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An amateur iPhone developer and sleep researcher, engineer by education.


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comment Help identify this awesome climbing plant with velcro like stem
Thanks for the description. The plant never had a chance to flower and is mostly dead now. I will dispose of the rest of it.
Aug
17
comment What light intensity starts melatonin release in humans?
Not looking for a new answer, just want to award bounty for the great answer already posted
Aug
17
comment What light intensity starts melatonin release in humans?
Ps. Different numbers for melatonin sensitivity (ex: starting at 420) are because the eye somehow changes the light, thus pure melanopsin responds to less wavelength than through the eye
Aug
17
comment What light intensity starts melatonin release in humans?
This is probably the best answer I've ever received here:) starting a bounty so you can claim it!
Aug
17
comment Are there specific features of birds that cats/small predators are attracted to?
Texture might be a part of it. Cat responded with surprise to a still piece of artificial fur. It seems the cat knew that fur might be an animal.
Aug
17
comment Is there a hormone combination that makes humans grumpy?
I've seen anecdotal evidence suggesting that "low dopamine" contributes to irritability
May
12
comment Are there special constants in biology that define organism's morphology?
To give context to the question: I'm interested if there are some numerical patterns to gene expression during organism's development.
Mar
26
comment Are there specific features of birds that cats/small predators are attracted to?
Movement is definitely part of it. I noticed that my cat likes to chase dried cranberry more than a similar sized plastic ball or a rock. The cranberry bounces in a different way, or maybe it's the seeds rattling inside.
Mar
10
comment Why do we dream?
A couple comments: about 75% of dreaming occurs in REM, but REM is not a requirement for dreaming. The term for conscious control of dreaming is "lucid dreaming", and potentially "dream incubation" for intentionally dreaming about a certain thing
Jan
24
comment What percentage of possible proteins has been tested by human brain evolution?
By tested I meant transcribed and available
Aug
7
comment Is there a preferred sleeping position for humans?
By head direction I meant compass orientation like north or east
Aug
1
comment Do male animals visually perceive females as more/less attractive?
It would be interesting to know if an alpha primate male, while mating with all his females still shows stronger preference to some of them, and if so, what controls that attraction
Jul
24
comment Do marine deep sea life forms exhibit circadian rhythms? If so, what entrains them?
Do you remember the name of the article or a link?
Jul
11
comment What is it called when one human eye is seeing brighter color than the other?
I also noticed this phenomenon after laying on a mattress with one side of my head against the mattress. I don't recall which side had most brightness, but the answer sounds correct
Jun
26
comment Descendants of dinosaurs
Are you trying to understand if reptiles like lizards are descended from dinosaurs?
Jun
26
comment What naturally produced drug causes 'a tingleing euphoric rush'
It's most likely not a substance, but an activation of a certain brain region, in which case it would be a neurotransmitter. Potential candidates are serotonin , dopamine, norepinephrine and choline.
Jun
26
comment Do animals also dream?
There have been experiments with cats whose brains were leisioned to eliminate sleep paralysis. These cats exhibited behaviors like hunting I imaginary prey, grooming, etc. this was interpreted as a cat dreaming
Jun
25
comment How animals maintain their body shape after development to maturity?
The laymen book is "endless forms most beautiful" by Sean b. Carroll
Jun
19
comment Are human males and females more genetically different than members of other species?
If I understand your answer correctly, because most of the genes(that matter) are in the X chromosome, then selecting for a specific trait in females would also produce it in males, because it's most likely that the X chromosome would be involved. Is this correct?
Jun
10
comment Can songbirds mimic car alarm sounds?
Thanks, that bird does imitate car alarm, but I was really surprised at the chainsaw sound