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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Dec
11
revised Is there evidence for a unique isolated internal representation of loved ones?
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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?
Nov
27
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
octern, this is a very good point!
Nov
25
comment Are there any standard psychometric scales that are only applicable to within-subject designs?
But if you do not give subjects free beer in the first case, how do you expect to measure their happiness if you try to trick them again?
Nov
25
comment How do you know if it's psychosomatic or not?
From what I've been reading about bipolar disorder, the Person's sensitivity to pain is subject to change. Depression lowers pain threshold, causing the person to feel what was easily ignored before. This causes a number of anxiety- related thoughts to raise about these "new symptoms". - from "bipolar disorder" by F. Mondimore
Nov
25
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
From the article Jeff linked, it seems that dull colors are mostly due to new paint standards and longer expected car lifespan
Nov
25
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
I saw that orange is cheap while doing research on user interface colors. I don't remember the exact site, but both of these mention orange as "inexpensive" empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-orange.html and changingminds.org/disciplines/communication/color_effect.htm
Nov
25
comment Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
I will look for the orange being cheap
Nov
24
revised Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
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Nov
24
asked Why people choose “boring” colors for new cars?
Nov
19
accepted How does the mind build a model of reality?