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Weekly QUEST Discussion Topics, Mar 23

QUEST Discussion Topics Mar 23

We will start with a discussion on prospagnosia – there was a story this week on 60 minutes we want to review and then map the characteristics into our flow diagram of sys1 and sys2 processing – to include a discussion on qualia within the sys2 representation. The information for the story can be found at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_162-57399118/face-blindness-when-everyone-is-a-stranger/

There is also a story in the news that we want to cover associated with processing open source intelligence. “Spies will no longer have to plant bugs in your home – the rise of ‘connected’ gadgets controlled by apps will mean that people ‘bug’ their own homes, says CIA director David Petraeus” –http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2115871/The-CIA-wants-spy-TV-Agency-director-says-net-connected-gadgets-transform-surveillance.html

The last topic is associated with an article from Sci American Mind – Probing the Unconscious Mind – Christof Koch. The examples from the article include experiments on visual masking and accessing unconscious visual information.

References – http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=probing-the-unconscious-mind

http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Visual_masking

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