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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.


Jun
28
asked What is the test-retest improvement in Block Design test?
Jun
27
comment Is there a canonical reference for behavioral, attentional, and memory tests?
And, I think cogsci community has a good chance of creating such a resource...
Jun
26
answered Is there a canonical reference for behavioral, attentional, and memory tests?
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
11
comment Fitting a psychometric function when data does not lend itself to a sigmoidal fit [pypsignifit]
Is this a Yes/No task, or a 2AFC design?
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
7
answered What is the term for human beings' tendency to obey without thinking?
Mar
19
revised Is there a random walk theory that can account for situations with more than two choices?
edited tags
Mar
15
awarded  Commentator
Mar
15
comment Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
What does it mean that "The only symptom of being heterosexual is a sexual attraction to members of the opposite sex" ? We can surely find measures in which heterosexual men are different, as a group, from homosexual men, besides their sexual preference - average number of sexual partners in a year, amount of body hair, number of annual visits to a theater, etc. Do any of these qualify as a symptom of being heterosexual/homosexual? (my examples are based on the common stereotypes, not actual research, but the point is, such group differences exist, even if the ones I mention are incorrect).
Mar
15
comment Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
Everything is "physical, psychological or neurological" - The fact that most of us like the smell of flowers but not the smell of vomit, and the fact that most people are not sexually attracted to children, but some people are. So yes - "a mental disorder is simply a matter of terminology for atypical behaviour", but it is backed up by physical, psychological or neurological traits/facts/symptoms, just like everything else.
Mar
14
comment Is pedophilia a sexual orientation or a mental disorder?
This is an interesting question, but it has nothing to do with cognitive science. The classification of something as a mental disorder is a sociological, philosophical, legal, normative question, but not a cognitive one. For example, if someone likes the smell of vomit, is that a mental disorder? If he likes it so much that he smears all his clothes in vomit?
Feb
16
awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
11
answered Why do dual N-back games use certain letters?
Feb
10
comment How do Hemispatial Neglect patients react when told of their disability?
I think this question can use a more specific title. something like "Can Hemispatial neglect patients focus on the neglected side if explicitly told to do so?" or "Are hemispatial neglect patients aware of their neglect?"
Feb
8
comment What processes underly confidence ratings in cognitive decision-making?
I think you should remove the word probability from the title - confidence and probability are two very different things. For example, in many decision making experiments subjects have to choose between 2 alternatives, each giving a different reward with a different probability (two armed bandit). This tests, among other things, their perception of reward probability, but doesn't tell us much about their confidence. So asking how people estimate probabilities in general, and how people estimate their confidence are 2 different questions.
Feb
4
asked Why is training better when following an easy-to-difficult schedule?
Feb
4
answered What are popular rationalist responses to Tversky & Shafir?
Feb
3
revised How does task difficulty schedule affect the rate and efficiency of perceptual learning?
corrected wrong link to reference
Feb
3
suggested suggested edit on How does task difficulty schedule affect the rate and efficiency of perceptual learning?