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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Jun 25 at 17:57

Feel free to stalk my Internet name(s) if you wish - it's how I make most of my closest contacts these days. Just note that I don't really believe in social constructs when they get in the way of satisficing (or in the way of my goal of learning as much as possible).

Don't take anything I say/do too seriously. A lot of the things I do (that may look weird/stupid on the outside) are the types of things that help me adjust my posterior probability of various things - especially low probability events.Sometimes I hit on a jackpot/very interesting idea. I'm kind of messy since it helps facilitate creative destruction.

I have a lot of respect for all of the sciences. Tactically, I'm developing heuristics for rationality, impartiality, anti-laziness, and creation+identification+searching for what's relevant+reliable. Strategically, I just want to learn everything.

A lot of my thought processes involve my creating new hypotheses and refuting them on my own. I still document the thought process since it's important and may be important for future "true" hypotheses.


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accepted Is the decline of fluid IQ with age less severe for professors and scientists than it is for other people?
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accepted Do people with ADD or Asperger's Syndrome often show different learning curves than neurotypical individuals?
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accepted How does posture affect cerebral blood flow?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to measure emotional intensity?
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asked How to measure emotional intensity?
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comment Do people feel emotions less strongly as they grow older?
Okay. By ability to feel emotion: I mean emotions like anger, happiness, and sadness. By how we can answer this empirically - this is sort of hard to answer. Hm - I'll ask this here: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/124/…