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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


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asked Do creative people dream more and/or differently than average or analytical people?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the cognitive effects of increasing testosterone levels in men?
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accepted Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
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revised Do animals have some kind of rudimentary personality types or preferences?
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asked Does dream recall alter the dreaming process?
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comment Studies on visually recognizable personality traits?
There have been experiments that confirmed that people can rate facial expressions on big 5 traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness.
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comment Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with testosterone levels?
I really need to find a link to that interview, - a transgender woman who became a man and got high levels of testosterone injections. She described dramatic changes in her thoughts of women- a lot more aggressive sexual thoughts. Low levels of testosterone in men have negative effects on cognition - depressed moods, irritability.
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comment Writing system, its future and social importance
Interesting subject. Written information on the web is turning towards more "scannable" format - "the F pattern". Short paragraphs, bolded key statements to act as anchors. Not many people actually read all they see on the web. If your alphabet helps with scannability, it could be useful.
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comment Are introverts more talkative in written form than extroverts?
Introverts can passionately speak, even in front of audiences about topics they care about. Typically an introvert won't go and blog about weather or shoes, so the examples you saw might actually be introverts writing about stuff they care about. Also, such posts are typically altered, rewritten or edited multiple times, in effect you get much more thinking concisely than if you heard it.
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comment what is the data structure used by the brain to store data?
From personal experiments, details of today's events might appear in my dreams up to 7 days later. Typically it is 2-3 days. I would assume that at this point the information is persistently stored.
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comment What does fMRI measure exactly
Wikipedia would explain it better, but fMRI measures blood flow as a side effect of increased metabolism in parts of a brain which are activated.
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comment Is meaning-seeking behavior a biological optimization problem?
I can chime in that there are kinds of personalities who are more interested in meaning seeking and poorly tolerate lack of meaning in ones life. This personality type is Myers Briggs rational (NT) temperament. INTP in particular, and it persists throughout lifetime. Maybe there is a genetic component to meaning seeking, otherwise the trait would not be so well identified.
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comment If stimulus triggers dopamine release, can dopamine release trigger memory recall of stimulus?
I originally meant invasive procedures, like brain surgery - from what I understand surgeons probe brain regions to make sure they are cutting the correct thing. Maybe at some point some surgeon poked parts of dopaminergic system and noticed the results. I also read of rats with artificially implanted electrodes stimulating those areas, but rats would not be able to relay subjective experience of those activations.
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revised How, other than pharmacotherapy, can those diagnosed with thought disorders be treated?
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answered How, other than pharmacotherapy, can those diagnosed with thought disorders be treated?
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comment So why might people post seemingly excessive concerns regarding the danger in their neighbourhood?
Sounds like anxiety and "us versus them" kind of thinking.
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comment What adjectives can be used to describe emotional intelligence competences?
Words like empathy, self awareness and self control come to mind. Do these have adjective form? Maybe a synonym search would help. When describing emotional intelligence I used "emotionally intelligent" in the past.
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comment Why does injury cause brief unconsciousness?
Interesting question. A common advice for surviving a bear attack is to play dead. Maybe unconsciousness helps with playing dead?