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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 Leave Open Would it be possible for a person to have social anxiety and yet be an extrovert who shows signs of extreme empathy?
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reviewed Looks OK Would it be possible for a person to have social anxiety and yet be an extrovert who shows signs of extreme empathy?
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comment Would it be possible for a person to have social anxiety and yet be an extrovert who shows signs of extreme empathy?
We tend to steer clear of self-help issues here, so I have removed the personal aspect of the question. I think you will still get an applicable answer this way.
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revised Would it be possible for a person to have social anxiety and yet be an extrovert who shows signs of extreme empathy?
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comment What tools are available for EEG analysis on the R platform?
I think this is fine here topic-wise. It's definitely also specific enough that it won't just get a laundry list answer.
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revised Why do people commit suicide?
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Aug
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comment Can microdialysis be made in Drosophila melanogaster?
@NickStauner I can certainly appreciate your arguments. I think in this instance there's not that degree of ambiguity between the method's use in different disciplines, but I do concede to your point (and jona's) that it might get a different set of eyes on Bio.SE.
Aug
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comment Was the anthropological “Negroid, Mongoloid, Caucasoid” distinction inspired by the Bible story of Noah's sons?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a social sciences issue rather than one pertaining to the cognitive sciences.
Aug
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comment Can microdialysis be made in Drosophila melanogaster?
(this page reads like an advertisement, but it is a good summary - psychogenics.com/microdialysis.html)
Aug
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comment Can microdialysis be made in Drosophila melanogaster?
@NickStauner I disagree, this is a common method in neuroscience.
Aug
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reviewed No Action Needed What are the psychological mechanisms behind arrogance?
Aug
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comment What is a good rough rule of thumb regarding required sample size for questionnaire studies?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_size#Cohen.27s_d
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reviewed Leave Open What is a good rough rule of thumb regarding required sample size for questionnaire studies?
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comment What is a good rough rule of thumb regarding required sample size for questionnaire studies?
At its heart this is a good question. It's tough to answer without knowing what your metric for "meaningful" is. A starting point would be Cohen's d, but I don't know how accepted that is in the survey community.
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open What causes an inability to recall a melody, beat, or music?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the effect of income on an adolescent's reward response to monetary vs. social reward?
Aug
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comment Why can't we use 100% of the brain in a certain moment?
In a grossly oversimplified sense, disorders like schizophrenia and mania are a result of "overactivity" of certain transmitter systems, so "more is better" is just as faulty an argument within neuroscience as it is in political science.
Aug
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comment Why can't we use 100% of the brain in a certain moment?
the point is that we do not use more than a 10% in any moment That's not really true, either. theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/07/…
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comment Can one become less neurotic?
It depends on how you measure "neurotic", really.
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comment Can a person control their brain's electrical activity?
The P300 response will not be as pronounced, but won't be completely eliminated in the case of "if the user knows that stimulus..." that you cite in the comment. Remember that we analyze these EEG patterns over multiple epochs (short periods of time) and can time-lock them to the stimulus, so we can "line up" the responses and average them.