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Bayesian binning beats approximate alternatives: estimating peri-stimulus time histograms
(MIT Press, 2008) - Journal article
The peristimulus time histogram (PSTH) and its more continuous cousin, the spike density function (SDF) are staples in the analytic toolkit of neurophysiologists. The former is usually obtained by binning spike trains, ...
Building intentional action knowledge with one’s hands
(Oxford University Press, 2009-11-25) - Book item
The manual skills and cognition that lie behind hominid tool use
(Cambridge University Press, 2004) - Book item
Tool use is an important aspect of being human that has assumed a central place in accounts of the evolutionary origins of human intelligence. This has inevitably focused a spotlight on any signs of tool use or manufacture ...
What do Diana monkeys know about the focus of attention of a conspecific?
(2004) - Journal article
Converging experimental and observational evidence suggests that some non-human primates are able to co-orient with shifts in visual attention, both of conspecifics and humans. However, the underlying cognitive mechanisms ...
Normal patterns of deja experience in a healthy, blind male : Challenging optical pathway delay theory
(2006-12) - Journal article
We report the case of a 25-year-old healthy, blind male, MT, who experiences normal patterns of deja vu. The optical pathway delay theory of deja vu formation assumes that neuronal input from the optical pathways is necessary ...
(2008) - Journal article
Mammalian brains consist of billions of neurons, each capable of independent electrical activity. Information in the brain is represented by the pattern of activation of this large neural population, forming a neural code. ...
Common HLA alleles associated with health, but not with facial attractiveness
(2007-07) - Journal article
Three adaptive hypotheses have been proposed to explain the link between the human leucocyte antigen (HLA) genes, health measures and facial attractiveness: inbreeding avoidance, heterozygote advantage and frequency-dependent ...
The maker not the tool: The cognitive significance of great ape manual skills
(Mcdonald Institute, 2005) - Book item
Tool-use by chimpanzees has attracted disproportionate attention among primatologists, because of an understandable wish to understand the evolutionary origins of hominin tool use. In archaeology and paleoanthropology, a ...
Déjà Vu in the Laboratory : A Behavioral and Experiential Comparison of Posthypnotic Amnesia and Posthypnotic Familiarity
(2008-10) - Journal article
This experiment aimed to create a laboratory analogue of deja vu. During hypnosis, 1 group of high hypnotizables completed a puzzle game and then received a posthypnotic amnesia suggestion to forget the game (PHA condition). ...
Mutual mate choice : when it pays both sexes to avoid inbreeding
(2008-10-09) - Journal article
Theoretical models of sexual selection predict that both males and females of many species should benefit by selecting their mating partners. However, empirical evidence testing and validating this prediction is scarce. ...