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Mobile devices, service supporting and augmenting social dynamics
Titel på avhandling: 
Unleashing Social Potential
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People (our psycho-perceptual-motor-systems) are amazing signal processors. We have an
uncanny capacity to detect signal in noise; moreover, we constantly try to #nd meaning in these
signals. We are built to learn and we can learn the meaning of new signals (stimuli). When it
comes to rational cognitive processes, we are ill-equipped to actively, cognitively understand
complex processes. However, in complex situations our split-second decisions (intuition) often is
right. (Gladwell - Blink)
In making sense of the world, there is a primacy of action (Overbeeke, inaugural speech 2007).
Damasio (Descartes error, Looking for Spinosa) describes and researches how our bodies play a
signi#cant role in the experience of affective processes and the role these play in cognitive
processes. All this seems to be in line with Gibsonian perception theory.
Resnick (Turtles, Termites and Traffic Jams) has experimented with the teaching of
understanding and constructing non-lineair, complex systems to children.
Borovoy describes how the introduction of (rational, logic, verbal) information about social
dynamics in a group, provides insight to the individuals in that group in their roles and positions.

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