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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."


Feb
2
reviewed Needs Improvement Is it possible to measure the differences in processing and interpretation of reality between individuals?
Feb
2
reviewed Satisfactory Does the relationship between positive mood and motivation for sex differ between males and females?
Feb
2
awarded  Informed
Feb
2
comment Psychology of timbre processing
(someone is perfectly welcome to prove me wrong on that)
Feb
2
comment Psychology of timbre processing
I think this is a great question (I'm a "lower-level correlates" fan, myself), but I think it's going to be hard to take something highly abstract like taste preferences ("Do I like that?" can be a decision based on a very large and multimodal feature space) and map them to neurophysiological processes, like we could for tonal processing and the like.
Feb
1
reviewed No Action Needed What is the effect of high expectations on long-term happiness?
Feb
1
reviewed Reviewed Dyslexia and IQ
Feb
1
comment Dyslexia and IQ
From where do you draw the conclusion that it is an "antiquated" diagnosis?
Feb
1
revised Dyslexia and IQ
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Feb
1
reviewed No Action Needed What is the effect of high expectations on long-term happiness?
Feb
1
reviewed Reviewed Why do we seem to have an internal drive to use different expressions(mostly when writing)?
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