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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
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
Apr
9
comment Why do people get “too old to learn”?
Who do you think it is underestimated by? Society in general or researchers? I would argue that most people studying behavior account for it. The general method for teasing environmental from genetic traits is monozygotic twin studies. Here is one such study, Here is another, and Here is a review on the "use it or lose it" perspective.
Apr
8
revised Why do people get “too old to learn”?
removed superfluous word
Apr
8
comment Why do people get “too old to learn”?
I'm sure environment plays a significant role, but the biological role is well documented.
Apr
8
reviewed Leave Closed Inducing long term low latent inhibition
Apr
8
reviewed Close How do we now that someone is staring at us?
Apr
7
awarded  neurobiology
Apr
6
revised Why do people get “too old to learn”?
typo
Apr
6
answered Why do people get “too old to learn”?
Apr
6
answered What can be inferred about the strength of the synapse from an electron microscope image?
Apr
5
reviewed Close Inducing long term low latent inhibition
Apr
5
reviewed No Action Needed What is the relationship between topographic maps and sensory memory?
Apr
4
comment How are personality traits “encoded” in the brain?
I've updated the answer with more detail as to how the authors are explaining the how.
Apr
4
revised How are personality traits “encoded” in the brain?
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Apr
4
comment How are personality traits “encoded” in the brain?
How is still a matter of hypotheses. The authors introduce hypotheses in the beginning, but also reference literature (such as Depue & Collins). Encoded is probably not the right word though; "encoded" is used to describe lower processes like sensory processing well (rate coding, for example) but personality is more of an emergent property.
Apr
3
answered How are personality traits “encoded” in the brain?
Apr
2
revised Computational Neuroscience software
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Mar
30
comment Super polymath feasibility: Is it possible to have the highest intellectual ability in every area?
I agree with this answer. With each additional measured trait, the probability of them simultaneously being in the 90th+ percentile for a single person approaches 0. So possible? Sure. Probable? Not very.