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Researchers exploit Japanese supercomputer to achieve largest general neuronal network simulation

Researchers exploit Japanese supercomputer to achieve largest general neuronal network simulation | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

"Using NEST, the team, led by Markus Diesmann in collaboration with Abigail Morrison both now with the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine at J-lich, succeeded in simulating a network consisting of 1.73 billion nerve cells connected by 10.4 trillion synapses. To realize this feat, the program recruited 82,944 processors of the K Computer. The process took 40 minutes, to complete the simulation of 1 second of neuronal network activity in real, biological, time."

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Psychology explains why this photo of a London woman in a hijab stirs up hidden biases

Psychology explains why this photo of a London woman in a hijab stirs up hidden biases | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
After a knife and car attack left several dead in London on March 22, a disturbing photo has been circulating on the internet, showing a woman looking at her phone as she walks past the crime scene. Some commenters have interpreted the image as proof of indifference. But that interpretation is the result of several perceptual errors well-known i
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To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill

To Make Us All Safer, Robocars Will Sometimes Have to Kill | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
"In our little thought experiment with the frozen yogurt, most people would choose to sacrifice their own life for the good of the crowd. But Rahwan has found most people wouldn’t buy a self-driving car that could make the decision to kill them as the passenger"

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Leah McLaren: News that's neither true nor fake ... until you click

Leah McLaren: News that's neither true nor fake ... until you click | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Powerful interests can, and likely do, avail themselves of tools to manipulate cognitive bias on a mass scale through social media
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Modern philosophy shows that most atrocities are committed by normal people—not evil ones

Modern philosophy shows that most atrocities are committed by normal people—not evil ones | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
That decency always overcomes evil is an axiom of American exceptionalism. We gird ourselves with quotes about the “arc of history,” spoken by exceptional individuals or presidents who were ‘presidential,’ and wait for history to bend. When we—the people Donald Trump has in mind as the “true Americans”—think about past atrocities like American segregation or Nazi Germany
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How Can We Tell if Our Love for Apple is Logical or Biased? - The Mac Observer

How Can We Tell if Our Love for Apple is Logical or Biased? - The Mac Observer | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
How do we know when our love for a company or product is genuine? Or mere cognitive bias?
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How Cognitive Biases Can Mess With Your Management Skills

How Cognitive Biases Can Mess With Your Management Skills | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
If you want to make better decisions read on and find out how human error can be avoided with a little thought.
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echo chambers: old psych, new tech

echo chambers: old psych, new tech | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
If you were surprised by the result of the Brexit vote in the UK or by the Trump victory in the US, you might live in an echo chamber – a self-reinforcing world of people who share the same opinions as you. Echo chambers are a problem, and not just because it means some people…
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Mental Bias Puts Airport Security at Risk, and This Tech Could Help

Mental Bias Puts Airport Security at Risk, and This Tech Could Help | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it

First identified in the field of radiology, where the detection of abnormalities in X-rays can be a matter of life or death, SOS (Satisfaction of Search) - originally referred to situations where the doctor feels "satisfied" that he or she has found the problem and moves on to the next image. Of course, pneumonia doesn't  preclude a patient from also having a tumor or some other issue, for example, so calling off the search too early can be a grave error, doctors have found.

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13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You | The Huffington Post

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You | The Huffington Post | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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The depressing thing that humans and pigs have in common

The depressing thing that humans and pigs have in common | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
It turns out that pigs make arbitrary decisions for some of the same reasons humans do. They get moody and peevish, and they allow those feelings to dictate judgement. By subjecting pigs to a series of experiments involving chocolate candies and uncomfortable beds, a group of UK researchers determined that pigs have some of the same psychological blind spots as humans.
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Debias Yourself

Debias Yourself | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
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While I understand the reasons behind this tool, is this the right solution for fighting bias?
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When Is Ignorance Bliss?

On the one hand, this intuition has a logical sheen. It’s not that ignorance is bliss—it’s just better than knowing that life can be shitty and full of suffering. Knowing exactly how we’ll suffer might only make it worse. The same principle also applies to the good stuff: we think we'll be less happy if we know about our happiness in advance. Life is like a joke—it's not so funny if we get the punchline first.
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Why did people assume an Asian woman was the nanny? - BBC News

Why did people assume an Asian woman was the nanny? - BBC News | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Conscious - or unconscious bias, does happen sometimes
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Opinion: When good advice is best ignored - People Management Magazine Online

Ultimately, the key is for us to develop awareness of our inner mental and emotional dynamics, taking full responsibility for our own decision-making process. The more we strengthen this faculty, the less prone we are to our own and others’ cognitive bias, misplaced advice, flawed instinct and fear.
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Thinking with Guts vs. Brains: What is Confirmation Bias?

Thinking with Guts vs. Brains: What is Confirmation Bias? | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Why do you believe the things that you believe? We like to think that our beliefs are our own, formed from our unique, individual experiences, informed by our own logic, devoid of outside bias. But &…
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Confirmation Bias: How Intelligent People Develop Totally Incorrect Beliefs - PsyBlog

Confirmation Bias: How Intelligent People Develop Totally Incorrect Beliefs - PsyBlog | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Study debunks long-held myth probably arising from the confirmation bias.
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5 cognitive biases common to radiology—and how to beat them back

5 cognitive biases common to radiology—and how to beat them back | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Cognitive bias accounts for as much as three-quarters of malpractice suits filed against radiologists, according to findings published in 2013. A new paper lays out some ways rads can leverage quality-improvement (QI) projects to help steer clear of such mental shortcuts before they lead to missed or inaccurate diagnoses.
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Empathy Can Prolong Suffering – Use Compassion Instead

Oasis had it right: stop crying your heart out. Psychologist Paul Bloom argues that empathy may be working against our best interests, and that compassion may be a better strategy.
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Intensions Study: The Future of Work

Intensions Study: The Future of Work | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
The study, which surveyed 2299 adults across Canada, found that a quarter (26%) of Canadian adults believe an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers. Among younger adults (those aged 20-39) that number was significantly higher, with 31% agreeing that an unbiased computer program would be more trustworthy and ethical than their workplace leaders and managers
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The optimism bias

The optimism bias | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Are we born to be optimistic, rather than realistic? Tali Sharot shares new research that suggests our brains are wired to look on the bright side -- and how that can be both dangerous and beneficial.
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Human brain is predisposed to negative stereotypes, new study suggests

Human brain is predisposed to negative stereotypes, new study suggests | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Brain responds more strongly to information about unfavourably portrayed groups, offering clues as to how prejudice emerges and spreads, research shows
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The things you remember best happened when you were between 15 and 25 – here's why

The things you remember best happened when you were between 15 and 25 – here's why | Mind (un?)fitting the future | Scoop.it
Our own research has suggested something different, that it arises because this is the period when we lay down memories and store information that will define who we are for the rest of our lives – the crystallisation of the self in memory, if you like. We set out to test whether this was correct.
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