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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Dec
19
asked How does one study the effect of a dietary supplement on cognition?
Dec
19
asked Is there a “foreplay” equivalent, priming activity for thinking or conversation?
Dec
19
comment Does the transcription method used (e.g., printing, handwriting, typing, voice recording, etc.) affect memory retention?
During one of corporate trainings I was given, the presenter mentioned that if you only hear something, you retain about 17% of information. If you hear and say it, you retain even more. If you hear, say and do, you retain the most. I think seeing and typing falls under one of these, but I doubt it's the most effective method of retention
Dec
14
comment Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
My particular area of interest is dreaming. In dreams, it is possible to observe "dream characters" who act, listen and talk, while looking like a person from a real life. This is not really a memory, because such dream characters does not replay any historical event (memory), but rather act spontaneously/naturally. This is the main difference that I see between a memory(what the person has done) and a representation (how a person would behave).
Dec
12
answered How does the brain know what to crave?
Dec
12
comment Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
I've seen this idea a very long time ago, possibly in the book "7 habits of highly effective people", but I don't have the book to verify
Dec
12
revised Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
Clarified the question to deal with unique representations only.
Dec
12
comment Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
It's good to know that there are internal representations. The block of cheese may not be a good example, because it rarely talks to you, and as such it is hard to interact with it! I've updated the question to indicate that I'm looking for proof of unique representations
Dec
12
comment Are there any cutting edge techniques that enable to acquire foreign language at relatively fast pace?
Regarding AI Programmer and language learning, this lecture helped me: videolectures.net/nips2010_tenenbaum_hgm . It discusses how the brain might create models of how words relate to each other through trees and priors.
Dec
11
revised Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
added 132 characters in body; edited tags
Dec
11
asked Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
Dec
11
comment Possibility of perfect virtual reality
Yet some lucid dreams are more real than reality. This difference in quality opens a whole range of questions about why people's cognition is not the same all the time
Dec
10
answered Possibility of perfect virtual reality
Dec
10
comment What are the internal and external variables for varying levels of self-awareness?
It seems like you are looking for something actionable. Take a look at neuromodulators. They are still far too theoretical though. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neuromodulation
Dec
10
comment Are there any cutting edge techniques that enable to acquire foreign language at relatively fast pace?
The one program I'm aware of is duolingo, which is a free language learning tool.
Dec
2
accepted How does the brain learn what something is for the first time?
Nov
30
asked How does the brain learn what something is for the first time?
Nov
29
comment Why do we become bored of stimuli after multiple exposures to it?
Good question! Here's a similar question: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1792/… a hint for research -check pandora Internet radio. It plays a lot of music that people originally like, but it gets tedious after many replays. Maybe there was some research on why.
Nov
27
comment How does displaying existing votes to a poll influence subsequent voting behaviour?
This may be relevant to social media website up/downvoting too, for sits like reddit or stackexchange, where the first few votes may influence subsequent behavior.
Nov
27
comment Why have historically most inventors been men?
I've observed 6 men to 1 woman ratio in an engineering university not so long ago, and don't believe the ratio is much better in computer science and math. Maybe in the context of this question, invention is defined too narrowly, as something mechanico-scientific. What if you include other areas of creativity such as fashion design and culinary?