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Posts must:
1. be of academic interest to experts (i.e. someone already trained in cogsci or one of its related fields)
2. link directly to the original source material discussed (e.g. the actual research paper, not a blog or popular media discussion of it)
3. not be commercial (with rare exceptions, e.g. for companies' posts of actual research)
4. have comments enabled and not delete comments (summon a mod if there's a problem)

We've had a lot of posts lately that are of marginal quality, or are questions that a cogsci undergrad night have in their early years. Because of the breadth of the field, this is quite wide indeed, and dilutes the value of the community.

I'm adopting the same standard here that I did with the Computer Security & Lockpicking community[0]: for experts by experts, so that the signal to noise ratio is high for those of us who are in the field.

There are lots of other avenues for more newbie level discussion; this will not be one of them.

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ETA 2014-10-21: added "academic" to #1 to clarify.
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+G 尉遲恭 I agree
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Anna Miller

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A new study suggests our brain waves may be able to reveal not only the type of movies we like, but also predict movie success
A new study suggests our brain waves may be able to reveal not only the type of movies we like, but also predict movie success
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Sophia Shakti

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Second brain in the gut. Old discovery comes to light again with the link to autism.
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Thanks for t he post.
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Being an actor is an unfortunate price to pay. The brain can not sense whether its own emotions are genuine.
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+New World Origin as such Reagan iembodies the meaning of the Greek word.
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Sophia Shakti

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The American Psychiatric Association makes this point: There is a lot that is physical about mental disorders and a lot that is mental about physical disorders. And an individual suffering depression certainly can’t be blamed for that.
Improving the treatment of depression can save lives from heart attack and stroke, experts say.
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Allright conditions
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Sophia Shakti

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Emotion processing center, feeling integration that makes us human resides right behind our eyes, VMC. Somatic representation which is invaluable for decision making. Does it have anything to do with the "third eye"?
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truth about anridepressants
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I never thought that it was depression that led to his downfall. Many actors deal with this issue whether it is obvious to others or not. I believe acting is the cause of the disturbance in one's mentality. Think about it just for own second, wiithout believing what they say to cover the reality, without the need for science being that it is unnecessary for this situation, and just have a clear open-mind. An actors job is pretending to be someone else...correct? If so what do you think would happen to his/her psyche? Not only is this job done daily but it happens everywhere you go. Being loved by a fake version of yourself as an actor you will begin to loose who you are. You might not realize this but eventually all actors become chaotic in their own way, it is different for everyone. I suppose my point is I believe the job that Robin William loved caused his own downfall. I guess acting did not turn out what he hoped it would be....may he rest in peace. What an unfortunate price to pay to be an actor.
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Meditation not only changes the immediate state of mind, but also alters the actual structure of the brain. Here are five ways meditation affects your brain.
Meditation not only changes the immediate state of mind, but also alters the actual structure of the brain. Here are five ways meditation affects your brain.
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Humanity is Dead

‘God is dead’ is a statement by the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche which signifies a shift in entire human thinking from being centered around an absolute God to being centered around humans. It shows the abandonment of the idea of god or a higher power in constructing knowledge, ethics and even culture. The new way of thinking is more about humans. It relies on the human reasoning and give prime importance to the humans.

complete article at, https://staringintotheinfiniteabyss.wordpress.com/2015/03/13/humanity-is-dead/
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Mysticism, Faith, Artificial Intelligence. 
All products of humanity, the Conscious Thought amongst trillions of evolving INDIVIDUALS will always reign supreme.
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Cognitive science (cogsci): a fusion of various disciplines, including linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, sociology, artificial intelligence, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, … In other words, we study thought, or analogues to thought, from many perspectives syncretically.

Chris Robinson

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On 4/6 I'll be chatting with +Matthew Schlesinger about Developmental Robotics, and we'll also discuss some of his research using robots/simulations to model human development. Hope you can join us. RSVP “yes” if you want to add this event to your calendar.
 
Please join us on 4/6 for a Developmental Science HOA with Dr.+Matthew Schlesinger, Associate Professor of Psychology at Southern Illinois University and director of the SIU Vision Lab. Matthew Schlesinger received his graduate degree in cognitive development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1995. After spending a year as a visiting lecturer in psychology at Berkeley, Dr. Schlesinger received a Fulbright fellowship to study artificial life models of sensorimotor cognition with Domenico Parisi at the Italian National Research Council in Rome. Dr. Schlesinger continued his postdoctoral work in 1998-2000 with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts, studying machine-learning approaches to adaptive motor control.  He is currently involved in three areas of research:  (1) visual attention and spatial working memory in infants, children, and adults, (2) neural network models of early visual processing and oculomotor control, and (3) neural substrates of working memory and spatial-directed attention. 

RSVP “yes” if you want to add this event to your calendar.

Relevant Links:
Faculty page: http://goo.gl/JZro2y 
Lab page: http://goo.gl/5mxvZA 
Developmental Robotics Book: http://goo.gl/NEpoBg 
ICDL-EpiRob Conference:  http://goo.gl/KfnvG 

Relevant Readings:
Schlesinger, M., Johnson, S.P., & Amso, D.  (2014).  Prediction-learning in infants as a mechanism for gaze control during object exploration. Frontiers in Perception Science, 5, 1-12.  http://goo.gl/ZiXuDo 

Schlesinger, M., & McMurray, B. (2012). The past, present, and future of computational models of cognitive development. Cognitive Development, 27, 326-348.  http://goo.gl/T8Bgnd 

Schlesinger, M., Johnson, S.P., & Amso, D.  (2014).  Learnability of infants’ center-of-gaze sequences predicts their habituation and posthabituation looking time. In Proceedings of the Fourth Joint IEEE Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic Robotics (pp. 267-272). New York: IEEE. http://goo.gl/qEc54G
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Yes, but I can't find any 'Yes' bottom. I'm BSc undergraduate in computer science, networking pathway.. but had one module called introduction to psychology.. And it was awesome... Cool to see how ideas like Connectionism ( http://www.alanturing.net/turing_archive/pages/reference%20articles/connectionism/Turing%27s%20neural%20networks.html ) actually came from psychologists like Edward Thorndike ... I'm totally fascinated for that subject ... I going to open it on my desktop and see if I can find the 'yes' submit link. Thanks for sharing :p
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Joan Torelló

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What the philosopher of Abdera called spirit is not a supreme creative force in the world, or anything supernatural or metaphysical, not even a principle of nature 'superior' to mechanical motion. It is not, in fact, an essentially different force from mechanical movement. What we call 'spirit', like 'soul', is just a more subtle material (air) compared to other grosser and solid (the body) or, if preferred, is the phenomenon resulting from the properties of these finer and subtler air atoms we breathe in their action on our body atoms.

http://languageofair.blogspot.com.es/2015/03/the-physical-philosophers-democritus.html
Not far from the line of Heraclitus, Democritus, about 460 BC, extended the psychology of atomism of his predecessor Leucippus and taught that the human soul was a substance composed of very subtle and spherical atoms, as tho...
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I actually do not think I can adequately explain it. Your ideas of what is are simply out of order. What you think is you is the projection of you in the context of this space, but everyone works on the opposite that your projection of yourself in this space is you and the soul is a projection. You are a body in this space because that is the appropriate expression of you here. Mostly the two cannot be cleaved so are interdependent, which is the basis of thinking your soul resides inside or is a projection of your body or your soul is separate. If one thinks they exist at all.

This concept almost is expressed occassionally in some religions and philosophies but as with most things in our story and illusions world it ends up being identified in ways which are offensive to the soul but appeal to the mind of illusion. For essentially good reason.

We discount or ignore the framework of what we exist in like a fish ignores water or we do not notice air or gravity. Until you or it changes, your interacting velocity say, you simply do not account for the framework affect. But nothing about you here is not molded by it. Do you ever think what your body would be if we adjusted gravity? Nope, but it would change everything about your body development. Your expression of you is not entirely the same as that but the metaphor is about as close as I can manage at the moment from a view point reversed.
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Jean Michel Letennier

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Introduction to Associative Database Technology
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Scientists in Finland have been studying twins to understand the reason why staying active results in a healthier brain.
Scientists in Finland have been studying twins to understand the reason why staying active results in a healthier brain.
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Project Implicit. How our unconscious define our believes and behavior.
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Joan Torelló

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Heraclitus:
All science being guided exclusively by the sensory is necessarily false. Only through higher sense which is the human reason people can perceive the true, the eternal and permanent in perpetual flow of things, which does not change, which is the logos itself, the process of change itself.

http://languageofair.blogspot.com.es/
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Nice thought
But I would like to add my view
Science is not guided by senses but it has to be grounded in the senses
In other words the route scientists or even science takes may seem inspired haphazard or even random but every conclusion they arrive at has to have sensory evidence at the backbone
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Jean Michel Letennier

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This is a series of Wolfram Language notebooks that introduce progressively the art of a new innovative, exhilarating, data modelling approach to software developers, architects, data model designers and everyone interested in learning the advantages of applying this method and the main differences from the data models of the past. In Part I We start with terms and constructs that most of us are familiar with from the relational database manageme...
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Human being has many wishes. However, we aren't able to distinguish our desires from our needs. This article reflects on the same and how they are being manifested in real world nowadays. 

http://www.blogaboutpsychology.com/2015/03/needs-and-desires-dyad-of-human-life.html
Human being has many wishes. However, we aren't able to distinguish our desires from our needs. This article reflects on the same and how they are being manifested in real world nowadays.
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As time goes on, science fiction becomes more and more real. One of the most startling aspects of science has been the study of brain-to-brain communication
As time goes on, science fiction becomes more and more real. One of the most startling aspects of science has been the study of brain-to-brain communication
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I believe Miguel is handling the study of brain to brain a bit differently than Robert Shedrake. If I am understanding Dr. Shedrake correctly, he is studying the action we often refer to as deja vu, correct? "He subsequently studied similar phenomena in people, including the sense of being stared at, telepathy between mothers and babies, telepathy in connection with telephone calls, and premonitions." (Robert Shedrake web site). Dr. Nicolelis and his team are actually getting the brain to speak to the body an other brains via electronics. I find his advances exciting for those who have lost control over appendages.
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Classical music is more valuable then one can imagine.
Although listening to music is common in all societies, the biological determinants of listening to music are largely unknown. According to a new study, listening to classical music enhanced the activity of genes involved in dopamine secretion and transport, synaptic neurotransmission, learning and memory, and down-regulated the genes mediating neurodegeneration. Several of the up-regulated genes were known to be responsible for song learning and...
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MOZART VINEYARD, TUSCANY -- vintner installed speakers and plays classical music for the grape vines.  they produce more grapes and some even display 'tropism' .. they grow towards the speakers.  
[saw it on an E/I science tv magazine show]
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