Monthly Archives: December 2016

Supporting productive thinking: The semiotic context for Cognitive Systems Engineering (CSE)

Paper now available. Published in Applied Ergonomics Supporting productive thinking.

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11- Beyond 7 + or – 2: The power of chunking

Quantifying the Limits of Human Information Processing Early discoveries related to the information processing capacity of human’s were welcomed by Applied Cognitive Psychologists, because for the first time they could provide their engineering colleagues with precise numbers. For example, the … Continue reading

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10 – The Direct Experience of Quality

Pirsig’s Metaphysics of Quality In his second book Lila, Pirsig tells an anecdote about a Native American Indian who responds to a question about the type of a particular dog with the answer “That’s a good dog.” The questioner laughs … Continue reading

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Trump and the Gordian Knot: Why action often trumps logic.

Emotions and Rationality Conventionally, emotion has been seen as a threat to rationality – where an emotional choice is treated as if it is the opposite of a rational choice. When Descartes split the mind from the body – emotion … Continue reading

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