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Habit Labs
"Writing the code for personal behavior change."
behavior  habit  self-improvement  health  nudge  quantified-self 
july 2012 by tsuomela
Magazine - The Perfected Self - The Atlantic
Though more advanced in execution, today’s electronic nudges and tweaks are identical in purpose: use what you can control to affect what you can’t. The simple elegance of this concept flips on its head Chomsky’s suggestion that behavior modification treats people as if they were no more intelligent than animals. What distinguishes our intellect from animals’ is not that we can go against our environment—most of us can’t, not in the long run—but rather that we can purposefully alter our environment to shape our behavior in ways we choose.
psychology  behavior  quantified-self  health  self-improvement  measurement  behaviorism 
june 2012 by tsuomela
Toolmaker Talk: Yoni Donner (Quantified Mind) | Quantified Self
Donner: Quantified Mind is a web application that allows users to track the variation in their cognitive functions under different conditions, using cognitive tests that are based on long-standing principles from psychology, but adapted to be repeatable, short, engaging, automatic and adaptive.

The goal is to make cognitive optimization an exact science instead of relying on subjective feelings, which can be deceiving or so subtle that they are hard to interpret. Quantified Mind allows fun and easy self-experimentation and data analysis that can lead to actionable conclusions.
quantified-self  cognition  psychology  metrics  measurement  self-improvement 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Personal Informatics
"Personal informatics is a class of tools that help people collect personally relevant information for the purpose of self-reflection and self-monitoring. These tools help people gain self-knowledge about one's behaviors, habits, and thoughts. It goes by other names such as living by numbers, personal analytics, quantified self, and self-tracking.

This site is a resource for all things related to personal informatics. "
informatics  personal  quantified-self  tools  research 
april 2012 by tsuomela

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