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What should we change the name of our site to, if anything?

There have been many other threads that discuss a possible name change. The Community Team has suggested we focus on growing our community first before considering a name change. This logic seems to ...
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Evidence of name confusion

For some time now, we have been trying to get name change: Whither a more inclusive site name? And although the post has many up-votes (9 up-votes is a lot, it is tied for 2nd most up voted meta ...
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Why was my self-help question closed as off-topic?

One of my questions was closed as Off-Topic. The comments said that: Questions about the behavior of an individual person are off-topic. If you are concerned about a potential medical issue, ...
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Striking a balance between citations and common sense in answers

Please bear with me. I am throwing up suggestions, before writing my final question below. I am addressing the way we can answer questions, based on citations, linking answer style with question style....
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What level of initial research is expected on questions?

There are many degrees of initial research: read the wikipedia article on the topic read the first hit of a Google search on the topic performed a basic search on Google scholar and read one or more ...
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Are questions about neurobiology on or off topic?

Is asking questions about biology without relating them to cognitive science considered on topic? Perhaps there is an overlap with Biology? Example questions: https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/...
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Why is the Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange community so small? What we can do about it?

Understanding the brain is a great challenge that is all the more interesting because no satisfactory theory has been found yet. For that reason, all brain sciences are, in my opinion, one of the most ...
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We should be more welcoming to technical Neuroscience questions

Context: A recent neuroscience proposal got shot down as a duplicate of Cognitive Science. This proposal apparently was created by a group of experts: This was a concerted effort across multiple ...
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Proposed Reason for Closure: No Initial Reseach

In chat, we've talked about how unformed, unsourced questions weaken the utility of CogSci.SE, and how requiring some initial research might improve the general level of questions coming from new ...
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Proposal: Making CogSci.SE for Researchers

Summary This site, despite being around for 4 years at this point has yet to graduate from beta due to it's inability to maintain a solid and knowledgeable user base in the form of "expert ...
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What's “Too basic” or “General reference” for this site?

One of the major downfalls of some Stack Exchange sites is a lack of quality, expert level questions. I have seen sites fail because the questions were all essentially "too basic" or "general ...
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Whither a more inclusive site name?

During discussions about a possible merger with the Neuroinformatics proposal see this Meta.cogsci question, on the related discuss.area51 post a comment was made about whether the name of the site is ...
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Cognitive Sciences Reboot 2017: Call for action

Welcome (former) CogSci users! Several months ago we gave it another shot: we started a procedure to reboot CogSci to try and finally get us out of Beta. Most of us agree changes need to be made to ...
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What is our site NOT about?

Reading the The 7 Essential Meta Questions You'll notice Super User has laid out what items are on topic AND off topic on their site. Database Administrators has also done a superb job outlining ...
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Cognitive Science Reboot 2017: Changing the Name

To address persisting problems with this community, a long time ago we initiated a 'reboot' of the site as part of which we decided on a more professional target audience. To this end, we introduced a ...
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Repeated, specific questions on comp neurosci software

There's been a rash of very specific questions about how to use the interface for a computational neuroscience software program. I know we have discussed this to a certain extent here, but I am ...
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Are questions about coding psychology and cognitive science experiments, simulations, etc. on topic?

I just wanted to check what the general rules were about asking questions about writing and debugging code related to psychology and cognitive science experiments. The kinds of things that I'm ...
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Is Sociology on topic?

This question, while not a good question for other reasons, is really more of a Sociology question than psychology. Is Sociology on topic here? It's been deemed a Cognitive Science by some ...
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What do people think of “Cognitive Science and Psychology” as a site title?

Following on from the previous meta question about the site title and after brainstorming a little bit in this answer, I wanted to have a discussion about the possibility of changing the site title to ...
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Name change of CogSci - what about Psychology?

The [pending] site's name [change] has been on my mind for quite a while. I may be off here, but my preference now (I voted for Mind & Brain earlier in some lost meta post) is: Psychology ...
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Why is this stack exchange called 'Cognitive Sciences'?

Looking at the tags in this stack exchange, many are psychology and many are neuroscience. As somebody who does research in neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, and neurology, it would have never ...
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Reflection on site strategy and problem prevention

I think it was Nick who suggested we reflect on the recent events and try to find a strategy to deal with similar problems in the future, as well as reconsider and define the purpose and underlying ...
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Strategies for increasing the engagement of the research community

From what I can observe, unlike the economics SE, cross-validated SE, Theoretical Computer Science SE a lot more questions on this site aren't research-level. Given the functionalities of this site I ...
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What level of citing references or sources should be required for answers?

The Cognitive Sciences site is going to be slightly different from many of the other Stack Exchange sites. Unlike Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, etc. our questions do not indicate a problem ...
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Vote for a new site name!

VOTE FOR NEW SITE NAME: PSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROSCIENCE or MIND AND BRAIN. PLEASE VOTE HERE. (Ignore the automatic greyout.) It is a fact that there is essentially no support for Cognitive Sciences as a ...
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Are questions about Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research on or off topic?

I was particularly interested in this site since I'm designing and evaluating a novel user interface for my thesis. During my design process I would like to back up design decisions with theory. A ...
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Should we adjust the 'self-help' close message?

I think this recent question gives a nice example of why the self-help close message needs to be adjusted: https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/9698/why-would-someone-act-out-scenes-of-perceived-...
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Is there a community interest in bringing the %answered questions to a healthy 90% by closing old unanswered questions?

Is there a community-wide interest to get CogSci graduated? In the past I, and others, have started close-vote campaigns here at CogSci to bring the %answered questions up to 90%, which is the target ...
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How do I ask a good question?

Our scope in terms of topics is very broad, and covers things from the most accessible to obscure. The field also has many misconceptions, false beliefs, and pseudo-questions. This makes it very ...
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Do we need a self-help question policy?

I remember this being discussed before, but cannot remember where to find a specific policy if we have one. Do we want some sort of formal stance on self-help questions? It seems that we are ...
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Why are Psychology and Neuroscience lumped together as one stack exchange?

Can someone with the benefit of history explain please why the "Psychology & Neuroscience" is a single stack exchange site instead of two? Psychology: the scientific study of the human mind and ...
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How can we promote the site and reach out to industry experts?

The site should soon be coming into a Public Beta period where anyone can sign up and use the site. How can we spread awareness to experts, researchers and practitioners in the cognitive science ...
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Refining our target audience / Question expertise

This is part of the second step into an attempted reboot of this community: Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach Since the very beginning of this site, there have been differing ...
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Our FAQ endorses self-help questions

Not all users neglect the FAQ, and those that don't can still be mislead by it since unfortunately we inherit the generic SO template as Knight correctly pointed out in a comment to a question of his ...
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Finding help with psychological and emotional problems

I created this "question" as a resource that we can link to when self-help questions are posted. This is a work in progress. Feel free to edit this question (or its title) or provide an answer. Do ...
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Autism Area 51 Proposal

We have discussed merging proposals into CogSci before, such as the Neuroinformatics proposal, but with not much success. As I was browsing Area 51 I noticed the Autism proposal. Many of their sample ...
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Refining scope and new site name

This is part of the second step into an attempted reboot of this community: Rebooting Cognitive Sciences: a Suggested Approach This site is now several years in beta, and it is about time we revisit ...
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New users and down-voting for lack of initial research

As I see, it is not uncommon to down-vote a new user for asking a question which is too simple, too pop-sci or with no links/references. In my personal opinion, if we don't want to scare off ...
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Advice on how to write and research a good scientific answer

I thought it would be good to have a meta question that we can direct people to in order to give advice about how to research an answer to a question. Such information would be relevant to: Users ...
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Should we close poorly researched questions?

My question was triggered by the following question, as it serves as a good example case applying to a general issue: What is Psychoanalysis I voted to close because it is poorly researched. OP ...
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Can questions like “Is this hypothesis correct” be answered objectively?

After reading this question which asked: Could this hypothesis of why we procrastinate be right? I am very interested in procrastination, because it is such a clear sign of lack of motivation. ...
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Are we being a bit too liberal with the 'close question' function?

I cannot help but feel as if every new question here is voted to be 'closed' for one reason or another. Given that CogSci.SE is still in beta and really does benefit from the traction that answered ...
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Are cognitive sciences actually being… scientific?

I came here searching a board to ask psychological (or rather psychiatric) questions. But I mean scientific questions - that's why is something happening based on evidence - not an opinion. I've read ...
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Neuroinformatics and cognitive sciences?

I'm asking this in light of the Beta site closure announcements question, but I don't want to steal its thunder. Realizing that we share at least some of the subject matter in common with the ...
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Do we want copy-paste answers?

How should we as a site deal with answers which are nothing but merely a copy paste from another article or site? It's is no on islam.se, so I was wondering, what's the status of such post here?
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How can we can encourage questions to show proof of initial research?

I think that better questions show some at least rudimentary level of initial research. This might just be: "I've read the first hit of a Google search, and I received conflicting answers." "I did ...
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How big is too big for questions?

Due to the nature of our site, many questions can be really long and difficult to answer. At some point, we need to close questions as too broad and request that they be broken up into smaller, more ...
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Do we want a warning about scientific answers before users answer?

As it was pointed out in chat, Skeptics has the following disclaimer when asking a question: Our site has a disclaimer displayed when new users try to answer questions also, but ours currently looks ...
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What to do with homework questions?

We recently received a question quoted in full below which I assumed was an assignment question. I assume that the student copy and pasted the question literally from some assignment description. ...
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Keeping up with the Joneses (or Bio.SEs)

As is often lamented on A51 and the metas of science sites, the metric of graduation don't make much sense for science sites. Unfortunately, the current metrics make it hard to see how we are doing, ...

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