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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."


Nov
5
reviewed Reviewed Connections between different theories of personality
Nov
5
reviewed Reviewed How do we localize pain?
Nov
5
reviewed Reviewed Why is it easier to learn something when you have a teacher explain it?
Nov
5
reviewed No Action Needed Is being “hyper”-offended, no matter the cause, an indicator that someone might be a socio-/psychopath?
Nov
5
reviewed Reviewed Do more accidents happen when you cross the street on red light(as a pedestrian)?
Nov
5
reviewed No Action Needed What makes trippy audiovisuals trippy?
Nov
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the effect of displayed online personal identifiers on online communication?
Nov
4
reviewed Looks OK Electromagnetic field affecting brain waves
Nov
3
reviewed Leave Open Why do we see unknown people and places in dreams?
Nov
3
reviewed Close What more important to an authoritative person, to be liked or respected?
Nov
3
reviewed Reviewed Do people who lose their faith tend to replace it with other non-evidence-based reasoning?
Nov
3
reviewed Reviewed Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations
Nov
3
reviewed Edit suggested edit on What is the most biologically plausible model of the retina?
Nov
3
revised What is the most biologically plausible model of the retina?
added tag to clarify purpose
Nov
3
comment Influence of antidepressant drugs upon personality
Thanks for doing so. That's something that's at least answerable with somewhat more objective measures.
Nov
3
comment Influence of antidepressant drugs upon personality
it often seems that the drugs tend to exceed this purpose by instilling in their user a sense of happiness and silliness. These are both very subjective terms, and I think you'd have a hard time defining them clinically. Even if you take them on that limited merit, how is "happiness" exceeding the drugs purpose?
Oct
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to computationally model the Wisconsin Card Sorting task?
Oct
23
revised What happens inside our body, when we experience betrayal and infidelity?
edited tags
Oct
23
revised Can SSRI make things worse in the long term or cause delayed depression?
edited tags
Oct
22
comment How does neurotransmitter distribution and usage vary thought the brain?
The distribution of receptors (and their subtypes) is much more important than the concentrations of the neurotransmitters, which (despite science journalism's focus of late) are very dynamic.