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Apr
14
comment How does the brain read rotated text?
This is a very nice answer. I'd like to add that we probably first need to learn that the orientation of a letter matters in the first place (i.e. it can be a different letter if seen from a different orientation, like p and d). With all other objects, their identity remains the same no matter from what angle we see them from.
Apr
1
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Mar
27
comment Which are the most accredited tests for measuring personality traits?
I think this is an OK question! I even had a similar exam question as a student for my personality psychology course: "Why big 5 instead of big 3 or small 16?" (i.e. Costa&McCrae vs. Eysenck vs. Spearman).
Mar
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Mar
20
comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
@caseyr547 - that's weird, I never saw your answer.
Mar
19
comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
To add to what I wrote above: I think the key issue is where the question is most likely to get the most or the best responses.
Mar
19
comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
@caseyr547 - I really don't mind where it ends up. It looked like a familiar problem to me because of my educational background, which is in psych / cogsci, that's all. We certainly learn a whole bunch about experimental designs and stats, models with multiple levels of dependence on each other, etc.
Mar
19
comment What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
@caseyr547 - mostly because this methodological issue has been discussed a lot in social and personality psychology.
Mar
18
answered What do we call the “middle” variables in a complex research model?
Feb
22
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Feb
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Can an individual having strong identity associations with groups be used to infer anything about them?
Feb
18
comment Why do long range axons in mammals travel in white matter tracts?
Very interesting indeed! Let me speculate: a lot of neighbouring neurons from one area will need to connect to neighbouring neurons in the next area in a processing stream. If they all follow the shortest path, they will end up in a bundle.
Feb
16
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Feb
14
comment Are “dumb product warning labels” an indicator of change of intelligence of general public?
To claim that IQ might be dropping because of something, you first have to ascertain that it is in fact dropping. But, as you already say, according to research, it's rising. So, no, it's not dropping because of the labels, because it's not dropping.
Feb
13
comment Innate personality tests: do they exist? If not, why?
That's definitely true. But if you want to examine personality, you have to start from looking at how people behave, or feel, or think, and these are already influenced by a combination of genes and environment. Scientists are looking for genes as well, but it seems that personality traits are the outcome of many mutually interacting genes, rather than just a few, like eyes. So in the end it's hard to say anything about any of the individual genes present in this massive interaction.
Feb
13
revised How to structure affective picture stimuli for an EEG study?
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Feb
13
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Feb
12
answered How to structure affective picture stimuli for an EEG study?
Feb
12
comment Innate personality tests: do they exist? If not, why?
You seem to think that innate and environmental effects have independent influences on personality, i.e. that they don't interact. How come?
Feb
5
answered What are “Stimulus locked” and “Response locked” in Philiastides & Sajda (2006)