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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 3 years
seen Jan 26 at 7:23

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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revised Is the decline of fluid IQ with age less severe for professors and scientists than it is for other people?
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20
comment Beyond a certain level, is reading comprehension affected more by psychological intuition than by verbal intelligence?
Okay - I've bolded the 2 explicit questions that I have. I need to attend to my other questions now, but please comment if you'd like it improved any further.
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revised Beyond a certain level, is reading comprehension affected more by psychological intuition than by verbal intelligence?
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accepted Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
Jan
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asked Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
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asked What transient factors affect performance on IQ tests?
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asked Is the decline of fluid IQ with age less severe for professors and scientists than it is for other people?
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asked Do expert computer gamers have unusual physiological or mental characteristics?
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19
revised Beyond a certain level, is reading comprehension affected more by psychological intuition than by verbal intelligence?
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Jan
19
asked Can intense multitasking improve fluid intelligence/working memory?
Jan
19
asked What are the effects of implanting electrodes into the brains of monkeys?
Jan
19
asked What do the super-large brains of whales and elephants map to?
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asked Are end-stage Alzheimer's patients still conscious?
Jan
19
asked If someone becomes a split-brain patient, which side will “maintain” the continuity in their consciousness?
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asked Is there a practical limit to the amount of knowledge a human can learn?
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19
asked What is a neurobiological explanation of borderline personality disorder?