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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


Jun
3
comment What is the effect of motherese on development?
Been wanting some answers to your questions for some time now. An aside - given my disposition and previous experience in interacting with infants (not my own), I know I will not baby-talk to my children. In several or so years time I may be able to provide a detailed case study. Hat off to Piaget.
Jun
3
comment Are there any standard tests to measure psychopathy?
There's also a bit of an issue with how/if people differentiate pychopathy and sociopathy. I believe the general consensus is that antisocial personality disorder somewhat encapsulates the mental picture people have. Of this fascinating conceptualized idea of a human like... this would be.
May
26
revised What is the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and fugue states?
Accidentally typed "anemia" in place of "amnesia" several times. Freudian slip?
May
26
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May
26
revised What is the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and fugue states?
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May
26
answered What is the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder and fugue states?
May
16
comment Cognitive explanation of why beta blockers are effective for anxiety
[Just chiming in...] Beta blockers like Propranolol are effective for social and performance anxiety in particular. In dampening/mitigating physical symptoms of anxiety like uncontrollable shaking, pounding heartbeat, sweating, stuttering, etc.
May
7
comment Do people with ADD or Asperger's Syndrome often show different learning curves than neurotypical individuals?
Thanks for this. From my own personal experience or point-of-view, I have been diagnosed with AS/ADHD-PI in the past... I generally think of myself as a "slow" learner, and I could totally relate to the "click" that occurs all of a sudden - once I reach that boundary, I feel like I either can or do understand everything (whatever it is that I'm trying to learn), magically. And I have a very good memory /only/ when it comes to something I feel I have learned to the point of clear comprehension. Ramble, ramble. YMMV?
Mar
26
comment To what extent are correlations of father's age with birth defects and autism causal?
Interesting. :) I've heard of correlations of mother's age with birth defects. I feel like your first thought is valid.
Mar
19
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Mar
18
answered Is there a psychological model or theory that describes strangers in the vicinity unknowingly causing discomfort?
Mar
17
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Mar
17
answered Is it a good idea to play an instrument while studying? If so, what are the benefits?
Mar
17
answered Can sleep become addictive?