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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Nov
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revised Does introducing an element of play, hunt, or competition make feeding more rewarding?
Applied the question to humans too
Nov
7
asked Does introducing an element of play, hunt, or competition make feeding more rewarding?
Nov
7
revised How long can a person stay happy, excited and motivated about something new?
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Nov
6
awarded  Revival
Nov
5
answered Do lucid dream eyemasks work?
Nov
5
revised Is happiness a result of cognitive or a side effect of neurobiological processes?
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Nov
5
comment Is happiness a result of cognitive or a side effect of neurobiological processes?
Thank you, what I'm trying to express with "completely independent" is that the cognitive process alone may be responsible for the experience of mind wandering, and stuff like neurotransmitter levels do not play a significant role in the process. I've adjusted the wording of my question. As for the second example, I will think of how the two questions may be split
Nov
5
revised Is happiness a result of cognitive or a side effect of neurobiological processes?
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Nov
5
comment Do lucid dream eyemasks work?
No, there is no reliable cue that has been shown to get integrated into dream content, while remaining recognizable. Highly trained people can recognize light, but there's no evidence that laymen can put on an LED mask and become lucid.
Nov
5
revised How do people visually recognize their own reflection?
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Nov
5
comment How do people visually recognize their own reflection?
haha, and here I was "wondering" why my questions are edited so frequently. Thank you for the heads up!
Nov
5
asked Is happiness a result of cognitive or a side effect of neurobiological processes?
Nov
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asked How do people visually recognize their own reflection?
Nov
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asked What happens neurobiologically when people “think fast”?
Nov
3
comment What makes people easily subscribe to pseudoscientific theories?
I'm wandering if this desire for an "explanation" plagues scientists as well, only in the form of "publication bias", where positive explanations are far more likely to get published than "I tried, but still don't know" ones.
Nov
2
comment Is the Neanderthal Theory of Autistic brain a reasonable scientific theory?
Lol, cabbage DNA is hilarious. I'm just saying what I saw on their website. Maybe I should've said "genetic markers" rather than DNA.
Nov
2
comment What kinds of maths to learn for understanding dynamical systems in cognitive science?
I've taken advanced calculus and have a few classes on state space and control systems, and still, can barely understand even the simplest state space equations. If I remember correctly, a lot of them involve matrices and linear algebra to be able to understand what's happening with the states.
Nov
2
comment Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
Thank you for the correction. Cortical representation is about control of voluntary movements. As a student of control theory, in mechanical controls, there's usually some controllers and a motor. The controllers are at different levels of abstraction. Are the two systems we mention (DRN and Cortical representations) just different kinds of controllers, or are they completely separate?
Nov
2
comment Is the Neanderthal Theory of Autistic brain a reasonable scientific theory?
If you are really interested if you have Neanderthal DNA, there's a website called 23andme that does genetic testing. From what I understand, they test your DNA against a set of specific markers of disease and traits for both the maternal and paternal lineage. I remember reading that they test for Neanderthal DNA too.
Nov
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answered Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance