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comment Does high IQ correlate with good social skills?
I'm really surprised by this. IQ tends to correlate with pretty much everything. For social skills to be an exception is really... exceptional.
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comment Why is the order of brainwaves not labelled “alphabetically”?
It was most likely the order in which they were discovered. I'll try to look it up.
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comment 'Always Give a Reason Why' - How to describe this subject area?
A very important thing to note in the xerox example is that the statement containing the 'because' explanation is also longer. In other words, it will involve more communication. Maybe more communication vs. less communication will lead one to be more likely to give up the xerox.
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comment how is tone volume encoded?
Thank you! (comments must be at least 15 characters in length...adding length)
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comment Which is the shortest duration for a pitch difference in audio signals to be perceived by the human auditory system?
Can you maybe randomize your script, so that you don't know whether it's presenting two same or two different tones, and then try it on yourself? Although, in my experience I tend to do my tasks much better than others, because I get a lot of practice at tone discrimination while testing my scripts.
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comment Which is the shortest duration for a pitch difference in audio signals to be perceived by the human auditory system?
Ah, that's quite a difference indeed.
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answered Which is the shortest duration for a pitch difference in audio signals to be perceived by the human auditory system?
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comment how is tone volume encoded?
When I click on the Kiang reference, a google search window appears?!
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accepted how is tone volume encoded?
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comment how is tone volume encoded?
Wonderful! It's so amazing to be able to come here and get an answer that exactly matches the nitty gritty little question I was interested in. Thank you.
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reviewed Approve Are some facial features more important than others in human facial recognition?
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reviewed Approve Why is recognition easier than recall?
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reviewed Approve Does self-directed speech help or hurt a blind subject's auditory recognition?
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comment how is tone volume encoded?
@ChuckSherrington - yeah, I've been thinking about that as well. Feedback connections in a predictive coding type framework would explain sound level adaptation well - if louder tones recruit a new group of neurons. It it's the same neuronal population, I have something interesting to muse about :)
Nov
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comment how is tone volume encoded?
@ChuckSherrington, I am actually curious because I recently read about sound level adaptation in the auditory nerve, inferior colliculus and medial geniculate body. Sound level adaptation is the following: when a sound is played equiprobably at different volumes, neural activity scales with the volume. But if one of the volumes is more frequent than others, neural activity to that volume will dampen. Now I'm wondering whether a whole new set of neurons is recruited with a change in volume, or not. Given that it was found on the auditory nerve (albeit weakly), probably not. But still...
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accepted aftereffects of auditory adaptation