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comment What good psychology and neuroscience books are available that can be used to assist people in how they learn?
Edited title at least to make question more specific and consistent with body. The edit was not intended to argue either way for whether this question is appropriate for the site.
Jul
29
comment What is a scientific description of the process of staring blankly into the distance?
Editing questions is a normal feature of the site. In particular first time users often have their question edited in order to make them clearer or more appropriate to the site. It sounds like you are talking more now about surprise rather than staring off into the distance or perhaps something else. I don't think it is clear. Could you clarify what you mean? Feel free to edit the title and content further.
Jul
28
comment What is a scientific description of the process of staring blankly into the distance?
You may need to be more explicit. Are you talking about the experience of thinking in your mind and applying minimal attention to visual input? Does the concept of "day-dreaming" capture what you are interested in?
Jul
28
comment What is the relationship between perceived difficulty and mistakes/errors?
Just to clarify: Why are you interested in perceived difficulty versus objective difficulty?
Jul
28
comment What kind of journal 'The Journal of Neuroscience Methods' is?
I think that discussing publication options related to where to publish in the cognitive sciences is, or should be, on topic for this site. That said, I imagine the question could be refined: asking "What kind of journal is ..." is a little tricky to answer.
Jul
17
comment Scientific name for the pharse: “The first image is the image that stays”
@ArnonWeinberg fair point. I've edited the first sentence to highlight your point.
Jul
13
comment Does creativity have a neurological basis independent of the art form used to express it?
Just to clarify, are you referring to creativity as something distinct from ability? For example, someone can be skilled at drawing, but not necessarily creative (in the sense of originality).
Jul
13
comment Do the deaf read faster?
You might want to have a look at: Bélanger, N. N., Slattery, T. J., Mayberry, R. I., & Rayner, K. (2012). Skilled deaf readers have an enhanced perceptual span in reading. Psychological Science, 23(7), 816-823.
Jul
13
comment In NEURON simulator, what is the command for “Init & Run” button?
There's been some discussion in the context of coding here. In general, I think questions that are about software that relate specifically to cognitive science are on topic. I imagine because this software is about neurons that makes it somewhat on topic. That said, there are limits to this which could be discussed on meta.
Jul
8
comment Does sitting idle for one month without work leads to depression?
feel free to ask a more general scientific question about the effects of unemployment on depression
Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
People may not concentrate for transient reasons that presumably could be readily fixed. So no. Low scores for lack of attention suggest a problem with test administration and don't really reflect an individual's latent intelligence. I'm not referring to deeper issues with attentional processes that we might associate with neurocognitive disorders.
Jun
30
comment How to interpret intelligence test scores for an individual who has taken a test multiple times in quick succession?
To evaluate practice effects, you'd want to examine changes in performance for a large number of individuals. When looking at an individual case, it may be difficult to tease out practice effects from random variation.
Jun
14
comment Where in the Big5 does shyness belong?
@what I agree with all your points.
Jun
9
comment How to test whether a person is Left-Eared or Right-Eared?
@ekhumoro That sounds like a good synopsis. I imagine there's more research out there. Perhaps check out scholar.google.com/scholar?q=earedness
Jun
1
comment Where can I find decent descriptions for each Big5 facet?
Are you only interested in the NEO PI Big 5 facet structure? It is worth noting that there are other many other factor-facet models of personality, some of which are also based on the Big 5.
May
22
comment I am trying to flip .nii images using pm_flip but it isn't working
If it's about software specifically related to cognitive sciences then I'm inclined to see it as appropriate for this site. i.e., if the question was how do you flip an image that just happens to be of a brain, then perhaps it would belong on a different site; but if it is about how you use specific software for working with brain images, then I think it's appropriate for this site.
May
14
comment Does knowledge of tests like Iowa Gambling and Wisconsin Card-Sorting task enable a person to fake the test?
Why do you want to do a test on neuroscience students? What is your broader goal?
May
14
comment Why might mindfulness and meditation lead to anger and anxiety?
@anon As Christian pointed out, we don't answer self-help questions that apply to one person's specific circumstances on this site. I gave your question an edit to try to frame it as a general question that might be suitable to the site and still be relevant to you. But others may feel that it is not general enough.
May
14
comment Does knowledge of tests like Iowa Gambling and Wisconsin Card-Sorting task enable a person to fake the test?
Interesting question. In your context, (a) what construct are you aiming to measure? and (b) in what way are participants motivated to fake? (i.e., do they want to appear to have more functioning or less functioning?)
May
14
comment Is there an R implementation of the linear ballistic accumulator model or Ratcliff's diffusion model for measuring response time and accuracy?
@crash thanks I've added it to the answer.