Posts from the “General Method” Category

Weber’s Law

Weber’s law quantifies the perception of changes of a stimulus. Although it’s mostly used in vision research, it seems applies to other areas in life. For example, if we want to achieve several goals with equally growing difficulties, the effort for achieving higher goals does not linearly correspond to the the difficulty difference. Instead, the higher the goal, the more effort you need than achieving lower goals.

Quickly Implementing a Research Idea

Keep notes of everything coming out. Take a break whenever necessary to re-organize the solution. Write code for the skeleton of the solution whenever the thinking is clear. Refine the skeleton whenever necessary and fill out the content of the skeleton as the solution details become clear.