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Different languages, similar encoding efficiency: Comparable information rates across the human communicative niche | Science Advances
In terms of encoded data, humans generally operate at 39.15 bits/sec regardless of language. Which means that languages that have low information per syllable must speak faster to compensate. Japanese seems to encode at 5 bits/syllable so must talk fast. On the other end, it looks like US english is capped at 9 syllables/sec so audio processing into information (mental objects) is a possible limiter on the high end.
linguistics  cognitive  research  language  speech  speed  density  information  science  neural  processing 
11 days ago by asteroza
Why are conversations limited to about four people? A theoretical exploration of the conversation size constraint - ScienceDirect
Which might suggest freeform conversations in meetings only really work well at 4 or less people, or else you have the ritual/social equivalent of a conch token to control speakers (which effectively cuts speaker count to compensate). The take that you are effectively tracking potentially 8 "endpoints" also suggests some connection with memory limits (you generally can handle 7 things simultaneously, maybe don't count yourself?)
psychology  conversation  audio  social  studies  meeting  speaker  size  constraint  cognitive  limit 
september 2018 by asteroza
Halo Neuroscience
Allegedly the same tech being tested at DARPA made CCTV monitoring effective for 20 hours, when normal concentration gave out at 20 minutes...
neuropriming  human  cognitive  augmentation  muscle  memory  sports  enhancement  tDCS  cranial  stimulation  Delicious 
april 2017 by asteroza
Through the Google Glass: The impact of heads-up displays on visual attention | ...
An interesting takeaway is the thesis that HUD notifications compete for language processing time in the visual cortex due to unconscious tendency to process language. This might imply text notifications are worse than iconography, but what about situations where single word characters exist like in japanese/chinese? Is that language processing, or iconography pattern matching?
HUD  HMD  cognitive  load  psychology  HCI  human  user  interface  design  UX  Delicious 
november 2016 by asteroza
Thync
Smartphone attached patch thingy you stick on your head, which can stimulate alertfulness without outright shocking you or drugging you up. Might be decent, but uses disposable contact strips you need to replace.
wearable  technology  patch  brain  electrical  stimulation  neurostimulation  hardware  electronics  devices  human  augmentation  thinking  cognitive  boost  TENS  digital  drug  neuroscience  Delicious 
january 2015 by asteroza
Nootrobox | Nutrients for Your Brain
Service for delivering customized nutritional supplement smart drugs, focused on cognitive enhancement, aka nootropics.
nutritional  supplement  capsule  drug  nootropic  brain  cognitive  enhancement  health  medicine  nootropics  Delicious 
august 2014 by asteroza
Cognitive Cooking | Recipes
The supposed recipes IBM's supercomputer AI Watson came up with for a SXSW food truck.
IBM  watson  supercomputer  AI  cognitive  cooking  computing  experimental  recipe  food  truck  SXSW  Delicious 
march 2014 by asteroza
Domestic cats
Cats have two basic types of purring. One is the solicitation purr, which actually has a frequency spike around 470-480Hz. The solicitation purr is made often when the cat wants food or something (those with cats who sit on their face trying to wake you up in the morning will understand). It turns out the frequency spike is apparently quite similar to a human baby crying. So the cat is an evil manipulative bastard that tries to reuse human instinct to respond to baby needs for itself. The other purring is apparently just generic, but there was past research that the 50-60Hz regular purring is actually a cat bone resonant frequency, that causes bone segments on either side of a microfracture to periodically come in contact, eventually "sticking" and helping to heal the microfracture much faster than just plain cellular repair. Anyone with cats should remember episodes where the cat has injured itself and is then suddenly purring.
response  cognitive  human  evil  cry  baby  480Hz  470Hz  purring  purr  solicitation  cat  Delicious 
june 2012 by asteroza

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