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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


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?
May
28
asked What kinds of long - term cognition/motivation tracking tools are there?
May
24
comment Are there any cognitive models for visual navigation?
There's also this talk on neurons involved in remembering position of objects and locating oneself in space: ted.com/talks/…
May
24
comment How does personality moderate or mediate the relationship between stress and burnout?
There's a trait called "grit" that is described here: ted.com/talks/angela_lee_duckworth_the_key_to_success_grit.html . I'm not sure if this is a physiological or a personality trait though.
May
24
comment Getting started with EEG data
Epoc, Neurosky and similar consumer-grade "toys" provide some insight that there is activity going on, but are not sensitive enough to really take a look at what's going on in the brain. Many of these devices are based on the same microchip too.
May
24
comment Does dream recall disturb the processes of memory consolidation?
There has been this recent article that actually argues that dreaming and REM sleep are not the same, and implicates that dopaminergic activity is involved in dreaming: neuro.bstu.by/ai/To-dom/My_research/Papers-2.1/Cognitive-S/…
May
18
asked Does dream recall interfere with “reverse learning”? (Crick and Mitchison's theory of REM sleep)
May
9
comment Are there “6 degrees of separation” for ideas?
"6 degrees of separation" is the closest term I could think of for the idea connection phenomenon I'm trying to understand.
May
9
revised Are there “6 degrees of separation” for ideas?
added 111 characters in body
May
9
accepted Are there “6 degrees of separation” for ideas?
May
9
revised Are there “6 degrees of separation” for ideas?
Clarified the question
May
8
comment What Quantified Self reserach tools are there for measuring performance while playing videogames?
That question has an amazing number of answers, however, I'm looking for something more practical that can run in background and collect data about performance, rather than papers that describe what happens over time of playing
May
8
asked Are there “6 degrees of separation” for ideas?
May
5
asked What Quantified Self reserach tools are there for measuring performance while playing videogames?
Apr
30
comment What factors improve mood and increase cognitive functioning when people wake up?
The response to light takes time to set in. Check out this video for hands on methods (towards the end of the video) youtu.be/PKIqW0FScik
Apr
30
comment What defines the easiest time to get out of bed in the morning for humans?
Got 4th edition (latest is 5th) for 7$ shipped :)
Apr
30
comment What defines the easiest time to get out of bed in the morning for humans?
Great suggestion, I long wanted to find the KR manual