Daniel Kahneman

I was getting ready to go hear this year’s Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker talk at Stanford this afternoon, when I discovered that the video from last year’s talk (which I also attended) is online! Daniel Kahneman’s Symbolic Systems Distinguished Speaker talk (videos are linked near the listing…

Daniel Kahneman - Intuition: Between Perception and Reasoning

Several weeks ago, I saw Daniel Kahneman speak at Stanford. Daniel Kahneman won the 2002 Nobel Prize in Economics, and is currently the Eugene Higgins Professor of Psychology at Princeton University. He gave a fascinating talk entitled, “Intuition: Between Perception and Reasoning.” Here are some of my notes from the…

Brian Knutson

I also saw Brian Knutson speak at Stanford recently. Brian is interested in the neural basis of emotion and runs the Symbiotic Project on Affective Neuroscience. (Psychologists use the word “affect” to describe mood states and personality traits characterized both by high arousal and either positive or negative valence.) Brian…

Ian Gotlib

I saw Ian Gotlib speak at Stanford last Saturday. He gave an excellent presentation about his work on depression. During his talk, Ian mentioned a Dr. Brown who “literally wrote the book” on mood/memory congruence (and who was in the audience). I must be sure to get more information…

John Gabrieli

Last week, I attended a talk by John Gabrieli at Stanford’s Symbolic Systems Forum. John is the director of the Gabrieli Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory. He discussed some of his work using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study the regulation of thoughts, emotions and memories in the human brain.…

Notes from the BayCHI Mentor Panel

Hi! Tonight’s panel was fun and I think it was useful for those who attended. Please post a comment if you were there! What’d you think? It was also a bit scary to hear how process-focused the other two panel members were (they were from TiVo and Oracle)…

I'm speaking on a BayCHI Panel

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29, 2002, I’m speaking on a panel at the BayCHI Mentoring Workshop. Directions and (a little) more information are available if you visit the link.…

Rich Gold talk notes

I went to see Rich Gold speak at Stanford last Friday. You may remember that a while ago I complained about Rich’s contention that a designer’s primary concern is whether or not the “thing” is cool. I approached Rich about this after his talk. He said he knows…

Notes from BayCHI February 2002

Geoff Nunberg started by reading his piece from NPR. The rest of his talk was not so much about blogging as it was a discussion of community, which stemmed from a comment someone made about his NPR piece on MetaTalk. I was surprised that I recalled hearing the piece on…