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Studying neuroscience at the Hebrew University.

My main interest is how the cognitive system combines prior knowledge about the world in the process of perception.


Oct
9
comment Sensory dissonance: Will the visual or auditory channel win?
I agree this is no proof. I do think it is an example of visual dominance, because in the standard conditions our auditory perception is changed to match the visual cue, and not vice versa. (I'm also certain that under suitable conditions, like extremely degraded visual input, you can get it to work the other way around, and have the visual perception biased towards the auditory cue).
Oct
8
answered Sensory dissonance: Will the visual or auditory channel win?
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
12
revised What neural mechanism explains the tendency to visually attend to the whole scene before attending to details?
fixed typo.
Sep
1
comment What are the “Must Know” papers of Cognitive Science?
@WhyDoYouThinkThatIsTrue the intent behind the original question was to find papers and works that I as a researcher in a specific subfield (perceptual learning, actually) should know outside of my specific topic of research, because they are so important, no one should call themselves a psychologist or a cognitive scientist without knowing them.
Aug
13
comment Is consistent dual n-back training likely to improve the performance of analysis (mathematics) students?
I don't think we need another answer saying the same thing. Feel free to add the refs to your answer. I would maybe only add that even the improvement of working memory capacity due to practice is doubted (and not just the transfer).
Aug
12
comment Is consistent dual n-back training likely to improve the performance of analysis (mathematics) students?
And another one: Melby-Lervag, M., & Hulme, C. (2012). Is working memory training in children effective? A meta-analytic review. Developmental Psychology.
Aug
12
comment Is consistent dual n-back training likely to improve the performance of analysis (mathematics) students?
Another, more recent review, claiming that we currently have no good evidence of working memory improvement due to practice, and certainly not of transfer to other areas: Shipstead, Zach; Redick, Thomas S.; Engle, Randall W. Psychological Bulletin, Vol 138(4), Jul 2012, 628-654. doi: 10.1037/a0027473
Aug
6
comment What does cognitive science say about whether to learn mathematics top-down from research papers?
Might be related: cogsci.stackexchange.com/q/221/38 (especially your answer ;) )
Aug
5
comment Does reading a book out loud make you better in social situations?
I agree, but would like to add that if you're trying to improve your aptitude in social situations in a language that is not your native, then reading books in that language (aloud or not) is a very effective way.
Jul
31
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Perhaps counter-intuitively, "hard working" is very rare, relative to the other words I used, according to the Ngram data. Maybe it has to do with it being a two-word phrase, as opposed to the others that are one word phrases.
Jul
30
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
@Gaël Laurans, that's why I called it 'Toy example'. Its an example of how one can use such data to address this question, and not an actual study.
Jul
30
answered Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Jul
26
answered Information sampling task
Jul
17
answered How to restore and maintain a healthy sleep pattern?
Jun
18
answered Relationship between cognitive load and self-indulgent behavior in simple task completion
Jun
11
revised Effect of paper type on evaluation of resumes
corrected spelling
May
31
accepted What is the test-retest improvement in Block Design test?
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer
May
18
reviewed Reviewed How is intelligence correlated to beauty?