Month: April 2019

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Adolescent risk appetite: mindFly

During risky decision making, adolescents activate the prefrontal cortex(PFC) less than adults do. The less the activity, the poorer is the risk assessment.

 
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Is there an SOP on how to have a meal? mindFly

. Tom Cruise as Kaffee in the movie “A few good men” asks a very pertinent question during the argument over the written procedure of the code red. He asks Cpl Barnes to turn to the page in the SOP book that tells them how to get to the mess hall to which Cpl Branes replies that it’s not in the book! Kaffee then replies ” You mean the whole time at Gitmo, you’ve never had a meal?”. Cpl Barnes replies “No, Sir. Three squares a day, Sir.”  

 
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Genetic based learning for flight crew: mindFly

Taking an evidence-based approach to teaching and learning, as encouraged by the field of¬†educational neuroscience, is challenging and at times controversial. Perhaps the most contentious aspect of this endeavor is the application of genetics to education and flight crew training.  

 
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Great Corporate culture: mindFly

I have been thinking of where to begin and what should be the components of a great corporate culture that an employee can be proud of, so I browsed and compiled a few here. Vision: It begins with a vision pr a mission statement. This guides a company’s values and provides it with purpose. That purpose, in turn, orients every decision and employee makes. This is the foundation of culture. Values: Vision articulates a company’s purpose, values offer a set of guidelines on behavoural mindset needed to achieve that vision. Practices: Values are of little importance unless they are enshrined…

 
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Cognitive revolution, Homo Sapiens: mindFly

Sapiens: A brief history of man kind by Yuvak Noah Harari About 13.5 billion years ago, matter, energy, time and space came into being what is known as the Big Bang. Homo Sapiens started to form more elaborate structures called cultures some 70,000 years ago. Three important revolutions shaped the course of history: the Cognitive revolution (70000 years ago), Agricultural revolution 912000 years ago) and the Scientific revolution (500 years ago). All human beings share some common peculiarities, first and foremost is the size of the brain. Humans have a large sized brain on an average 200 cu cm, the…

 
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Artificial intelligence will replace the pilot trainer: mindFly

A trainee checks-in, uses her/his retina or facial scan to enter the training session. From day one they are assisted by virtual trainers and augmented reality to follow the training syllabus. While the ground training today has been off loaded to computer based and soon will be on the augmented reality platform, there is a heavy reliance on the flight simulator instructors/examiners to conduct training. This is rather surprising given the fact that the level of technology used in the modern airplanes has jumped four folds, the pilot training is rather obsolete and carried out the same way it was…