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Università della Svizzera italiana

Reducing simulator sickness with perceptual camera control

Hu, Ping ; Sun, Qi ; Didyk, Piotr ; Wei, Li-Yi ; Kaufman, Arie E.

In: ACM transactions on graphics, 2020, vol. 38, no. 6, p. 15 p

Virtual-reality provides an immersive environment but can induce cybersickness due to the discrepancy between visual and vestibular cues. To avoid this problem, the movement of the virtual camera needs to match the motion of the user in the real world. Unfortunately, this is usually difficult due to the mismatch between the size of the virtual environments and the space available to the users...

Università della Svizzera italiana

An interdisciplinary approach to investigate preschool children’s implicit inferential reasoning in scientific activities

Convertini, Josephine

In: Research in science education, 2020, p. 16 p

The implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at school is one of the challenges of education in the twenty- first century, especially concerning the development of critical thinking during argumentative interactions. In this paper, I refer to an interdisciplinary approach with the aim to analyze the implicit inferential reasoning emerging in argumentative...

Université de Neuchâtel

The significance of the adversative connectives aber, mais, ma (‘but’) as indicators in young children’s argumentation

Rocci, Andrea ; Greco, Sara ; Schär, Rebecca ; Convertini, Josephine ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Iannaccone, Antonio

In: Journal of Argumentation in Context, 2020, vol. 69, no. 1, p. 69-94

Adversative connectives have been analyzed as articulating explicit and implicit facets of argumentative moves and have been thus recognized as potential argumentative indicators. Here we examine adversative connectives Ger. aber, Fr. mais, It. ma (‘but’) in young children’s speech in the context of the ArgImp project, a research endeavor seeking to understand in which...

Université de Fribourg

Ranking game on networks: The evolution of hierarchical society

Zhang, Xin-Jie ; Tanga, Yong ; Xiong, Jason ; Wang, Wei-Jia ; Zhang, Yi-Cheng

In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2020, vol. 540, p. 123140

Interacting with each other, individuals in a population form various social network topologies. Models of evolutionary games on networks provide insight into how the collective behaviors of structured populations are influenced by individual decision making and network topologies. In a hierarchical society, many social resources are allocated according to certain social rankings, such as...

Université de Neuchâtel

Children as Investigators of Brunerian “Possible Worlds”. The Role of Narrative Scenarios in children’s Argumentative Thinking

Iannaccone, Antonio ; Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Convertini, Josephine

In: Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 2019, vol. 53, no. 4, p. 679-693

Referring to the notion of “possible worlds”, the paper aims to investigate an intriguing aspect of children’s thinking: the function that play narrative scenarios in sharing with other partners (peers and adults) the child’s understanding of the physical and social reality. The idea of possible worlds to which this work relates, can be considered in some way as the legacy of Piaget’s...

Université de Neuchâtel

Reciprocity as a trigger of social cooperation in contemporary immigration societies?

Manatschal, Anita

In: Acta Sociologica, 2015, vol. 58, no. 3, p. 233-248

While the system stabilizing function of reciprocity is widely acknowledged, much less attention has been paid to the argument that reciprocity might initiate social cooperation in the first place. This paper tests Gouldner’s early assumption that reciprocity may act as a ‘starting mechanism’ of social cooperation in consolidating societies. The empirical test scenario builds on...

Université de Fribourg

InvasiBES: Understanding and managing the impacts of Invasive alien species on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Gallardo, Belinda ; Bacher, Sven ; Bradley, Bethany ; Comín, Francisco A. ; Gallien, Laure ; Jeschke, Jonathan M. ; Sorte, Cascade J. B. ; Vilà, Montserrat

In: NeoBiota, 2019, vol. 50, p. 109–122

Invasive Alien Species (IAS) are amongst the most significant drivers of species extinction and ecosystem degradation, causing negative impacts on ecosystem services and human well-being. InvasiBES, a project funded by BiodivERsA-Belmont Forum for 2019–2021, will use data and models across scales, habitats and species to understand and anticipate the multi-faceted impacts of IAS and to...

Université de Neuchâtel

Shifting from a monological to a dialogical perspective on children’s argumentation. Lessons learned

Perret-Clermont, Anne-Nelly ; Schär, Rebecca G. ; Greco, Sara ; Convertini, Josephine ; Iannaccone, Antonio ; Rocci, Andrea

In: Argumentation in actual practice. Topical studies about argumentative discourse in context, 2019, p. 211-236

When two- to six-year-old children contribute to argumentative discussion, how do they reason? Can Argumentation theory, a discipline that up to now has largely focused on adult expert productions, contribute to a psychological understanding of the child? And, in turn, can a close examination of children's argumentative moves contribute to the study of inference in argumentation? Our...