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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Feb
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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
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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
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accepted What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
Feb
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revised What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
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Feb
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revised What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
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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/…
Feb
7
asked What causes dreamers to accept dreams as reality?
Feb
7
comment What are some examples of emergent abilities?
I can think of lucid dreaming: once one can recall dreams and distinguish dreaming from wakefulness, one can experience dreams consciously.
Feb
7
comment What is the fastest language to think in?
I also read that study that mentioned math is faster in Chinese, because their words for numbers are very short. By the time an English speaker thinks "seven plus nine", a Chinese speaker can mentally pronounce more numbers.
Feb
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revised What is the mechanism behind “gut feelings”?
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Feb
6
asked How do humans perceive height or vertical drop?
Feb
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asked What is the mechanism behind “gut feelings”?
Jan
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revised What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
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Jan
26
awarded  Benefactor
Jan
26
comment What part of the brain locks up when a man is in the presence of an extremely attractive female?
I believe the phenomenon is observed, not scientifically studied. If you are interested, there is "seduction" reddit, where you can look up more info (very not science based)
Jan
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accepted What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
Jan
23
comment Images on personal computers - Which aspect of size to keep constant?
You can also ask on ux.stackexchange.com they may have an idea
Jan
23
comment What causes short-term dysphoria following intense pleasure?
I also read about the "pendulum effect" on affect and moods by V. Levi, a Russian psychiatrist, but he does not mention any biological mechanisms at play. Higher ups mean higher downs