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May
25
comment What is the term for judging based on a simulation of the same parameters on oneself
@H.Muster You're right: Egocentrism. You should provide it as the answer.
May
21
comment Perceptual flicker when rotating my face
I took your suggestion. I recorded myself and reviewed the video: my eyes were stable -- no saccades and no vestibulo-ocular reflex. I wouldn't have expected the vestibulo-ocular reflex because eye muscles can't rotate the eyes about their pupils, right? I wonder if the phenomenon I experience is saccadic masking without any eye movement.
May
14
comment What structures in the brain are called upon to strengthen coupling between bilateral movements?
Are hemispheres relevant? Crossed-extensor reflexes I can believe, but I don't know of any evidence of interhemispheric locking or evidence that contralateral coordination is harder than ipsilateral. Try tapping your foot and rubbing your belly at the same time -- be sure to compare your ipsilateral and contralateral coordination. (For me, there's no difference.)
Apr
9
comment Method for evaluating how emotionally evocative a question is?
Which emotions do you want to measure? And how do you define those emotions? As you know, some people hide their emotions (both overtly and when being measured by an instrument such as a polygraph). What do you intend to do about those folks? Would an average measurement across a variety of people suffice? Which equipment and methods you use will depend on the answers to these questions.
Apr
9
comment Are there known cases where people can write upside down?
How were you taught to write? Were you home-schooled? Did you model the behavior of an older sibling you were always facing (180°)? Were you a stubborn student who insisted on writing upside-down so you could see what you were writing? (If so, good for you!) Or have you forgotten this part of your childhood and you're hoping we can reconstruct it for you?
Mar
28
comment Can neural spiking in an organism temporarily cease?
@ArtemKaznatcheev Thanks for the suggestions, which I've incorporated into the question.
Mar
28
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
@ArtemKaznatcheev I didn't realize when I wrote the point that I didn't know its validity. I will revise the question.
Mar
28
comment How does neural spiking begin in the fetus?
@ArtemKaznatcheev A reference for point 2? No. Perhaps a separate question is warranted to check if point 2 is valid.
Mar
23
comment In what ways can neurons fire randomly?
@JeromyAnglim Regarding your suggestion that I provide a scientific reference: Are you asking where I got the idea that neurons can randomly fire? If so, I don't recall -- could be confabulation.
Mar
6
comment Asaccadia adaptation
@BenBrocka Yes. Please feel free to edit if my edits are still unclear.
Feb
29
comment Do we understand the non-subjective mechanisms behind pleasure and pain?
@GaëlLaurans I'm curious what you have to say about the aspects rob considers irrelevant to his question -- namely, consciousness and pleasure. Could you write up a new question and at least one answer to get the ball rolling?
Feb
22
comment Do characters in a dream have their own separate thoughts or identity?
I guess the question could be restated (not saying it should be!) as: Is Theory of Mind (see en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_mind) accessible in dreams?