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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


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
Apr
16
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
16
revised Training for the corpus callosum?
clarity
Apr
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
12
comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
Yes, I apologize. Pay walls for such information, often paid for by public taxes, are an annoying aspect of modern scientific culture.
Apr
12
comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
I believe the Sapir-Whorf hypothesis (known more generally as linguistic relativity) touches on this. You might also be interested in and outdated theory called Bicameralism. Probably wrong, but interesting and possibly still somehow relevant.
Apr
12
comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
Hopefully I've satisfied your request in my answer below.
Apr
12
revised How would self awareness be limited without languages
added 130 characters in body
Apr
12
answered How would self awareness be limited without languages
Apr
12
comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
Well, depending on what you accept as evidence, the infants of great apes are able to recognize themselves in a mirror before human infants can, developmentally, and it probably has more to do with self-monitoring circuits developing than language.
Apr
12
comment How would self awareness be limited without languages
do you literally mean self-awareness or do you mean consciousness in general?
Apr
11
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
11
reviewed No Action Needed Does stress impair your short term memory?
Apr
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is the Myer Briggs Type indicator (MBTI) a reasonable scientific theory?
Apr
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Relation between Nengo, SPA and NEF with respect to other Neural Models