What cognitive trigger-action plans did you implement?
post by Mati_Roy (MathieuRoy)
This is a question post.
Trigger-Action Plan, as opposed to Trigger-Action Pattern means the mental algorithm was voluntarily implemented.
Cognitive TAP means the trigger originates in the brain. For example "confusion" is a cognitive trigger, whereas "opening a door" is a physical one and "starting a discussion" is a social one.
For more info on TAPs, see: What are Trigger-Action Plans (TAPs)? [LW · GW]
Main motivation for asking: To document my TAPs
answer by Mark Xu
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Trigger: Think of a thing
Action: Capture it
Trigger: Feel a strong emotion
Action: say "I notice..."
Trigger: Feel the eyebrow scrunch that indicates confusion/prediction-violation
Action: think about the confusion
Trigger: Think about a non-central objection to an argument
Action: put myself in the least-convenient world
answer by Mati_Roy
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Meta: I plan to update this answer from now on when I implement new TAP
Last updated: 2020-04-27
Trigger: Have an idea
Action: Think where this idea should be documented (with a default of it being public)
Rationale: Organizing and sharing information is a public good
Trigger: Feeling that I have an irrational motivation
Action: Voice the irrationality to others
Rationale: I often have the narrative that I'm aware of my irrational thoughts, and they don't influence my explicit conclusions. But I'm still concern they have an impact on my thinking. Voicing them allows me to make them real and fully acknowledge them and respond to them. If I free myself of more irrational thoughts, it might make more space for rational thinking.
Date implemented: 2020-04-26
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