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I'm a Neuroscience student at UC Davis. Brains are my thang.


Feb
18
asked Is there evidence that STDP is responsible for the ability to infer causation?
Feb
18
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
18
comment Are there axioms in the mind?
I'm adding this as a comment because I'm not sure if it is what you're asking, but I'd say that an axoim of the mind is: Events that consistently happen in temporal sequence are assumed to have a causal relationship
Feb
18
answered Does language and/or culture affect an individual's cognitive capacity?
Feb
18
awarded  Critic
Feb
18
awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
17
awarded  Revival
Feb
17
comment Do porn and other remotely perceived entertainments work because of Mirror Neurons?
It's possible that the sexual pleasure itself is being mirrored.
Feb
17
answered Are autonomy, mastery, and purpose the most important motivators?
Feb
16
awarded  Quorum
Feb
16
comment Are there any laws of memory?
You make a good point. I'd considered evolution, but I really don't think there are any laws, per se. Nothing absolute can really be said about it, there are multiple mechanisms, multiple criteria. You're right that a dynamic system can have emergent laws. But I think that is only true so much as the underlying system is regular. Consider trying to find laws pertaining to a synapse. The laws will only hold to be true to the synapses you've collected data from. There could be a synapse that works in the exact opposite way. In fact, they have found such a thing! Anti-hebbian synapses.
Feb
16
answered Are there any laws of memory?
Feb
16
comment What are the “Must Know” papers of Cognitive Science?
I feel this is actually a good question, and possibly very valuable. If it were to be slightly reworded (What are the seminal papers in Cognitive Science?), it would not be excessively open ended. Certain papers and ideas have clearly left a large impact on the field. Naming these papers would transcend an individual opinion, because their importance is widely agreed upon. The importance of the paper could even be crudely measured by the number of citations, moving the answer further from opinion. The only threat are bad answers, such providing obscure or discredited papers.
Feb
16
answered What can cognitive psychology tell us about the results of the Stanford Prison Experiment?
Feb
16
answered Is there a complete cortico-cortical connectivity map based on a useful partitioning of the cortex?
Feb
16
answered Is stimulus generalization acquired due to inability to discriminate stimuli?
Feb
16
answered Do porn and other remotely perceived entertainments work because of Mirror Neurons?
Feb
16
awarded  Supporter
Feb
15
awarded  Teacher
Feb
15
answered Simulate colorblindness in non-colorblind individuals