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The purpose of blogs vary. Many are simply personal ones, where they describe the workings of the author's life. Some are political, rallying for one side and decrying the other. The purpose of this blog is to post my internal musings about things I don't fully understand. There are few answers in this blog, but many questions. No post is a light read - I endeavour to make them long and deep. And I never give a tl;dr version. If I haven't scared you away yet, happy thinking. :D
Cognitive Science

What DOESN'T make you look fat!?

Posted October 13th, 2009 at 12:53 AM by Citrinin (Ramblings of a Madman)
Updated October 13th, 2009 at 1:58 AM by Citrinin

(Wow it's been a while since I've made a blog entry. @_@; I have to get back into it. :})

If we imagine this as a very simplified process of coming up with things to say:

[think it]->[decide whether to say it]->[say it]

The mechanisms each by themselves are fascinating. Thinking of something to say is an interesting area, encompassing cognitive linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, and all the other fun brain-related topics. The final part involves all...
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Think of a random word

Posted October 1st, 2009 at 10:38 PM by Citrinin (Ramblings of a Madman)
Updated October 13th, 2009 at 2:00 AM by Citrinin

Think of a random word.

I thought of "mosquito".

I wonder, what are the thought processes involved in coming up with a random number or word. It can't be truly random - I'd watched an old episode of Family Guy that used the word "mosquito" a few times in one of the scenes, which was the thing that prompted me to think of mosquito.

So how does the brain drag a memory up for this "random" word? What processes does it go through to...
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