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What is Expertise?

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Among investigators of expertise, it has generally been assumed that the performance of experts improved as a direct function of increases in their knowledge through training and extended experience.  However, recent studies show that there are, at least,  some domains where "experts" perform no better then less trained individuals (cf. outcomes of therapy by clinical psychologists, Dawes, 1994) and that sometimes experts’ decisions are no more accurate than beginners’ decisions and simple decision aids (Camerer & Johnson, 1991; Bolger & Wright, 1992). Most individuals who start as active professionals or as beginners in a domain change their behavior and increase their performance for a limited time until they reach an acceptable level. Beyond this point, however, further improvements appear to be unpredictable and the number of years of work and leisure experience in a domain is a poor predictor of attained performance (Ericsson & Lehmann, 1996). Hence, continued improvements (changes) in achievement are not automatic consequences of more experience and in those domains where performance consistently increases aspiring experts seek out particular kinds of experience, that is deliberate practice (Ericsson, Krampe & Tesch-Römer, 1993)-activities designed, typically by a teacher, for the sole purpose of effectively improving specific aspects of an individual’s performance.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2011
at 11:52am by mnp


Categories: games,robots,weaponry,9th dan,science,boredom killer,"ninja",what is?,education,jobs

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Documentary : Botany of Desire

Watch the full episode. See more Botany of Desire.

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Posted: March 16th, 2011
at 6:28pm by mnp


Categories: myninjaplease,green,drogas,mnp is for the children,grub,science,boredom killer,documentary,drinks

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Play Great Gatsby Online - NES

An NES game designed by a ninja we know personally (for once). This ish is crack!, click the pic to play!!

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Posted: February 15th, 2011
at 3:52pm by Black Ock


Categories: games,2 hours on the internet,boredom killer

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National Happy-o-Meter a la Twitter

America, are you happy? The emotional words contained in hundreds of millions of messages posted to the Twitter website may hold the answer.

Computer scientist Alan Mislove at Northeastern University in Boston and colleagues have found that these "tweets" suggest that the west coast is happier than the east coast, and across the country happiness peaks each Sunday morning, with a trough on Thursday evenings. The team calls their work the "pulse of the nation".

To glean mood from the 140-character-long messages, the researchers analysed all public tweets posted between September 2006 and August 2009. They filtered them to find tweets that contain words … [READ MORE]

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Posted: July 28th, 2010
at 3:08pm by Black Ock


Categories: fo' real?,real life news,boredom killer

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Information Overload

How to deal with information overload? Consume information consciously, practice attention fitness and breathe.

"As long as the centuries continue to unfold, the number of books will grow continually, and one can predict that a time will come when it will be almost as difficult to learn anything from books as from the direct study of the whole universe. It will be almost as convenient to search for some bit of truth concealed in nature as it will be to find it hidden away in an immense multitude of bound volumes." - Denis Diderot

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Talking to Yourself is Good?

Two things. First, in giving words to (or writing onto paper) an issue and adding the clarity and clarifications required to make something understandable to someone else has the same impact on your other-than-conscious. You may think that you're being clear about an issue in your head, but you rarely are. You're more likely to be half articulating the issue and then immediately looping into theA same consciously derived result you keep on getting which is failing to remove the problem or blocker.

And this is the second point. By talking to yourself (again, words or paper is good - words may be better because of how unusual you may experience the sensation), your conscious brain gives a clear set of instructions to your other-than-conscious brain. You ask yourself the question and often answer it very quickly yourself because the totality of your resources (conscious and unconscious) are now engaged to a common endeavour (and in most cases, you knew the answer to the problem: it just needed unlocking by you being clear with yourself)

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Posted: June 29th, 2010
at 5:11pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,weaponry,fo' real?,science,boredom killer,philosophy

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TED : Michael Shermer

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Posted: June 20th, 2010
at 2:28pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: life,science,boredom killer,"ninja",philosophy

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Men Who Do Nothing But Think

MNP thinks you should still be able to read the text above.. and we do not endorse Westinghouse!

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Posted: June 17th, 2010
at 11:06pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: myninjaplease,web,weaponry,design,boredom killer,philosophy

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What Is Intelligence, Anyway?

Isaac Asimov on the blind intelligence, and deaf society.

My intelligence, then, is not absolute but is a function of the society I live in and of the fact that a small subsection of that society has managed to foist itself on the rest as an arbiter of such matters.

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Posted: June 1st, 2010
at 2:50pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,life,too good to be true,weaponry,fo' real?,9th dan,science,boredom killer,"ninja",philosophy,education

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