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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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comment What is the mechanism behind unihemispheric sleep in animals?
Will do. As usual, a great answer!!
Dec
10
comment Why does not everyone avoid peak hour rushes?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a sociological/general systems phenomenon.
Dec
10
comment What makes us look into camera lens when we're being filmed?
@ChrisStronks This is okay. It's something that is an objective, testable phenomenon and may have answers in the literature. In general, just because a question asserts that something might be true doesn't make it a matter of opinion.
Dec
7
comment What are current neuronal explanations and models of 'consciousness'?
@Sophy Linkifying the DOIs like I have done serves the same purpose and makes the post neater without having the raw URLs there.
Dec
3
comment What are current neuronal explanations and models of 'consciousness'?
@Sophy Awesome! You can suggest an edit if you'd like
Nov
30
comment The accuracy & malleability of memory for color
It was hard to tell that from the phrasing, but your first paragraph clarified all of that anyway. Feel free to add in additional information. We're not out to be draconian, the close reason is necessary to prevent a lot of "I have X, Y, Z symptoms, what's wrong with me?"-type questions, which this really wasn't at its core, anyway, but eliminating that ambiguity made it a stronger question.
Nov
30
comment The accuracy & malleability of memory for color
I have removed the final portion (which was my sticking point with the self-help aspect of the question) and voted to reopen. If you are concerned about how this neurological difference pertains to you, it's best to ask a clinician about it.
Nov
28
comment Psychological “allergy” to polemics and emotional speaking?
@Revious That's fine. It's not a bad question, it's just muddled a bit.
Nov
28
comment Psychological “allergy” to polemics and emotional speaking?
I think the "allergy" portion is still clouding the question. The use of that word in this context is merely a colloquialism.
Nov
20
comment How to compare brain waves?
I think you covered all the bases. Nice answer!
Nov
18
comment how is tone volume encoded?
There are going to be a lot of projections in the other direction from A1 to the MGN as well, which would be fascinating to study in that regard. I wish I had a ready answer for you, but we'll see if anyone can come up with one.
Nov
18
comment how is tone volume encoded?
Fantastic question. I think the answer is going to lie in the association cortices, since this is as much a tactile and proprioceptive issue as it is an auditory one. That's just a gut feeling, but there must be literature on this somewhere.
Nov
7
comment Can a person with multiple personality disorder have one of their personality based on a real person?
A related question: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/504/…
Nov
3
comment Influence of antidepressant drugs upon personality
Thanks for doing so. That's something that's at least answerable with somewhat more objective measures.
Nov
3
comment Influence of antidepressant drugs upon personality
it often seems that the drugs tend to exceed this purpose by instilling in their user a sense of happiness and silliness. These are both very subjective terms, and I think you'd have a hard time defining them clinically. Even if you take them on that limited merit, how is "happiness" exceeding the drugs purpose?
Oct
22
comment How does neurotransmitter distribution and usage vary thought the brain?
The distribution of receptors (and their subtypes) is much more important than the concentrations of the neurotransmitters, which (despite science journalism's focus of late) are very dynamic.
Oct
10
comment Do all humans have some amount of prions?
I think this might be more appropriate for Biology.SE.
Oct
5
comment What background is required to understand the book “Principles of Neural Science”?
I think the question is a little broad, so if anyone has any ideas on how to transform it into something more canonical, go for it.
Oct
4
comment Terminology for introvert's frustration after excessive social exposure
I think you're on to something here, but a reference to back it up would make this a stronger answer.
Oct
4
comment About the Turing test and a Robot's psychology
@Seanny123 No harm, no foul. You can incorporate any of the changes you want into the other question.