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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Reviewed Is there any chromatic analogue of the Shepard tone?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed Are there any cognitive models for visual navigation?
Dec
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revised Does medication to treat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder reduce associated cognitive deficits?
typos, formatted references, removed extraneous self-help info
Dec
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answered Is there any chromatic analogue of the Shepard tone?
Nov
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comment How does the brain process concurrent visual or sensory data?
im not sure what you mean by thinking about an apple and orange simultaneously. can you not imagine a fruit basket, full of apples and oranges?
Nov
29
comment Can lucid dreaming detract from the recuperative effect of REM sleep?
@draks note that this question has been asked (and answered) on quora: quora.com/Sleep/…
Nov
27
reviewed Approve Source for standardized audio files for an experiment in German
Nov
27
answered Are dice and domino dot arrangement conventions related to readability?
Nov
25
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
Also, this article seems very relevant: Why Are Our Cars Painted Such Boring Colors
Nov
25
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
Because Henry Ford said so! Kidding aside, this is an interesting question, though I'm not convinced the answer is a 'cognitive' one. Also, do you have a citation for orange being regarded as "cheap"?
Nov
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answered Are there any standard psychometric scales that are only applicable to within-subject designs?
Nov
23
comment Ignoring minority while generalizing about a group, any theoretical reference?
In predicate logic, ∀ is the universal quantifier. It means "all". ∃ is the existential quantifier. It means "There exists (at least one)" or "Some".
Nov
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awarded  Custodian
Nov
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reviewed Approve Memorizing sets of items
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comment Memorizing sets of items
I can assure you that it's nothing personal; downvoting is an important part of SE. Please don't be offended.
Nov
23
comment Memorizing sets of items
1) this does not appear to answer the OP's question. it seems he is aware of techniques like the method of loci (memory palace), but wants a technique that can be used for unordered lists. the MOL is typically used for ordered lists. 2) personal anecdotes can sometimes be informative, but they are not answers in and of themselves. in fact they should typically be avoided unless they add some relevant, factual information to the answer. 3) "look up memory palaces" is not an answer. even if memory palaces were relevant, a good answer requires that you describe how the technique works.
Nov
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revised Is performance reducible to brain activity in an unambiguous way?
typo
Nov
22
comment Ignoring minority while generalizing about a group, any theoretical reference?
good point. you're assuming ∀ instead of ∃, but the reality is ambiguous
Nov
22
comment What's the name of the quantifying preference for visual stimulus by varying size or distance as compared to a reference task?
my first thought is, if you're going to ask them which picture they would prefer to look at, why not just ask them which they prefer? it's a much more direct measure. i also have doubts that people would switch at all. mostly, i have no reason to believe the size of the photos correlates at all with my actual preference. of course i'd love to be proved wrong...