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Dec
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answered Does the transcription method used (e.g., printing, handwriting, typing, voice recording, etc.) affect memory retention?
Dec
15
comment Is it possible to measure the differences in processing and interpretation of reality between individuals?
can you clarify what you mean by reality? does this include perceptual stuff, like how people sometimes disagree about what color an object is? or are you referring specifically to mental illness, in which that term is sometimes used? also, i don't think 'distorted view of reality' is a scientific term, so i don't think you could conclude that.
Dec
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revised Scientific findings of strobe lights and the brain
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Dec
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revised Does the relationship between positive mood and motivation for sex differ between males and females?
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Dec
12
comment Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
it's unclear what you're asking. we have internal representations of everyhing--not just people, and especially not just dead people. we can imagine dead relatives for the same reason we can imagine a block of cheese. perhaps if you cite the source where you saw this idea we can answer your question better.
Dec
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comment What factors influence a person's perceived expertise?
good question! but i don't understand the example. if the average person can detect deception 54% of the time, then anyone who can do better than 54% actually is a good lie detector, no?
Dec
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comment How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?
Thank, and welcome to cogsci.SE. This is a decent answer, but do you think you could back up some of your claims by referencing scientific articles? We encourage this to disambiguate between theories that have been scientifically tested, and those that are made up by random people on the internet.
Dec
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comment How long does it take to read a sentence with X number of characters?
thanks for your answer travis. did you test other models as well, or did you assume a linear relationship? also, do you know the $r^2$ from your dataset?
Dec
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comment Psychopaths' Response to Expected Losses?
ah, good call, but even still... the odds of being the sole winner is a lot less than the odds of being a winner. splitting the jackpot makes a big difference! but you're right, it can be close.
Dec
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comment Psychopaths' Response to Expected Losses?
not sure how psychopaths are clinically defined, but bechara's studies are not about diagnosed psychopaths--they are about patients with lesions to emotion-related areas
Dec
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comment Psychopaths' Response to Expected Losses?
what do you mean by becomes a positive expected value every 5 years? maybe you'll win every 5 years, but the expected value remains negative, always.
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comment Psychopaths' Response to Expected Losses?
interesting thought. i think that is actually the point of the study though-not to show that these patients "prefer" positive gambles, but to show that their deficit can be advantageous in the right context. bechara has shown in the iowa gambling task that emotion lesion patients end up choosing the decks with negative EV. but as you suggest, it would be interesting to see if these patients, e.g., are more likely to play the lottery (with negative expected value) as well. since these patients had prefrontal damage, and thus problems with inhibition, i suspect they would.
Dec
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reviewed Leave Open Free online survey and diary software for conducting experience sampling studies
Dec
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revised Psychopaths' Response to Expected Losses?
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comment Is it possible to run multiple thought processes concurrently?
yes, that seems in line with my view. here's another good modeling paper that espouses the same view: Byrne & Anderson (2001)
Dec
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revised Does medication to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder reduce associated cognitive deficits?
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revised Is there any chromatic analogue of the Shepard tone?
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comment What causes people to remember events which did not take place?
sorry, i'm not quite sure what you're asking or what you mean by "remember the future". could you try to elaborate, and instead of saying "I've read a few articles", maybe cite the articles that are relevant?
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revised Does medication to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder reduce associated cognitive deficits?
if we've got a tag for schizophrenia, might as well have one for ocd...
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