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Jul
8
comment Are there shapes defined by 3 (or more) generative parameters whose mapping to psychological similarity space is known?
Have you also considered rotation? That would make this much easier and also add a parameter that has well-defined limits (e.g., 0 degrees - 360 degrees).
Jun
20
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
Great, glad it's working!
Jun
20
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
It was working before. I've changed it to a different link that works again now.
Jun
16
comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
Let's give you a reference then! Your "typo" text is actually called "transposed text": see [ White, S. J., Johnson, R. L., Liversedge, S. P., & Rayner, K. (2008). Eye movements when reading transposed text: the importance of word-beginning letters. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(5), 1261-1276. ]
Jun
6
comment Visual search: complexity of positive vs negative search tasks
Ouch, let's not go down the route of parallel/serial search - that debate certainly didn't begin or end with that 1985 paper, and is continuing to this day. The only issue I would raise is that the literature has moved on considerably from then so it may be a bit misleading to point to it as a starter.
Jun
2
comment Visual search: complexity of positive vs negative search tasks
I'd like to add that I don't think cogsci here should be used as an opportunity to entertain 'pet' theories about cognitive processing, so interesting as Artem's ideas are, perhaps the discussion should be more focused on the theory, as H.Muster is suggesting. Having read Artem's suggestions, they seem interesting, but it's clear he is sketchy on some parts of the literature. Artem, perhaps you should write a paper on this and submit it somewhere instead?
May
30
comment Does the fusiform face area in patients with Prosopagnosia (face blindness) show lower activity under an fMRI?
Josh, it was randomly selected so not meant to be indicative of anything in particular!
May
30
comment What's the name of this visual search task?
Great! Good call on adding the examples also. It's also worth noting that some studies have shown that not all features are equal. For example, colour is very good at guiding attention; shape less so. See: mendeley.com/research/…
Apr
19
comment Running on autopilot
See also cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/732/… . I think you ask the question more clearly and accurately though!
Apr
15
comment Is learning to do a task automatically an example of intuition?
Can also be described in terms of automaticity : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automaticity
Apr
15
comment Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything
@Henrik : I am entirely aware of that stuff - hence my comment :) The user said "We also require reaction time measurements." I wanted them to be clear that they are in dangerous territory for that kind of thing.
Apr
14
comment Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything
General question to those who are providing helpful links: how good is the timing on these packages? I know some providers of experimental software still recommend XP as the best for experiments as it won't misbehave and make your experiment a low priority in terms of resources, thereby screwing up the timing.
Apr
14
comment How much red/orange is needed to stimulate hunger?
Interesting question - I think the problem with the link that you have provided is that it lacks any actual evidence or data. Can you provide links to anything that actually suggests red/orange can stimulate hunger? My assumption would be that this is a myth and piece of folklore from designers with little or no actual factual basis.
Apr
14
comment Software for online psychological experiments that don't require users to download anything
Can do - though would it be better as a comment on the original question? I added it as an answer given that there were several separate answers with different software.
Mar
22
comment Are there any cognitive test (or test suites) available on the iPad?
Agreed with Artem. It's very risky to do this until hardware such as that shown in the video linked to becomes widely available.