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Apr
8
comment Can the desire to change a romantic partner ever be satisfied?
@Comte, fair enough; perhaps I have overused the term conflict to denote a 'gap'. I guess this would be a good place to start - how familiar are you with the TOTE model? And I must ask - why would anyone change their behaviour in the absence of either internal or external circumstances?
Apr
8
answered Can the desire to change a romantic partner ever be satisfied?
Mar
3
revised When does the brain 'switch on'?
More descriptive title.
Mar
1
suggested approved edit on When does the brain 'switch on'?
Mar
1
comment A question on synapses
Could you please clarify: You ask "what would a typical response of the synapse connected to neuron B", but the illustration shows NEURON B and an mV axis. What about synaptic strength? inhibitory vs excitatory synapses?
Mar
1
answered When does the brain 'switch on'?
Jan
12
answered Anonymity creates an environment full of bullies?
Dec
23
comment Motivation vs Goal Oriented Behavior
@FelixtS, I'd argue that the activities carried during a flow experience has effect on the brain, which you can argue satisfice internal (subconscious) goals. A philosophical argument can be made that there is no point in a process unless it leads to some favourable state in the brain, and such state may be external or internal. Further more, a process without a stop-condition (ie, goal, fuzzy at is may be) is paradoxical.
Dec
20
asked TOTE: Desired vs perceived state = Fight or flight
Dec
15
comment Is it possible to present/perceive information objectively?
@MichaelAnderson "2 plus 2 is 4"?
Dec
11
revised How does the order of words influence our ability to remember a question once it's asked again?
edited body
Dec
11
comment Are there mental states that make the mind more susceptible to other negative mental states?
I mean the chemical agents affecting our emotions.
Dec
10
comment Are there mental states that make the mind more susceptible to other negative mental states?
You mean other than dopamine et al.?
Dec
9
comment How are our eyes able to distinguish between lines and borders? what is the mechanism at the level of rods and cones?
The eyes don't distinguish anything - they just send information higher up the nervous system (much as your computer keyboard isn't the one rendering text on your screen). The detection you are talking about is a feature of low-level visual cognition.
Dec
9
comment Do living beings of different sizes perceive time differently?
I'm not sure I see what the first part of the question (ants) has to do with the second one (galaxies). Could you explain?
Dec
9
comment Islam and participation in acts of political violence
In my view, this is much more a question in Humanities than in Cognitive Sciences.
Dec
9
answered How does the order of words influence our ability to remember a question once it's asked again?
Dec
7
comment Math understanding: intuitions and proofs
"axiom manipulation" ability has its bearing in cognition. From your comments I also understand that such tool isn't used by master mathematicians. Forgive my ignorance, but in any case I think it'll help others if you elaborate on the way master mathematicians work or think.
Dec
7
comment Math understanding: intuitions and proofs
If this is taken as a logical argument then it is completely broken. It is clearly missing some premise along the lines of "Master mathematicians have an ability to manipulate axioms". In its current state you neither imply anything on Lucy and John, nor you can infer anything given the details you have provided.
Dec
3
revised Possibility of increasing brain speed
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