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BS Physics (received)

MS Computational Neuroscience (received)

PhD Theoretical Neuroscience (attending/pursuing)

Published Paper: Transient spatiotemporal chaos in the Morris-Lecar neuronal network

My psychedelic improv band: Luop Garou - The Deportation Tapes


May
5
reviewed Looks OK is the mind independent of the brain?
May
5
reviewed No Action Needed Origin of the SEEV Model of visual attention distribution
May
5
answered is the mind independent of the brain?
May
4
reviewed No Action Needed Binocular rivalry in animals?
May
4
reviewed No Action Needed Do we repress aggression the same way we repress sexual urges?
May
1
comment Brain structures related to risk-taking behavior
Hi Ehsan. I'm withholding my vote to close this question to give you time to do some initial research and increase the quality and content of this question.
Apr
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the cognitive elements of dangerous behaviors?
Apr
30
reviewed Close What are the cognitive elements of dangerous behaviors?
Apr
30
comment Should questions in psychology always be objective questions?
Phenomenology is a subject in philosophy that studies just that, but it's considered a philosophical aspect, not so much a scientific aspect.
Apr
30
reviewed Leave Closed Does not using the brain erode its power?
Apr
30
reviewed Leave Closed Do people feel emotions less strongly as they grow older?
Apr
29
reviewed Leave Open Does the Minnesota 12 steps model really produce an effective change in the treatment of drugs addictions?
Apr
29
comment Does the Minnesota 12 steps model really produce an effective change in the treatment of drugs addictions?
Would you mind providing links and/or background information to clarify your question?
Apr
28
answered Is there a bias where long statements, books, articles, etc. are seen as more truthful?
Apr
25
comment What exactly is the neurobiological mechanism behind the functioning of the human muscle?
More precisely, it's how much effort you put into a particular load. Precision manipulation requires a lot of activating and inactivating as you go back and forth writing, sharpening a spear, or tying a knot. So different muscles will engage at different times, so that's heavily recruitment dependent by its very nature. Lifting a heavy rock, you'll start out recruiting muscles, but once they've mostly been recruited, all you can do is increase firing rate.
Apr
24
answered What exactly is the neurobiological mechanism behind the functioning of the human muscle?
Apr
17
comment Do you need sleep every night?
The "cleaning" hypothesis is just one, and it's a rather new one. The debate about the function of sleep has been going on for a long time, and the community has not settled on maintenance cleaning being the answer. There are also rest hypotheses (that neural cells need rest, but can't rest individually because they're coupled to other neurons, so they have to rest in large groups, requiring sleep) and there's also a hypothesis that sleep serves a memory and learning function (consolidation processes between hippocampus and cortex)
Apr
16
comment Is the Orch-OR Penrose-Hameroff model for consciousness sensible?
Short answer is no, I presented some of the evidence in my answer to a related question.
Apr
16
reviewed Edit SSRI and Antipsychotic Effect on Cognitive Functions
Apr
16
revised SSRI and Antipsychotic Effect on Cognitive Functions
removing personal information and casual language