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We need to get us some of that sweet techy stuff....most Friday evenings...

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I'm not even going to get into everything that's wrong with the following paragraph:
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“We might want mechanisms where you can ask people to tone it down, or ‘take it outside’ to not disrupt others, or use humor to defuse situations,” said cognitive scientist Elizabeth Churchill of Yahoo Research, who presented the work Sept. 30 at the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Atlanta.
But the idea that a cognitive scientist may be reading my posts is disturbing...
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Re: We need to get us some of that sweet techy stuff....most Friday evenings...

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Pardon the pedantism but wouldn't a scientist by definition be "cognitive"?
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Pardon the pedantism but wouldn't a scientist by definition be "cognitive"?
You'd think so, but cognitive science is a field of psychology where the processes involved in thinking are studied. So not all scientists are cognitive scientists to be even more pedantic. Plus, one hopes that scientists think through problems but in fact, there is some evidence that they (like everyone else) use heuristics - biases, shortcuts rather than more systematic, effortful processes in coming up with ideas. You'd be surprised - or maybe not - at how easily some people come up with ideas - even in "science".
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You'd think so, but cognitive science is a field of psychology where the processes involved in thinking are studied. So not all scientists are cognitive scientists to be even more pedantic. Plus, one hopes that scientists think through problems but in fact, there is some evidence that they (like everyone else) use heuristics - biases, shortcuts rather than more systematic, effortful processes in coming up with ideas. You'd be surprised - or maybe not - at how easily some people come up with ideas - even in "science".
The shotgun approach is very popular. One starts working at several questions and chooses the one that looks most promising for later being published in a high journal. The systemic approach is advantagous to the shotgun one but takes more time. And time to develop a project is often not given, many PIs expect publishable data quickly.
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