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Jun
10
comment How to create a course that will give you synesthesia?
that's a much better question; the original question seemed more like a poll (particularly given your comment asking for opinions). I would agree that asking for "best-fit" complements re: synaesthesia is a relevant question (I removed my downvote). The only thing I'd say is that you still have lots of different questions in the formal question body, and that can make it difficult to know which question is most important to you. Otherwise, nice question! :)
Jun
10
comment How to create a course that will give you synesthesia?
You have two questions here, one is a good fit for the StackExchange format, one is not. You ask, in essence, "What is the best way to induce functional synaesthesia?" This is an interesting question, and I'd be interesting in learning the answer myself! Unfortunately, the other question, and the one after which the formal question is titled, is "What kinda of synaesthesia would a subjective person prefer?" This is not a good-fit question - it is subjective and doesn't have a definitive answer. I would recommend removing that section re-titling the formal question.
May
29
comment Why do our senses evoke different subjective experiences
That's the thing, though - there are different parts of the neocortex that process input signals from different sensory areas. After that, we get into the Binding Problem of: 'How, after processing the sensory signals, are those signals aggregated (or bound) together into a coherent experience-process?' - Note that this doesn't assume that we're aggregating the actual signals into a single representative signal. It may be the case that the act of processing the signals is what creates the phenomenon itself - we just don't know.
May
29
comment Most common cognitive biases?
Although it doesn't give the most common ones, here is a list of multiple cognitive biases in different areas.
May
29
comment Why do our senses evoke different subjective experiences
With your edit, I'm now a little confused as to your question. You admit that different sensory systems will output different signals, but your question is predicated on the idea that these signals will be processed by 'the same neurons' (when our sensor systems are technically the same neurons). I'm not claiming that the most outer part of the sensor systems work in the same way - are you assuming that the inner sensory processing systems are working the same way as each other?
May
28
comment Why do our senses evoke different subjective experiences
technically the same neurons that just get excited by different stuff - I disagree with this... Sounds will excite different neurons, and will get processed differently, than those excited by sight. In other words, yes, they're both 'just' electrical impulses, but they're completely different impulses that originate in different locations. They may activate overlapping areas throughout the course of processing, but they are quantitatively different.
May
1
comment Why do some people seem to disregard the choice of doing nothing (The Zero Choice)?
I came across the Wikipedia article for the Anchoring Effect and was going to add it as a new answer, but then I noticed you had already referenced it as the 'focusing effect' and I had somehow simply missed that. Thanks again for the good answer!
Apr
8
comment How can psychometry measure the very high IQ's in adults?
exceptionally gifted or profoundly gifted Not at all! These are completely relevant within the age group. Later, after development, the comparison group becomes 'all adults', which amounts to reducing/eliminating the bias created by the age of the test-taker. However, all of the people tested before are still able to be tested now, meaning that the scores, in relation to each other will remain relatively the same. Unfortunately, I cannot definitively answer your last question (if that's the important question, I'd either change this StackExchange question or create a new one).
Apr
8
comment How can psychometry measure the very high IQ's in adults?
Is it true that he will score better than 99.9998% of the general population? From my understanding, prior to a certain age the IQ score is compared to the child's age group (thus the 'general population' is actually the 'comparative population')- whereas among adults the score in question is compared to the entire population of adults (actual 'general population'). You may also be interested in the question cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/22/…
Apr
2
comment Evidence that qualia are not the same as physical processes?
@ChristianHummeluhr This is my understanding as well. The question was more asking to provide evidence to the contrary; which, as Xurtio noted above, is a non-starter.
Mar
23
comment Why does speaking disrupt rhythm?
Serious question: does this still happen if you talk at the same BPM as the music (or happen as strongly)? My suspicion would be that we only have one processing region for decoding rhythm (I doubt that's correct, but...) - which would be crucial for speech and other sound-related tasks, mostly because rhythm can carry a great deal of the semantics of auditory information.
Mar
8
answered Is fear rational?
Feb
7
awarded  Informed
Feb
7
answered Teaching Problem Solving : Mastering bit by bit Vs Try it all by yourself?
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
28
comment What is the definition of pathology?
I believe so, yes. Similar to, or the same as, the difference between an (ignorable) impulse and a compulsion. (They may still get some enjoyment from gambling, but it's not something they have control over anymore).
Jan
28
answered What is the definition of pathology?
Jan
26
comment How to optimize bi-tasking?
could a person read a book and then listen to another audio book at the same time? - unlikely, considering that in both cases one is processing speech (reading / listening may be possible, but dialog would present a problem). I don't have a reference for this at the moment, but similar processing tasks will overlap each other. Reading/listening would overlap while doing dishes/listening would not.
Jan
25
comment What is the definition of pathology?
Related info from Wikipedia: The word pathology is from Ancient Greek πάθος, pathos, "feeling, suffering"; and -λογία, -logia, "the study of". Pathologization, to pathologize, refers to the process of defining a condition or behavior as pathological, e.g. pathological gambling.
Jan
20
comment What's the Frequency of the ringing in my ear?
I like the question, it's really interesting, but I down-voted for no research effort. A Google search for 'ringing in ears' would have told you this is tinnitus, which would have opened the doors to further research.