“An expert explains the psychology of conspiratorial thinking.”
April 26, 2013 Salon / By Alex Seitz-Wald
The best way is to keep multiple theories and discredit each theory as new informatioin occurs.Be ready to create new theories to most closely fit the situation.Challange your own theory against fact
2-try to corrolate the info with the highest govt.,trade organization or expert you can
(challenge those assumptions and put them against facts)
3-be absolutely ready for surprises and shocking info
4-be ready for intuitive jumps
5-be ready to be discredited, I’ve had a converstion where the topic of “neuroscience” was redirected to
“illuminati consipracy” and “zeitgiest”
So in my neck of the woods:
“31-4 Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation 2008 (EFRI-2008) (NSF)
The Directorate for Engineering at the National Science Foundation has established the Office of Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovations (EFRI) to serve a critical role in focusing on important emerging areas in a timely manner. The EFRI Office is launching a new funding opportunity for interdisciplinary teams of researchers to embark on rapidly advancing frontiers of fundamental engineering research. For this solicitation, we will consider proposals that aim to investigate emerging frontiers in the following two specific research areas: 1) Cognitive Optimization and Prediction: From Neural Systems to Neurotechnology (COPN), and 2) Resilient and Sustainable Infrastructures (RESIN). EFRI seeks proposals with transformative ideas that represent an opportunity for a significant shift in fundamental engineering knowledge with a strong potential for long term impact on national needs or a grand challenge. The lead PI must have a primary appointment in an engineering department. The PI and at least two co-PIs, all from different disciplines and with funded time committed in the budget, must be listed on the cover pare or on the budget page of the proposal. Each PI/co-PI may participate in only one proposal in response to this solicitation. NSF 07-579 (Posted 7/27/07)”
from a bulletin from Kansas State U.
kywd serch:” Cognitive Optimization and Prediction: From Neural Systems to Neurotechnology”
“This project is based on an award from the Office of the Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI), National Science Foundation, USA under the topic Cognitive Optimization and Prediction: From Neural Systems to Neurotechnology (COPN). The title of the award is “EFRI-COPN: Neuroscience and Neural Networks for Engineering the Future Intelligent Electric Power Grid”, EFRI # 1238097 and the project duration is November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2013.
It is a joint project between the Clemson University (lead institution), Georgia Tech and Missouri S&T.
The overarching goal of this multi-disciplinary project is to infuse more neurobiology into control systems, to make them more brain-like and be able to carry out real-time control of complex systems. This project has two research thrusts:
On the neurobiology side, a novel in vitro neural system is used to explore new learning mechanisms that may underlie the massively parallel real-time control capabilities of the brain.
The neuro-engineering activity takes advantage of advances in the neurobiology thrust to develop technologies for real-time control and decision making, aimed at revolutionizing nonlinear adaptive optimal control of large complex critical infrastructures such as, but not limited to, the electric power grid.
I invite you to explore our website and send us any comments that will enhance our work.”
Ganesh Kumar Venayagamoorthy, PhD, FIET, FSAIEE
Principal Investigator & Duke Energy Distinguished Professor, Clemson University
rat brain control “in vitro neural system is used to explore new learning mechanisms”