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QUEST Discussion Topics, 9/10

QUEST Discussion Topics

September 10, 2010

1.)  Neuro cinematics – it is very difficult to estimate the impact of any stimuli on a person, there is recent work led by among others RH and colleagues at George Mason in neuro ergonomics, this article discusses ongoing commercial work in using fMRI to analyze brain activity when subjects are exposed to movie sequences.  The quest question is can our recent discussion of the ‘link game’ provide a better / less invasive and more useable approach to estimating the impact of stimuli in these applications and others we’ve discussed to include more efficient warfighter training, finding the ‘buy button’ for advertising, ….  We want to tie to this discussion a recent article in the NY times – ‘good study habits’ – this leads us down the path of the need for links to associate new concepts with current concepts and the use of time/space to make those concepts anchored.  This seems to be related to another interest of ours – the mixing of exercises (crossfit) allows the muscles to ‘associate’ and seems to be a better approach to fitness.

2.)  Link game, cache, dreaming and the quale of time – we want to revisit our discussion from above and the general challenge of the link game, recall we have posited that time is a quale, adam recently suggested that the units of time are ‘links’, we would like to have a discussion of the impact of link game and perceived time, example – when a bball game ‘slows down’ for Michael Jordan does this imply that the amount of qualia links that he has to exercise to accurately predict / respond to events in the game are fewer than other experiences in a game thus he has the perception that it ‘slowed down’.

3.)  Image quality discussion – we have two points to bring up on this topic from last week:  The fundamental unit of cognition is a situation – thus if we want to estimate image quality we want to extract a measure of the ‘situation’ extraction quality.  The number of concepts (qualia) and relationships between them that an average agent of a given class of agents could reasonably be expected to extract – the second point is that we believe there is No Free Lunch for Image quality – unless we define the agents being supplied the images and the thus the information need they are trying to resolve there is NO hope for coming up with a useful estimate of image quality

4.)  One quale at a time visual illusions article

QUEST Discussion Topics and News, 9/10

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