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I'm starting to watch Vivid which is the latest series of magical lyrical girl Nanoha. Once again I'm reminded of what I love about Nanoha, the heroes are sensible. I'm sure I'm going to write something longer about this but the good guys are reasonable.

For example in the episode I'm currently watching the antagonist is stalking people with martial arts skills and attacking them. The antagonist says (paraphrased) "I'm fighting you to understand what strength is"

Which is a really as antagonist motivations goes is really common. But it's the hero's response that I love "This isn't the right way to do that. If you wish to fight people you should compete in a martial arts tournament or join a dojo or gymnasium. I can recommend some to you".

Over and over again in nonoha see the heroes acknowledge the antagonist's motivations as legitimate and suggest ways to fulfil those desires in ways that are not harmful to others.


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“Regarding teaching strategies, our study suggests that negative feedback may be more effective than positive feedback at modifying behavior. Our study showed that such feedback does not have to be harsh, since it appears that we tend to react in the same manner to any amount of negative feedback. From an evolutionary perspective, people tend to avoid punishments or dangerous situations. Rewards, on the other hand, have less of a life-threatening impact.”
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Study Finds Punishment May Guide Behavior More Effectively Than Reward

The study found that losses — or punishments — had a measured impact two to three times greater than gains — or rewards.

The research is in Cognition. (full access paywall)

#psychology   #behavior  
A new study reports punishment may be more likely to influence behavior outcomes than reward.
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AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION.

Have you ever taken an implicit bias test?

Please share words with me about why not, OR what you learned, what you did with that info.
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Unicode Character 'LATIN CAPITAL LETTER V COMPLAINING ABOUT LOWERCASE LETTERS THESE DAYS' (U+2123)

http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2123/index.htm
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THAT WAS PERFECT!!!
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New Math Model Shows How Neural Networks Create Memories

Scientists at EPFL have uncovered mathematical equations behind the way the brain forms – and even loses – memories.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

#neuroscience   #memory  
Researchers develop a new mathematical model to help better understand how the brain forms, and loses, memories.
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YOU POST THIS AS I EAT A STRAWBERRY!  Mmm, chemicals. :D  Delicious, delicious chemicals.  All hail strawberry season.
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On braining words.
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How the Brain Separates Our Ability to Talk and Write

Full article at http://neurosciencenews.com/writing-reading-aphasia-2032/.

Although the human ability to write evolved from our ability to speak, in the brain, writing and talking are now such independent systems that someone who can’t write a grammatically correct sentence may be able say it aloud flawlessly, discovered a team led by Johns Hopkins University cognitive scientist Brenda Rapp.

The research is in Psychological Science. (full access paywall)

Research: "Modality and Morphology: What We Write May Not Be What We Say" by Brenda Rapp, Simon Fischer-Baum, and Michele Miozzo in Psychological Science doi:10.1177/0956797615573520

Image: The team wanted to understand how the brain organizes knowledge of written language — reading and spelling — since that there is a genetic blueprint for spoken language but not written. More specifically, they wanted to know if written language was dependent on spoken language in literate adults. If it was, then one would expect to see similar errors in speech and writing. If it wasn’t, one might see that people don’t necessarily write what they say. Image adapted from the Johns Hopkins University press release.

#psychology   #language   #neurology   #writing  
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I challenge you to start putting other jobs in this meme as well.
 
TY to @adi on Twitter. The myth of the rock star programmer, versus the reality of the person who gets stuff done. So much good stuff, I don't know where to start pulling quotes. 
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Collections would be awesome if I cared anymore. Or, you know, had an audience that wasn't primarily on fb.
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Yes, please, I'd love another cup of coffee. My spectrum is broad.  I have ALL the Gs

I don't like trying to list interests, because I am mostly interested in "details that are awesome" and "the big picture".  I like to collect specialists and put them together like puzzles.  I like to curate interesting stuff.  I love talent and genius in most of its forms.  I have been informed sternly by an eight-year-old that I laugh too much.  I like to leave random comments and sometimes jump in your conversations.  I am a person, not a brand.

I have a reasonable degree of experience and/or education in traditional arts, comparative mythology, logic, complex adaptive systems, psychology, neuroscience, and a lot of the places where those things collide. I've worked primarily in the tech world, with emphasis on support, sysadmin, and PM roles in commerce, communications, and security, everything from casual c2c to federal robustness standards and compliance. I feel very rewarded when I am able to help identify, spec, and solve problems

I enjoy trying to predict the future (relatively short term, 1-7 years out) of things.  I'm surprisingly good at it, except I have a horrible tendency to be way off on timing.  I'm working on troubleshooting that problem, but you should probably pay less attention to claims I make about when and more attention to the paths and key event specs I imagine, since those seem to be where I'm far more accurate.  Also keep in mind it's simply a game I play, take it as advice only at your own risk. 

"Do I contradict myself?  Very well then, I contradict myself.  I am large; I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman 
"Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy." - Joseph Campbell 

Since the social norms of G+ are still being fought out, I will mention the following: I try to leave a comment or private post for everyone I don't already know that I add these days, letting you know why I added you.  I'd be pleased if you did the same when adding me. I may be slow to circle you back, because I try to pay some attention to everyone I have circled, and must limit my adding to enable this.  I am more likely to notice you if you participate in discussions with me, and the kinds of conversations that happen on your stream are also important, since I am interactive.  I post pretty much everything here Public, so you're not missing anything. 

I am very honest and blunt. I was told I put the "b" in "subtle" long before it was a meme.  I love asking questions and figuring things out.  I am very curious.  I want to understand you.  If I ask you a lot of questions, please do not attribute to malice what is probably more properly attributed to a burning desire to "get it". If you like questions and figuring things out, you should check out the #questionable tag, which I created in an attempt to channel whatever my mind has wandered to lately into a discussion.  Think of it like a game, using I-language and nonviolent communication techniques, of exploring things, and also yourself.  You can use the tag too, if you want, and I'd love it if you tagged me in if you did. 

My comments are not a free-for-all.  Don't act like someone I have to block. 

[I use Plus primarily from the mobile browser of my phone, so my URLs are often ugly, I can't edit my own posts, and I can't tag anyone. Sorry about all that, leave Google feedback if it bothers you.  If you dislike the "jumping around", multiple columns, GIF auto-play, and Giant-Image- #ReadMore of the desktop interface, you might want to try out the mobile form on the desk browser.  Just start from: https://plus.google.com/app/basic ]
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