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May
25
comment Is being vegan related to particular personality traits?
This is a bit like saying because one has chosen to buy a red car, that one must have some urge to drive fast and recklessly. In other words, preferences and lifestyle choices don't automatically reflect any sort of pathology. I think you need to do some research on your own to see whether there's even an ounce of correlation there, which I'm not sure that you will find any. This is just idle speculation on your part.
May
10
comment Theoretical limit to the use of mental faculty of the brain
(I just checked an it is available free in PDF form at that address -- DOIs are just permanent index entries that will redirect you to the source of the article even if the URL moves)
May
10
comment Theoretical limit to the use of mental faculty of the brain
@draks That I'm not sure about. You can find the article through it's DOI, at dx.doi.org/10.1002/glia.22341. J Neurosci only has 1 year moratorium before articles become open-access, so there's probably a wealth of related articles about this that are open at this point.
Apr
23
comment How do ligands bind to and release from receptors?
@ChristianHummeluhr I've been pretty busy over the last couple of years. I can't promise I will be able to answer at this time, but I think questions like these should be "grandfathered" in. While I respect and admire the work that you've put into the site thus far, the Area 51 numbers aren't everything.
Apr
5
comment How does human brain pick out the most likely representation of object when an object is ambiguous?
@ChristianHummeluhr I agree. If you'd like to whittle it down to focusing on the inferior temporal cortex which is where much of this processing is thought to go on, I think it would be answerable.
Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
(I realize it came out harsher than it was meant to. Some of the posts/closings I've commented on already)
Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
@AliceD I will check it out! I just meant that some of the closings were more of a en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patellar_reflex to certain things than to the overall nature of the post.
Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
(it's not a good question to begin with, but has been closed for the wrong reason)
Mar
28
comment rat 3D Brain Atlases
@AliceD You do realize that psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists still have a need to know neuroanatomy. I think you're knee-jerking a bit on some of these.
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
@AliceD Awesome! Thanks to you for doing so.
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
I would be grateful if you or anyone else would carry that torch forward.
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
@AliceD It's definitely worth rediscussing this now that both sites have evolved and grown. Here are some from the dusty archives: meta.biology.stackexchange.com/questions/129/… and it's brother meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/119/…, an old favorite meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/389/… and meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/23/…
Mar
27
comment The effect of lifestyle photography on sales conversion rates
@ChristianHummeluhr There's a certain component of the (unfortunately jargon-laden) neuromarketing that is being talked about in business schools. I think that's why we held on to this at that time.
Mar
27
comment What regulates the strength of motoric signals?
@AliceD There were days when the line between the sites was more hazy and at that point, we were trying to keep some neurobio questions over here, regardless of the degree to which they were "cognitive." Since I have quite unfortunately had even less time, I never got around to answering. It is too late to migrate it to bio, so if you'd like to answer it as a "legacy" question, I'm sure it would be most welcome.
Mar
24
comment What causes loss of the memory of an argument?
Asking about a possible mechanism is fine. Asking for help on how to cure it or whether it's actually a psychological issue is not. I think this is mostly the former. I would encourage you to poke around on sites like PubMed for a bit and see if there is anything to this. It will make your question stronger and you can focus in on what you want to learn about.
Mar
7
comment What is it about the nature of slow-wave sleep that makes it difficult to awaken the sleeper?
You didn't need to make it community wiki, it was fine.
Mar
6
comment What is it about the nature of slow-wave sleep that makes it difficult to awaken the sleeper?
Please cite all of the sources that you have used. Otherwise, this is a great answer.
Feb
15
comment What is the simplest entity that would be considered “conscious”?
This is just a quasi-philosophical argument with no basis in reality.
Feb
14
comment Is it necessary to read signals and systems before statistical signal processing/ detection theory
"Read" is kind of a loaded term here. Should you understand every last drop of it? No. Are the fundamentals critical for moving on to the deeper material (and Kay is very intense)? Yes. The best approach in these cases is to know where to refer back to when you get stuck on something in the advanced text.
Dec
16
comment What is the mechanism behind unihemispheric sleep in animals?
Will do. As usual, a great answer!!