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Mar
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comment Why do humans need emotions?
Wow, how do I save an answer? This is a great overview.
Feb
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awarded  Enlightened
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
26
reviewed Reopen Acoustic and light wave coherency?
Dec
26
reviewed Leave Open Research on avoiding thinking about things that trigger depression or anxiety
Dec
26
reviewed Leave Open Why can some people not cry on demand?
Dec
26
reviewed Close Extreme empathy and social anxiety
Dec
25
answered Consistency Theory - Why do we go back on promises
Nov
28
comment how is tone volume encoded?
Audio signals are encoded (in part) by hair cells and the hair cells have a tethered lever under tension. One of the ways desensitization occurs is via adjustments to the tension of the lever.
Nov
2
comment Is being “hyper”-offended, no matter the cause, an indicator that someone might be a socio-/psychopath?
It sounds more like indignation than a mental disorder. It's something everybody is capable of when they feel they are in the right and someone else is in the wrong.
Oct
15
comment What's the functional difference between the NEF and normal ANNs?
When I see ANN I think of individual neurons modeled for simplicity and problem solving, not physiology (so not ion current models based on actual channel kinetics). Usually the goal is to compute something, not understand neurons - I think that the core definition of ANN is in the goal of the network design, not the type of neurons used. The two I mostly see in such approaches are integrate-and-fire and firing rate models. Though I'm no authority here, my research in ion-conductance models. I know sometimes you can deduce group neuron behavior using ANN's, so there's likely a fuzzy line
Oct
15
comment What's the functional difference between the NEF and normal ANNs?
an ANN is just a network of simple neurons (usually designed in some connective pattern, designed to serve a purpose). NEF utilizes an ANN to solve differential equations. So of course, ANN, being the more general term, has more capabilities... but once you choose an instance of an ANN for a specific purpose, you begin to limit the capabilities of the ANN towards your purpose.
Sep
24
comment Why is MATLAB so common in Neuroscience?
I tried making the switch to Python and I admit there are some sexy things about it. However, in the end, MATLAB was always faster for me for development; so many packages come default and getting useful stuff of the matlab file exchange has solved every issue I couldn't program myself. For me, developing is the bottleneck because I'm not developing programs that robust to every kind of input, I frequently develop new programs for new tasks, new data formats, new research projects and they're never used again after the result is obtained.
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
17
reviewed No Action Needed How to compute weights and bias for a McCulloch-Pitts neuron?
Sep
17
reviewed Leave Open Difference between meditating and watching a movie
Sep
17
comment Are there any serious neuroscientific theories of emotional valence?
More specifically, I meant the free energy principle. If you haven't seen the original paper by Frist, then here!
Sep
17
revised Are there any serious neuroscientific theories of emotional valence?
+link, formatting
Sep
16
answered Are there any serious neuroscientific theories of emotional valence?