Neurocognitive basis of procrastination: the need for more startlines than deadlines

Research in cognitive psychology and neuroscience has provided evidence that goals are maintained by sustained goal representations in prefrontal cortex ([Miller & Cohen, 2001](http://dx.doi.org/10.1146/annurev.neuro.24.1.167)). Such goal representations contain details regarding the final goal ...

By Michael Cole

Components of Expertise

Herling (2000:13) in his "Operational definitions of expertise and competence" outlined three basic components of expertise: knowledge; problem-solving; and experience. Here, I propose a more sophisticated differentiation that involves four types of knowledge: 1) Epistemic Knowledge; 2) To...

By Michael Araki

Oxidative stress, MAOIs and OCD.

Cure of severe obsessional thinking by monoamine oxidase inhibitor* gave rise to “side” effects, meriting investigation as repeatedly linked to cure-points. Phenol-rich foods, particularly robusta coffees, release serotonin from gut enterochromaffin cells by phenol-generated free radicals. (Phen...

By JOHN STEWART

Playing Games with Ideas: when epistemology pays off

In standard game theory analysis, gameplay proceeds using rational strategies. While there is no explicit link between rationality and strategy selection, playing to equilibrium solutions often depends on choosing the optimal strategy. Yet what if strategy optimality is not obvious to the player...

By Bradly Alicea