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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."


Oct
16
comment How can motivation be increased by improving brain chemistry with nutrition and activities?
I think the question is certainly worth asking, I hope the fact that my frustration is directed at false claims and not the question itself was apparent. If not, apologies.
Oct
16
revised How good are people at guessing the ages of their respective ethnic group?
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Oct
15
reviewed Reviewed Why do people regret actions they didn't take when looking back on their lives?
Oct
15
reviewed Reviewed Any work being done on Perception, Action, and/or Cognition in Video games?
Oct
15
comment How can motivation be increased by improving brain chemistry with nutrition and activities?
A good rule of thumb is that anything referring to neurotransmitters ("The dopamine solution", etc.) without regard for the receptor types (e.g., D1 and D2 receptors take on very different roles in the brain) is likely rubbish, IMO.
Oct
15
comment How can motivation be increased by improving brain chemistry with nutrition and activities?
I think that you'd find that a lot of these "articles" (including that one, unfortunately) are pure bunk. Any sort of "magic metabolic fix" should probably give you pause, as these transmitter synthesis pathways are like any other system of the body in that homeostasis (e.g., downregulation of receptors) will easily compensate for any menial gains that you might attain.
Oct
14
comment Which neurotransmitters can be measured in a living human brain?
(a good question, but I think all that you are looking for is covered in the duplicate)
Oct
14
comment Which neurotransmitters can be measured in a living human brain?
possible duplicate of Neurotransmitter based imaging techniques
Oct
14
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Oct
14
comment What is the scientific basis for long-term negative physiological effects of overstudying?
While the anecdotal evidence for your last paragraph is probably plentiful, it would make your answer stronger if you found a reference or two on it, I think.
Oct
14
revised Is there a circadian component to mood variations in humans?
Just a typo
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