Cognitive Engineering

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Podcast by Aleph Insights

Episodios

  • Power shifts

    Power shifts

    22/05/2020 Duración: 30min

    Does the way different nations have responded to the Covid-19 pandemic tell us anything about the international balance of power? Image: priyampatel4 via pixabay Things mentioned in this podcast: - Correlates of War dataset https://correlatesofwar.org/data-sets/national-material-capabilities - Thomas Cole, the Course of Empire https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Course_of_Empire_(paintings) - Harari on the cycle of empire https://erenow.net/common/sapiensbriefhistory/55.php Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Cultures of Debate

    Cultures of Debate

    15/05/2020 Duración: 23min

    Heated argument or reasoned discussion? Is there an optimal way to frame debate? Image: UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor Things mentioned in this podcast: - Agreeableness and outcomes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3845351/ - Marital conflict behaviours https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3777640/ - Relational models theory https://www.iep.utm.edu/r-models/ - Is it bad to bottle up anger? https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20140729-is-it-bad-to-bottle-up-anger - The benefits of arguing https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/conflict-matters/201802/the-benefits-arguing Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • What makes a good excuse?

    What makes a good excuse?

    08/05/2020 Duración: 28min

    Explaining the situation or avoiding your responsibilities - are excuses valid and is there an art to them? Image: Kārlis Dambrāns via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - ‘Sorry about the speeding, I was having sex’ https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11143817/businessman-fled-police-rolls-royce/ - Dr Paulina Sliwa on the philosophy of excuses https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/what-makes-a-good-excuse-a-cambridge-philosopher-may-have-the-answer Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Apocalypse Yet?

    Apocalypse Yet?

    01/05/2020 Duración: 26min

    How would we know if the world was ending? Image: Daniel Case via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - Ministerial reassurance over food supplies? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51775980 - A Journey to the End of Time https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4izuDMUQA - Fifteen Signs before Doomsday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifteen_Signs_before_Doomsday - Timelapse of the future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4izuDMUQA&feature=emb_logo For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Good things coming from bad things

    Good things coming from bad things

    24/04/2020 Duración: 29min

    Are there any positives to emerge from the global pandemic? How can we make the most of a bad situation? Image: jamiemusialek via pixabay Things mentioned in this podcast: - The upside of Tube strikes: http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/cp455.pdf For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • The Best Thing since Junction-Field Effect Transistors

    The Best Thing since Junction-Field Effect Transistors

    17/04/2020 Duración: 26min

    Penicillin, the printing press, and cheese and onion crisps - What makes an invention well known rather than merely successful? Image: anaterate via Pixabay Things mentioned in this podcast: - ‘TRIZ’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRIZ - BBC poll on the ‘best invention’ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4513929.stm - Top inventions of the last 25 years https://www.productfocus.com/top-25-inventions-of-the-last-25-years/ - ‘The most important inventor you’ve never heard of’ https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-most-important-inventor-youve-never-heard-of/ For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Health Data

    Health Data

    10/04/2020 Duración: 38min

    Fraser, Nick and Peter discuss health data and measuring medical outcomes with special guest Neil Bacon. Image: IWM via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - Neil Bacon’s web page https://neilbacon.wordpress.com/ - Doctor’s Net UK https://www.doctors.net.uk/ - iWantGreatCare https://www.iwantgreatcare.org/ - Asthma facts and statistics https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/facts-and-statistics/ - Sir Muir Gray https://www.phc.ox.ac.uk/team/muir-gray - AI 'outperforms' doctors diagnosing breast cancer https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50857759 For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Fame. What’s the point?

    Fame. What’s the point?

    03/04/2020 Duración: 35min

    Here lies Matt Goss: look on his works, ye mighty, and despair. Image: Christian Lanegger via Flickr Things mentioned in this podcast: - Tim Ferris - reasons to not become famous https://tim.blog/2020/02/02/reasons-to-not-become-famous/ - ‘One in four millennials would quit their job to become famous’ https://www.forbes.com/sites/jmaureenhenderson/2017/01/24/one-in-four-millennials-would-quit-their-job-to-be-famous/#404883e52c43 - What percentage of people are famous? https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/01/something-like-00086-of-the-world-is-famous/267397/ - Bloomberg’s Top 500 Billionaires https://www.bloomberg.com/billionaires/ - John Maltby, ‘An Interest in Fame’ https://scottbarrykaufman.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MfameBJP2009.pdf - Does fame make you happy? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090514111402.htm For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https:/

  • Old Squares

    Old Squares

    27/03/2020 Duración: 23min

    Does experience make us wiser or simply more boring? Three middle aged men will tackle the question with a total lack of bias. Image: Republican Party via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - ‘Young people tend to be more liberal than older people.’ https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3501174 - The politics of ageing https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/out-the-darkness/201806/the-politics-ageing - The origin of ‘that’ quote https://quoteinvestigator.com/2014/02/24/heart-head/ - Working-class Tories https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/11/13/tories-popular-among-working-class-rich-new-general-election/ For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Moderation v Excess

    Moderation v Excess

    20/03/2020 Duración: 25min

    Small doses, or all or nothing - what is the best way to live life? Image: Moine buvant du vin dans une cave. Artist: Unknown via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - ‘Moderation is the Key to Life’ https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201707/moderation-is-the-key-life - Bill Hicks, ‘Smoking’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOdXA5GrGhs - Personality traits of binge drinkers https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00134/full - Personality types and happiness https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/does_your_personality_predict_your_happiness - Millennials avoiding getting drunk https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/11/young-people-drunk-acohol-millenials For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • What are Extremism and Terrorism?

    What are Extremism and Terrorism?

    13/03/2020 Duración: 31min

    Was it useful to label Extinction Rebellion as a terrorist organisation? How is terrorism different from extreemism? Image: Extinction Rebellion via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - Extinction Rebellion are included in a list of extremist groups https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/13/priti-patel-defends-inclusion-of-extinction-rebellion-on-terror-list - Global Terrorism Database https://www.start.umd.edu/research-projects/global-terrorism-database-gtd - Proscribed terrorist groups list https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/proscribed-terror-groups-or-organisations--2 - Terrorism Act 2006 http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2006/11/contents - UK Counter-Extremism Strategy https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/counter-extremism-strategy For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Psychological Resilience

    Psychological Resilience

    06/03/2020 Duración: 39min

    We ask whether mental toughness is all in the mind. Image: Mark Jones via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - Harry and Meghan’s statement https://sussexroyal.com/about/ - Susie Ballentyne’s research page at the University of Sussex http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/476810 For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Knives are dangerous, so why do we use them?

    Knives are dangerous, so why do we use them?

    28/02/2020 Duración: 23min

    Edged tools have been used by hominids for millions of years, but the elastoplast was only invented just over 100 years ago. Did we get our priorities right? Image: DMC-FZ18 via Pixhere Things mentioned in this podcast: - Sudesh Amman attack https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51389884 - Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents and the discontinuation of the dataset https://www.rospa.com/Resources/Statistics - CPSC’s injury statistics https://www.cpsc.gov/Research--Statistics/Injury-Statistics For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Charity

    Charity

    21/02/2020 Duración: 26min

    Emotion, recency and virtue signalling - does it matter what drives charitable behaviour? Image: Cimon and Pero: "Roman Charity" by Jean-Baptiste Greuze via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - Amelia Roberts’ charity appeal https://news.sky.com/story/charity-donations-pour-in-after-woman-finds-order-of-service-in-desk-11911407 - Givewell’s top charities https://www.givewell.org/charities/top-charities - Forbes’ list of charities with the highest overheads https://www.forbes.com/sites/williampbarrett/2011/11/30/least-charitable-bang-for-the-donors-buck/#541d7d2c7456 - Givewell’s critique of ‘mega-charities’ https://blog.givewell.org/2011/12/28/mega-charities/ - Small and Loewenstein, Helping a Victim or Helping the Victim: Altruism and Identifiability https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1022299422219#page-1 - The Guardian on emotive charity adverts https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2014/sep/29/poverty-porn-charity-adverts-emotional-fundraising For more Cognitive

  • Does revenge work and how do you de-escalate?

    Does revenge work and how do you de-escalate?

    15/02/2020 Duración: 28min

    A dish best served cold, or not at all? We discuss revenge as a strategy. Image: Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Things mentioned in this podcast: - The ProRevenge subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/ProRevenge/ - William Miller, In Defense of Revenge https://repository.law.umich.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1130&context=book_chapters - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Retributive Justice https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/justice-retributive/ - Richard Nisbett, Culture of Honor https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Honor-Psychology-Violence-Directions/dp/0813319935 - Robert Axelrod - Evolution of Cooperation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Evolution_of_Cooperation For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Death Of Serendipity

    Death Of Serendipity

    19/01/2020 Duración: 26min

    Does our always on, instantly connected world mean that we’ve lost the job of serendipity? Can we engineer our environment to maximise the chance of good things happening to us? Image: The Three Princes of Serendip Things mentioned in this podcast: - Red Dwarf - ‘Future Echoes’ https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x41k0sb - Doing the same thing twice is more fun than you think https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/04/rereading-books-rewatching-movies-decisions/587416/ - The Secretary Problem https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretary_problem - Games of Life by Karl Sigmund https://www.amazon.co.uk/Games-Life-Explorations-Evolution-Behaviour/dp/0198547838 For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Does inequality actually matter?

    Does inequality actually matter?

    10/01/2020 Duración: 28min

    Does inequality actually matter? If it does, why? What problems does it cause? Is it self fulfilling? Is our objection to it a moral one, or is there there rational economic issues with it? Image: Wellcome Collection ref ICV No 12015 V0011749 Things mentioned in this podcast: - Is there really more inequality? https://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/11/28/economists-are-rethinking-the-numbers-on-inequality - Political freedom and inequality https://www.mdpi.com/2227-7099/5/2/18/pdf - Is inequality actually a problem? https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0760/6/4/147/pdf - Predictive factors for happiness https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01176/full - Mises’ defence of inequality https://mises.org/library/inequality-wealth-and-incomes - How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7LzE3u7Bw - UK Inequality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjwhnhtCwsM For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your

  • Cats vs Dogs - Which is better?

    Cats vs Dogs - Which is better?

    05/01/2020 Duración: 28min

    Are you a cat or a dog person? Which is best? Image: nguyen hoangnam via Flickr Things mentioned in this podcast: - Moral Foundations Theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_foundations_theory - PDSA Animal Wellbeing Report https://www.pdsa.org.uk/get-involved/our-campaigns/pdsa-animal-wellbeing-report - Who’s Smarter: Cats or Dogs? Psychology Today - https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/valley-girl-brain/201812/who-s-smarter-cats-or-dogs - Cats are just as loyal as dogs https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/cats-loyal-owners-dogs-behaviour-myth-a9118496.html - Dogs share food https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170127112954.htm Will your dog or cat eat you when you die? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/news/2017/06/pets-dogs-cats-eat-dead-owners-forensics-science/ - Cat social behaviour https://www.msdvetmanual.com/behavior/normal-social-behavior-and-behavioral-problems-of-domestic-animals/social-behavior-of-cats - Evidence of dog altruism https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/stu

  • In the Torid Midsummer

    In the Torid Midsummer

    21/12/2019 Duración: 26min

    What’s it like to celebrate Christmas in the southern hemisphere? Are there things about christmas that don’t make sense in summer? Image: Milz via pixels.com Things mentioned in this podcast: - Was Jesus born on 25 December? https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/when-was-jesus-born/ - Average monthly temperature of cities https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cities_by_average_temperature - Things to do in Wichita at Christmas https://www.google.com/search?q=wichita+christmas+events&oq=wichita+christmas&aqs=chrome.0.0j69i57j0l4.2239j1j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&ibp=htl;events&rciv=evn&sxsrf=ACYBGNQUDj2uHQUMZqneSzGli7vHGsO5jw:1574686584061#htivrt=events&htidocid=F7M37PunUtLJvVeVJpA8-A%3D%3D&fpstate=tldetail For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Out Of Touch

    Out Of Touch

    16/12/2019 Duración: 30min

    What does it mean to be out of touch? Why do we expect our leaders to be in tune with everyday people and their concerns? Image: Ewan Munro via Wikimedia.org Things mentioned in this podcast: - Influence of class on attitudes https://www.bsa.natcen.ac.uk/media/38459/bsa30_social_class_final.pdf - Effect of poverty on decision-making http://www.lse.ac.uk/business-and-consultancy/consulting/assets/documents/how-poverty-affects-peoples-decision-making-processes.pdf - Principle Skinner AmI Out Of Touch meme. https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/am-i-out-of-touch - FONK https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fonk - Nomophobia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nomophobia For more Cognitive Engineering episodes find us on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you get your podcasts, or add this RSS feed to your preferred player https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

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