Friday, September 09, 2005
Cognition, International Law, and Human Struggle
An experiment gives students cues or not, makes them takes notes or not
How well do notes reflect note-taking mandatoriness or cues? What is the quality of the notes?
W/O Cues: Organization (Major) Points: 15%, Detail (Minor) Points: 37%
W/ Cues: Organization (Major) Points: 54%, Detail (Minor) Points: 80%
So /explaining what you are doing makes it more likely to be noted/. But what about recall?
|Notes||No Notes||Notes||No Notes|
|W/ Organization Cutes||64||41||49||24|
Big improvement (5% -> 41%) for recall without notes with organization cues!
Cues are more important than notes
- Like run-up to iraq war
- study of college studies
- drawback: test was immediate (not time-delayed)
- note that cues dramatically effect "organization points" but not so much "detail points"
"sometimes when it is very quiet almost any sound will distract you" -- 5GW?
when you "rehease" itmes, it stays in short-term memory but doesn't go in long-term memory
So attacks should latch onto old knwowledge -- meaningful violence
Probability of recall is high near the beginning of a series, low in the middle, high again near the end
for battle for perception, start and end well, do what you want in hte middle?
international law is weakest mid-conflict?
similar to "jumbled" ("jmelubd") words?
but if there is a distraction, the end of the series is forgotten too!
-so end as you will (weak International Law) but use distractions?
If international law -- social cognition, is the same true for social cognition?
chunking -- remembering in pieces
- how to apply to human struggle?
- 7 +/- 2: short term memory
recoding systems as way to form complex information
- rhetoric as recoding
Shortm Term Memory (STM) Limitations)
Strategy: Time, Rehearsal; Capacity, Chunking
Limitation: Time, 20 seconds; Capacity, 7 +/- 2
Evidence: Time, recency and tigram experiments; Capacity, digit span
know how big a "bit" is to a student
Application of Concepts
only a few new concepts
repitition to emphasize and elaborate
"note taking is taking for short term memory" -- slows down OODA loop? (note taking = methodical warfare?)
provide cutes, avoid worthless redundancies
Freudian slips - cues to cutes - was "beauty"
waiting for bombs and butterfingers.
Posted by: larwyn | Friday, September 09, 2005
LOL! :) No, but maybe that was the problem: absense makes the heart grow stronger...
Posted by: Dan tdaxp | Saturday, September 10, 2005