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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Apr
18
comment Are there any rules about masking?
Interesting question. I was testing an iPhone app for "memory improvement" - repeat the yellow circle pattern seen on the screen. After each pattern it flashed all dots with green color. Your question makes me understand why the author did that.
Apr
18
revised What is the effect of Social Media consumption on self-esteem?
Rephrased the title to be a question.
Apr
18
comment Is actively trying to create insight inducing conditions effective in generating insights?
May be related to your insight question - in this video, the speaker (at 10:20) mentions that the human performance is better across the board when the person is "happier". ted.com/talks/shawn_achor_the_happy_secret_to_better_work.html
Apr
18
answered Does masturbation in men negatively affect cognitive processes?
Apr
18
asked Does the subjective experience of artificial light brightness vary for people, if so, by how much?
Apr
14
accepted Is there a metric of the overall excitation of the brain or nervous system?
Apr
9
comment Deception and nose touching - does it work for things that are about to be said in prepared speeches?
Deception, disbelief or cognitive dissonance, I'm not sure what word properly describes the phenomenon that results in getting an almost irresistible urge to scratch one's nose in response to verbal statements.
Apr
9
asked Deception and nose touching - does it work for things that are about to be said in prepared speeches?
Apr
1
asked What happens in the brain when conscious awareness is changed during dreaming onset?
Mar
29
answered Devices that detect when someone is falling asleep
Mar
27
answered Practical Use For a Neuroimager
Mar
27
comment Is there a learning style that involves learning best by teaching others?
This might have to do with retention effectiveness - people retain more if they see, say and do something versus any one of these in isolation. Teaching others incorporates seeing, saying, doing and remembering, thus the teacher understands the material better
Mar
23
awarded  Nice Question
Mar
20
comment Does cognitive training enhance dopamine release?
Relevant video :ted.com/talks/…. It matters where you are increasing the neurotransmitters or neuromodulators levels. Otherwise it is like pouring oil all over the engine and hoping some will get in the right place
Mar
17
comment Are “diagnostic” senses/feelings for brain study possible?
Thank you for excellent links!
Mar
16
asked Are “diagnostic” senses/feelings for brain study possible?
Mar
6
comment What effects does spending a lot of time in online communities have on interpersonal skills?
Just a thought: interacting with others without being able to look at their face(ex: VoiP, Mumble, Ventrillo) would not trigger the person's "mirror neurons", thus the emotions of the other person's would be harder to understand. Text only communication (forums, emails, reddit) makes it very easy to misinterpret messages in a negative light.
Mar
4
comment What is the bias/thought process that results in distrust of “formal” knowledge in favor of “folk” knowledge?
I do not remember the name of the phenomenon where if it is advertised that X thousands people believe/buy something, it is easier to do the same thing, because it is "popular". Just look at advertisements that say "join our 100,000 satisfied customers". With scientific theories, it is the reverse - just a handful of scientists may really understand what's going on, which makes it harder for the common folk to buy into the knowledge.
Feb
22
comment What is the influence of “effort put into pursuing wealth” on happiness?
Voluntary poverty as a concept comes to mind. In the modern America there are also people who advocate "less is more"- in general this means owning less stuff.
Feb
22
asked Is there a metric of the overall excitation of the brain or nervous system?