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Oct
19
comment Automatically register data from paper forms
@what Thanks for pointing this out! However, the purpose with this question is to get some kind of authorative answer from somebody who's actually used the software in question in a research setting. Reading the descriptions on the developers own websites only get you so far.
Oct
17
comment Automatically register data from paper forms
@jona Yeah, that's really not an option. I'm testning a ton of people at the same time at remote locations.
Jul
21
comment Is there evidence that brain and mind are separate?
What these studies show is only that the brain has influence over the contents of the mind. However, if that influence is total or not is still, empirically, an open question. Only in the light of a presupposed philosophical hypothesis (such as that mind equals brain) could such empirical results be counted as being in favour of the hypothesis, in a form of probabilistic manner.
Jul
21
comment Do people who lose their faith tend to replace it with other non-evidence-based reasoning?
Interesting question. I personally see a lot of these kind of conversions going on, but I don't know if that's just an observation bias on my part or if they can generalizable. From my non-PC, non-researched point of view, I just think that these generally are people with (1) limited intelligence and (2) an attraction to beautiful/interesting/comforting/et cetera theories rather than believable theories. On another note, is that "context" really necessary for your question? I don't see how it is and I would edit it out if I were you.
Jul
21
comment What is the minimum angle off horizontal before a line visually appears inclined at first glance?
Wait, what? 15 degrees sounds like a lot. Am I missing something here? Are we talking the kind of degrees where 360 degrees equals a whole circle?
Jul
20
comment Can the Philosophy thought game “The experience machine” be answered by Positive Psychology?
However, Nozick primarily defined the experience machine as something that could control the input to the brain: "Superduper neuropsychologists could stimulate your brain so that you would think and feel you were writing a great novel, or making a friend, or reading an interesting book. All the time you would be floating in a tank, with electrodes attached to your brain." That we all could live in a state of eternal bliss if we had access to machines that could manipulate our brains to be in any state we desired seems trivial.
Nov
11
comment Cheapest way to measure arousal levels
And its recorded only with your iPhone (no extra equipment)?
Nov
11
comment Cheapest way to measure arousal levels
The effects I will be looking for might appear within a time frame of half, or a quarter, of a second and I will be recording for 20-30 minutes per participant. I don't think I have it in me to write down 4 results per second for half an hour :)
Nov
11
comment Cheapest way to measure arousal levels
Seems interesting. I will check it out! However, this won't do for my experiment, since my participants will be seated and just look at a monitor. That is; there won't be very much movement to record in the first place.
Nov
11
comment Cheapest way to measure arousal levels
Well, I need something that records straight to the computer during an experiment, and it needs to be really accurate, so recording something with pen and paper will not do (that is, that method does not satisfy requirement b above). To bad you can't connect the GSR meter you linked to to a computer via USB, because it would be perfect!
Sep
30
comment What causes laughter?
I don't have time to write up an answer right now, but you should check out the book "Inside Jokes" (amazon.com/Inside-Jokes-Using-Humor-Reverse-Engineer/dp/…). I think you will find it highly interesting given your questions.
Jun
21
comment Why does a stuffed up nose clear up momentarily when the person having it is startled or has an orgasm?
So, you mean that norepinephrine consticts the nasal vasculature? My intuition was that they got broader, thereby leaving more room for air to pass through.
May
31
comment For depression diagnoses, does one make a clear distinction between endogenous and exogenous causes of depression?
Well, the distinction I'm really after is one situation where you either can treat the person with medicines and one situation where you only need to change the external circumstances for the person.
May
17
comment Are there any open access journals in the cognitive sciences with impact factor >1
@JeromyAnglim What about it?
Mar
27
comment Do victims of parental abuse and neglect become abusive or neglectful parents?
And further, I would say that there isn't any solid research proving that parenting style causes any long lasting behavior in children. Most studies doesn't include genetic factors. See for example faculty.weber.edu/eamsel/Classes/Child%203000/Lectures/…
Mar
19
comment Is there a random walk theory that can account for situations with more than two choices?
Yes, I'm counting time as one dimension (ranging from 0 to infinity on the x axis) and the current evidence as one dimension (ranging from minus infinity to plus infinity on the y axis).
Mar
17
comment Why is a lack of response to punishment in adults considered significant in diagnoses?
Yes, I see your point, and yes, it seems to be a part of diagnoses of psychopats. Mybe it would be easier if you included these parts you are reffering to in your question, but it is a valid question you're asking.
Mar
15
comment Why is a lack of response to punishment in adults considered significant in diagnoses?
@SonnyOrdell: Well, I'm still not convinced. In this case, the author only talks about the negative side of psychopaths not fearing punishment, which makes them harder to control with punishment. I still don't see any diagnostic criterias. Could you for example relate what you're saying to any part of the entry on psychopathy on the Wikipedia page? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychopathy
Mar
14
comment Why is a lack of response to punishment in adults considered significant in diagnoses?
Well, for example, you reference the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. Could you give a reference to the relevant item/s in this checklist that mentions lack of response to punishment? Also, you seem to be suggesting that this is a common stand point but you don't give any references to this either. That is, is it really a common stand point and is it really included in the Hare Psychopathy Checklist?
Mar
14
comment Why is a lack of response to punishment in adults considered significant in diagnoses?
"It seems odd to me since in many cases a person we consider capable of making their own decision may not agree with a punishment, in which case why would the punishment be expected to have any effect?" - Even if you don't agree with the reason the punishment is given, you might still change your behavior accordingly. That is, if I'm punished for playing the piano, even if I don't agree with the reasons for this, I'll probably stop playing it to avoid future punishment. Could you include some solid (i.e. Links? Journals?) references so we can analyse the statements you give further?