Mixing Memory

Archives for January, 2008

Embodied Cognition in the Boston Globe

In case you haven’t seen it already, there’s an article on the embodied cognition “revolution” in the Boston Globe. This, I think, is the best point to take away from it: “I think these findings are really fantastic and it’s clear that there’s a lot of connection between mind and body,” says Arthur Markman, a…

There’s a paper in the December 2007 issue of Psychological Science titled “Google and the Mind: Predicting Fluency With PageRank.” Here’s the abstract: Griffiths, T.L., Steyvers, M., & Firl, A. (2007). Google and the mind: Predicting fluency with PageRank. Psychological Science, 18(12), 1069-1076. Abstract Human memory and Internet search engines face a shared computational problem,…

Just Science

In case you haven’t heard from other bloggers, Just Science, in which bloggers choose to post about, well, just science for a week (5 days, this time) is back. The details are here, and you can sign up here. Everyone who signs up is added to the feed, so even if you don’t sign up,…

Cognitive Load and Moral Judgment

I’ve been posting about moral cognition anytime a new and interesting result pops up for a while now, and every time I think I’ve said before, though it bears repeating, that every time I read another article on moral cognition, I’m more confused than I was before reading it. Part of the problem, I think,…