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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.
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.
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.
a. Series of articles that relate to the problem of using ‘thin slicing’.
b. Two articles on Speed dating.
c. One survey on Affect recognition by computers.
d. Another cortically coupled humans for rapid image search article – issue here is the problem of subject fatigue – really taxing for the human filter
e. Neuro Focus – a commercial company applying the ideas for neuromarketing.
f. The original article on rating teachers using thin slicing
g. An article on verbal reporting – can you really get at the cause for your action?

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.
5.) Upcoming Jeopardy match between Watson and two human champions.
6.) Chaser the dog learns a thousand nouns!

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

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’.



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