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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."


Feb
27
reviewed No Action Needed What is it called when a student tends to speak about what he knows?
Feb
27
reviewed Leave Open What is it called when a student tends to speak about what he knows?
Feb
25
reviewed No Action Needed How much information is lost when conveying an experience or emotion to another person?
Feb
21
reviewed No Action Needed What is the upper bound on rate of learning in young adults?
Feb
20
comment What computerized EEG analysis algorithms are there?
This appears to be legitimately free (hosted on the author's university archive) upcommons.upc.edu/e-prints/bitstream/2117/9398/1/…
Feb
20
comment Does an exceptional working memory inhibit intelligence?
I don't disagree with you, but having some references to back up your assertions couldn't hurt.
Feb
18
comment What computerized EEG analysis algorithms are there?
(and as an informal answer to your actual question, there are a lot of algorithms to remove eye movement noise from recordings, but you usually need an electrode by the eye to pick up the movements)
Feb
17
comment What computerized EEG analysis algorithms are there?
Well, even good electrodes pick those things up to some extent, but the better the connection you can get with the scalp (i.e., conductive paste, etc.) the better your chances of getting actual EEG readings.
Feb
17
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Feb
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to adjust SSE or RMSE for the number of free parameters in the model?
Feb
17
comment What computerized EEG analysis algorithms are there?
I had commented on one of your questions a while ago that even though the band may be "commercial-grade" you're still basically getting forehead EMG instead of EEG readings. I'll see if I can formulate an answer a bit later on some of the other points, though!
Feb
16
reviewed Reviewed Images on personal computers - Which aspect of size to keep constant?
Feb
16
reviewed No Action Needed Images on personal computers - Which aspect of size to keep constant?
Feb
16
reviewed Reviewed Why are most people right handed?
Feb
15
reviewed No Action Needed Is acrophobia connected to falling in dreams?
Feb
15
reviewed Leave Open Is acrophobia connected to falling in dreams?
Feb
14
comment Is the eye direction language dependent on the direction of writing?
(so really, I'm not trying to rain on your parade, just saying that it's kind of a neat observation, but I'm not sure it could be validated -- as always, anyone is welcome to prove me wrong on that)
Feb
14
comment Is the eye direction language dependent on the direction of writing?
It's one of those things that correlates with some people some of the time It's definitely not complete BS, but it's not something I would bank a research career on or use as a lie detection method. By analogy, you may have an uncanny trend of eating steak on Sundays, but that may be influenced more by the fact that you do your grocery shopping on Saturdays and steak is usually on sale, and not anything to do with your appetite for steak being on a 7-day cycle.
Feb
14
comment Is the eye direction language dependent on the direction of writing?
I think the first notions come from neurolinguistic programming, which is largely unsubstantiated by science. It's one of those things that correlates with some people some of the time, but it doesn't quite allow for generalization. While I think your second example with writing is poetic, I think you may be reading too much into it.
Feb
12
reviewed No Action Needed What are the most well-understood vocal animal languages?