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Mar
26
comment Is psychology already using machine learning, neural network and data-mining?
The hebbian learning in artificial neural networks was introduced by Donald Hebb, a psychologist.
Feb
7
comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
To add to the debate, we can argue that naming (i.e. reading aloud) is not something you do while you read silently. The reading processes measured in the naming response times reflect too much the articulatory part of reading aloud. But there is no task that reflect pure reading - I replied to @what in a comment of my answer and tried to be more consensual though.
Feb
7
comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
@what in my view, a word can be seen either as a visual object with linguistic properties (studied in lexical decision) or as a linguistic object with visual properties (studied in naming). Both approaches refer to words and reading. In the case of a lexical decision, the reading ability reflects more the visual recognition part of reading, while naming (i.e. reading aloud) emphases the phonological/articulatory part of reading. In this light, there is a word length effect in (the visual part of) reading but this effect don't show up a naming task. My guess is that we could agree on this, no?
Feb
6
comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
@what I understand your point. We could also argue that the naming task reflects more the naming part than the reading one.
Dec
14
comment At what age do children typically reach adult reading speed?
So somewhere just after 16, as the (12-16) difference is slightly bigger than the (16-46) difference on letters. Funny that this maturation moment, when one reads as an adult, had not been investigated more systematically. Thanks Jeromy - the picture/word contrast is very interesting too.
Dec
13
comment At what age do children typically reach adult reading speed?
True. I'am more interested in central tendencies. The one that is useful to depart the best readers from normal readers.
Jul
29
comment Status of introspection in psychological research today
do you mean psychology in general, or cognitive psychology?
Jul
18
comment Oddball experiment design in E-prime
Nice - Here is a visual oddball task I programmed with e-prime 1.2 - gsite.univ-provence.fr/gsite/Local/lpc/dir/dufau/share/…
Jul
16
comment Why does repeating one word over and over again sound weird to us after some time?
I added some references, formatted the text for a clearer presentation, and smoothed out the first version for a more fluent reading. Thanks for the encouragements!