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May
9
comment Are there “6 degrees of separation” for ideas?
Could you further explain how you see the 6 degrees of separation idea relating to the general issue of the brain or mind implicitly connecting ideas?
May
8
comment How to use Mechanical Turk for longer studies (i.e., 30 minutes+)?
@jeff It's good that it's possible, but I get the impression that there might be additional issues with longer studies around motivating participants to complete the task in the first place and ensuring that they perform the task conscientiously.
May
8
comment How to use Mechanical Turk for longer studies (i.e., 30 minutes+)?
@ofri I imagine speed of recruitment and cost effectiveness are the two main motivations. For example, If I could get 200 conscientious participants to complete a 30 minute study for US\$5 or US\$10 per participant, and it could all be finalised in a day or so, that would make my life a lot easier. mturk manages payment and it also manages the mapping of free time to tasks.
May
7
comment How to identify participants answering online questionnaires who have not paid attention?
You're right. I thought I remembered seeing a question like this before. It looks like I even answered it :-)
Apr
30
comment What is the conceptual relationship between higher order thinking and inductive reasoning?
@juilee interesting question. I encourage you to ask a separate question about this, perhaps with a link to this one.
Apr
19
comment What psychological factors account for code readability?
Welcome to the site. Thanks for sharing your expertise.
Apr
19
comment Does masturbation in men negatively affect cognitive processes?
Okay. I agree. They are all interesting questions. I guess questions on this site are most interesting to me when they have the right scope. My sense is that the mood versus cognitive questions and time frame would influence the answer you get to this question quite a bit.
Apr
18
comment Does the subjective experience of artificial light brightness vary for people, if so, by how much?
Pupil dilation?
Apr
18
comment Is actively trying to create insight inducing conditions effective in generating insights?
Are you referring to any insight inducing conditions or specifically "relaxation"?
Apr
18
comment What is the effect of Social Media consumption on self-esteem?
not a duplicate, but see this related question on the effect of social media on social skills
Apr
18
comment Implementation Intentions and Mental Contrasting vs Meditation
So, could you phrase your question more precisely: (a) is it about the effects of mediation on a given outcome? or (b) is it about a critical analysis of existing meditation research?
Apr
18
comment Does masturbation in men negatively affect cognitive processes?
(a) are you interested in the effect of sexual arousal during masturbation, immediately post orgasm, or in general on days with and without masturbation? (b) Are you only interested in cognitive performance or are you also interested in mood, personality, and so on?
Apr
17
comment When did neurotransmitters derived from monoamines first appear in evolutionary history?
Just curious, the wikipedia entry on the evolution of monoamine neurotransmitters links to this article; is it useful? Lövheim, Hugo (2012). "A new three-dimensional model for emotions and monoamine neurotransmitters". Medical Hypotheses 78 (2): 341–8. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2011.11.016. PMID 22153577.
Apr
16
comment What is the difference between hypnosis and meditation?
Would you be able to add a reference discussing how hypnosis is similar to meditation?
Apr
13
comment How to design research participant recruitment flyer to maximise participant response?
I'd never really thought about using some form of on-campus one on one recruitment strategy. It's an interesting idea, thanks.
Apr
8
comment What is a good textbook for an undergrad Cognitive Neuroscience course?
I'd also like it if questions about how to teach psychology, cognitive science, etc. would be on topic on this site.
Apr
7
comment What brain skill does Nonogram (Picross) games develop?
Great answer; thanks for the follow-up thoughts.
Apr
7
comment What brain skill does Nonogram (Picross) games develop?
Spence et al (2009) was interesting but it had a small sample and only used a pre-test post-test design without a control group. I thought improvements on the attentional task might be attributed to test learning.
Apr
7
comment What brain skill does Nonogram (Picross) games develop?
I liked reading your answer and references to the literature. Nonetheless, I'm sceptical of transfer effects from video games to general cognitive skills. My understanding of skill acquisition and transfer would suggest that transfer tends to br highly specific. Are there any particular studies that you think challenge this idea and show that computer game training improves a broad cognitive ability?
Apr
5
comment Intelligence and marriage satisfaction
@Artem I agree with your sentiment. I guess I have a fascination in taking controversial opinion pieces and identifying the subset of claims made that are amenable to scientific testing and seeing what science says about those claims.