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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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comment Illusion of control hardwired in brain?
@JakeWestfall Thanks, I guess it doesn't need clarification. I'll delete my comment.
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revised Why does repeating one word over and over again sound weird to us after some time?
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comment Introductory material on psychophysics with a focus on visual stimuli
Can you elaborate a little bit on why these authors and papers are pertinent for future readers of the question?
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comment Introductory material on psychophysics with a focus on visual stimuli
Ah, okay, yes the "visual stimuli" portion was what I was after. Thanks! Psychophysics is a huge field, so that will help someone get you the answer you actually want.
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comment Introductory material on psychophysics with a focus on visual stimuli
Could you narrow down your question a bit? As it stands now, it's too broad to get an exact answer.
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comment Can people alleviate a negative halo effect about them?
I clarified the "halo effect" aspect in case people hadn't heard of it (I hadn't!)
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revised Why do prices ending in 99, e.g., 0.99, 199 or 1999.9 convince consumers to buy?
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comment Comprehensive list of cognitive techniques in CBT
Self-help questions are generally off topic here, but I think this is general enough. I think the term you are looking for is "cognitive distortions" though.
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comment Comprehensive list of cognitive techniques in CBT
The writing is powerful and dense, but it's accessible.
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comment Comprehensive list of cognitive techniques in CBT
I'm sure they are online somewhere (I don't know where, though, sorry). However, for $15 you can get the theory and practice right from the horse's mouth: amazon.com/Cognitive-Therapy-Emotional-Disorders-Psychology/dp/…
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revised Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
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revised Is it possible to become totally envy free?
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reviewed No Action Needed To what extent does bilingualism help in education?