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Jul
30
comment What causes laughter?
@DvirAdler I would say that laughter is the most common physical response to humor, when just a grin sometimes will do. Furthermore, there may be more symptoms arising from the recognition of humor.
Dec
7
comment Possibility of perfect virtual reality
Since hallucinations are already a form of "virtual" reality that is undistinguishable from actual reality to the subject, maybe studies on what causes them and on their mechanisms can help shed light on the feasibility of the proposed idea? Still, I don't think we'll get to a "yes/no" answer.
Sep
19
comment Could Fitts Law be used to measure difficulty in platform genre games?
Being a gamer myself, I would say IMHO that while it is a measurable factor of the game's difficulty, there are several others that highly affect it. Ben mentioned gravity, but motion controls, acceleration and deceleration, character velocity, control responsiveness and sensibility and probably others I'm forgetting make a huge difference.
Sep
14
comment Is there a range in time on which the mind detects correlation between events?
@ArtemKaznatcheev Hi! I was waiting to see if an answer with a more specific approach to the problem appeared, but this one provides a starting point to the problem and I think it's acceptable as it does tackle the question. I will accept it as an answer, thank you.
Jul
26
comment Is StackExchange.com Addiction Dangerous?
Could this be related?
Jul
6
comment How do cooperative vs. competitive activities impact the learning patterns of an individual?
Thanks guys! (I'm seeing both of you around and I see you're doing a great job). No, I'm not interested in any particular age group, but I would accept an answer which is based on children, since most of the heavy-imprint learning happens there. And yes, this would include sports, games of any type, common activities and everything which can be compared from the cooperative vs. competitive point of view. "Personality development" is a broad term for me, there's probably a better word. I try to go with everything that makes people biased to a specific way of thinking/acting rather than other.
Jul
4
comment Is there a range in time on which the mind detects correlation between events?
@ChuckSherrington Conditioning in learning would also determine the effects that I'm describing, so I see it as useful as well. Would you mind to complement waldog's answer with your own?
Jul
4
comment Is there a range in time on which the mind detects correlation between events?
@ChuckSherrington Basically, I couldn't find anything on the subject, mainly because I do not know which is the proper technical term for this perception characteristic. Looking for terms always brings up results and studies on unrelated contexts.
Jun
10
comment How does evolution help in Minsky's theory of a resourceful mind?
This is a great answer. Thank you.
Mar
6
comment Is it a good idea to play an instrument while studying? If so, what are the benefits?
How does this relate to common non-distracting behaviors one does while doing something? (ex. playing with a pen in a meeting, playing with the phone cable, etc.) I've heard theories (nothing serious that I know to back me up) that certain people actually need those to concentrate better on the primary tasks.
Feb
28
comment Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?
My guess is that any web-based test is also suitable for iPads and iPhones, right? (Well, with the exception of flash-based ones.)
Feb
9
comment How does evolution help in Minsky's theory of a resourceful mind?
@ArtemKaznatcheev The first and second chapters give you a quick glance on the resourceful mind idea, but chapters 6 and on dwell a little more on the why and that's where evolution starts taking its place.
Feb
9
comment How does evolution help in Minsky's theory of a resourceful mind?
@ArtemKaznatcheev There is! Here you can find a online draft that Minsky published: web.media.mit.edu/~minsky