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Podcast by Aleph Insights

Episodios

  • Pre-Digital Relics

    Pre-Digital Relics

    15/07/2020 Duración: 26min

    Do pre-digital relics have a purpose in our technology-driven world? How have digital technologies changed our world and what pre-digital relics are worth hanging on to. And for the sake of nostalgia, here are some things that we grew up with that are unknown today because of the evolution of digital technology: writing a letter, calling someone on the phone for a chat, reading the papers, looking stuff up in reference books, reading maps, surprise visits, being uncontactable, remembering things like phone numbers and waiting for news. Image via Pickpic Things mentioned in this podcast: - Two spaces after a full stop. https://xkcd.com/1285/ - Buttons on shirts https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/03/the-curious-case-of-men-and-womens-buttons/388844/ - Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Individual vs Group Decisions

    Individual vs Group Decisions

    08/07/2020 Duración: 31min

    Is there wisdom in crowds and is group decision-making effective? Fraser, Nick and Peter reach a swift and conclusive judgement. Image: by Tia Dufour via the Whitehouse https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/48937685671 Things mentioned in this podcast: - How group dynamics affect decisions https://news.stanford.edu/features/2015/decisions/group-dynamics.html - ‘Officially official’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85fx0LrSMsE - Group decision-making https://opentextbc.ca/socialpsychology/chapter/group-decision-making/ - The Expert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Should we Listen to Celebrities?

    Should we Listen to Celebrities?

    01/07/2020 Duración: 33min

    Does fame and an ability to pretend to be someone else qualify you to be an expert on other matters? Image: Kurt Kulac via Wikimedia Commons Things mentioned in this podcast: - Hugh Grant’s views on the government’s reaction to COVID-19 https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/hugh-grant-this-morning-matt-hancock-coronavirus-lockdown-phillip-schofield-twitter-a9511531.html - Cognitive skills and their transfer: https://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/handle/2027.42/26983/0000550.pdf?sequence=1 - List of actor-politicians https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_actor-politicians - Fifty years of celebrity endorser research https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mar.21315 - 24 times celebrities have been completely unrelatable during quarantine https://www.insider.com/celebrities-quarantine-social-media-distancing-have-been-completely-unrelatable-in-2020-4 Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Rewriting History

    Rewriting History

    24/06/2020 Duración: 28min

    According to the adage, you can’t change the past, but can you or should you change the record of the past? Things mentioned in this podcast: - Dominic Cummings changed his blog https://fullfact.org/health/cummings-blog-coronavirus/ - Historical Negationism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_negationism - Our World in Data, ‘Books’ https://ourworldindata.org/books - List of pages removed from Google’s search results: https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/internet/entries/1d765aa8-600b-4f32-b110-d02fbf7fd379 Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Dust

    Dust

    18/06/2020 Duración: 27min

    It gets everywhere - but what is it and where does it come from? Image: by Pattadis Walarput via Pixabay. Things mentioned in this podcast: - Where does all this dust come from? https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091028114023.htm - Sand crisis https://www.businessinsider.com/world-running-out-sand-resources-concrete-2018-6?r=US&IR=T - Space dust https://www.universetoday.com/94392/getting-a-handle-on-how-much-cosmic-dust-hits-earth/ Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Technologies That Never Quite Catch On

    Technologies That Never Quite Catch On

    12/06/2020 Duración: 33min

    Why is that some technologies are perennially about to transform our lives, but never really take off. Do they have something in common? Image: Antonio Zugaldia via Wikicommons. Things mentioned in this podcast: - When corporate innovation goes bad https://www.cbinsights.com/research/corporate-innovation-product-fails/ - The Death of the E-Reader https://justpublishingadvice.com/the-e-reader-device-is-dying-a-rapid-death/ Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Mistrust

    Mistrust

    05/06/2020 Duración: 29min

    Should we be suspicious of successful people? Is high performance related to dishonesty? Image: justlego1O1 via Flickr Things mentioned in this podcast: - My Mother Thinks Bill Gates is Trying to Kill Us All https://medium.com/honestly-yours/my-mother-thinks-bill-gates-is-trying-to-kill-us-all-bfd47e483e9a - ‘Corrupt Corporate Executive’ on TV Tropes https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CorruptCorporateExecutive - ‘Snakes in Suits’ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snakes_in_Suits - One in Five CEOs are Psychopaths, New Study Finds https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/psychopaths-ceos-study-statistics-one-in-five-psychopathic-traits-a7251251.html - Hanson on foragers v farmers http://www.overcomingbias.com/2010/10/two-types-of-people.html Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • Mob mentality

    Mob mentality

    29/05/2020 Duración: 26min

    Is there a wisdom in crowds, or are we all heading over the cliff like lemmings? Image: Sérgio Valle Duarte via Wikicommons Things mentioned in this podcast: - The Great Battle of Fire and Light, Wait But Why https://waitbutwhy.com/2019/08/fire-light.html - ‘Sourdough’, xkcd https://m.xkcd.com/2296/ - Mass panics of 2016 https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/29/panic-at-los-angeles-airport-lax-after-noise-mistaken-for-gunfire - Measuring the collective unconscious http://people.tamu.edu/~stevesmith/SmithMemory/Rosen_et_al_1991.pdf Find more Cognitive Engineering episodes here https://link.chtbl.com/SQeIgc44

  • 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

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