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comment How can I design a staircase function that converges on a given hit-rate?
You can gain even more flexibility in the desired thresholds by varying the size of the up- and down-steps. Have a look at Kaernbach (1991).
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comment How can I create computer based psychology experiments using OS X?
I agree, OpenSesame is great!
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revised How to reliably measure working memory capacity?
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comment Why don't people read instructions?
I doubt that there is a general explanation for this phenomenon and many factors are at play here. In the field of human factors the complacency effect has generated quite a bit of related research. This effect has also been termed learned carelessness.
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answered Do we negatively perceive people who wear glasses?
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comment Do eyes accommodate to color?
Were you thinking of something like color afterimages? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opponent_process
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answered Why have historically most inventors been men?
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comment Is there psychoactive music?
I don't know much about the topic, but binaural beats---although not exactly music---may be worth looking at.
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revised Differences in willingness to correct errors made between human and computer interactions
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