300 million minutes = 5 million hours = 208,000 days = 570 years
... per day!
Computational cognitive science
software (i.e., mind)
hardware (i.e., brain)
simulations are not exact
simulations have some randomness
Simulations are sufficiently realistic
Created to run in realtime
Applies to many situations
We use video game tools as our theories, and in our experiments.
I am just going to focus on the experiments, but if you're interested in the research, check out these links:
We'll go through a conceptual overview of these steps. If you want to learn how to actually code it, you can find the code here:
Panda3D also has a great "Hello, world!" tutorial here:
Panda3D is a C++ game library with Python bindings
Think how much we could learn if people participated in psychology experiments at that scale!
With engaging and interactive physics experiments, it doesn't seem impossible.