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  1. <?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><rss xmlns:atom="" xmlns:openSearch="" xmlns:blogger="" xmlns:georss="" xmlns:gd="" xmlns:thr="" version="2.0"><channel><atom:id>,1999:blog-8552145769678343823</atom:id><lastBuildDate>Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:20:56 +0000</lastBuildDate><category>Science</category><category>time</category><category>Intelligence</category><category>language</category><category>chemistry</category><category>perception</category><category>social behavior</category><category>Intuition</category><category>circadian clock</category><category>communication</category><category>evolution</category><category>human evolution</category><category>learning</category><category>like-want</category><category>scientific attitude</category><category>Education</category><category>Stress</category><category>capabilites</category><category>commerce</category><category>crisis</category><category>emerging markets</category><category>emission</category><category>emotions</category><category>history</category><category>inequality</category><category>information processing</category><category>media</category><category>molecular</category><category>nation building</category><category>neurogenesis</category><category>population</category><category>religion</category><category>social intelligence</category><category>technology</category><title>Human Intelligence</title><description></description><link></link><managingEditor>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</managingEditor><generator>Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>39</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Thu, 24 Mar 2011 06:25:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2014-03-01T13:24:17.936-08:00</atom:updated><title>Anticipating a win -</title><atom:summary type="text">
  2. dopamine levels peak - like gambling, addictive.
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  12.    var s = </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>1</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Sat, 10 Jul 2010 18:53:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-07-10T11:53:51.666-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">scientific attitude</category><category domain="">social intelligence</category><title>Our capacity to believe</title><atom:summary type="text">The difference between &#39;truth&#39; and &#39;belief&#39; is determined by, at what point of our query we run out of answers.  Since there is no predetermined metric for the number of questions that should be asked, it is up to us, as to when we give up asking questions and ascribe everything else to god or whatever we prefer. 
  15. As our knowledge is processed into intelligence, we increase our capabilities to </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>1</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Mon, 01 Mar 2010 19:04:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:17:02.936-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">Intelligence</category><category domain="">religion</category><category domain="">Science</category><category domain="">social behavior</category><title>Intelligence and Social Behavior</title><atom:summary type="text">Finally, there&#39;s some data relating our intelligence and social behavior, although the limitations are significant and I haven&#39;t read the original paper yet -
  16. The IQ differences, while statistically significant, are not stunning -- on the order of 6 to 11 points -- and the data should not be used to stereotype or make assumptions about people..suggesting that religious and social decision making </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Sat, 27 Feb 2010 21:11:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:17:29.092-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">Intelligence</category><category domain="">technology</category><category domain="">time</category><title>Machines</title><atom:summary type="text">Maybe, the reason we have such a hard time adapting to our machines as the instruments for controlling time, is that, our machines can&#39;t match our capabilities.  For example, one of the problems in machine learning is that, I can identify a picture of myself from a group of photos; a computer can&#39;t do that yet.  Its not so much that we do not like to conserve resources and maximize efficiency at </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Thu, 04 Feb 2010 08:45:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:17:46.941-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">communication</category><category domain="">Intelligence</category><category domain="">Intuition</category><category domain="">language</category><category domain="">Science</category><title>Fine arts for experimental science</title><atom:summary type="text">Experimental researchers are all unique.  The problems are common, globally.  The broad structure of the solution is also common.  The way the solution is conceived is for the major part universal (pretty much everybody adheres to the same physical laws).  But then, demonstrating the solution requires entering a lab. 
  17. The behavior of a person in the lab, depends on the connectivity of past </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Sun, 17 Jan 2010 07:43:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:18:40.654-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">human evolution</category><category domain="">perception</category><category domain="">Stress</category><title>The sickness of not knowing, part 5</title><atom:summary type="text">Last month during the holidays, I took a shuttle home from the airport and there was another passenger sitting at the back.  The driver must have been exposed to another foreign culture and was making comments about other drivers on the road, some of which could be funny.  This other passenger, kept laughing, at every instance the silence in the cab was disturbed.  Eventually it was pretty clear </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Sun, 13 Dec 2009 21:49:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:18:58.435-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">Intelligence</category><category domain="">social behavior</category><title>Minority creates knowledge, Majority generates intelligence</title><atom:summary type="text">I was reading Weinstein&#39;s piece in NYT today, on Samuelson.  In the context of Samuelson&#39;s contribution to Kenyesian economic theory, the article points out that in the 1930&#39;s, when Keynes developed his ideas, world leaders could not cope with the great depression, whereas last year we were able to get it right:
  18. Back then, governments stood pat or made matters worse by trying to balance fiscal </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Sun, 06 Dec 2009 23:34:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:19:23.187-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">communication</category><category domain="">language</category><category domain="">Science</category><title>Interpreting incomplete experiments</title><atom:summary type="text">The graph here is used by the authors of the analysis to somehow predict that when 100% of humans become authors in 2013, we are better off.  If, 100 people read what I type, then I&#39;m an author because of the viral characteristics of information propagation.  This definition allows the qualification of Twitters as authors;  not mere communicators.  Humans and all animals and plants and the whole </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Mon, 23 Nov 2009 07:10:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:19:56.446-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">capabilites</category><category domain="">learning</category><category domain="">neurogenesis</category><title>the I in Me</title><atom:summary type="text">In the wikipedia page on neurotrophins, there&#39;s a statement to the effect that adults have an enhanced capability to grow new neurons and synapses for about an year into a romantic relationship.
  21. Neurogenesis would increase the capacity of our brain and thus the possibility of enhancing our capabilities.  We therefore either choose to enhance our capabilities and god gives us the extra neurons </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>1</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Wed, 18 Nov 2009 17:16:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-11-26T13:24:01.836-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">emotions</category><category domain="">evolution</category><category domain="">history</category><category domain="">information processing</category><category domain="">language</category><category domain="">molecular</category><title>comma ( , )</title><atom:summary type="text">While trying to explore the molecular pathway of information processing, I was a little surprised to learn that we have tackled massive explosions of information throughout our evolutionary history and came out better-off.  I looked there to find some exclusivity; something in our history that will allow me to narrow down my thoughts.
  24. Turns out, symbolic expression of certain emotions is even </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Tue, 27 Oct 2009 16:02:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-11-26T13:25:35.410-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">emerging markets</category><category domain="">evolution</category><category domain="">inequality</category><title>40% of us, here, don&#39;t believe in evolution.....</title><atom:summary type="text">The third world, developing economies and now, emerging markets-have been used to describe the majority of the human population over a period of close to a century.  Classifying human population has various advantages and purposes.  But the one I like, is that as soon as we recognize an inequality, it automatically sets in the process of equalization.  The academic way to interpret this, that it </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Mon, 28 Sep 2009 02:46:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-11-26T13:27:10.794-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">perception</category><category domain="">time</category><title>The value of our used things</title><atom:summary type="text">Every time I relocate, I find myself in this phase at the end of the packing process, where a miniscule remainder scattered over the apartment suddenly becomes an unmanageable, unending, way-too-much-crap kind of deal.  This then becomes the most tiring part of packing and moving. Everytime, I decide that next time I won&#39;t let this happen.
  26. There are several things going on here.   First of all, </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Wed, 02 Sep 2009 02:25:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:20:41.767-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">perception</category><title>Perception</title><atom:summary type="text">As kids, we used to race bicycles.  I like to remember that I was the fastest with a close second, but it really has been a while.  All of us had similar (bi)cycles, nothing fancy and we would randomly start racing, for example on or off our way to school or the soccerground.  And the process of proving the best was relentlessly repetitive.  I sort of remember figuring out that if I would extend </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>4</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Tue, 01 Sep 2009 12:07:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-09-01T05:10:32.529-07:00</atom:updated><title>Reclaimed water</title><atom:summary type="text">I was wondering how the Hindus would feel about domestic reclaimed water.....</atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>2</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Wed, 26 Aug 2009 06:22:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:21:35.137-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">chemistry</category><category domain="">circadian clock</category><category domain="">social behavior</category><category domain="">time</category><title>Biological Clock, Happiness and Nations</title><atom:summary type="text">I have been trying to construct the complete picture since my last post.  I think I&#39;ll just put down what I have so far, particularly encouraged by the comments on my previous post.
  28. Happiness describes a personal experience; the perception and even the observation of an event varies among individuals.  However, the fact that we all use the same word(happiness) to describe something means that </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Sun, 16 Aug 2009 08:46:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-06-30T13:22:17.580-07:00</atom:updated><category domain="">chemistry</category><category domain="">human evolution</category><category domain="">time</category><title>Biological Clock and Happiness or some other word</title><atom:summary type="text">I notice that I had used &#39;dislike&#39; at the very beginning and then while trying to link it to something observable, I used &#39;happiness&#39;.  This is significant because in the commentaries I had linked, &#39;want&#39; and &#39;like&#39; were used to describe the psychological state.  
  30. For me, a psychological state is registered definitively when the term &#39;happy&#39; is used to describe it, while the experience described</atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>2</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Tue, 11 Aug 2009 11:07:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2011-01-25T07:08:47.344-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">chemistry</category><category domain="">circadian clock</category><category domain="">like-want</category><title>Biological Clock and Happiness</title><atom:summary type="text">I think this biological clock keeps us together and lets us live as long as we do and therefore we fundamentally dislike it.  My guess is, it originates from the equilibrium time scales of the various chemical reactions of life or something of that sort.
  32. The description of the happiest moments of our lives always, irrespective of country and culture,  come with a line to the effect that &#39;.....</atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>3</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Tue, 11 Aug 2009 02:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-11-26T13:35:31.304-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">crisis</category><category domain="">nation building</category><title>can It be done without a war....</title><atom:summary type="text">Whats been missing from the whole scenario is wars.  I feel, India is trying to break loose off all its colonial residues but can&#39;t quite get there because of this lack of a Nationalistic feeling.  We do not really consider ourselves to be belonging to a single Nation.  We haven&#39;t really done anything together after the Independence movement.  I mean we do not feel it, like every moment of our </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Mon, 03 Aug 2009 04:05:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-08-07T21:03:56.110-07:00</atom:updated><title>A State for the Second Lifers</title><atom:summary type="text">I can&#39;t stop laughing ever since I heard about this second life/Avatar/3D virtual world stuff last evening :) which probably means I&#39;ll be in there soon.  I was recently marveling at the blogger statistics from Calcutta; there&#39;s an incredibly large number of people blogging from here, most of it is like personal diaries and I guess some use it as their creative portfolio but in general women seem</atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:00:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-03-07T20:34:49.946-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">Education</category><category domain="">Science</category><title>Let&#39;s start voting on policies</title><atom:summary type="text">Reading policy reports is boring.  I read the Yash Pal committee report on higher education and research recently.  Basically because its, now.  There are a bunch of earlier reports available at the NIC portal.  A previous Radhakrishnan committee report outlines the historical development of our formal education system.  It started with recognizing the Madrasa system in Bengal for Islamic </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Fri, 24 Jul 2009 04:45:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-11-26T13:38:27.063-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">commerce</category><category domain="">like-want</category><category domain="">media</category><title>Bankrupt Journalism</title><atom:summary type="text">Machines that pollute our environment in Bengal, in the form of privately owned mass transport are staying away from the road today, perhaps indefinitely.  I love it, really.
  34. I scanned two newspapers in the morning, Anandabazar Patrika in bengali and The Telegraph in english, and failed to find the word environmental pollution.  They call it their Bureau&#39;s reporting.  Its really the stuff of </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Mon, 20 Jul 2009 07:16:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-11-26T13:40:11.023-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">emission</category><category domain="">population</category><category domain="">time</category><title>per capita emissions - Convenient?</title><atom:summary type="text">Due to industrial growth, India&#39;s energy consumption and thereby emission and pollution in general is increasing rapidly.  However, if you divide the absolute emissions by the population, the emission per capita is insignificant, compared to the rest of the world.
  36. Anyone who is following the media already knows what our Minister of Environment and Forests Jayaram Ramesh&#39;s argument was.  What got</atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>1</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Wed, 15 Jul 2009 07:56:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-11-26T13:16:19.199-08:00</atom:updated><title>ex.hil.a.ra.tion</title><atom:summary type="text">Today, I found three netizens who have talked about open-source research before me!
  38. J-C B is in Philadelphia, RR in Vancouver and MT in Sydney; I have linked their relevant sites.  Just to keep things straight, I googled for science blogs and found J-C B&#39;s Nature precedings ppt which led me to the others.  Tanmoy exposed me to the origin and development of open source publishing in particle </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Tue, 14 Jul 2009 04:58:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2010-03-07T20:39:57.961-08:00</atom:updated><category domain="">Intuition</category><category domain="">language</category><category domain="">learning</category><category domain="">Science</category><category domain="">scientific attitude</category><title>Who trains our graduate students?</title><atom:summary type="text">Over the weekend, a comparison of our (it seems only eastern India) construction workers and those at other (better places) came up in a social conversation.  The observation is really common place- the slope of the flooring is messed up, so that water is flowing in the &#39;wrong&#39; direction and leaving the place muddy.  I call it a common experience because I had some construction work done in our </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item><item><guid isPermaLink="false">,</guid><pubDate>Sat, 11 Jul 2009 04:20:00 +0000</pubDate><atom:updated>2009-07-30T23:33:49.040-07:00</atom:updated><title>Polluter Pays?</title><atom:summary type="text">Turns out we have managed to exceed the critical tropospheric ozone levels over our agricultural belt.  We generate ozone in this lower atmosphere by our industrial and transport emissions-an Urban problem? Well its supposed to affect crop yields, threateningly,  although it might really be fun to figure out that data.   [edits on July31,2009: I find some reliable data here]  How about a little </atom:summary><link></link><author>[email protected] (Sandip Niyogi)</author><thr:total>0</thr:total></item></channel></rss>

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