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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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comment Does anxiety produce adrenaline or does adrenaline make the person anxious?
@BenCole Go for it - en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Human_Physiology/…
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revised Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
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comment Does anxiety produce adrenaline or does adrenaline make the person anxious?
It wasn't meant as a slight of your question at all, but the strategy of using the pharmacotherapy to "decouple" the physiological response from the psychological one speaks to the degree to which the two are intertwined. Really, I left the comment to point others to the related question rather than say "that's where your answer is". Apologies for any misunderstanding.
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comment Does anxiety produce adrenaline or does adrenaline make the person anxious?
Related but not a duplicate: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/183/…
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revised Does anxiety produce adrenaline or does adrenaline make the person anxious?
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comment What are different ways to determine centroids of fMRI activation, their drawbacks and perks?
This wasn't crying out for an edit, but it'd be nice to give this question additional attention.
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revised What are different ways to determine centroids of fMRI activation, their drawbacks and perks?
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revised Overcoming the effect of Limerence?
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reviewed Close What is the scientific support for Einstein's claim about the negative effects of reading too much?
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comment What's the difference between projecting and mirroring?
Way to salvage this question with your answer, I don't know what the asker was thinking.
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comment Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
Metaphors will only carry one so far in such instances. Memories are linked together by different modalities (as hearing a familiar tune may help evoke the memory of long-forgotten song lyrics), and represent much more than "mailboxes".
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revised How does the brain process concurrent visual or sensory data?
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revised Source for standardized audio files for an experiment in German
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revised Are there any cutting edge techniques that enable to acquire foreign language at relatively fast pace?
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revised Validity of regression therapy and degree of acceptance of the subject within the psychology community
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revised Can we stop the brain from processing a particular task?
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reviewed Reviewed Is a Hopfield network with a continuous activation variable and a discrete time variable possible?
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revised Overcoming the effect of Limerence?
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revised Does the transcription method used (e.g., printing, handwriting, typing, voice recording, etc.) affect memory retention?
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