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Feb
24
comment What delay between two audio sources is seen as “noticeable” to most people?
You might want to search for "auditory gap detection".
Feb
14
comment What does a cortical column do?
How about starting with en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cortical_column ?
Feb
11
comment Can learning be facilitated by transcranial magnetic stimulation?
@NickStauner: With mixing up, I referred to the following. In the paragraph starting with "Going a little wide..." you wrote about tDCS, in the next paragraph ("Also (16th Google hit)...") about TMS, in the next ("In anticipation of the next") about both tDCS and TMS again. Apart from the fact that both TMS and tDCS are methods of non-invasive brain stimulation, they have not much in common since the underlying principles are very different and so are the risks of the methods. Judging from what I have read so far, review papers that refer to both methods make this distinction quite clear.
Feb
11
comment Can learning be facilitated by transcranial magnetic stimulation?
Please note that TMS and tDCS are completely different methods that should not be mixed up like you did in your answer.
Oct
22
comment Build model to explain data
Your description pretty much sounds like Steven's Power Law could be a good starting point for your endeavor: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stevens%27_power_law
Sep
28
comment Good conferences on (computational) neuroscience in Europe and whether to submit to conference or journal?
The Bernstein Conference in Germany is nice: bernstein-conference.de. Concerning publications: I might be wrong, but I do not think that conference proceedings are that much valued in neuroscience. The standard way is to publish in peer reviewed journals.
Sep
16
comment Why does strobe lighting trigger seizures in photosensitive epilepsy?
Pulsating visual stimuli can cause steady state visually evoked potentials, that is, brain oscillations with a frequency matching the visual stimulation: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steady_state_visually_evoked_potential. I would guess that these evoked oscillations are the cause for the seizure.
Sep
12
comment Does winning the Fields medal decrease subsequent research achievement?
I would guess that the prize just allows them to step off the academic treadmill; they might not feel the need to "publish or perish" anymore.
Sep
4
comment Does hypnotherapy/hypnosis, in any form, for any type of disorder, work?
Wow, nice answer that displays a lot of effort. In particular I like that you referred to meta analyses for your answer. (+1)
Aug
27
comment Does dopamine signal become stronger when goal distance is defined using time?
For the record: I just left a comment to inform you why I down-voted your answer. The rest of this conversation arose from commenting on your replies rather than being bothered by your answer.
Aug
27
comment Does dopamine signal become stronger when goal distance is defined using time?
Please pardon me, but what is the downside of providing an answer that does attempt to tackle the question? Exactly this! I thought that this is a Q&A site, not a brain storming site or a place to drop lots of references that only marginally touch the topic.
Aug
27
comment Does dopamine signal become stronger when goal distance is defined using time?
So if you consider your answer incomplete, why do you post it here at all?
Aug
26
comment Does dopamine signal become stronger when goal distance is defined using time?
I don't see how this answers the question. (-1)
Aug
22
comment Are there guidelines in the peer reviewing process on assessing methodology?
Another interesting paper on the same topic: Niewenhius et al (2011). Erroneous analyses of interactions in neuroscience: a problem of significance. Nature Neuroscience 14, 1105–1107, nature.com/neuro/journal/v14/n9/abs/nn.2886.html
Aug
7
comment Is there a psychological condition which promotes literal and overly complicated thinking?
The behavior of the character Sheldon Cooper was frequently found to be consistent with Asperger Syndrome, although the character is not written/designed as such. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_Cooper#Asperger_syndrome for further information.
Jun
12
comment How many samples are there when test subjects come through different recruitment strategies?
This depends on what you are looking for. If you used the different recruitment methods to specifically draw from different populations, you can also consider them distinct samples. In general, it mainly depends on your definition what a sample constitutes in a particular case. You can recruit random people as they walk through the door and decide the first 100 to be your Sample 1 for Study X and the second 100 to be your Sample 2 for Study Y, but you could also call all 200 of them to be just one sample if it suits your needs.
Jun
12
comment How many samples are there when test subjects come through different recruitment strategies?
I would still think that this is one sample. Nevertheless I would enter the recruitment method as a independent variable (or covariate?) into the analysis.
May
16
comment Getting started with EEG data
@BenBrocka: I would rather think that the OP refers to Python.
May
15
comment Getting started with EEG data
Yes, that is definitely a good book to start with. (+1)
Apr
14
comment How to design research participant recruitment flyer to maximise participant response?
We recruit most of our participants through online/social media nowadays. At our university, every student has a account for the campus software and it is pretty easy to get participants via advertising there.