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  • 3 years ago
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    Interesting! Thanks for the info and link.

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  • 3 years ago
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    To be fair, when it comes to mental health and guns the major issue is attempts of suicide, very rarely homicide (and even then, only in the small group of people with mental health challenges that are suicidal). Still a major issue, and I fully support restricting gun ownership and use, but I just want to do my part to help prevent the "people with mental illnesses are dangerous" stereotype from spreading =)

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  • 3 years ago
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    I thought using black no longer saved energy on most modern screens, except AMOLED. Is that not right?

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  • 3 years ago
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    The science of sleeping in, and why you probably shouldn’t

    As part of PBS NewsHour's series on work-life balance, two psychologists weigh the pros and cons of sleeping in over the weekends.

  • 3 years ago
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    Sorry, some jargon that slipped out from my studies, haha

  • 3 years ago
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    It likely does result in different types of work being easier to do at different types of day. Many anecdotes and productivity tips suggest finding optimal times of day to do different tasks based on your own circadian rhythms, but I think the research is still emerging in this area. Circadian rhythms vary a lot more from person-to-person than the video makes it seem, because they are regulated by various zeitgebers (e.g., sleep/wake cycle, eating times, exercise times, light exposure). For research purposes, it makes it more difficult to do analyses and determine what times are best for different tasks.

  • 3 years ago
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    Dutch and German are closely related, and share overlap with a good number of words.

    English is sort of weird case when it comes to language, as it has effectively gone off in its own direction compared to the other languages it shares its roots with. Several books on the topic are available, such as Our Magnificent Bastard Tongue.

  • 3 years ago
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    Like the article mentions, this probably won't have much real utility. Even the general heart rate, movement, etc. tracking of these wearables worries me a bit, because (having done some research using activity monitors) there are a lot of conditions that skew the data and make them hard to interpret. It's an interesting goal, sure, and it can be useful in several circumstances (e.g., heart rate tracking while going for a run), but they're just not enough for these types of uses. And especially not enough for meaningful data collection and analyses (in my opinion).

  • 3 years ago
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    As the article mentions, this has potential to be one piece in a diagnostic battery, and it requires further testing with disorders that show some overlap with autism. It's certainly not something we should be using for diagnosis by itself, especially because autism is likely a collection of "autisms" and this pattern is probably not true in all cases. Still, interesting findings!

  • 3 years ago
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    Nope, that's exactly what I was hoping for! I hadn't even thought to check github for it. Thanks for pointing that out to me!

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    We actually have a pretty decent understanding of what all the parts of the brain are involved in (though what regions actually serve what functions varies slightly from person to person). Most of the brain is used for information relay and processing various forms of information.

    With memory loss, they are almost certainly completely lost or heavily altered. Memory "retrieval" typically is achieved by prompting the brain to take what bits of information it still has about something and doing some heavy filling of the gaps, which results in false memories that can seem very vivid, and people can be very confident those false memories actually happened. It doesn't even take much time for there to be missing pieces that need to be filled in upon retrieval; our memories are surprisingly inaccurate overall, at least for details of episodic memories.

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  • 3 years ago
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    I'm very excited for this! I've been attempting a material re-design of my website, trying to primarily do it with CSS, and found some of the aspects challenging. It's a little disappointing this is still primarily meant to be imported in one batch and used to create a site from scratch, rather than make it easy to change the appearance of an existing site, but it may be possible to pull out the relevant bits from the code.

    If they could eventually break it out into "here is the chunk of code that is used for this type of element" on the guidelines website, that would be great as well (though a pain to keep updated, I'm sure). The chunks of code they show now are how to implement the elements, assuming you've imported the whole file into your site.

  • 3 years ago
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    These videos are a lot of fun to watch, and really interesting. I hope he adapts it to do other games as well. The visualization at the bottom to help show how it's actually developing the neural network is great, too.

  • 3 years ago
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    Which is interesting, considering English comes from Germanic roots

  • 3 years ago
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    I started following /t/psychology last night and have already commented a few times. Once I get more used to this site, I'll start contributing more content as well. Certainly more specific tribes will be nice over time!

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  • 3 years ago
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    Causational correlation? Can't tell if that's a serious comment or not...

    Correlation != Causation

  • 3 years ago
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    Sigh...whenever I see studies like this, I get worried about what they controlled for. Or in this case, what they didn't. If they're looking at Euro-Americans, then there is a cultural component alongside the genetic component. Can they really claim that genes for eye color are responsible, and not the socialization that occurs as a result of being in a cultural group that is predominantly light-eyed?

  • 3 years ago
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    Very interesting article! More interesting is the fact that these methodological/statistical difficulties are common throughout all research studies, and that's true of pretty much all (if not all) fields that involve scientific studies. The results from any one study are inherently flawed, and only by pooling various flawed studies that, at least in theory, counter-balance one another's flaws, can we become more confident in our findings.

    Welcome to science! It isn't easy...

  • 3 years ago
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    To be fair, this is one study that identified one specific factor related to happiness (with their sample). Our emotions, and how they color our experiences, are much more complicated. Simply trying to make this one change in your life may help, but it's certainly not a panacea. (Although a lot of sites like to take single research studies like this and talk about them as though they are...)

  • 3 years ago
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    The possibility of this being used for diagnosis scares me. It makes autism seem very biologically focused and concrete, whereas there is a wide range of "austims" and the social component is a core piece of the diagnosis. Yes, sensory/perceptual differences are common, but I would never use something like this to diagnose a child with autism...

  • 3 years ago
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    It's great to see this topic get more attention! Sugar-sweetened beverages are also thought to contribute to the pediatric obesity epidemic, and the sharp rise in juvenile type 2 diabetes.