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comment Is the theory of Information Metabolism a reasonable scientific theory?
More appropriately, 'Is there a scientific basis for 'the theory of Information Metabolism'?
Jan
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revised Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
sentence structure, plurals, grammar.
Jan
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comment What is the difference between solving a problem and acquiring a skill?
Much before cognitive psychology, one would think the two issues of problem solving and skill acquisition to be distinct from each other, though interrelated. Solving problems is one way of acquiring skills.
Jan
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comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
@JeromyAnglim One criterion for 'broad' could be 'sleep-inducing', hope you got the pun now. :)
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comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
Thank you for the very useful info. I hope the OP finds this useful, too, in which case you could include it in the answer. I would wait know how each of the four are influenced.
Jan
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comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
For an example of a broad question, see cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/97/…
Jan
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comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
The OP, however, is only interested in up-scaling the model. How do any of these factors influence the ease or level of difficulty in scaling up?
Jan
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comment Performance of a group solving a cognitive task: How does it scale?
@JeromyAnglim I'd definitely not go for a more localized question.
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comment Does writing something down help memorize it?
@Solus: I checked out skepticsSE. The post remains inconclusive it seems to me, in spite of your excellent elaborate answer there.
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revised What are the effects of implanting electrodes into the brains of monkeys?
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revised What are the effects of implanting electrodes into the brains of monkeys?
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comment Does writing something down help memorize it?
This is a phenomenon applicable generally across all disciplines. Chinese language or any other cognitive process has any particular relevance. It has been observed in day to day activities that writing down something is one way of strengthening its impression in memory. It is only to be expected that this will be corroborated by scientific studies. I may post an answer if I compile suitable material.
Jan
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comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
Which is what my objection was. Isn't the OP about NOT sitting on it but staying away from it for a while?
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Jan
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comment How is it possible for psychometricians to develop IQ tests for people smarter than them?
+1 I have a feeling that there's something still missing here. The question is framed in a far more obvious way, I wonder if we cannot offer a more straightforward single point answer. There must be one, I still feel.