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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
19
reviewed No Action Needed Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
revised Improving Speed of Thinking
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Jan
17
reviewed Reviewed Quantify degree to which non-diagnostic features bias category-present response
Jan
16
comment How can the aversion response be explained neurologically?
Related but not a duplicate: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/565/…
Jan
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How valid is Lumosity's Brain Performance Index and what normative information is available?
Jan
10
revised How to teach parents to apply early childhood interventions to improve cognitive outcomes in children?
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Jan
10
reviewed No Action Needed What happens in your brain when a concept “clicks”?
Jan
9
reviewed No Action Needed Why do drivers not slow down when they see signs indicating road work?
Jan
5
comment Do widespread brain toxins explain violence rates?
I think the important distinction here is "factor in" versus "explain". Could it be a factor? Certainly. However, to say that things like population density aren't a larger contributor would be ignoring a lot of already established notions. I think it's a great question and worth asking, it's just likely to be more complicated, as Ben pointed out.
Jan
4
comment What effect do random visitors have on children in orphanages and people in old age homes?
I think evaluating whether this is "good or bad" is going to be tricky. It's an interesting question, though. Perhaps making it a bit more objective would get a better answer.
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed In what ways can someone increase their brain function while reading
Dec
31
revised In what ways can someone increase their brain function while reading
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Dec
31
reviewed No Action Needed What positive writing exercises improve happiness?
Dec
30
comment How rare is synesthesia?
Mia, I took out the part asking for personal stories, as that makes the question "not constructive" by Stack Exchange standards. However, feel free to fill that in with more scientifically-based questions about the topic.
Dec
30
revised How rare is synesthesia?
deleted 39 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Dec
29
comment How are qualia localized in consciousness?
There's quite a few "big" questions here. I'd recommend breaking them up into separate questions, even though they may be related by a common theme.
Dec
29
comment Does anxiety produce adrenaline or does adrenaline make the person anxious?
A good answer. The only thing I would disagree with the autonomic nervous system being in control of coordination. This is largely the role of the vestibular system and cerebellum which fine tune the motor output via projections to the brainstem, which then has a direct influence over the spinal interneurons and motor neurons. All of those pathways are considered part of the CNS.
Dec
29
reviewed Reviewed Improving Speed of Thinking