Directed by Andrew Butte, this is an entry for UCLA Fund’s 4th video contest “I Love UCLA.”
@ about 30s in, Daniel Lin, our Undergraduate Project Leader was in the video greeting the view-point character, then the latter explored our UnderSea Campus 😀
Odds, Probability, Chance, Risks: Interchangeable?
Not so much.
What does it mean to say “smokers are X times more likely to get lung cancer than non-smokers?” What about
when the weather channel says, “there is a 10% chance of rain?” The odds of 1 to 10 of winning?
These words are often used in casual conversations as somewhat interchangeable, and can be rather confusing. I remember being very excited to learn about them for the first time, so hopefully you will find this as interesting (or at least as clarifying!) as I did!
A little test!
In which of the following scenario are you most likely to find dessert happiness? Which ones are saying the same thing?
A. The odds against you eating a cupcake are 1 to 5.
B. Your odds of/on eating a cupcake are 1 to 5.
C. The probability of you eating a cupcake is 20%.
D. You have a 20% chance of eating a cupcake.
Answers, in short: A is the most likely-for-cupcake scenario, and C and D are saying the same thing.
This study has concluded as of Winter 2015.
General information for prospective participants
$10/hour, Minimum $50. Paid on Day 18 in Cash.
Up to 5 Psychology SONA credits.
If participation exceeds 6 hours, the remainder will be paid in cash as described above.
You may opt to receive a combination of cash and credit for your participation.
e.g. I f you only need 2 SONA credits, you can get the two credits and $30 in cash.
Please inform your researcher of your compensation preference during scheduling.
Nicco put together this machine while I served as his package opener.
It is so pretty… and awesome.
Guess who is gonna have a jolly good time? (Or get incredibly sick)….
I LOVE MY WORK SO SO SO MUCH.
Thank you, David Rowe, the one-man team in CtrlAlt Studio that created the first and best (and only!) Rift-compatible OpenSim Viewer!
Meet Oryon Essoe, Prime Minister of Rissland. He works day and night to make Rissland a participant-friendly research space.
He is very smug because he built a classroom space in a tree-house today.
Proud to congratulate my mentor, Dr. Jesse Rissman for receiving DARPA Young Faculty Award!
This grant funds our virtual reality project, ALIVE (Avatar Learning In Virtual Environment).
Article by DARPA: ELITE GROUP OF YOUNG SCIENTISTS EMBARK ON DARPA RESEARCH EFFORTS
Article on UCLA Toda
Jesse receiving DARPA YFA from Dr. William Casebeer
A virtual environment created for learning and memory research in the Behavioural Neuroscience Area of the Psychology Department in UCLA.
The project is called Avatar Learning In Virtual Environment (ALIVE), sponsored by DARPA. It is conducted in Dr. Jesse Rissman’s Memory Laboratory, by his graduate students Joey K.-Y. Essoe and Niccolo Reggente.
Rissland is created by Essoe utilising OpenSim’s Diva Distro, customising various free contents courtesy of the OpenSim community.