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bio website atmos.uw.edu/~akchen0
location Seattle, WA
age 94
visits member for 2 years, 11 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
22
asked How to measure emotional intensity?
Jan
20
asked Is it possible to measure the working memory of a non-human animal?
Jan
19
asked Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
Jan
19
asked What transient factors affect performance on IQ tests?
Jan
19
asked Is the decline of fluid IQ with age less severe for professors and scientists than it is for other people?
Jan
19
asked Do expert computer gamers have unusual physiological or mental characteristics?
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?
Jan
19
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?
Jan
19
asked Is there a practical limit to the amount of knowledge a human can learn?
Jan
19
asked What is a neurobiological explanation of borderline personality disorder?
Jan
19
asked Does IQ affect learning speed?
Jan
19
asked Do people with ADD or Asperger's Syndrome often show different learning curves than neurotypical individuals?
Jan
19
asked Do people feel emotions less strongly as they grow older?
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
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?