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Welcome to the Cognitive Engineering podcast. Occasionally coherent musings of Aleph Insights. We hope you like listening to them as much as we like recording them.

Cognitive Engineering Aleph Insights

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Welcome to the Cognitive Engineering podcast. Occasionally coherent musings of Aleph Insights. We hope you like listening to them as much as we like recording them.

    Should we Listen to Celebrities?

    Should we Listen to Celebrities?

    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


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    • 33 min
    Rewriting History

    Rewriting History

    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


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    • 28 min
    Dust

    Dust

    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/

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    • 27 min
    Technologies That Never Quite Catch On

    Technologies That Never Quite Catch On

    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/

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    • 33 min
    Mistrust

    Mistrust

    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

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    • 29 min
    Mob mentality

    Mob mentality

    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

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    • 26 min

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