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Feb
23
comment What delay between two audio sources is seen as “noticeable” to most people?
It's not my area, but I imagine some form of search for "signal detection theory" and "audio synchrony" would be a good start (e.g., see this google scholar search).
Feb
6
comment Does the time required to read a word grow linearly with the number of characters?
I think the previous question was focussed on reading sentences and this one tended to have an emphasis on words, which I think is a small but relevant difference. I've tweaked both to hopefully prevent this one being closed as a duplicate.
Feb
2
comment What are “linear spatial weightings” and “specific temporal windows” in Philiastides & Sajda (2006)?
Welcome to the site; these are the kinds of questions that I love to see on this site.
Jan
31
comment What is the scientific term for compulsive documenting of life experiences?
OP requested flushing of revision history; creating a new question and merging old answers in is one way to do that.
Jan
30
comment Does the scarcity of female programmers, suggest that men are more intelligent than women?
I hope the question doesn't get closed. I think the question embodies a view held in the community, and I hope that well reasoned answers can help separate stereotypes and misconceptions from the scientific evidence.
Jan
27
comment Does data support Domhoff's neurocognitive theory of dreams?
I can see the argument for it being a duplicate of the general question about the current science on the theory of dreams. But the question seems to focus on a particular theory of dream interpretation that has been published relatively recently in a reputable journal. So I'm inclined to see it as a new question, or at least a more specific variant on the general question.
Jan
27
comment Perception of time as a function of age
Note that some answers were merged into this one from an identical question
Jan
24
comment Why do we dream of unattainable wishes being satisfied in dreams?
I'm not clear on your question. Are you asking about dreams in the sense of aspirations or as experiences while you sleep? Are you asking why people want what they can't have? Or something else?
Jan
24
comment Is it possible to think in a second language?
@icosamuel I'd ask a separate question and provide a link to this one. In particular, the bit about whether it helps adaptability is clearly a distinct question.
Jan
23
comment How does belief in souls or the afterlife influence emotions related to the death of others?
@Singh I tried to frame this as a specific question.
Jan
22
comment Why do people get syllables mixed up when trying to recall words?
Aphasia sounds like a good explanation for extreme cases, but the question seems to be focussing on normal adults confusing syllables, particularly for two less common words. Even if fatigue, etc increases the prevalence, what are your thoughts on why particular pairs of words are confused by normal adults more often than other pairs of words?
Jan
22
comment Do humans only dream of things they have actually witnessed/seen?
@Nick Yes. I guess my answer is just a basic common sense answer. I also take for granted an information processing model of cognition that denies the existence of psychic power in dreams. But yes, more deeply, it would be interesting to see another answer that discussed the kinds of creative imagination exhibited in dreams relative to creative imagination while awake.
Jan
21
comment Frequency in Human sexuality bisexual polyandry and polygamy and others?
So to paraphrase, are you asking: To what extent are bisexuals in monogamous long term relationships? And to what extent do bisexuals engage in longer term relationships with more than one partner or either sex?
Jan
9
comment Where to recruit paid participants for online Inquisit experiments?
I'm very interested in any answer to this question. Also see this discussion of running longer studies on mturk and in particular this question on where to post studies online to get participants
Dec
23
comment Why do people blame others rather than take responsibility?
@user3106040 This question could be improved, but social psych is definitely on topic for this site. "cognitive sciences" is just a name but the site is quite inclusive and includes psychology, cognitive science, psychiatry and neurosciences.
Dec
18
comment Psychological explanation for perceptions of the Loch Ness monster
Okay. I've edited your question a little to be more self-contained, feel free to further edit if I haven't got the right emphasis.
Dec
17
comment What is the scientific definition of “brain training”?
I take your point. We discussed it a little bit here in meta. The rationale for such a tag is that we get quite a few questions here on this site given the bridging role the site plays between cognitive science and general interest. So it's good to have a way of cross-referencing all such questions. The tag also tries to make the scepticism clear.
Dec
6
comment Does Andler's (2012) article on 'Mathematics in Cognitive Science' provide an accurate picture of mathematics in cognitive science?
edited question to what is presumably the intended article
Dec
2
comment Everybody thinks everyone's doing it, so they do it, and everyone ends up doing it
When you get a computer can you please elaborate?
Nov
28
comment What is it called when a person seeks to compare themselves to others?
Your answer emphasises bias. I think that is one way of viewing the OP's question. However, I interpreted the question as a little more neutral regarding the purpose of the comparison. For example, one purpose could be for self-esteem issues, competitiveness. However, equally a person might just want to compare themselves to others as a means of understanding themselves or others in general. Or it could just be an interpretative lens.