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    Default Decision trees

    https://medium.com/@stuartmcdonald_6...g-cbc2eb0a7f07

    The article comes from HEMA; no matter. The stuff worth stealing is on how to coach people into new, complex skills.

    1. Learn the stuff earlier in the night.

    2. Put the stuff into practise earlier in the night.

    3. Distil and simplify your verbal commands

    4. Reduce the number of decisions

    5. Use context wisely

    6. Relax. Slow Down. Enjoy.

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    Branching and event-driven task initiation.

    Computers are extremely good at following decision trees and listening for events to kick off other processes. They do so much faster than the human brain can. We have also gotten very good at programming them to do so, and a significant part of computational theory is dedicated to calculating and understanding algorithm complexity (mostly defined by the amount of looping, recursion, and branches that have to be made). Equally, a lot of effort is put into minimizing those things and doing them efficiently.

    It would be very interesting to see those principles applied to biological decision making especially in this context.

    We are just talking about programming the mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Spade View Post
    https://medium.com/@stuartmcdonald_6...g-cbc2eb0a7f07

    The article comes from HEMA; no matter. The stuff worth stealing is on how to coach people into new, complex skills.

    1. Learn the stuff earlier in the fight.

    2. Put the stuff into practise earlier in the fight.

    3. Distil and simplify your verbal commands

    4. Reduce the number of decisions

    5. Use context wisely

    6. Relax. Slow Down. Enjoy.
    I think that's what you meant. Effing computers.
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