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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."


Jan
22
reviewed Leave Open Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
Jan
21
comment Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
(a related question on DSP.SE - dsp.stackexchange.com/questions/611/… by some clown named jonsca ;) )
Jan
21
comment Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
I have tried to limit the parameters of the question a bit to make it more focused and answerable. If these aren't the type of characteristics you are looking for in your experiments, please don't hesitate to edit your own requirements in. I think that the question being just "what does your lab do?" makes it less constructive. As it is, it looks a bit like a "list" question now, but if you narrow down your requirements enough, it should be fine.
Jan
21
revised Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
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Jan
20
reviewed Reviewed Are there statistics about how many assertive people there are in the world?
Jan
20
comment Are there statistics about how many assertive people there are in the world?
I think it would be tough to measure this, as different cultures have different standards of assertiveness. Even geographically with the United States, what might be "obnoxious" in small town America is "necessity" in a big city. It's an interesting question, though.
Jan
20
reviewed Reviewed What is the effect of imagining doing an exercise on muscle growth?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Is the Raspberry Pi capable of operating as a stimulus presentation system for experiments?
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
17
revised Improving Speed of Thinking
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Jan
17
reviewed Reviewed Quantify degree to which non-diagnostic features bias category-present response
Jan
16
comment How can the aversion response be explained neurologically?
Related but not a duplicate: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/565/…
Jan
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How valid is Lumosity's Brain Performance Index and what normative information is available?
Jan
10
revised How to teach parents to apply early childhood interventions to improve cognitive outcomes in children?
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Jan
10
reviewed No Action Needed What happens in your brain when a concept “clicks”?
Jan
9
reviewed No Action Needed Why do drivers not slow down when they see signs indicating road work?
Jan
5
comment Do widespread brain toxins explain violence rates?
I think the important distinction here is "factor in" versus "explain". Could it be a factor? Certainly. However, to say that things like population density aren't a larger contributor would be ignoring a lot of already established notions. I think it's a great question and worth asking, it's just likely to be more complicated, as Ben pointed out.
Jan
4
comment What effect do random visitors have on children in orphanages and people in old age homes?
I think evaluating whether this is "good or bad" is going to be tricky. It's an interesting question, though. Perhaps making it a bit more objective would get a better answer.
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed In what ways can someone increase their brain function while reading