Attentional Design Dark Arts

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http://bigthink.com/errors-we-live-by/the-dark-arts-of-attentional-design

Junk attention
Addiction by design
Compulsion

‘Public-sector applied psychology in the form of “libertarian paternalism,” is considered “autonomy threatening” when it uses implicit nudges. But don’t for-profit, hidden-brain nudges manipulate autonomy?’

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Dark chocolate is now a health food. Here’s how that happened. – Vox

“By spending a lot of money on one topic but not another, [it] can sort of create a publication bias,”

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BBC – Future – The amazing fertility of the older mind

the adult brain is far more fertile than expected, and more than capable of sprouting the connections necessary for profound learning

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Facebook News Feed: Design and “dark UX” are turning us into sleep-deprived internet addicts — Quartz

This is like the idea that most of us like cakes. When we open a refrigerator door multiple times and see the same cake, we will not be as motivated to eat like if we opened the refrigerator door multiple times, and each time see a different cake (i.e., be exposed to a variable reward)….The objective of introducing better “reward management” abilities was to ensure users spend more time on Facebook as the rewards they are exposed to after the new abilities were implemented are presumed to be larger than bef

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Is the Stuff You Buy Over 20 Years Worth 40,000 Hours of Time? – The New York Times

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