally in that category, but I have edited out the personal aspects to make it more general and to discourage voting to close. Feel free to make any changes to my edits as needed.
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revised What causes people to rapidly lose skill after becoming moderately good at something?
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comment How do laypeople form a judgement that another person is smart or intelligent?
The second part of this question makes it off-topic. The first part is marginally on-topic, but as you've figured out for yourself, these definitions are highly subjective. I'd recommend reformulating a question around that.