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seen May 12 '13 at 21:26

Interests

Cognitive Science (A given.)

Theoretical Computer Science
Algorithmic game theory, computability theory, quantum information.

Developmental Psychology
Cognitive Development [theory of mind], psychopathology, social cognition.

Psychopharmachology


Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Mar
5
comment In what order do people notice another person's attributes (race, age, gender, etc.)
Forgive me for stating something obvious, but what people first notice in another person's attributes relate to the differentiation between the "in-group" and "out-group"... largely dependent on context. But as stated above, I guess if you're asking more generally, if memory serves me right, gender and race are two attributes that are noticed first.
Jan
18
awarded  Yearling
Jan
9
awarded  Commentator
Jan
9
comment Any research on right-hand/left-hand based preferences when interacting with an interface?
I am also left-handed (and left-eye dominant) but I use computer mice with my right hand, though I wonder if that's more because it's a habit and how I've always used a mouse. Similarly with scissors; as a child I found using scissors with my left hand incredibly frustrating so just eventually grew accustomed to using my right hand and still do so.
Dec
8
comment Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Limitations
Some people can be stubborn and stick to noncompliance. If a patient isn't willing to "try" or "listen", therapy will not be beneficial... working with patients with BPD can be difficult (for example) but could you elaborate on what you mean by "more treatable"? I mean, you're right, CBT is not the befitting form/orientation of therapy for everyone, but do you want to focus on the mentioned narcissistic mothers?
Dec
7
comment Can Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) present symptoms from very particular stimuli?
Sorry, I feel like my response is a little scatter-brained...I will try to fix this later.
Dec
7
answered Can Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) present symptoms from very particular stimuli?
Jun
26
comment How many bits of data would it take to represent an entire life as a film?
Is data compression allowed? :P Or use Kolmogorov stuff to find that one's entire life is filled with repetitious events. Just poking fun...
Jun
24
answered For depression diagnoses, does one make a clear distinction between endogenous and exogenous causes of depression?
Jun
12
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
11
awarded  Student
Jun
11
asked Can one “understand” emotions, yet not “feel” them?
Jun
11
awarded  Revival
Jun
11
revised Positive and negative reinforcement and punishment effectiveness
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Jun
11
comment Does not consistently providing a reward strengthen operant conditioning?
Just as a tack-on, providing a reward at near 100% of the time could interfere with operant conditioning. A classic example is one where children like to, say, ask parents if they could have ice cream without having finished dinner. A parent may usually refuse, but if he/she gives in every so often - or on occasion - then a child will continue with repeating the behavior, knowing full well that the chance it's parent(s) will give in is, well, there.
Jun
4
revised Positive and negative reinforcement and punishment effectiveness
My goodness, I was horridly sleep-deprived. So many spelling and grammatical errors. And "auto-fix" problems.
Jun
4
revised Positive and negative reinforcement and punishment effectiveness
My goodness, I was horridly sleep-deprived. So many spelling and grammatical errors. And "auto-fix" problems.
Jun
3
answered Positive and negative reinforcement and punishment effectiveness
Jun
3
awarded  Critic