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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?
Mar
14
comment Perception of probability of being right
Was my answer useful? If not, could you specify more clearly what you are looking for?
Mar
8
comment Are there any open access journals in the cognitive sciences with impact factor >1
@StevenJeuris Don't worry, I will. However, my iPad doesn't allowe me to copy text from their homepage. I'll complete my answer soon.
Mar
8
comment Are there sex differences in inter-rater consistency of attractiveness ratings of opposite-sex faces?
This was a very informative answer and pretty much answered what I was looking for. I'm going to look into the references you give.
Mar
6
comment Is it a good idea to play an instrument while studying? If so, what are the benefits?
"We've all heard that listening to classical music and such while studying can be beneficial" - We have? :)