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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."


Mar
27
reviewed Close Practical Use For a Neuroimager
Mar
25
reviewed No Action Needed Images on personal computers - Which aspect of size to keep constant?
Mar
21
reviewed Reviewed Free online survey and diary software for conducting experience sampling studies
Mar
20
reviewed Reviewed Why do humans like being touched?
Mar
20
comment Why do humans like being touched?
This briefly touches on the "how", but not really the "why". Could you elaborate on it a bit?
Mar
19
reviewed Leave Open Why do humans like being touched?
Mar
18
comment EEG correlates of handedness
I haven't read that, but they're likely going to just be correlations that may have little to do with the actual "handedness" difference. Look into hearing, as a small percentage of left-handed people have their dominant cortices for speech and language shifted to the other side. This is not a reliable indicator, though, as even most left handed people have the same placement of Broca's area, etc.
Mar
18
reviewed Leave Open Is there a name for the tendency to use proper nouns often in conversation?
Mar
17
reviewed No Action Needed What was the experiment where a person is given something and then has to share it with another person
Mar
17
reviewed No Action Needed Term for incentives working without conscious awareness
Mar
16
comment Are “diagnostic” senses/feelings for brain study possible?
It's related, but not exactly what you are seeking: check out Kevin Warwick who has used himself as a test subject in the "new senses" research you are speaking about.
Mar
16
comment Is there a name for the tendency to use proper nouns often in conversation?
@what I was just teasing by putting a country name in my statement to add weight :) It did need some clarification, and thanks for providing it.
Mar
16
comment Is there a name for the tendency to use proper nouns often in conversation?
This is going to need a lot more clarification, Canada.
Mar
15
reviewed No Action Needed Most common cognitive biases?
Mar
15
reviewed No Action Needed Which branch of psychology deals with decision making under stress?
Mar
15
reviewed Close At what point do multiple personas for social context cross into multiple personalities disorder?
Mar
15
reviewed Leave Open Most common cognitive biases?
Mar
14
reviewed Reviewed Why can a user seamlessly switch from one language input to another on the same keyboard?
Mar
13
comment How to measure dominance and submissiveness?
Thank you for bringing the proper initial research!
Mar
12
comment Most common cognitive biases?
A full reference and a link would be helpful to those looking for the book. I suspect you're talking about amazon.com/Incognito-Secret-Lives-Brain-ebook/dp/B004J4WK9W/… but I don't know.