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Jul
8
comment Is it possible to distinguish recall and calculation?
@Pavel by computation i meant calculation (as opposed to recall), whose meaning i inferred from fgregg's question.
Jun
21
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
23
comment Is it possible to distinguish recall and calculation?
No, latency is not necessarily the only way, just the most obvious. Imaging might help-- as I mentioned, there are ACT-R models of arithmetic, and a corresponding ACT-R "brain hypothesis", which translates a model into fMRI predictions, so you could use that, or another free-standing experiment. not sure if the temporal resolution of fMRI is good enough or not. you could also look at error rate, if there's some reason to believe certain operations are more error-prone than others. there are probably other possibilities as well...
May
23
answered Is it possible to distinguish recall and calculation?
May
18
comment How do you refer to something in APA-style that is not submitted to be published?
This question might do well on academia.stackexchange.com, no?
May
8
revised Is there any evidence to support a correlation between how much bodily energy you are using, and how quickly time appears to pass?
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Apr
21
answered Can experience alter one's preferences for beauty?
Apr
19
comment Can experience alter one's preferences for beauty?
sorry, i did not see the tag... the title is a bit misleading though, i think. Perhaps something like 'By what mechanism does experience alter perceptions of beauty?' or something
Apr
19
comment Can experience alter one's preferences for beauty?
I told her that her experiences with a previous boyfriend [...] had radically changed her views... Doesn't that answer your question right there? You're accusing your friend of the very thing you're unsure about.
Apr
17
answered Introductory resources on bayesian modeling for cognitive sciences
Apr
7
comment What is the term for “What has been seen cannot be unseen” in cognitive sciences?
i'm not sure this answer really fits the question. OP didn't say anything about deliberately trying to forget. i think this is just a simple case of priming.
Apr
3
awarded  Talkative
Mar
15
comment What are some of the drawbacks to probabilistic models of cognition?
Griffiths et al in the same issue is a good counterpart to this article: psychology.adelaide.edu.au/personalpages/staff/amyperfors/…
Mar
7
comment Is it a good idea to play an instrument while studying? If so, what are the benefits?
In support of the "we can't really multitask" claim, readers may wish to google the "PRP effect" or read a book like amazon.com/Multitasking-Mind-Cognitive-Models-Architectures/dp/… . In fact, it's hard for me to think of any situation in which doing two tasks at once aids performance on a single task better than doing that task alone. But it's an interesting topic...
Mar
7
comment Is it a good idea to play an instrument while studying? If so, what are the benefits?
i've "heard" it, but am not aware of any literature that actually supports that claim. i think it's just an urban legend, but would love to be proved wrong. perhaps you could add some references to your question?
Mar
4
revised Can response time be incorporated into signal detection theory?
added citation
Mar
4
suggested suggested edit on Can response time be incorporated into signal detection theory?
Mar
2
comment Does super-intelligence necessary lead to consciousness, self awareness, freewill or emotion
Excellent answer-- it's great to see people putting in the time to answer questions at a level of detail that really answers the question thoroughly and provides references for further research
Mar
2
comment What concepts of perception should designers be aware of when designing?
@Ryan if you know of specific journal articles that might relate to this topic, check out this thread to potentially access them for free: meta.cogsci.stackexchange.com/a/205/55