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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.


Jan
19
asked How does posture affect cerebral blood flow?
Jan
19
asked What is the effect of ADD/ADHD on performance variability on cognitive tests over time?
Jan
19
awarded  Supporter
Jan
19
comment What hidden latent variables could be responsible for the high correlation between WORDSUM and IQ?
Ah - thanks very much for the response! Yeah - I made the question specific since I've had bad experiences with asking broad questions on SE. And yes, your point (b) in your last sentence was definitely the thing that I'm looking for!
Jan
19
comment Beyond a certain level, is reading comprehension affected more by psychological intuition than by verbal intelligence?
Heh, I don't think that the Philosophy SE would appreciate this type of question. :) But yes - I'm interested in the cognitive factors behind reading comprehension, and whether or not there is a "ceiling effect" with respect to improvements in reading comprehension ability, and if this "ceiling effect" has to do with understanding psychology.
Jan
19
asked Are IQ tests “biased” against individuals with Asperger's Syndrome?
Jan
19
asked How is it possible for psychometricians to develop IQ tests for people smarter than them?
Jan
18
awarded  Student
Jan
18
asked What hidden latent variables could be responsible for the high correlation between WORDSUM and IQ?
Jan
18
asked Beyond a certain level, is reading comprehension affected more by psychological intuition than by verbal intelligence?
Jan
18
awarded  Autobiographer