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Journal Club chat - someone picks an open access paper and gives notice ahead of time, discussion ensues.


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Blog post on "Future perfect" The wonder that is StackExchange now caters to those Cognitive Scientists who are not also programmers & computer scientists. http://cogsci.stackexchange.com. HT: the JDM list.LINK I.e., the author thinks that the site is for "cognitive scientists"; most researchers in psychology do not see themselves as cognitive ...


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I share your concerns. This topic was very actively discussed in the early days of the site. See the name tag on meta. In summary, the site proposal emerged from Area 51 as a combination of three proposals: Cognitive Science Psychology Psychology and Psychiatry I think many people on this site would have preferred alternative names that emphasised their ...


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I think It would be great to have these kinds of questions on our site. In particular, if the question appears to overlap a little with biology but has a neurobiology or neuroscience focus, then I think we should treat it as on topic. Just because it might also be on topic elsewhere does not mean it is not on topic here. And if there is a community of ...


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I can give you an answer from the perspective of a formally active user that is becoming progressively more passive. Although there is a large amount of activity on the internet about mind & brain sciences, the overwhelming majority of it is at the level of popular science. People who have an understanding of the mind/brain at this level, are often not ...


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The above is a screen capture of a G+ conversation with a PhD student in psychology. The post was shared with a 'limited' circle so I can't include a link, since I am not sure if the author wants to be anonymous or not.


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The issue has been resolved, the 43 questions have disappeared and my profile is clear (without me having to manually remove the questions). I am not sure if the issue was on the Google or SE end, or if complaining here/twitter/G+ accomplished something. I feel like the olden days when power-cycling your computer magically fixed all your problems for no ...


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Yes! I personally think this would be very fun and really would like to see this happen. However, I'm answering as a community member and Stack Exchange Addict, not as a ♦ Moderator. These hats would be fun! They're a contest for the entire Stack Exchange community, and we might possibly draw some new members from other SE sites looking to earn some hats ...


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First, I sympathise with anyone who wants but can't get access to the scientific literature because it is locked up behind a paywall. Arguments for citing research I think we are looking for well-reasoned answers. Many of the questions on this site can best be answered with reference to empirical research that has explicitly examined a particular ...


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Do not delete your answer if it has value! Even if your answer says the same thing as another answer, or there's another answer you feel is better than yours, that doesn't mean your answer has no value. Multiple answers per question is a good thing and especially if your was first, it shows that two individuals share the same viewpoint and further ...


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Another reason to keep these questions on-topic is that it fills a need. Scientific software is often poorly documented, and community-created software doesn't usually provide a support team for basic questions. There are sometimes support forums available, but the StackExchange model is usually a superior way of organizing questions and answers. If this ...


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I disagree, as many folks are undergrad students needing help for their studies. Of course the people answering stuff will likely be grad students or PhDs, but we should definitely not reject questions from students. Rejecting this bulk of people would further degrade the number of visits and more importantly, the number of questions per day. If we ever wish ...


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As AliceD posted, this has a very long history (almost 7 years ago), much of which can be found on Meta. In this post, I will simply link to some posts which I believe are relevant from the top of my head. I will leave it up to another post for someone to construct a more accurate time line if need be. Original site proposal was Cognitive Sciences which ...


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This is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for practitioners, researchers, and students in cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, and psychiatry. I think we should explicitly include students, shorten the confusing 'research professionals' to 'researchers', and list the fields.


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Anyone may, without requesting permission, use original figures or tables published in PNAS for noncommercial and educational use (i.e., in a review article, in a book that is not for sale) provided that the original source and the applicable copyright notice are cited. from Rights and Permissions


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Since others have already pointed you elsewhere (text, Wikipedia and I would add blogs), I would like to give you some general advice for both this site and the vast formal literature: follow good authors. The scientific literature is simply to vast too read without a goal. If you don't have a specific problem you are trying to solve, then just read the ...


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A few suggestions: 1) Take a look at the list of Unanswered Questions, and see if you can answer any of them. Older questions will slip off the front page, and you may have an answer for a few questions that you haven't seen before. 2) While you're looking through the questions, feel free to flag any question you think should be closed. This may be because ...


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I've gotten a lot of silly downvotes. My research into the answers is proven and the conclusions I give are logical. What I've noticed often when you receive feedback on answers, is you seem to mostly neglect the feedback. Read and understand where people are coming from when they give feedback. When they leave behind a comment it is usually to address ...


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Moderators have access to such information, but are specifically forbidden from sharing it. More importantly, our goal should not be SEO, but generating quality answers and asking careful questions that we are seriously thinking about and have done initial research for. Also, it is my opinion (although not a universally shared one) that our goal shouldn't ...


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I think AliceD captures the issue in his comment. One of the biggest reasons. As far as I can see, that CogSci is still in Beta is that we are quite a small community. Note that CogSci is a fusion of three initial proposed sites. In all,spinning off of a dedicated neuro imaging site will not work in my opinion. Here and at Biology I encounter very little ...


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The transition we are currently going through is whether or not the site should be made exclusively for experts. There are no people who argue experts are not welcome here, thus by all means, what you describe is very much on topic here! Glad you found this site, welcome!


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I really like this idea. "psychology" is better than "psychological sciences": Psychology is very much an established discipline. This aligns the site name with other sites like Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Economics Stack Exchange, etc. I.e., the discipline is called psychology, and not "psychological sciences". I think we could make clear in ...


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What are the major structures of the medial temporal lobe? What do you think about this question and its answers? Vote and comment to let everyone know.


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Is it possible to quantify cognitive bias? What do you think about this question and its answers? Vote and comment to let everyone know.


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I agree with your analysis. As you say, some questions would be on topic here and some would not be. I think all of the questions in your "maybe" category would be on topic if they were asked in a way that implied that they were seeking a scientific answer. I also think that an autism proposal might welcome personal experience more than our site (e.g., ...


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