The Art and Science of Measuring CEO Performance, Knowledge@Wharton
Excerpts: The long-term performance of a company's stock may be the ultimate test of a CEO's talents. But that's not the only measurement used by boards of directors to gauge how well the boss is doing. (...)
Indeed, any number of factors can effect the way CEOs are judged by their boards, including a particular management style (think Robert Nardelli and Home Depot); an especially challenging industry (automobiles and labor unions); soft metrics (such as customer satisfaction or R&D); the influence of increasingly well-informed shareholders, and an organization's age (start-up vs. mature company).
The choice of a metric - or fitness function in the context of complex systems analysis - is of central importance in the dynamics of the system. This is true not only in businesses but also in other social systems such as educational institutions.
Education: Who Ranks The University Rankers?, Science
Excerpts: So how do you measure academic excellence? Most rankings start by collecting data about each university that are believed to be indicators of quality. After giving each a different, predetermined "weight," the indicators are added up to a total score that determines a university's rank. But there are vast differences in the number and the nature of the indicators, as well as the way the data are obtained.
National university rankings cater primarily to aspiring students about to choose where to study, which is why they focus on education.
Economics: Money Illusion And The Market, Science
Excerpts: Despite increasing evidence that thinking in nominal terms is common and that purely nominal changes can affect individual choices (1, 2), economists have only started to understand when and how money illusion affects market outcomes. Economists often claim that learning and market forces eliminate distortions from money illusion at the market level if irrational agents are swiftly selected out of the market (e.g., because they go bankrupt) or if rational agents can effectively take advantage of irrational behavior. Yet, recent evidence, from both the experimental laboratory and the field, suggests that money illusion can affect market outcomes.
Excerpts: Standard economics assumes that people base their decisions on real value only and take changes in price tags properly into account. For example, a rational consumer is assumed to base his shopping decisions on "real" prices (e.g., how many hours do I have to work for a loaf of bread?) (...). To illustrate, compare a situation in which money wages increase 2.3% and prices increase 3.1% over one year with a situation in which money wages fall by 0.8% at constant prices. The two situations are equivalent in "real terms", (...) People who perceive these situations differently are said to be prone to money illusion. (...)
Sleights of Mind, NY Times
Excerpts: A recurring theme in experimental psychology is the narrowness of perception: how very little of the sensory clamor makes its way into awareness. (...)
Sounding more like a professor than a comedian and magician, Teller described how a good conjuror exploits the human compulsion to find patterns, and to impose them when they aren't really there.
ˇ§In real life if you see something done again and again, you study it and you gradually pick up a pattern,ˇ¨ (...). "If you do that with a magician, it's sometimes a big mistake."
Neuroscience: The Threatened Brain, Science
Excerpts: Imminent threats and remote threats produce different behavioral responses, and many animal studies suggest that the brain systems that organize defensive behaviors differ accordingly (1). On page 1079 of this issue, Mobbs and colleagues make an important advance by showing that different neural circuits in the human brain are engaged by distal and proximal threats, and that activation of these brain areas correlates with the subjective experience of fear elicited by the threat (2). By pinpointing these specific brain circuits, we may gain a better understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying pathological fear, such as chronic anxiety and panic disorders.
When Fear Is Near: Threat Imminence Elicits Prefrontal-Periaqueductal Gray Shifts In Humans, Science
Excerpts: Humans, like other animals, alter their behavior depending on whether a threat is close or distant. We investigated spatial imminence of threat by developing an active avoidance paradigm in which volunteers were pursued through a maze by a virtual predator endowed with an ability to chase, capture, and inflict pain. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we found that as the virtual predator grew closer, brain activity shifted from the ventromedial prefrontal cortex to the periaqueductal gray. This shift showed maximal expression when a high degree of pain was anticipated.
- Source: When Fear Is Near: Threat Imminence Elicits Prefrontal-Periaqueductal Gray Shifts In Humans, Dean Mobbs, Predrag Petrovic, Jennifer L. Marchant, Demis Hassabis, Nikolaus Weiskopf, Ben Seymour, Raymond J. Dolan, Christopher D. Frith, Science: 1079-1083., 07/08/24
Pac-Man Reveals Human Response To Threats: Boffins Use Arcade Game To Research Fight Or Flight Reflex, vnunet.com
Excerpts: Scientists (...) used the classic Pac-Man arcade game to determine how the human brain responds to threats. The researchers created a game where volunteers were chased through a maze by an artificial predator. If the participants were caught they received a mild electric shock. The volunteers' brain activity was measured using functional magnetic resonance imaging. The research found that humans, like other animals, alter their behaviour when faced with a threat depending on whether the threat is close or distant. (...) The results of the Pac-Man experiment show that the fear response moves from the strategic areas of the brain towards more reactive responses (...).
Chimpanzees Use Self-Distraction To Cope With Impulsivity, Biol. Lett.
Excerpts: It is unknown whether animals, like humans, can employ behavioural strategies to cope with impulsivity. To examine this question, we tested whether chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) would use self-distraction as a coping strategy in a situation in which they had to continually inhibit responses to accumulating candies in order to earn a greater amount of those rewards. We tested animals in three conditions in which they were sometimes given a set of toys and were sometimes allowed physical access to the accumulating candies. (...) Thus, chimpanzees engaged in self-distraction with the toys when such behaviour was most beneficial as a coping mechanism.
Astrocytes Potentiate Transmitter Release at Single Hippocampal Synapses, Science
Excerpts: Astrocytes play active roles in brain physiology. They respond to neurotransmitters and modulate neuronal excitability and synaptic function. However, the influence of astrocytes on synaptic transmission and plasticity at the single synapse level is unknown. Ca2+ elevation in astrocytes transiently increased the probability of transmitter release at hippocampal area CA3-CA1 synapses, without affecting the amplitude of synaptic events. This form of short-term plasticity was due to the release of glutamate from astrocytes, a process that depended on Ca2+ and soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor attachment protein receptor (SNARE) protein and that activated metabotropic glutamate receptors (mGluRs).
Evolutionary Biology: Structure In Mutualistic Networks, Nature
Excerpts: Statistical analyses of the networks formed by plant-animal mutualisms can now take account of the relatedness of the players on either side. How helpful is this innovation for understanding network dynamics? (...)
In mutualistic networks, optional interactions occurring among many species are common; most interactions are strongly asymmetric; and species interact with nested subsets of partners. Thus, a large number of species having few interactions coexists with a relatively small number of super-generalists.
Learning and Innovation Expand Cooperative Network Topologies, arXiv
Abstract: Cooperation plays a key role in the evolution of complex systems. However, the level of cooperation extensively varies with the topology of agent networks in the widely used models of repeated games. Here we show that cooperation remains rather stable by applying long-term learning + innovative strategy adoption rules on a variety of random, regular, small-word, scale-free and modular networks in repeated, multi-agent games. Furthermore, we found that while long-term learning promotes cooperation, innovation makes the level of cooperation less dependent on the actual network topology. Our results demonstrate that long-term learning and innovation, when acting together, extend the range of network topologies enabling the development of cooperation at a wider range of costs and temptations. Learning and innovation help to preserve cooperation during network re-organization, and may be key mechanisms promoting the evolution of self-organizing, complex systems.
Varying Environments Can Speed Up Evolution, PNAS
Excerpt: Simulations of biological evolution, in which computers are used to evolve systems toward a goal, often require many generations to achieve even simple goals. It is therefore of interest to look for generic ways, compatible with natural conditions, in which evolution in simulations can be speeded. Here, we study the impact of temporally varying goals on the speed of evolution, defined as the number of generations needed for an initially random population to achieve a given goal. Using computer simulations, we find that evolution toward goals that change over time can, in certain cases, dramatically speed up evolution compared with evolution toward a fixed goal.
AI System Predicts Medicine's Hidden Powers, NewScientist.com
Excerpts: Treatments for new or drug-resistant infectious diseases may already be in our medicine cabinets, say the molecular biologists responsible for developing an artificial-intelligence system that can predict unknown antibiotic properties of existing drugs.(...)
"In the case of new infectious diseases, there might be no time to develop a completely new drug from the ground up," (...)
However, if the new AI system suggests an existing drug might be an effective antibiotic, it could be quickly tested for efficacy, and then pushed into service, Cherkasov says.
Olecular Biology: Cancer's Perpetual Source?, Science
Excerpts: Not everyone is convinced that the stemlike cells found in cancers play such a key role in tumor growth and maintenance. But if that idea is correct, "the ramifications could be huge," says Craig Jordan of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York state. In that event, therapies that target cancer stem cells may prove more effective than current cancer treatments. Indeed, radiation and many chemotherapeutic drugs wipe out dividing cells, but stem cells may be quiescent most of the time and so may survive these treatments.
Social Habits Of Cells May Hold Key To Fighting Diseases, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Scientists in Manchester are working to change the social habits of living cells -- an innovation that could bring about cleaner and greener fuel and help fight diseases such as cancer and diabetes. (...) Scientists have recently discovered that networking in living cells may determine whether a cell causes diabetes or cancer or helps to maintain our health. By adjusting and modifying the way cells network, researchers believe it's possible to adjust the behaviour of living cells and reduce the chances of disease occurring. (...)
RNA Interference: Hitting The On Switch, Nature
Excerpts: Researchers in San Francisco have findings that suggest a whole new side to RNA interference. (...)
There are intriguing differences between the known silencing pathways and the observed activation phenomenon. Silencing is triggered within hours and ceases in about seven days, whereas activation takes days to appear but can last for weeks. The different kinetics suggest that some mystery process is involved,
Virology: China, Vietnam Grapple With 'Rapidly Evolving' Pig Virus, Science
Excerpts: "The evolution of the virus is really quite startling. It is probably one of the most rapidly evolving viruses that I know of," says Trevor Drew, head of virology at the Veterinary Laboratories Agency in Weybridge, U.K. He explains that, typically, a virus circulating in a new host initially causes severe disease and becomes less pathogenic over time. With PRRS there is evidence that the opposite has occurred: A nonpathogenic strain was circulating among pigs in North America before it evolved and started causing disease.
Infectious Disease: Racing to Defuse a Bacterial Time Bomb, Science
Excerpts: Once ignored as an obscure disease, melioidosis and the frighteningly versatile bacterium that causes it are drawing attention as a bioterror threat (...)
Scientists are striving to unravel the genetic machinery that underlies B. pseudomallei's exceptional hardiness and virulence. Its penchant for morphing--a phenomenon called phenotype switching--appears to be central to its versatility. "There is unbelievable variability in how it presents itself. It's like a population of several different organisms," says Manoil. MORU researchers have identified seven morphotypes, each with a distinct gene-expression pattern.
Ocean Circulation Noisy, Not Stalling, Nature
Excerpts: No immediate danger for the Gulf stream.(...)
Suggestions of a substantial decline in the Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warm tropical water northwards seem to be largely unfounded. New data - recorded between the Bahamas and the Canary Islands - show that the seemingly dramatic reduction discovered two years ago in the strength of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) is easily within the range of huge seasonal variability.
Earth Science: Old Diamonds And The Upper Crust, Nature
Excerpts: Was the early Earth a blackened landscape of congealed lava, or was it cool enough for oceans to form? The discovery of diamonds in the oldest-known relics of surface rocks adds new elan to this debate. (...)
As Earth grew in the dust cloud around the proto-Sun, probably colliding with a planet the size of Mars during the process, surface temperatures would have reached in excess of 6,000 deg C (...). When the surface eventually cooled, solid rocks started to form, but what those rocks were like, and when the formation process started, are controversial questions.
Rocketing into HIPerSpace: New Visualization System at UC San Diego, UCSD News
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have constructed the highest-resolution computer display in the world - with a screen resolution up to 220 million pixels. (...)
HIPerSpace OptIPortal at UC San Diego provides 220 million pixels of display space across 55 high-resolution tiled screens.
UCSD's HIPerSpace OptIPortal is similar to the HIPerWall because both are tiled display systems, but with different hardware. Irvine's version is constructed with 50 Apple 30-inch Cinema Displays, powered by 25 Power Mac G5s running the Mac OS X operating system. UCSD's Linux-based OptIPortal consists of 55 Dell displays driven by 18 Dell XPS personal computers.
Studies Report Inducing Out-of-Body Experience, NY Times
(...) "the sense of having a body, of being in a bodily self," is actually constructed from multiple sensory streams, said one expert on body and mind, (...).
Martin Boyer/EPFL A representation of one of the scenarios that scientists used to study out-of-body experiences.
Usually these sensory streams, which include vision, touch, balance and the sense of where one's body is positioned in space, work together seamlessly, Dr. Botvinick said. But when the information coming from the sensory sources does not match up, the sense of being embodied as a whole comes apart.
Video Ergo Sum: Manipulating Bodily Self-Consciousness, Science
Excerpts: Humans normally experience the conscious self as localized within their bodily borders. This spatial unity may break down in certain neurological conditions such as out-of-body experiences, leading to a striking disturbance of bodily self-consciousness. On the basis of these clinical data, we designed an experiment that uses conflicting visual-somatosensory input in virtual reality to disrupt the spatial unity between the self and the body.
Photon-Transistors For The Supercomputers Of The Future, PhysOrg.com
Scientist from the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen and from Harvard University have worked out a new theory which describe how the necessary transistors for the quantum computers of the future may be created. (...)
Two photons are sent through a nanowire towards an atom, where they collide, such that one photon (red) transfers its information to the other photon. Credit: Anders Sondberg Sorensen, associate professor, University of Copenhagen
The atom is brought close to the nanowire. Two photons are sent towards the atom and when they hit it an interaction occurs between them, where one imparts information to the other. The information is sent in bits which are either a one or zero digit, and the order of digits produces the message.
Sony Powers Walkman With Sugar-Based Battery, PCWorld
Excerpts: Sony has announced a breakthrough in battery technology--a bio cell that uses sugar to produce electricity. (...)
The bio cell, which measures 39 millimeters cubed, delivers 50mW (milliWatts) -- a world record for such a cell, according to the company.
A video provided by Sony shows four of the cells connected in series delivering enough energy to power a Walkman music player. The battery uses glucose solution as a fuel. A second video shows a small fan being powered by the cell with a glucose-based sports drink used as the fuel.
Using Life's Building Blocks To Control Nanoparticle Assembly, ScienceDaily
Excerpts: Using DNA, the molecule that carries life's genetic instructions, (...) are studying how to control both the speed of nanoparticle assembly and the structure of its resulting nanoclusters. (...)"We can synthesize nanoparticles with very well controlled optical, catalytic, and magnetic properties," Maye said. "They are usually free-flowing in solution, but for use in a functional device, they have to be organized in three dimensions, or on surfaces, in a well-controlled manner. That's where self assembly comes into play. We want the particles to do the work themselves." (...)
Helix Self-Assembly from Anisotropic Molecules, Phys. Rev. Lett.
Excerpts: We explore the potential energy landscape for clusters composed of disklike ellipsoidal particles interacting via an anisotropic potential based on the elliptic contact function. Over a wide range of parameter space we find global potential energy minima consisting of helices composed of one or more strands. Characterizing the potential energy surface in the region of helical global minima reveals a topology associated with ˇ§structure-seekingˇ¨ systems. This result indicates that the helices will self-assemble over a wide range of temperature.
Materials Science: Stirring Stuff, Nature
Excerpts: Take silicon, soak in water, add acid - and stir. This simple new recipe for the self-assembly of complex microstructures belies an involved sequence of hydrophobic, electrostatic and van der Waals interactions.
In folding its proteins and constructing its complex membranes, nature uses self-assembly: bathed in water or another liquid, tiny building-blocks come together by virtue of their shape and interactions. As they report in the journal Small, Onoe et al. 1 adapt these natural processes for their own designs. They describe a method for assembling parts just 10 micrometres across into complex, three-dimensional objects, and go on to build up chains of interlocking rings.
The Future Of Complexity: Conceiving A Better Way To Understand Order And Chaos, World Scientific
Excerpt: Contrary to the conventional wisdom held by many contemporaries in our time, the popularity of studying complexity is fast becoming a new fad in the intellectual scene. However, can the study of complex phenomena truly reveal recognizable patterns (with predictable outcomes) to enhance our understanding of reality, especially when it is embedded within the messy web of complexity? If so, what then are the limits? This book strives to demolish some of the myths surrounding the nature of complexity and, in the process, to provide an original theory to understand it in this world and beyond. (...)
Synchronization In Complex Networks Of Nonlinear Dynamical Systems, World Scientific
Excerpt: This book brings together two emerging research areas: synchronization in coupled nonlinear systems and complex networks, and study conditions under which a complex network of dynamical systems synchronizes. While there are many texts that study synchronization in chaotic systems or properties of complex networks, there are few texts that consider the intersection of these two very active and interdisciplinary research areas. The main theme of this book is that synchronization conditions can be related to graph theoretical properties of the underlying coupling topology. The book introduces ideas from systems theory, linear algebra and graph theory (...).
Complex Challenges: Global Terrorist Networks
Social Science: Sacred Barriers To Conflict Resolution, Science
Excerpts: Efforts to resolve political conflicts or to counter political violence often assume that adversaries make rational choices (1). Ever since the end of the Second World War, "rational actor" models have dominated strategic thinking at all levels of government policy (2) and military planning (3). In the confrontations between nation states, and especially during the Cold War, these models were arguably useful in anticipating an array of challenges and in stabilizing world peace enough to prevent nuclear war.
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1st European Conference on Complex Systems, Torino, Italy, 04/12/5-7
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3rd Edition of the Econophysics Colloquium, Ancona, 07/09/27-29
European Conference on Complex Systems 2007 (ECCS'07) , Dresden, Germany, 07/10/01-05
Processes Of Emergence Of Systems And Systemic Properties.
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, Castel Ivano (Trento), 07/10/18-20
2nd Annual Conf on The Physics, Chemistry and Biology of Water
, West Dover, Vermont. 07/10/18-21
Smithsonian conference, Creating a Sustainable Future
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Intl Conf on Complex Systems 2007
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Theory In Cognitive Neuroscience,
Wildbad Kreuth (Bavaria), Germany, 07/11/04-07
7th Intl Conf on Epigenetic Robotics:
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