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What is the ACT-R model of learning?

ACT-R can best be summarized with this (tiny but more recent) graph: ACT-R is a cognitive architecture that tries to explain as much of human behavior as possible with as little rules as possible. It ...
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How to interpret neuron spiking models one comes across in literature?

Read dayan and abbot "theoretical neuroscience" Learn differential equations Know the relationship between voltage, current, resistance and conductance Differential equations is absolutely essential ...
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Why Bayesian Cognitive Modeling?

Here's a quick answer from general background knowledge, not from any specific knowledge of "Bayesian Program Synthesis (BPS)" In general, Bayesian models can use strongly informed priors or diffuse "...
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What is the scientific definition of Introversion/Extroversion?

I totally agree. These words have become colloquial and have lost much of their meaning - and are therefore increasingly less helpful. Introversion is confused with shyness and sensitivity, while ...
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How does the brain structure 3D visual data?

This question cannot be answered in the form in which you asked it both because of the limits of current neuroscientific theories and methodologies when it comes to determining the structures of ...
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How often are complex networks and graph theory useful in computational neuroscience?

In my opinion as a computational neuroscience researcher, graph theory has not made major inroads into computational neuroscience because we don't have good evidence for what graphs characterise ...
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Does the split brain disprove a materialistic mind?

The question title reads: Does the split brain disprove a materialistic mind? The simple answer being no, nothing disproves that - the brain harbors the mind (e.g., Lilienfeld & Arkowitz, 2008). ...
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How does the neocortex distinguish between perception and imagination?

Short answer Perception and imagination in the visual system use pretty much the same neural machinery, but in opposite directions - perception goes bottom-up, from the periphery to the central ...
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Is there a reasonable scientific backing for Carl Jung's type theories?

This is a more speculative than I usually post here, but here it goes: Based on his works, I'd describe Jung more as a philosopher of mind than an actual psychologist in the modern meaning of the ...
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Is there a neural network model of Pavlovian Learning?

I would classify pavlovian learning as a type of hebbian learning. Where events that occur together positively reinforce each other (different from reinforcement learning). This idea has been ...
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What experiment in a simple decision task should we run to obtain one million trials?

I like this idea! I think the task should be one where the data could be used by many analytic tools. Hence, the data would not only be beneficial for one particular question, for example parameter ...
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What experiment in a simple decision task should we run to obtain one million trials?

I agree with Marc-André, the selected stimuli should have no semantic association (or as little as possible) which is why I would encourage the use of geometric shapes that vary in colour. ...
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What experiment in a simple decision task should we run to obtain one million trials?

I don't like the idea that the task should be low error, errors are needed for modeling choice. I don't like random dot motion because there are big individual difference making it hard to find a ...
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What experiment in a simple decision task should we run to obtain one million trials?

Just a few comments... Since one of the advantages of a large data set is high statistical power, it might be a good idea to use a task where the key effect has not been found in previous studies. ...
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What is it called when you imagine what other people would say or do in a certain situation?

Humans have a natural ability to predict the behavior of others called folk psychology: ... folk psychology, or commonsense psychology, is a human capacity to explain and predict the behavior and ...
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What is the difference between Cognitive Bias and Cognitive distortion?

Wikipedia has articles on both of these terms, so that would be one place to start. Although you may not be able to cite Wikipedia as a source, both of these articles have good References sections. ...
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Is k-winner a biological plausible model of inhibition?

As mentioned by honi, it is possible to have bio plausible k-means. However, neither Leabra nor Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) use it. As Section 3.5.1 of How to Build a Brain by Chris Eliasmith ...
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I need good introductory texts/publications on brain networks and functional integration/segregation

A good introductory book is "Networks of the Brain" by Olaf Sporns. It will give you a general overview of the ideas and theories in the field. For more details consult the bibliography or read some ...
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Are life positions in transactional analysis accurate aides in diagnosing personality disorders?

Transactional Analysis (TA) was developed by Eric Berne (1910–1970) and is not a method of diagnosis. As @John said in his answer, diagnosis is made using the DSM (currently DSM-5), and targeted ...
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Is there an R implementation of the linear ballistic accumulator model or Ratcliff's diffusion model for measuring response time and accuracy?

In the subheading you also mention that you're interested in matlab / python implementations: I've personally used DMAT in matlab at that's a nice package. However, the python based HDDM package may ...
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What is a effective and interactive exercise to demonstrate cognition to a class

I would recommend something like the Invisible Gorilla! This is a classic demonstration from Simons & Chabris (1999) that demonstrates the selectivity of attention. Demonstrating "cognition" is a ...
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How do I find Computer Science-Focused Cognitive Science Labs for Research?

The field you're talking about is probably computational neuroscience. In general, the advice I would give is that the department you are in doesn't much matter. There are people who study ...
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Hobbies / interests correlated with Big 5 scores?

Yes. One example is that people high in Openness to New Experiences are interested in aesthetic experiences including museums and being in nature, and novel experiences as you'd expect from the name. ...
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Predicting the individual effects of psychotropic drugs

Predicting individual side effects is generally not feasible in current clinical practice, although in the purview of "personalized medicine", mostly as a research goal/topic. For ...
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Which function to use for fitting learning curves?

Sigmoids are more general and probably better for modeling learning than a simple exponential. Your exponential fits decently, but it probably doesn't describe the actual underlying process very well. ...
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What is the current status of mental models vs mental logic controversy?

In essence, the mental model theory "won" the debate, but this was mostly a hollow victory, as both theories have become largely irrelevant. For in-depth reviews, see for example: Holyoak &...
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Default Mode Network and: hyper-connectivity, hypo-connectivity, interconnectivity and intraconnectivity

The default mode network (DMN) is a collection of brain structures identified in human functional neuroimaging. Specifically, a type of neuroimaging called BOLD indirectly measures local metabolism in ...
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Is there an R implementation of the linear ballistic accumulator model or Ratcliff's diffusion model for measuring response time and accuracy?

The R package rtdists is another great option: Provides response time distributions (density/PDF, distribution function/CDF, quantile function, and random ...
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Empirical proof for social network models

The paper "Can robots make good models of biological behaviour" by Barbara Webb comes from a slightly different area, i.e. modeling biological organisms with robotics, making artificial cockroaches ...
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