Archivio per maggio 2016

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9FPSZFnsNs) A prescindere che si condividano o meno, le famose “considerazioni finali del governatore della Banca d’Italia sono sempre state seguite perché chiariscono cosa si è fatto o si voleva fare dal punto di vista economico (senno del poi) e quali sono le iniziative intraprese e le eventuali correzioni da adottare. Questo non implica ripeto che siano giuste e corrette ma sono certamente la versione reale delle scelte in materia economica e le critiche e i consigli sono quanto il governo e le forse economiche cercheranno di mettere in atto nei prossimi mesi. Quindi consiglio un ascolto attento. 

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Will You Ever Be Able to Upload Your Brain?

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Your mind, in all its complexity, dies with you. And that’s it.

SOME hominid along the evolutionary path to humans was probably the first animal with the cognitive ability to understand that it would someday die. To be human is to cope with this knowledge. Many have been consoled by the religious promise of life beyond this world, but some have been seduced by the hope that they can escape death in this world. Such hopes, from Ponce de León’s quest to find a fountain of youth to the present vogue for cryogenic preservation, inevitably prove false. In recent times it has become appealing to believe that your dead brain might be preserved sufficiently by freezing so that some future civilization could bring your mind back to life. Assuming that no future scientists will reverse death, the hope is that they could analyze your brain’s structure and use this to recreate a functioning mind, whether in engineered living tissue or in a computer with a robotic body. By functioning, I mean thinking, feeling, talking, seeing, hearing, learning, remembering, acting. Your mind would wake up, much as it wakes up after a night’s sleep, with your own memories, feelings and patterns of thought, and continue on into the world.

See on nytimes.com

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Predicting Consumer Choice with Neuroimaging? It’s Simpler Than You Think!

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

New Neuromarketing bridges the gap between fuzzy science and straight solid application. Our team of writers uncover the biggest neuromarketing gems each month and transform them into clear bit-sized articles. No abstractions. No jargon. No p-values.

See on newneuromarketing.com

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The 5 Brilliant Emotional Intelligence Tactics This FBI Agent Uses to Negotiate

See on Scoop.itBounded Rationality and Beyond

Not a hardcore negotiator? No problem. Here’s how to make emotions work for you.

My father was a hardcore negotiator–the kind that used car salesmen actually feared. Not me. For years, I cringed in similar situations. I was a peacemaker by nature–to a fault. Afraid to push too much for fear of losing out altogether, I often settled…and ended up with the short end of the stick. But that changed when I started studying successful negotiators. In time, I realized that the ability to understand emotions and use them to work for me, also known as emotional intelligence (EI or EQ), could be valuable at the negotiating table. Chris Voss, founder and CEO of The Black Swan Group and author of Never Split the Difference, is a former lead international kidnapping negotiator for the FBI. In a recent piece for TIME, Voss detailed a few of his strategies for winning negotiations. As he explains, the traditional advice to show “a poker face” and keep emotions out of the negotiating room is completely wrong.

See on inc.com

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Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein | Aeon Essays

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Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies of words, pictures, grammatical rules or any other kinds of environmental stimuli. The human brain isn’t really empty, of course. But it does not contain most of the things people think it does – not even simple things such as ‘memories’. Our shoddy thinking about the brain has deep historical roots, but the invention of computers in the 1940s got us especially confused. For more than half a century now, psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists and other experts on human behaviour have been asserting that the human brain works like a computer.

See on aeon.co

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The Bias Within The Bias

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Recall this pivotal scene from the 1997 movie, Men in Black. James Edwards (Will Smith, or Agent J) arrives at the headquarters of MiB – a secret agency that protects Earth from extraterrestrial threats – to compete with “the best of the best” for a position. Edwards, a confident and cocky NYPD officer, completes various tests including a simulation where he shoots an ostensibly innocent schoolgirl. When asked why, Edwards explains that compared to the freakish aliens, the girl posed the biggest threat. He passes the test: potentially dangerous aliens are always disguised as real humans. Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) offers him a position at MiB and the remaining candidates’ memories are erased. They return to normal life without ever realizing that the aliens were a ruse – a device for Agent K to detect how sagacious the candidates really were. This wily test of intelligence and mindfulness is defined by two characteristics.

See on blogs.scientificamerican.com

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Human Heuristics for Autonomous Agents

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Abstract. We investigate the problem of autonomous agents processing pieces of information that may be corrupted (tainted). Agents have the option of contacting a central database for a reliable check of the status of the message, but this procedure is costly and therefore should be used with parsimony. Agents have to evaluate the risk of being infected, and decide if and when communicating partners are affordable. Trustability is implemented as a personal (one-to-one) record of past contacts among agents, and as a mean-field monitoring of the level of message corruption. Moreover, this information is slowly forgotten in time, so that at the end everybody is checked against the database. We explore the behavior of a homogeneous system in the case of a fixed pool of spreaders of corrupted messages, and in the case of spontaneous appearance of corrupted messages.

See on arxiv.org




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