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I met with Gideon Nave, a computer scientist working on his PhD at CalTech. He studies cognitive illusions and is specifically focusing his research on incorporating physiological sensors into financial transactions and negotiations in order to improve trust between the two parties. HIs work is about predicting human behavior in bargaining. He told me about physiological sensors, like reading pupil dilation, changes in heart rate, skin conductivity, and brain imaging and how they can be used to predict behavior, encourage trust, or make a story from very limited information. The abstraction of person into just a pupil on an interface in a bargaining transaction and the making decisions based on machine sensing were the most interesting takeaways in relation to my thesis.