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Our research repositories present a collection of open-source resources that showcase research and analysis that has directly influenced our initiatives. Non-IST publications are copyrighted by external authors not affiliated with IST.

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To the Point of Failure: Identifying Failure Points for Crisis Communications Systems

Leah Walker, Alexa Wehsener

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Mapping the Ransomware Payment Ecosystem: A Comprehensive Visualization of the Process and Participants

Zoë Brammer

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Plan maestro de defensa contra los programas de secuestro

Grupo de Trabajo sobre Programas de Secuestro

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Cyber Incident Reporting Framework

Cyber Threat Alliance, Institute for Security and Technology

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Digital Tools, Cognition, and Democracy: A Review of the Literature

Zoë Brammer, Sage Miller, Leah Walker

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Reasoning: How digital technologies influence decision making and judgment

Stephanie Rodriguez

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Attention: How digital technologies influence what we notice, what we focus on, and how we learn

Stephanie Rodriguez

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Digital Tools, Cognition, and Democracy: A Review of the Literature

Zoë Brammer, Sage Miller, Leah Walker

SUMMARY

The DCDI team built out this literature review to help clarify our goals for and approach to this project. This review is not an exhaustive summary of the entire catalog of cognitive science; rather, it is a selection of the research most relevant to the DCDI effort.

This literature review supports a series examining the effects digital technologies have on the following cognitive processes: “Memory,” “Attention,” and “Reasoning.” The broader report series includes three additional papers looking at some of the society-level cognitive and democratic impacts of technology, titled: “Modulating Trust,” “Shortcutting Critical Thinking,” and “Exploiting Emotions.” We have also compiled a capstone report, “Rewired: How Digital Technologies Shape Cognition.”

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