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Jul
16
revised Neural basis of primitive (newborn) reflexes
clarify "primitive" in title
Jul
16
answered Neural basis of primitive (newborn) reflexes
Jul
16
comment Neural basis of primitive (newborn) reflexes
I believe I've found a single answer for all the primitive reflexes, so I revised the question to reflect that a single answer is expected. I'd like to reopen the question and answer it.
Jul
16
revised Neural basis of primitive (newborn) reflexes
I believe I've found a single answer for all the reflexes, so I revised the question to reflect that a single answer is expected.
Feb
22
awarded  Yearling
Feb
7
comment What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
[I'm perhaps in the minority here.] I had thought the title meant "What causes people to accept recalled dreams as reality?" until the description of the question cleared that up for me. Nothing in the title presently indicates or implies that the acceptance occurs during the dream. Maybe rephrase the question "What causes dreaming people to accept their dream as reality?" or "What prevents dreaming people from wondering if they're dreaming?"
Dec
2
answered Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
Jul
24
awarded  Fanatic
Jul
23
comment What is the term for human beings' tendency to obey without thinking?
Obedience is a form of the word "obey" in the title. It doesn't take into account the "without thinking" aspect. I don't know if any English word does.
Jul
18
comment Neural basis of primitive (newborn) reflexes
AFAIK, the involvement of the frontal areas is that they inhibit primitive reflexes.
Jul
14
asked Neural basis of primitive (newborn) reflexes
Jul
14
comment What's the name of this visual search task?
Another question's answer is relevant.
Jun
21
comment When counting a given letter in sentences, why do people tend to omit occurrences in certain common words?
If my hypothesis is correct, then one of the edits changed the meaning of the original question for the worse: If the reader uses the "F" phoneme to scan the sentence for the letter "F", then "OF" will be missed because it has no "F" phoneme. I suggest removing "certain common words" from the edited question and don't add assumptions to questions.
Jun
14
comment Why do participants prefer to give input values that are “round numbers”?
@JeromyAnglim Are you sure this "Answer" answers your question? It's certainly helpful, but it doesn't explain participants' preferences. (Sorry if I'm missing something obvious.)
Jun
7
comment Theoretical limit to the use of mental faculty of the brain
That the brain is a muscle is only a metaphor: Use it or else it degrades.
Jun
1
answered Do people have a tendency to stick to one opinion after they formed it?
May
31
answered Are there any applications of choice modelling to romantic relationships?
May
30
comment What was his name again…ahh got it!
Another cogsci.SE answer goes into some detail on this phenomenon.
May
30
awarded  Enlightened
May
30
awarded  Nice Answer