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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


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
Feb
16
asked What computerized EEG analysis algorithms are there?
Feb
15
comment Does empathy extend to animals?
One of the cats I had did have favorite food. He would not eat other kinds and would "pressure" me into going to buy hat one. When I saw him eat it, he did look pleased, like a perfect small carnivore. Still, I have never been "infected" by his mood, so I doubt mirror neurons work on cats
Feb
14
comment Is acrophobia connected to falling in dreams?
This could be very person dependent. For example I was terrified of spiders as a teenager, but remember dreams where multiple melon sized spiders were around and I only felt mild displeasure, not full blown horror that they would've evoked in the waking state
Feb
12
accepted Are there cognitive benefits to two hand typing versus one finger?
Feb
11
asked Are there cognitive benefits to two hand typing versus one finger?
Feb
9
accepted What is the mechanism behind “gut feelings”?
Feb
9
comment What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
Great link. From the article: " During lucid dreaming the bilateral precuneus, cuneus, parietal lobules, and prefrontal and occipito-temporal cortices activated strongly as compared with non-lucid REM sleep."
Feb
9
accepted What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
Feb
9
revised What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
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Feb
7
revised What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
Fixed tags
Feb
7
comment Do characters in a dream have their own separate thoughts or identity?
I've asked a similar question about recurring dream characters that are based on real people - such characters appear more "solid" than random people in dreams cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/1993/…