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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."


Oct
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comment Terminology for introvert's frustration after excessive social exposure
I think you're on to something here, but a reference to back it up would make this a stronger answer.
Oct
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reviewed Close About the Turing test and a Robot's psychology
Oct
4
comment About the Turing test and a Robot's psychology
@Seanny123 No harm, no foul. You can incorporate any of the changes you want into the other question.
Oct
4
reviewed Reviewed What's the major difference between mind and brain?
Oct
4
comment What's the major difference between mind and brain?
Do you have a reference to back this up? Right now it's a mixture of inaccurate philosophy and conjecture.
Oct
4
comment Playing a money experiment with rich people
You're getting at some issues of experimental design here, but what you're asking doesn't really relate to the actual cognitive part of the experiment. The only viable question is "what would be a good amount to ask," and that depends on too many factors for an experiment with such a broad scope.
Oct
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reviewed Reviewed Are there any pragmatic uses of hallucinogens?
Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed Why do scientists say brains are faster than computers?
Oct
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reviewed Reviewed Is learning and memory formation mostly comprised of new synapses forming, or already-existent synapses strengthening?
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reviewed Reviewed Are topics experienced later in the day more likely to be present in dreams?
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comment Are topics experienced later in the day more likely to be present in dreams?
Thanks for answering and glad you made it to the site (I use jonsca on A51 and many other places, in case this seems random). I think you bring up some great points, but it would be great if you had some references for these as well.
Oct
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reviewed Reviewed Why does optogenetics not mean that perfect brain-computer interfaces are possible?
Sep
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awarded  Explainer
Sep
28
reviewed Reviewed Study of recollection of drawings based on labels
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there a name for having an obsessive interest in new topics for short periods of time?
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed Why do people laugh in serious situations?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Study of recollection of drawings based on labels
Sep
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed Annoyance in animals
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reviewed Close Difference between meditating and watching a movie