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Feb
22
suggested approved edit on How does the brain act on the information gained via eye saccades?
Feb
22
comment What is the term for when too many choices results in inability to decide?
+1, also known as "choice overload". william is right, though, that the original results may be overblown. see a meta-analysis @ scheibehenne.de/ScheibehenneGreifenederTodd2010.pdf
Feb
20
comment How can I find open access journals for cognitive science research?
@Steven probably for the best, but i still contend that the number of reputable open-access cogsci journals is very small. i would be surprised if more than a tiny fraction of the journals listed on DOAJ (Psychology) have an impact factor > 1.
Feb
20
revised How can I find open access journals for cognitive science research?
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Feb
20
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Feb
20
comment How can I find open access journals for cognitive science research?
btw, all Frontiers journals ( frontiersin.org ) are open access
Feb
20
revised How do humans control saccades?
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Feb
20
answered How do humans control saccades?
Feb
20
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Feb
16
comment What causes systematic under- or over-estimation of general knowledge quantities?
Yes, I think you are right in that example. That's part of the problem with the heuristics approach: there have been dozens of reported heuristics, but often it is not clear a priori which heuristic we might use for any given problem (though see Payne, Bettman & Johnson, 1988; Shah & Oppenheimer, 2008; etc)
Feb
15
answered How do humans optimize noisy multi-variable functions in experimental settings?
Feb
15
revised What causes systematic under- or over-estimation of general knowledge quantities?
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Feb
15
answered What causes systematic under- or over-estimation of general knowledge quantities?
Feb
15
comment Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
@zergylord it's pretty unreasonable. my keyboard doesn't have anywhere close to 107 non-alpha characters, and it's quite unreasonable to think many people use charmap to type in their passwords. I would delete it, yes.
Feb
14
revised Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
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Feb
14
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Feb
14
revised Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
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Feb
14
suggested approved edit on Is it easier for people to remember longer words than words mixed with symbols?
Feb
14
comment Why do you sometimes write down one word while actually intending to write another?
@Mien I don't know of a paper that specifically looks at that aspect (though there may be one-- I haven't looked). However, 1) if you're willing to accept that Dell's model affects your tongue and jaw muscles, it seems a small leap that it would affect your fingers as well; 2) Botvinick & Plaut (2004) present a popular connectionist model of motor action selection that references Dell several times-- probably a good place to start.
Feb
12
comment Do porn and other remotely perceived entertainments work because of Mirror Neurons?
@Comptrol Ben is not refuting your claim. See ahealthymind.org/library/Hickock%20Mirror%20neurons%2009.pdf for a review on the controversy (from one perspective).