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Sep
10
comment Where in the brain is meaning extracted from visual information?
A caveat: Knowing where in the brain something happens tells us almost nothing about how it happens (although it does make for a pretty picture in magazines). If you are interested in how words are processed, the go-to reference is usually Colheart et al's (2001) Dual Route Cascaded (DRC) model - although this is a bit of a monster of a paper, so you can find easy summaries of it on Google.
Sep
10
comment What are the different types of cognition?
Welcome to cogsci.se! The scope of this question is huge. I think the only place to start is an introductory textbook, like this one. I would also distinguish between "types" and "theories" of cognition: maybe edit either your question title, or the question itself, depending on what you really want to know.
Sep
5
comment Phenomena where group truly feels a certain way, but each member says that they feel the other way to avoid being the odd one out
Polarization isn't exactly what you describe in the question. When a group becomes polarized, the beliefs they had to begin with become more extreme from exposure to like-minded individuals - i.e. if you leave a group of moderately racist people in a room together, they will come out more bigoted than when they came in due to polarization.
Sep
4
comment What's the term for people who deny others' achievements?
Begrudgers. But that's a colloquial, rather than psychological, term.
Sep
4
answered What sort of things are considered as “data” in cognitive science?
Aug
26
answered What causes words repeated in your head to start fading away from consciousness?
Aug
22
comment Why do many people not use tabbed navigation (e.g. in an internet browser)?
Nice answer. I think you could also appeal to Herbert Simon's notion of satisficing: while using tabs is almost certainly the "optimal" way of browsing the internet, people can achieve their short term goals online without putting in the cognitive effort to get used to tabs, which turns out to be much more important than "optimality".
Aug
14
comment Structure for General Intelligence
I'm not sure "general intelligence" is the term you're looking for here: the word "intelligence" isn't used once in that paper, and, as you'll have seen on the wiki page, "general intelligence" refers to an individual differences measure, strongly related to IQ. That said, "Learning" is a very, very broad term in psychology, so you may get some diverse, interesting answers here if what you're looking for is computational models of learning.
Aug
13
comment When should a percentage be written as a percentage and when should it be written x out of n?
I will tomorrow, but you still haven't answered our question, I'm afraid.
Aug
13
comment How is an emotion different from a thought or a sensation?
You'll need be more specific about what you want to know here. Is there something in the wikipedia entry, or indeed in the dictionary definition, that you don't understand?
Aug
13
comment When should a percentage be written as a percentage and when should it be written x out of n?
PS: If you want to make your proportion sound like a lot, ratio bias is your friend here.
Aug
13
comment When should a percentage be written as a percentage and when should it be written x out of n?
I think @Josh's question is appropriate. When you say "most favorable format", do you mean (i) most likely to be remembered; (ii) sounds like a big number; (iii) sounds like a small number; (iv) reads better, etc. The "best" way of presenting information depends on your goal.
Aug
11
comment How many synapses in the average human brain?
For the less mathematically inclined, $1.5 \times 10^{14} = 100,000,000,000,000$, or 150 trillion.
Aug
5
answered Can a self-paced-reading & grammaticality judgment task be programmed in PsychPy or Open Sesame?
Jul
25
comment Is Clare W. Graves a credible author?
I'd just like to note that the tagline on the linked Spiral Dynamics Integral page is "Spiral Dynamics Integral - The theory that explains everything", and they primarily seem to sell access to training and seminars. One man's "credible scientist" is another man's "quack".
Jul
23
comment What is the difference between biological and artificial neural networks?
The term is used differently in different fields. The brain is a (biological) neural network: it's a network of neurons. Artificial neural networks, usually just referred to as neural networks, are computer simulations which process information in a way similar to how we think the brain does it. I'll add some links here in the morning.
Jul
8
comment Manipulating cognitive load in online experiments
True. I think there's an art to framing your instructions in such a way that people are motivated to give their honest best effort, but knowing that doesn't really solve your problem.
Jul
8
comment does getting top marks and ranks in school or college make one intelligent?
Ah, sorry, my mistake.
Jul
7
comment does getting top marks and ranks in school or college make one intelligent?
"Intelligence" is a controversial word. You'll have to tell us what you mean when you use it before anyone can give you any kind of useful answer here, because it's been defined in countless different ways over the years.
Jul
7
answered What study showed that humans can successfully detect objects within images once they are able to recognize those objects?