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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 No Action Needed What does hemispatial neglect vision look like?
Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
Feb
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comment What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
I think from a practical perspective it's difficult to get someone into a comfortable sound sleep in an MRI machine.
Feb
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revised What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
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Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed Teaching Problem Solving : Mastering bit by bit Vs Try it all by yourself?
Feb
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reviewed No Action Needed Lexical Decision (Web-)App
Feb
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to reliably measure working memory capacity?
Feb
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comment Do humans mentally discretize numbers?
Related, and nearly a duplicate: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1118/…
Feb
3
comment Psychology of timbre processing
@Xurtio It's indisputable that it could be studied. I'm just concerned with trying to establish lower-level correlates of "I like tubas because they remind me of the time I played in marching band on a cold day during the state football championships" would be difficult (so in terms of his second bullet point).
Feb
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comment What are some examples of emergent abilities?
I sort of see where you're going with this, but it would be nice if you could narrow it down, e.g., are we talking about cognitive skills, motor skills, etc?
Feb
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revised Best practice to handle double negatives when using the expectancy-value model?
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Feb
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comment Psychology of timbre processing
@Xurtio Sure, that would certainly be true if you could extract which physical features make those notes unique and examine them objectively, recognizing that the quantity "timbre" (e.g.,note on a piano vs. note on a violin, as the Wiki example cites) itself is likely measurable. The higher-level "judgement" of that complex quantity is likely still too abstract, though.
Feb
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Feb
2
reviewed Needs Improvement Are there any reliable self-tests for autism spectrum disorder?
Feb
2
reviewed Needs Improvement Stiffing the tip as groups get larger … like the prisoner's dilemma but …?
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Does the transcription method used (e.g., printing, handwriting, typing, voice recording, etc.) affect memory retention?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory How does one study the effect of a dietary supplement on cognition?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory What neural mechanism explains the tendency to visually attend to the whole scene before attending to details?
Feb
2
reviewed Excellent Best practice to handle double negatives when using the expectancy-value model?