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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 How does the brain learn what something is for the first time?
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revised What is the longer term prognosis for women in their early 20's with Schizoaffective disorder?
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revised How does the brain learn what something is for the first time?
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Nov
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comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
(update: I'm still thinking about this, I've been side-tracked)
Nov
30
comment Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
I agree 100% with your underlying thesis (that the brain/computer analogy becomes ever more strained as we learn more). I'm with Steven, though, in that you just need to flesh out the points a little bit.
Nov
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comment Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
Our neuronal cells do exhibit variations(range of electrical activity, not just spikes and flats) this is an interesting point, as graded potentials are important in smaller organisms like insects, I don't think it's known what their role in humans is, yet, though.
Nov
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revised Can lucid dreaming detract from the recuperative effect of REM sleep?
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Nov
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reviewed Reviewed To what extent do individuals vary in their ability to mentally visualise?
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reviewed Leave Open Are dice and domino dot arrangement conventions related to readability?
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reviewed Reviewed To what extent do individuals vary in their ability to mentally visualise?
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revised To what extent do individuals vary in their ability to mentally visualise?
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revised Source for standardized audio files for an experiment in German
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reviewed Reviewed Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
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reviewed Reviewed Free online intelligence test with norm table, high reliability, and must be printable?
Nov
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comment What reasoning processes underlie the Logima Strictica 36 and Logicaus Strictimanus 24?
my research in creating an AI with high IQ more focused questions about this area might be on topic, but as it stands this is way too wide, would fill several textbooks, and would probably win whoever answered the Nobel Prize.
Nov
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comment How do you know if it's psychosomatic or not?
Hashimoto's is recognized as an autoimmune disease, it is definitely not psychosomatic (by your definition, any disease could be exacerbated by stress).
Nov
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Nov
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revised Ignoring minority while generalizing about a group, any theoretical reference?
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reviewed Close Obey any command given suddenly, as in the Jumping Frenchmen of Maine