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Publication: R. Arias-Hernández, T. M. Green and B. D. Fisher [2012]: From Cognitive Amplifiers to Cognitive Prostheses: Understandings of the Material Basis of Cognition in Visual Analytics doi:10.1179/0308018812Z.0000000001

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Title From Cognitive Amplifiers to Cognitive Prostheses: Understandings of the Material Basis of Cognition in Visual Analytics
Authors
  1. Arias-Hernández, Richard
  2. Green, Tera Marie
  3. Fisher, Brian D.
Year 2012
DOI 10.1179/0308018812Z.0000000001
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@article{Arias2012,
 title = {From Cognitive Amplifiers to Cognitive Prostheses: Understandings of the Material Basis of Cognition in Visual Analytics},
 author = {Arias-Hern{\'a}ndez, Richard and Green, Tera Marie and Fisher, Brian D.},
 year = {2012},
 doi = {10.1179/0308018812Z.0000000001},
 journal = {Interdisciplinary Science Reviews},
 number = {1},
 pages = {4--18},
 volume = {37}
}

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Perception infers abstract structures (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 5 «…VA is expected to create systems that allow the human analyst to offload cognitive processes, such as comparing values or detecting outliers, into the more basic pre-cognitive, sensorial system.» Streeb, Dirk: March 10, 2018
Visualizations are external physical entities (+) Positive One or more sentences p. 5 «This kind of offloading of cognition emphasizes the use of visualizations as external representations, which are coupled with the analyst’s internal knowledge representations.» Streeb, Dirk: March 10, 2018
Visualizations do not require knowledge about rules of construction (?) Questioned One or more sentences p. 9 «…conventions of visual representation have to be internalized for their effective use (Hegarty2011);» Streeb, Dirk: March 10, 2018
Visualizations re-represent structures (+) Positive One or more paragraphs p. 10 «When we use cognitive artefacts such as pencil and paper, maps or other visual representations, our internal working memory does not increase, nor does the speed of our internal computational processes. Rather, it is the nature of the task at hand that changes.» Streeb, Dirk: March 10, 2018
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(Visualizations reduce effort --builds on-> Visualizations are open for interaction) (*) Mentinoed One or more sentences p. 5 «By designing interactions with these visualizations, VA aims at extending these systems to allow the analyst to offload some other smaller cognitive processes, such as juggling the memory of multiple search results or annotating the strength of a relationship between two visualized concepts into what are essentially outputs of the motor system.» Streeb, Dirk: March 10, 2018
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Streeb, Dirk March 10, 2018 June 6, 2018 4 1 5 Also recalls arguments of (Card1999), (Thomas2005) and several others. I did not code their arguments as I am not sure whether they are only enumerated to illustrate the views of these authors or actually shared by the authors of this paper.
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