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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
6
comment What is it about the nature of slow-wave sleep that makes it difficult to awaken the sleeper?
Please cite all of the sources that you have used. Otherwise, this is a great answer.
Mar
2
comment Does listening to music precludes fMRI thought recognition?
Listening to music does activate other areas of the brain for sure, as I mentioned above "reformulating this in terms of cortex-wide changes..." Given the fact that we can do things like jog and study while we are listening to music, I wouldn't call it an all encompassing "scrambler" like what you are suggesting above, though. There is a very good question buried in here somewhere, it's just a matter of eliminating the "mind reading" facet.
Mar
2
comment Does listening to music precludes fMRI thought recognition?
Probing deeper into the limitations of fMRI as well as the "inverse problem" will tell you that this may never be completely realized.
Mar
1
comment Does listening to music precludes fMRI thought recognition?
This is largely science fiction at this point, so there's no way to answer this. Reformulating this in terms of cortex-wide changes when listening to music might make it more answerable.
Feb
16
reviewed No Action Needed Is there an accurate online IQ test for measuring 160+ IQs?
Feb
15
comment What is the simplest entity that would be considered “conscious”?
This is just a quasi-philosophical argument with no basis in reality.
Feb
14
revised Does masturbation affect brain in long term?
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Feb
14
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
14
comment Is it necessary to read signals and systems before statistical signal processing/ detection theory
"Read" is kind of a loaded term here. Should you understand every last drop of it? No. Are the fundamentals critical for moving on to the deeper material (and Kay is very intense)? Yes. The best approach in these cases is to know where to refer back to when you get stuck on something in the advanced text.
Jan
31
reviewed Satisfactory What kind of memory it is?
Jan
31
reviewed Satisfactory Does your voice pitch affect your perceived authority?
Jan
31
reviewed Satisfactory Is there a good entry-level tutorial for SPM?
Jan
31
reviewed Needs Improvement What is the relation between fun and motivation? Are they the same?
Jan
31
reviewed Satisfactory What is the difference between feeling sad and feeling unhappy?
Jan
31
reviewed Excellent Grid cells : Between what is the correlation of autocorrelogram measured?
Jan
31
reviewed Satisfactory Are there any circumstances where schizophrenia or bipolar disorder are not lifelong?
Jan
31
reviewed Satisfactory Relationship between oculometry/pupillometry and disorders of consciousness
Jan
31
reviewed Satisfactory What evidence is there for a correlation between being tightly focused on a problem and only using one part of your brain?
Jan
31
reviewed Excellent Visual acuity and offset stimuli