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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

Psychedelic improv band: Luop Garou


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
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Apr
16
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Apr
16
revised Training for the corpus callosum?
clarity
Apr
16
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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
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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
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Apr
11
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