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Nov
5
comment What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
Welcome to CogSci.SE! Usually we ask that question posters do some initial research before posting questions - just like other SE websites. Check our faq - cogsci.stackexchange.com/faq - for more details. (I did not -1, but I suspect that's why it happened).
Nov
5
answered What is the difference between confidence and overconfidence?
Nov
5
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
Thanks! I've found some interesting material related to motion-path planning and execution, so I shall pursue that until I reach more questions I can't answer.
Nov
5
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
@AlexStone - I like this answer, a lot, but it doesn't quite address what I'm looking for, which would involve and explanation integrating the motor cortex and motion-path planning vs execution, in conjunction with visualization. To my (very) limited knowledge no such study exists in its own right, and as I mention to Chuck, my understanding is currently not to the point where I could evaluate such an answer anyway.
Nov
5
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
@ChuckSherrington - I've come to the same conclusion: my understanding is, at this point, not sufficient to evaluate any answer to the point of being able to spot shortcomings in partially-correct answers, so I'm going to leave this question open for now.
Nov
1
asked Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
Oct
29
comment How long can a person stay happy, excited and motivated about something new?
+1 - although there's not much research, I understand not knowing where to start, and I think this is an interesting question. Do you have a link to the TED talk, by chance?
Oct
26
revised Disappointment When Goal Fulfilment is Delayed
added what happens when expectations are unmet: frustration etc
Oct
26
answered Disappointment When Goal Fulfilment is Delayed
Oct
17
answered Comprehensive encyclopedia of nootropics for medical researchers and practitioners
Oct
1
comment How valid is Lumosity's Brain Performance Index and what normative information is available?
Ah, my apologies, I didn't intend to imply that (I should have said it isn't a valid measure of general mental performance). Lumosity is valid in that they score your progress in such a way that improvement can be tracked. However, from my knowledge, they track performance for specific mental abilities/tasks, rather than specifically testing for general intelligence. Either way, their scores do not equate with IQ scores, although I suspect they may measure similar qualities.
Oct
1
comment How valid is Lumosity's Brain Performance Index and what normative information is available?
Lumosity's Brain Perfomance Index is not a scientifically-valid measure of mental performance. If you want a valid test, find a testing center and perform an IQ test: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligence_quotient. From the Wikipedia article on Mental Retardation: "Mental Retardation has historically been defined as an Intelligence Quotient of under 70." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_retardation
Sep
22
awarded  Custodian
Sep
14
comment What research gives insight into the terms “low status” and “high status”?
i went with altering the answer entirely for now; i'll get around to reading all of these eventually...
Sep
14
revised What research gives insight into the terms “low status” and “high status”?
re-addressed question
Sep
13
comment Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
Agreed - on a whole it's bunk, but it also seems that some minor correlations may exist in particular cases.
Sep
13
revised Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
made to sound less definitive
Sep
13
awarded  Revival
Sep
13
answered Is there a correlation between facial features and personality?
Sep
7
comment Sensory Immersion Research?
Practice when it's easy so it's easy when it's hard? Sounds like good advice... :)