New Block for CogTech 15(2) 0503
Stephen M. Fiore
Welcome to the next issue of Cognitive Technology. We have continued to add to our formatting and articles for this issue. In particular, as this issue demonstrates, we are working to include important developments that cut across cognition and technology. In this issue you will find traditional articles on memory research, aging and internet use, and new methods for knowledge elicitation. But, in addition, you will find a review for a recent interdisciplinary book that has t...
Brain Machine Interfacing Neurotechnologies
James Giordano and Donald DuRousseau
Due to advances in computing and sensor technologies, the production and marketing of a number of neurotechnologic devices is increasing. Brain-machine interface (BMI) devices are being developed for a variety of uses, from the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, to commercially available controls for computer games. In this commentary we argue that any consideration of neurotechnological interventions and interfaces must: 1) be regulated and controlled if and when used in devices that w...
Chad C. Tossell, Roger W. Schvaneveldt and Russell J. Branaghan
Because experts rely on organized knowledge structures for skilled performance, it is useful in training to elicit and represent these structures. Psychologists employ representations such as hierarchical clustering, multidimensional scaling and Pathfinder. However, their use has been limited by the time and effort required to collect pairwise similarity ratings. We developed a Target Method, in which participants place items in concentric circles representing relatedness to a concept. Th...
Roger W. Morrell, Katharina V. Echt, Joseph Caramagno and Daniel McGeehan
The American population now is older than it has ever been. The use of information technology, especially the Internet, has increased exponentially over the past decade. This literature review explores the systematic, descriptive, survey, and focus group research on the relationship between older adults and the use of the Internet over the past 25 years. The goal of the article is to inform how older adults may become more active online. This paper begins with an historical overview of the...
Self Report Scales
Janet M. Gibson, Therese Macan, Kevin Potter and Jennifer Cunningham
In two experiments, we examine the degree to which ratings on self-report scales correlate with memory performance in laboratory tasks. In Experiment 1, 87 undergraduates (age 19-29) completed free recall, stem-cued recall, fluency, and prospective memory tasks. In Experiment 2, 71 participants (age 30-86) from the community completed free recall, associate-cued recall, recognition with and without distraction, fluency, and prospective memory tasks. In both studies, participants completed a set...
Book Review: Semiotics of Programming
The title of Tanaka-Ishii’s book, Semiotics of Programming, leads the casual reader to believe the book’s content resides in an academic niche without much general impact on cognitive technology. The work may at first seem irrelevant to those professionals outside the small group of interdisciplinary researchers working in computational semiotics. However, after carefully reading the text, my opinion is that this impression does not hold up. The content of this book is far from t...
Stephen M. Fiore (editor)
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