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comment Which branch of psychology deals with decision making under stress?
I'm reading this book in a Cognitive Engineering class. The describes rational and naturalistic decision making. amazon.com/gp/product/0262611465/…
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awarded  Teacher
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comment How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?
You may find this silly, but Understand Comics by Scott McCloud would give you some insight into Tyler Langan's answer. Talks alot about symbolism, self projection, and closure.
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answered Difference between parallel processing done by human brain and by computers
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comment Is Decision Making/Theory/Analysis applicable to game design?
I've come to the conclusion that decision theory doesn't provide much or at least it depends on the game. Hard-core board type game maybe, but angry birds no. I think what Jeff is saying is more interesting, which is how do we figure out the strategies that people form, why, and how can we help people form the correct strategies.
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accepted Closure, an actual psychology term relating to filling in information?
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asked Closure, an actual psychology term relating to filling in information?
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comment Is Decision Making/Theory/Analysis applicable to game design?
Take tic-tac-toe for example, if your goal is to win then when you place your x or o you have a decision to make as to where to place it so that you're closer to winning. There's information to weigh such as the board state.
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comment Is Decision Making/Theory/Analysis applicable to game design?
I was just reading a paper on decision making and am wondering if the theory part of decision making is about how we can improve decision making and what I'm wanting to know is how we can offer interesting decisions which does sound like two different things.
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asked Is Decision Making/Theory/Analysis applicable to game design?
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comment Does Cognitive Tunneling apply to daydreaming as well?
I feel that day-dreaming should take away some of our short-term memory resources, but I don't know if this is true or not.
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comment Does Cognitive Tunneling apply to daydreaming as well?
I totally understand the confusion. I should of stated the question as, how does day-dreaming effect short term memory or as you put it, how does it fit into cognitive science?
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asked Does Cognitive Tunneling apply to daydreaming as well?
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asked Could Fitts Law be used to measure difficulty in platform genre games?
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awarded  Editor
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comment Chunking Patterns and Enjoyment of Applying Patterns
Well, I hope my post didn't confuse what I was trying to say, but the book says chunking occurs when we're bored. It's the "oh I'm being presented with new patterns that I can't just chunk" that the book says we see as being fun/enjoyable. I'm trying to figure out if this is common knowledge or hogwash.