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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."


Jan
31
answered What is the sleep study that showed that a percentage of humans have a biological clock that is ~28 hours or greater?
Jan
31
comment What is the fastest language to think in?
@ArtemKaznatcheev I could definitely be swayed to "faster" with the proper evidence, but I'm uncomfortable with "fastest", I think.
Jan
30
comment What is the fastest language to think in?
I don't think this is answerable. Even if you could hold everything else but the language that a person speaks as constant, there are too many considerations in terms of focus/attention, etc. to evaluate.
Jan
30
reviewed Reviewed Categorization studies with a procedure similar to Shepard et al (1961) and Medin & Schaffer (1978)
Jan
29
comment Is there a lot of redundancy in written and spoken language?
Our smack downs are always polite. ;) Interesting question. Do you recall the name of the popular text?
Jan
27
comment Does the Hodgkin-Huxley Model take into account the action of the ion pumps (e.g., Na-K-ATPase)?
I didn't remember enough (and didn't have a chance to look it up), but some of the later models have a refractory constant, I think?
Jan
27
revised Does the Hodgkin-Huxley Model take into account the action of the ion pumps (e.g., Na-K-ATPase)?
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Jan
26
reviewed Reviewed Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
Jan
26
reviewed Reviewed Minimum duration for presenting a visual stimulus on screen
Jan
25
revised Positive and negative reinforcement and punishment effectiveness
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Jan
22
reviewed No Action Needed Desire to climb from evolutionary perspective?
Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
Jan
21
comment Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
(a related question on DSP.SE - dsp.stackexchange.com/questions/611/… by some clown named jonsca ;) )
Jan
21
comment Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
I have tried to limit the parameters of the question a bit to make it more focused and answerable. If these aren't the type of characteristics you are looking for in your experiments, please don't hesitate to edit your own requirements in. I think that the question being just "what does your lab do?" makes it less constructive. As it is, it looks a bit like a "list" question now, but if you narrow down your requirements enough, it should be fine.
Jan
21
revised Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
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Jan
20
reviewed Reviewed Are there statistics about how many assertive people there are in the world?
Jan
20
comment Are there statistics about how many assertive people there are in the world?
I think it would be tough to measure this, as different cultures have different standards of assertiveness. Even geographically with the United States, what might be "obnoxious" in small town America is "necessity" in a big city. It's an interesting question, though.
Jan
20
reviewed Reviewed What is the effect of imagining doing an exercise on muscle growth?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling