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Are questions involving improbable human conditions on topic?

I can think of a range of questions that relate hypothetical assumptions that are not true, and probably will never be true. But the question builds on that assumption to ask a meaningful ...
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We have 1,000+ visits per day (September 2013)

In January 2013 we passed 500 visit per day. Towards the end of September 2013, we passed 1,000 visits per day. I just thought it was good to celebrate the growth of the site. Presumably most of ...
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How to deal with questions that have a perfect answer on Wikipedia?

I'm often annoyed at questions that Wikipedia answers comprehensively and with quotable references. On the one hand, asking such a question shows a lack of initial research. On programming Q&A ...
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Should we have tags for notable academics within the field?

I just asked a question related to Lawrence Kohlberg's theory of stages of moral development. When I went to tag the question, I wasn't sure if I should be including a tag for Kohlberg. I looked to ...
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Can we have a Genetics and/or Recognition and lobe tag

Can we have a genetics tag? There are many conditions discussed, questions asked about the genetics and the implications of genetics. What do people think of a genetics tag? Separately: What ...
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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 need the “reference request” tag?

I've noticed we get a few questions with the reference-request tag. Here are a few questions that have the tag: Is serotonin conclusively linked to depression? What is the primary mechanism behind ...
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Creating a series of questions requesting a summary of groundbreaking research

On the review queue I came upon this question: What are the "Must Know" papers of Cognitive Science? It gave me an idea to refine it into this: What are the groundbreaking papers on "...
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Cross-Posting a Question

There was a recent question on hearing and ear-popping that, while it seems like an OK fit for the "sensation" tag of CogSci SE, might get better/different/more detailed answers on the Biology SE. Is ...
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Child/childhood child development tag

Should we have tags for issues about childhood/development etc? will provide linked suitable questions if oyu like
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A creativity or imagination tag

What do people think of a creativity and/or imagination tag.. we have a lot of tags regarding mathematical intelligence.. Is there a correlation between high IQ and creativity?
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Encouraging users to accept answers

There's many questions with multiple answers or one good answer that have no accepted answer. Two questions: Does this affect the sites beta status? Is there a way to encourage regular users to ...
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Is there an online community more focused on the (sensory) motor system (and biomechanics)?

I really like this group and stackoverflow in general but only few questions here are on the motor system (12 tags for motor!). Are there any other good groups to check out? I've found reddit.com/r/...
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Hunger, food, eating tag?

I feel as if we should have a tag for questions related to hunger, food, and eating. I.e., why do we like certain foods? What is the effect of food on us? How to regulate food intake? etc. We do have ...
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Area 51 Milestone: Avid site users reaches “excellent” status: August 2013

I just noticed we reached another site milestone. Our site now meets all the Area 51 requirements for achieving "excellent" status when it comes to avid users. I.e., we have 5+ 3,000 rep users; 10+ 2,...
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Do we need a tag for meta-psychological questions, and what could it be named?

Maybe I'm alone with this, but I'm very much interested in the history, philosophy of science, sociology, and educational practices of our sciences. Why do we research what we research, and not ...
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Do we need private messages?

I guess this has been discussed on other SE sites, but I'm interested in the opinions on cogsci.SE specifically: I feel this site misses a system to send private messages to other members. People ...
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Can we drop Psychiatry?

The field of Psychiatry is the only topic mentioned in the help that is not, itself, a science. It's like a physics Q&A site where they would include engineering or a biology Q&A site where ...
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Is social psychology on-topic?

I had a question about the Milgram Experiment which is a cornerstone of social psychology. I did a search and was surprised to find no previous questions on the topic. Hence, my question. Is social ...
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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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Tag synonym: visual-system for vision

I have proposed a synonym for vision from visual-system as I think systems-level physiologists might be more familiar with the latter terminology. Also, the synonym for schizophrenia is still ...
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Addition of a “morality” tag

I just added a morality tag. I felt that it was necessary because (a) we were starting to get a few questions about moral psychology; and (b) moral psychology is a legitimate and substantial subfield ...
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Extended discussion in comments

I am finding that there is some friction accumulating with some of the members of the site, through extended commenting on posts. The thing I find most frustrating about this, is: we are all ...
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Answering new users questions

Just a thought: A way to encourage new users to keep returning to the site would be to prioritize answering these questions over the regular users. What do you think? I have asked a truckload of ...
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Protocol for new tag suggestions and retagging

Are you guys n gals ok with me making more tag suggestions on here? Also, also, are you guys n gals happy for me to apply new tags retrogradely to existing posts? ps pls note I have edit privileges ...
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Can we have a `mental-illness` and `personality-disorder` tag?

Can we have a mental-illness and personality-disorder tag? I am posting a lot of questions and would like to add these tags. I think, as the site grows, these are tags many people would use on google....
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Do we like the “correlation” tag?

I noticed this morning that we now have a correlation tag, with three questions and a large number of pending suggested edits to add questions to this tag. This tag doesn't talk about an area of ...
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Should we introduce a “brain-training” tag?

I'm highly sceptical of what is often presented under the banner of "brain training". That said, a lot of people are interested in the topic, and it seems to be to be a bit distinct from "training" in ...
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Raising awareness of CogSci's success on other Area 51 sites

I posted this answer on Area 51, under the Sleep site proposal. I thought it would be worthwhile sharing this for members here on Meta. I am supporting this site, to be an ongoing success, both in ...
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Answers posted within a minute of each other, references very similar

I have often wondered what would happen in this situation. This happened to me just moments ago - I had just researched several resources and got an answer together, and as about to post, when I was ...
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We now have 1,000 Questions! — August 6th 2013

I just noticed we passed another site milestone: 1,000 Questions. We reached 500 questions in mid-September 2012. More importantly, putting aside the flurry of activity around the site beta, the site ...
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Let's get critical: Aug 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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How should users respond to a perceived inaccuracy in an upvoted answer?

I recently requested that my upvoted answer be deleted, it was paraphrased (not copied) from a non-Wikipedia website and had a modern interpretation of Freud's Iceberg Model (from the article, not me -...
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General strategies for converting self-help into a useful general question for this site

Problems with self-help questions: As far as I can tell, there are two main problems with self-help questions. There are concerns about providing clinical advice where someone should be seeking the ...
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Why is there always 1 open bounty?

Is this to encourage answers, since we have a kinda low answer rate, or is there some other incentive there I'm missing?
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Are the amount of unanswered questions of concern?

I just checked, we have over 170 unanswered questions here (including 5 out my 6), is this of concern? The unanswered questions are up to 16 up votes. I think I am going to stop asking questions and ...
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A tag for altered states of consciosness?

We've had a few questions about hypnosis, drug induced hallucinations, alcohol intoxication, and so on. Do we need a tag for altered states of consciousness? If so, what should it be? Examples: Can ...
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Are questions about the life history of famous cognitive scientists on topic?

We recently had a question about the cause of death of a psychology professor. This question raised several issues. But of particular relevance for this site is whether it is on topic to ask ...
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Etiquette: responding in comments to thank-yous

In the case where someone answers a question, and the asker or someone else thanks the answerer for the answer in a comment, is site etiquette (A) to respond with a "you're welcome" comment, since ...
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Science fiction not in question, but in comments

There's a recent question that was rewritten (very well!) to be relevant to cognitive science, but then in the comments it becomes clear that the asker isn't looking for scientific information ...
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What should our custom “Off Topic” close reasons be?

Stack Exchange has recently changed how questions get closed. Part of this change includes defining three custom messages to be used as additional information when closing as "Off Topic". “Off-...
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A tag for crime, forensic psychology, criminology, etc?

There are quite a few questions that relate to criminal behaviour. There is a field in psychology called "forensic psychology" that specifically deals with this. There are also social science ...
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Let's get critical: May 2013 Site Self-Evaluation

We all love Cognitive Sciences Stack Exchange, but there is a whole world of people out there who need answers to their questions and don't even know that this site exists. When they arrive from ...
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Are questions about specific analytic theories and psycho-therapeutic approaches in pastoral counseling on topic?

If the question is asking about the intersection of theology and psychology, would it best be asked here or on C.SE? For instance, let's suppose I asked this question: Do any existing pastoral ...
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Spring cleaning

I've been systematically going through old unanswered posts and flagging any that aren't answerable. There seem to be a lot of borderline posts where the post is not amenable to interpretation as-is, ...
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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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Site promotion strategies revisited March 2013

In the early days of this site there were many discussions on site promotion. I was wondering, now that the site is almost a year and a half old, whether people had any new ideas for site promotion. ...
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Should we change the site name to Mind?

Following up on previous questions, should we change the site title to Mind? Jeromy Anglim proposed some criteria for a good site title, which I think we ought to adopt for this question. Short ...
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What should we list in the “Ask about…” / “Don't ask about…” section of /about?

The moderators can edit the content of the two boxes under the Get answers to practical, detailed questions section of our /about page. I just added some text to indicate that self help questions and ...
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Question about reading in dreams

The following question (which I did not ask) has been closed: https://cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/3266/why-we-cant-read-in-dreams I sometimes lucid dream, and when I do, I notice that I have ...

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