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  • Cognitive Science Research at Indiana University-Online Game

    The Percepts and Concepts Laboratory at Indiana University would like to *
    invite you to participate in our interactive, on-line group experiments. The
    games are entertaining and should be intriguing to those interested in
    cognitive science, psychology, artificial intelligence, research, etc. Some of
    the games that we are
    currently working on include:

    Forager: In this experiment, we are interested in how groups of people
    allocate themselves to resources. Your goal in a four-minute experiment is to
    pick up as many resources as you can by moving your icon with the arrow keys.

    Spread of Innovations: This experiment explores how innovative ideas spread in
    a group. As you try to solve a puzzle, you see the solutions proposed by your
    neighbors, and they see your solutions.

    Opinion Sharing: You rate things (e.g. faces, music, or paintings) and can see
    the ratings given by others. Over several rounds of ratings, does your group
    converge in its opinion or not?

    In all of these experiment, you play with other humans when they are available
    or with artificial intelligence bots when no other humans are currently on-
    line. By playing our games, our GEE group benefits because we collect data on
    how collective behavior in human groups emerges, and you benefit by 1)
    learning about current research questions and methods in the social sciences,
    2) sharing an engrossing, communal experience with others people (or bots!),
    3) playing games that have deeper significance and more interesting dynamics
    than solitaire, tetris, or the typical fodder of on-line games. The
    experiments will run on any computer that has Java 1.4 or later, and can be
    found at:


    If you like the experiments, please tell your friends or favorite news group,
    blog, or forum. The more people who are in our virtual world at any time, the
    more fun it is (and the more data we collect). Also, please reply to this
    email is you would like to be placed on our mailing list, or if you're willing
    to place a link to our site on your web page. If you find any bugs or have
    suggestions for improvements, please email Andy Jones <[email protected]>
    or Allen Lee <[email protected]>, and CC Rob Goldstone
    ([email protected]).

    *Thank you for being part of the global brain,

    The Group Experiment Environments (GEE) team

    Robert Goldstone - Director

    Rowan Johnston - PR/Marketing/Research

    Andy Jones - Programmer/Researcher

    Allen Lee - Programmer/Researcher

    Zoran Rilak - Programmer/Researcher

    Michael Roberts - Artificial Intelligence and Computational Modeler

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    Re: Cognitive Science Research at Indiana University-Online Game

    welcome to tg, iuresearch. please read the Rules, Announcments and SOP's in my signature. intresting post, thanks.




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