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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Jul
29
comment What is the cognitive basis for a sudden loss of confidence in social/professional interactions?
Interesting question, and it appears to me that it may be expanded not to just confidence, but other sudden changes in subjective experience as well.
Jul
29
comment Are imprinting and computer literacy connected?
Still, users in their fifties who was exposed to technology in their 20s appear to perform much better with modern computers than a people who started in their 40s
Jul
29
accepted Are imprinting and computer literacy connected?
Jul
27
asked Are imprinting and computer literacy connected?
Jul
24
awarded  Critic
Jul
24
accepted What is the name of the cognitive bias where an expert overestimates the knowledge of others?
Jul
24
answered What are the mechanics behind the mind of a conspiracy theorist?
Jul
24
comment Why can some drugs make us hallucinate and think the hallucinations are reality?
I'm not an expert, what I got from the linked talk is that our consciousness seamlessly blends all neural inputs into one subjective experience of reality. If you are hallucinating due to a chemical, you cannot eliminate the chemical from your brain with a thought (just like one cannot become sober by thinking). So the neural input persists, regardless of your awareness. heres the talk: ted.com/talks/…
Jul
24
comment Can bipolar disorder be considered a malfunction of the “love circuit” in the human brain?
Dysfunction of emotions is an interesting point of view. I focus on love as one of the "higher" functioning emotions, which is also more pleasant than the baseline. bipolar also has episodes of hypo mania which are pleasant and higher than the baseline. This to me seems related. The second connection comes from those records of "love lost pain" which were described by that psychiatrist. This to me seems related to the depression part of bipolar. What you have described (love and depression at once) sounds similar to a mixed bipolar state which is well documented
Jul
21
answered How to restore and maintain a healthy sleep pattern?
Jul
20
revised Can bipolar disorder be considered a malfunction of the “love circuit” in the human brain?
Added 2 quotes on neurotransmitters involved
Jul
19
revised Can bipolar disorder be considered a malfunction of the “love circuit” in the human brain?
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Jul
18
asked Can bipolar disorder be considered a malfunction of the “love circuit” in the human brain?
Jul
12
awarded  Yearling
Jul
11
comment What kinds of long - term cognition/motivation tracking tools are there?
I've learned that the field is called "quantified self", and your email outbox (messages you have sent) might be a reasonably automatic indicator of your activity and motivation
Jul
7
asked What is the name of the cognitive bias where an expert overestimates the knowledge of others?
Jul
1
comment Is the mathematician's activity psychologically healthy?
Is there a term for "being intensely into something to miss meals, do not leave house and intensely believe that the work is important, meaningful, etc?" Is it (hypo)mania?
Jun
10
comment Are there useful applications for three channel consumer EEG?
I've built a prototype of pong game using another commercial EEG headband, but for the most part the cursor moved in response to facial movements - if I twitch my eyebrows, it will go up. It's very hard to play like that for longer than a minute. I found "attention" metric to be fairly useless and random.
Jun
6
asked Are there neurological conditions that can be worsened by B group vitamins?
May
29
accepted Which neurotransmitters can be measured in a living human brain?