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An iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.

Bringing the Singularity closer, one app at a time


Dec
15
comment How, other than pharmacotherapy, can those diagnosed with thought disorders be treated?
@jiniyt these states are very subjective, and I know that the state of romantic love has been studied quite in depth, and there are clear patterns of neural activations, similar to those of addiction (to a person). This might be a good place to start research.
Dec
5
comment Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
A good analogy to my question would be: "Has anyone tried to establish contact with aliens?", a broad question - Wtf are aliens, when, where, who, how? But the question still has it has an answer: "Yes, there's a SETI program that attempts to do so". Within SETI program there's a number of experiments being carried out. I'm trying to understand if there's a similar answer to my rather broad question. Even if you find it ridiculous, chances are someone might actually be studying it.
Dec
5
comment What is the effect of displayed online personal identifiers on online communication?
People exploit this in the field of competitive video gaming, where an offensive (A**LDominator), humorous (ShootinPutin2012) or girly (FluffyKitty) names are used to deceive or frustrate an opponent. Being repeatedly defeated by these names would feel more frustrating than by something like (mike1274)
Dec
5
comment What is the difference between feeling sad and feeling unhappy?
I tend to agree that the difference is primarily in the kinds of thoughts and attitudes evoked by these states. Being unhappy colors ordinary experiences in negative light (ex: "what a crappy food is available in the cafeteria", "this product is defective", "customer service is awful").
Dec
5
comment Have there been any scientific experiments attempting to communicate with one's unconscious mind?
I list experimental setups that I would have personally explored in case there have been experiments like this and someone can reference them. I'm not saying that there is communication or that it takes a certain form. Berit has provided a number of interesting examples, in particular facial expressions.
Dec
2
comment What are the key features of dreams that trigger dream recall in the waking state?
Upon reflection, it appears to me that this question is related to the following one. Two people shared an experience. How can one person describe that situation to another person later to cause that person to recall the situation?
Dec
2
comment What makes some things more fun than others universally?
There is a new kind of "pay to win", super addictive games, which are characterized by brief rounds (15 min or less games), inequality of players (some are much stronger than others) and a steep time involved to increase power(grind for 12 months or pay 200-11000$). Notable examples of such games are world of tanks, war thunder, robocraft and clash of clans. you can look up what makes these games addictive for more info
Dec
2
comment Freudian repressed unconscious as the biological reason behind self-destructive behavior?
Most of the Freudian ideas have been discredited over time, some people even want to recognize him as a literature figure, instead of psychology researcher
Dec
2
comment Can incubation be performed, while, at the same time, being focussed on a problem?
I've read that complete change of activity produces superior incubation results, compared to still working on related problems. Following this line of thinking, incubation while working on the same problem would produce the worst results. You can look up "non induction" lucid dreaming technique, where the subject of incubation is completely ignored- not even thinking of it, following intense training
Dec
2
comment What is the biological reason behind disorganized thinking and disorganized behavior in thought disorders?
I can say that in terms of language, there are multiple areas of the brain involved: forming sentences, understanding others, reading and writing. It is possible for some stroke victims to understand others, but be unable to form coherent meaningful sentences. If you can find the name of this area, it might be a good place to start your search
Nov
25
comment Do more creative people have more unusual dreams?
I've asked a similar question, although mine is more about quantity than quality: cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/8668/…
Nov
25
comment How is it that taking a break from a problem sometimes allows you to figure out the answer?
In lucid dream induction there's a technique called "non-induction", where after a few intense days of affirmations and other training, the person completely lets go and does not even allow the topic of induction to enter one's mind. It is remarkably effective at inducing lucid dreams when properly executed. I've compared this phenomenon to a coiled spring - a spring will not expand as long as you keep compressing it. In case of induction, learning, focus and intention is the equivalent of compression
Nov
25
comment Is there a part of the human brain responsible for triggering imagination, fantasy and coming up with unusual stories?
Thanks, I modified the question to clarify that I'm asking explicitly about the trigger for the imagination to start. Something fires in the brain and toggles the thinking pattern to diverge towards imaginary or daydreaming.
Nov
25
comment What is the neurobiological basis of the “inner voice” used for thought or reading?
I see your objection to the single treaded nature of the voice. In this case, it is the verbal content of these thoughts that matters. Your example of "I'm not thinking right now" disrupts the states I describe just as well.
Nov
24
comment What makes someone attractive psychologically?
From a more biological standpoint, check out this answer, the key word is "Indicator traits", which are perceived as beautiful because they correlate with good genes: biology.stackexchange.com/questions/9500/…
Nov
24
comment Do highly creative people dream more and/or differently than ordinary people?
How many dreams do you remember per night? My question is about people who are feeling strong enough about creativity to become artists, designers, inventors or otherwise "create" stuff. An analytical person would choose a profession more along the lines of working with numbers or data.
Nov
21
comment Studies on visually recognizable personality traits?
There have been experiments that confirmed that people can rate facial expressions on big 5 traits of agreeableness and conscientiousness.
Nov
21
comment Are any kinds of behavior proved to correlate with testosterone levels?
I really need to find a link to that interview, - a transgender woman who became a man and got high levels of testosterone injections. She described dramatic changes in her thoughts of women- a lot more aggressive sexual thoughts. Low levels of testosterone in men have negative effects on cognition - depressed moods, irritability.
Nov
21
comment Writing system, its future and social importance
Interesting subject. Written information on the web is turning towards more "scannable" format - "the F pattern". Short paragraphs, bolded key statements to act as anchors. Not many people actually read all they see on the web. If your alphabet helps with scannability, it could be useful.
Nov
21
comment Are introverts more talkative in written form than extroverts?
Introverts can passionately speak, even in front of audiences about topics they care about. Typically an introvert won't go and blog about weather or shoes, so the examples you saw might actually be introverts writing about stuff they care about. Also, such posts are typically altered, rewritten or edited multiple times, in effect you get much more thinking concisely than if you heard it.