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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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reviewed Reviewed Why a person may have a temptation to do something unrelated when doing especially important thing?
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reviewed Reviewed How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
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revised How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
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comment Stiffing the tip as groups get larger … like the prisoner's dilemma but …?
Sounds more like a diffusion of responsibility scenario.
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comment Meditation for patients with neuroleptic induced tension
Can you clarify what you mean by Is it even good to work with mind under these chemicals? are you asking whether one should undertake tasks requiring concentration, or whether it's harmful in some way?
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revised Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations
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revised What are the internal and external variables for varying levels of self-awareness?
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a technical term for “fear of the unknown”?
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reviewed Reviewed Kelly Criterion Observed to Be Adhered by Psychopaths?
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revised Kelly Criterion Observed to Be Adhered by Psychopaths?
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comment What is the longer term prognosis for women in their early 20's with Schizoaffective disorder?
experience of someone affected by mental illness be pushed to the sidelines No one is saying that. The way the question is phrased also indicates (or strongly implies) that studies and clinical data would be most helpful to the OP.
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comment What is the longer term prognosis for women in their early 20's with Schizoaffective disorder?
@ZeroPiraeus While I can see how it's confusing, I don't think a highly personal anecdote counts as "experience" in this case. I would consider a trend of professional observations to be more what we'd look for in a "personal experience" answer. Also, with potentially one exception, and I don't believe he practices, none of us are "white coats".
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comment Possibility of perfect virtual reality
@eig Well, I think if you revised your question to ask that instead, it would get a better answer.
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reviewed Close Possibility of perfect virtual reality
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reviewed Reviewed Does medication to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder reduce associated cognitive deficits?
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reviewed Reviewed Possibility of perfect virtual reality
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comment Possibility of perfect virtual reality
I think this is a bit too "science fiction"y (for the next few hundred years, maybe).
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reviewed Reviewed What is the longer term prognosis for women in their early 20's with Schizoaffective disorder?
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reviewed Reviewed Are there any cognitive models for visual navigation?
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reviewed Reviewed How does the brain learn what something is for the first time?