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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Apr
22
comment Can changing attitude cure depression?
You would have to keep the attitude change for an extended period of time, which is really hard in depression. My experience suggests that next morning a person would "reboot" back into depressive state.
Apr
22
comment Why past events reappear in dreams after a certain delay?
I'm aware of memory consolidation, and would expect it to happen on the next night, maybe 2 nights from the event. The phenomenon I'm talking about takes 4+ days and I find it hard to believe that a memory of some trivial details could be lingering around the brain for so long before being consolidated.
Mar
29
comment What brain regions are activated when a dream is remembered?
I'm trying to understand if having some region of the brain inhibited prevents dream recall.
Mar
29
comment How long could Henry Molaison keep his memory of the present?
Not sure about short term memory, I think of that one as remembering a sequence of digits, not like "remembering who you are talking to and where you are an what time of day it is"
Mar
3
comment Is there difference between a memory of a dream and memory of waking experience?
I've looked up episodic memory, and the two seem similar. Surprisingly, the article says nothing about the action recall in episodic memory en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Episodic_memory
Feb
16
comment Can placebo effect be increased by modifying the perception about prescription/intake setting?
After reviewing the articles, it seems like they go in the right direction and mention the setting as one of the factors, but without specifics. I'm more interested in factors that are not perceived consciously and are passively perceived
Feb
16
comment Can placebo effect be increased by modifying the perception about prescription/intake setting?
Looking at the article on persuasion, it seems to me like placebo effect is similar to persuading the patient that the treatment will be effective. The article on effectiveness of psychotherapy mentions that cooperation between therapist and patient is a key factor to effectiveness
Jan
30
comment Can the daily use of two or more languages impact cognitive capacity?
Being bilingual, it is possible to temporarily switch to thought languages, this happens most naturally when speaking to other native speakers.
Dec
28
comment What causes lack of energy? The relative importance of testosterone versus emotional, genetic, and environmental factors
300-500 number is the middle of the range, last time I checked
Dec
28
comment Can “7 deadly sins/virtues” be explained in terms of brain hormone level or receptor mutations?
Found this related talk. It does not mention neurotransmitters however ted.com/talks/paul_piff_does_money_make_you_mean.html
Aug
23
comment How can one estimate the excitability or mood of general public on a specific day?
I first want to understand if there is an influence. I don't see anything wrong with the question, it has to be broad, since I don't really know what kind of tools are there that can answer the question if there is an influence on mass public.
Aug
16
comment How can people better express subjective conscious experience with words?
Haha, I was not aware of this competition.
Jul
30
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Very good term. From the article on akrasia I also got the phenomenon of ego depletion: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ego_depletion
Jul
30
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
I feel the approach is a good one, we just need to replace laborious or industrious with "hard working"
Jul
30
comment Have humans always had problems with motivation and laziness?
Thanks for introducing the Ngram tool, it looks really powerful
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
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
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