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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Nov
10
comment How does appreciation for music change over time for the same person?
I've also heard that the appreciation changes for new genres - people may "grow into" classical music. But I hope to learn more about the appreciation of the same track by the same person at different times.
Nov
10
comment Is a safe driving record correlated with any psychometric test scores?
Interesting idea about driving being covered by worker's compensation. This might've well be the case, because commute to NYC is very tough.
Nov
10
comment Why a person may have a temptation to do something unrelated when doing especially important thing?
+1, very relevant question! I personally know that the best time to clean one's room, tidy the desk or go for a snack is precisely when the rational brain schedules an important learning activity!
Nov
10
asked How can pain sensations appear to originate within the person's skull?
Nov
10
accepted Is a safe driving record correlated with any psychometric test scores?
Nov
9
asked Is a safe driving record correlated with any psychometric test scores?
Nov
9
asked How does appreciation for music change over time for the same person?
Nov
9
revised How does the mind build a model of reality?
Added an illustration and clarified the question
Nov
9
comment How does language change the understanding of a complex concept?
Just a thought: some of the best scientific articles I read were written using more or less common language with technical terms sprinkled here and there. This is in contrast to articles where I can understand 1 word in 7, and in most cases that word is not a noun. Reading your question, the word Noesis comes to mind: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noesis
Nov
8
comment Does introducing an element of play, hunt, or competition make feeding more rewarding?
Fantastic answer! I had no idea humans valued products of their own creations so much more than those of comparable amateurs. It took me a while to realize that contra-freeloading means the opposite of freeloading.
Nov
8
accepted Does introducing an element of play, hunt, or competition make feeding more rewarding?
Nov
8
asked How does the mind build a model of reality?
Nov
8
comment Is StackExchange.com Addiction Dangerous?
Stackexchange sites are still relatively new. Sites like hubpages.com have bigger audience, and bigger incentive to write (more badges, plus affiliate revenue). I was writing on that site for quite some time. I think the addiction is due to ranking numbers and social interaction. people like to "grind stats" :)
Nov
8
comment How do people visually recognize their own reflection?
Very interesting! I did notice that with the exception of several people, I did know how most of them looked like before the experiment. So it may very well be the case of different groups of neurons firing.
Nov
8
accepted How do people visually recognize their own reflection?
Nov
8
revised Does introducing an element of play, hunt, or competition make feeding more rewarding?
Applied the question to humans too
Nov
8
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?
edited body
Nov
6
awarded  Revival