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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?
Feb
21
comment What is the upper bound on rate of learning in young adults?
Anecdotal- I found learning in the mid 20s to be easiest when I'm actively interested in the subject and am learning "to do", because I want to. This is quite different from mindless drilling I was exposed to as a teenager, or studying for exams in college
Feb
20
comment What computerized EEG analysis algorithms are there?
I saw some abstracts of articles on removing motion artifacts, but the actual articles were behind pay walls.
Feb
17
comment What computerized EEG analysis algorithms are there?
I came to the same conclusion by looking at the raw output yesterday. Eye movements, motion and jaw motions dwarf the smaller "EEG" signal in a way that reminds me of frequency modulated radio