Tagged: Cognitive science

Why use your memory when you can use your computer’s? - News

Julie Iles Aug 19, 2016

On every smartphone, there is probably a collection of quickly typed reminders, thoughts, grocery lists, and  titbits of information we thought we might forget. Out-sourcing our thoughts and memories like this is called ‘cognitive offloading’. The term involves everyday activities we may take for granted. From using a calculator to check finances to depending on Google Maps to get around, cognitive offloading is what we … Read More

As we build our world we build our minds - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 09, 2011

A guest post by Matt Boyd (formerly Gers). Matt is studying for a PhD in the philosophy of developmental psychology at VUW, and is examining the extent to which there is a symmetrical relationship between genomes and cultures. Context builds us Imagine there is a nuclear apocalypse. All adult humans are killed and technology as we know it is … Read More

The new science of morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 26, 2010

This last week saw the latest Edge Seminar – The New Science of Morality – held in the US. (see Edge: THE NEW SCIENCE OF MORALITY). This looks fascinating.  Nine leading researchers in the field gave presentations. Short abstracts are … Continue reading → … Read More

I’m Certain That I Can Certainly be Wrong or Confidence and Memory, Is one a Good Measure of the Other? - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Mar 05, 2010

A man is the sum of his memories, you know, a Time Lord even more so. The Doctor, in “The Five Doctors” We all know that our memories can’t always be trusted, time and life tends to erode the confidence we have in our memories. At least that is the case for normal memories. We [...] … Read More