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bio website keegan.aws.af.cm/index.html
location Ontario
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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


Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How does the brain learn abstract maths?
Jan
23
reviewed Reviewed How does the brain learn abstract maths?
Jan
23
reviewed Leave Open Split Brain Experiments on Animals
Jan
23
reviewed Leave Open is it possible to think without language?
Jan
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is an image of a face without features disturbing?
Jan
23
reviewed Close At what point in our life do we know what is real?
Jan
21
reviewed No Action Needed Can we enter data at the speed of thought?
Jan
21
reviewed No Action Needed Structural descriptions of neuronal networks are important for understanding brain dysfunctions; which dysfunctions, in particular?
Jan
20
reviewed Close Is there psychoactive music?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Licensing when using the NEO-FFI instrument
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed What is the current state of knowledge on the roles and mechanisms of top-down information flow in the brain?
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Would a teacher benefit from reading psychology journals?
Jan
19
reviewed Leave Open What are the most well-understood vocal animal languages?
Jan
19
reviewed Leave Open Licensing when using the NEO-FFI instrument
Jan
19
reviewed Leave Open What personality traits moderate the effects of trauma on empathy?
Jan
19
reviewed Leave Open Would a teacher benefit from reading psychology journals?
Jan
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can we enter data at the speed of thought?
Jan
17
comment Why do humans/primates laugh/smile when they are happy, and not cry?
I don't think there's any significant reason, it just happens to be the way our wiring worked out, that particular facial muscle contractions are associated with particular experiences. If we were to start mammals over again, the random mutations could have led a different direction. What's important, and possibly selected for as social creatures, is that we can distinguish cries from smiles to infer feelings of others. But it doesn't particularly matter what the symbol is as long as everyone knows it. Just like an A is an arbitrary set of squiggles and only has meaning by convention.
Jan
16
comment Definitions of consciousness
This one too.
Jan
16
reviewed No Action Needed What is the neurological basis of maintaining self discipline?