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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."


Nov
7
revised Does introducing an element of play, hunt, or competition make feeding more rewarding?
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Nov
7
reviewed Reviewed How effective are high audio frequencies in commercials in getting audience attention?
Nov
7
reviewed Edit suggested edit on How long can a person stay happy, excited and motivated about something new?
Nov
7
revised How long can a person stay happy, excited and motivated about something new?
corrected spelling
Nov
7
comment What contextual links would make full-text journal articles more useful?
I don't think there's any definitive answer to this at all, it's not more than a poll (I meant to clarify that earlier but I got sidetracked).
Nov
6
revised Have the abilities of John Lorber's patients with limited cortical mass been further evaluated in adulthood?
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Nov
5
reviewed Close What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
Nov
5
revised neurobiology wiki description
Updated neurosci textbook links to reflect the new editions that have just come out (to match those I posted in the new chatroom)
Nov
5
suggested suggested edit on neurobiology tag wiki
Nov
5
revised Do lucid dream eyemasks work?
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Nov
5
reviewed Reviewed Is there an open-source / free official Myers-Briggs assessment I can adopt?
Nov
5
comment How do people visually recognize their own reflection?
Random aside, but I have edited "wandering" into "wondering" about 15-20 times in your questions on here and on Bio, I'm curious as to whether your choice of the word is deliberate. :)
Nov
4
revised What happens neurobiologically when people “think fast”?
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Nov
3
reviewed Reviewed How to explain emoticons to an autistic person?
Nov
3
comment How to explain emoticons to an autistic person?
I think the point of the question was how to explain the concepts of things like 'pleasure' and 'unhappiness' rather than deciphering what the :) and :( signify.
Nov
3
reviewed Reviewed Open source software for running Internet psychological experiments that collect reaction time data
Nov
3
reviewed Reviewed Is the Neanderthal Theory of Autistic brain a reasonable scientific theory?
Nov
2
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
Well, I wish I had a good answer for that. It's quite rare in the brain for anything to act in isolation, there's almost always some reciprocal connections and collaterals, so possibly thinking of it as sub-components of one big system is probably the most prudent, but leaves it as an intractable problem for the time being. It's hard to know where to draw the line.
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed The effect of lifestyle photography on sales conversion rates
Nov
2
reviewed Reviewed Which neurotransmitters can be measured in a living human brain?