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QUEST Discussion Topics, Jan 21

QUEST Discussion Topics for Jan 21

1.) Contagious yawning cross species – an article suggested by Brian Tsou – first recall there has been theories that suggest that a theory of mind is required for contagious yawning – so a demonstration of cross species yawning is of interest to our QUEST Theory of Mind effort – bottom line on this article is they could NOT confirm empathy as the reason for cross species (human-dog) contagious yawning.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6W9W-51KH6JY-3&_user=10&_coverDate=01%2F31%2F2011&_rdoc=42&_fmt=high&_orig=browse&_origin=browse&_zone=rslt_list_item&_srch=doc-info%28%23toc%236693%232011%23999189998%232805736%23FLA%23display%23Volume%29&_cdi=6693&_sort=d&_docanchor=&_ct=47&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=bb237fc43df0aad5720700ab1b43fbe7&searchtype=a
2.) Stuxnet review – really interesting NY times article that allows a discussion on aspects of cyber weapons and testing related to kinetic approaches to precision munitions.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/16/world/middleeast/16stuxnet.html
3.) Xwave iphone app for ‘reading your mind’ – point being they seem to be a platform to test our approach to using the human as a filter for data overload – find the signal that is relevant to the task – we will follow up.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1346900/The-app-read-mind-iPhone-brainwave-detector-matter-time.html
a. Series of articles that relate to the problem of using ‘thin slicing’.
b. Two articles on Speed dating.
http://faculty.wcas.northwestern.edu/eli-finkel/documents/FinkelEastwick2008_CDir.pdf
http://www.sas.upenn.edu/psych/PLEEP/pdfs/2007%20Kurzban%20&%20Weeden.pdf
c. One survey on Affect recognition by computers.
http://doc.utwente.nl/64555/1/ICMI07-ZengEtAl-FINAL.pdf
d. Another cortically coupled humans for rapid image search article – issue here is the problem of subject fatigue – really taxing for the human filter
http://liinc.bme.columbia.edu/publications/triage_ieee.pdf
e. Neuro Focus – a commercial company applying the ideas for neuromarketing.
http://www.neurofocus.com/pdfs/NeuroFocusVISAOlympicStudy_ARF2010.pdf
f. The original article on rating teachers using thin slicing
http://ase.tufts.edu/psychology/ambady/pubs/1993Ambady.pdf
g. An article on verbal reporting – can you really get at the cause for your action?
http://www.lps.uci.edu/~johnsonk/philpsych/readings/nisbett.pdf

4.) ISR operations and intelligence – change in doctrine – Air Force magazine article that shows the impact of the change in approach to intelligence. A related story on how data overload can be deadly.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/17/technology/17brain.html?src=busln
5.) Upcoming Jeopardy match between Watson and two human champions.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/13/ibms-watson-supercomputer-destroys-all-humans-in-jeopardy-pract/
6.) Chaser the dog learns a thousand nouns!
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/18/science/18dog.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=homepage

7.) Illusions – that exploit the human visual system and perspective.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/01/19/133017843/your-lying-eyes-can-this-be-happening?sc=fb&cc=fp
8.) The extended mind – when using tools (like automation – example automatic target cueing) where does the mind end? Related to our friends at OSU work on extending perception. An article from Janet P. ‘linked with an external entity in a two-way interaction, creating a coupled system that can be seen as a cognitive system in its own right’.

http://consc.net/papers/extended.html

http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/verdoux20110119

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