Sunday, 23 May 2010

Cognitive Bias

Visual study guide to cognitive biases (scribd)
* "The text for this presentation isBeta! Itʼs from a wiki page that is still evolving. Keep this in mind while you read this document. Some of the cognitive biases in here might be incorrect wiki entries. Hopefully this document will inspire more cognitive professionals to chip in to make the wiki spotless! Eventually, this document will be rereleased in pristine form. Until then many of you have asked for a beta release. Here it is. Also, the images have been updated for better remixing and sharing rights. Rather than using permission based images, now all the images are public domain or free non-commercial use by anyone."
* "Operation Fix The Cognitive Bias Wiki Has Begun!"

Koro

Disappearing trick (Mind Hacks)
* "Koro is the unfounded fear that the genitals are retracting into the body or have disappeared. It is usually classified by Western psychiatry as a 'culture bound syndrome' as it typically appears Asian or African cultures in various forms but an article in the Journal of Sexual Medicine notes that it has shown up in most cultures at one time or another."
* PubMed link - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17727356

Grading

Friday Sprog Blogging: grading.
* "The Free-Ride offspring are pretty sure what I do for a living is grade papers. But seeing as how they're both students, I thought I'd ask what the view of things is like on the other side of the red pen."
* Nice post.

Quantum Communication

Experimental free-space quantum teleportation (Nature Photonics)
* Chinese scientists in China have succeeded in teleporting information between photons over a free space distance of 16 km (10 miles).

Quantum Teleportation

Experimental free-space quantum teleportation (Nature Photonics)
* Chinese scientists in China have succeeded in teleporting information between photons over a free space distance of 16 km (10 miles).

Synthetic Life

Synthetic Life Special Edition (University of Oxford, Practical Ethics)
* "Blogs, papers and other resources relating to news of first synthetic life form"