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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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revised In what ways can someone increase their brain function while reading
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Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed What positive writing exercises improve happiness?
Dec
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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?
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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
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reviewed Reviewed Improving Speed of Thinking
Dec
27
revised Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on To what extent are correlations of father's age with birth defects and autism causal?
Dec
26
awarded  Electorate
Dec
25
comment Does anxiety produce adrenaline or does adrenaline make the person anxious?
@BenCole Go for it - en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Human_Physiology/…
Dec
25
revised Will Our Brain Speed Reduce As Our Memory “Mail Boxes” Fill Up?
Incorporated link to paper
Dec
24
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.
Dec
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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/…
Dec
23
revised Does anxiety produce adrenaline or does adrenaline make the person anxious?
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Dec
23
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.
Dec
23
revised What are different ways to determine centroids of fMRI activation, their drawbacks and perks?
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Dec
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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?
Dec
21
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.