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Why I Weighed My Whiskers

Jon Cousins

When Jon was diagnosed with bipolar affective disorder, he noticed that his libido seemed to rise and fall as his mood changed. Jon speculated that perhaps his libido fluctuation was an effect of a variance in his testosterone. To test this hypothesis, Jon attempted to measure the growth rate of his beard.

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Re-Living My Life with Mood Tracking

Kouris Kalligas

Kouris Kalligas used an email-based mood tracking service for several months and never utilized the data in any way until he noticed something that triggered him to look back in time for patterns. In this talk, Kouris shares interesting patterns that help inform his daily life and support his findings that he is overall a happy person. .

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Words for Mood Measurement

Jon Cousins

Jon presented his Words for Mood Measurement self-tracking project at the Bay Area Quantified Self meetup on April 19, 2016.  Jon shares his experiments with Word Stem Completion tasks to better understand his mood. These exercises are a kind of projective test in which he consults with Dr.

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Learning from Self-Report

Brian Levine

Brian Levine is the co-founder of Tap2, a health analytics firm. Currently he's involved with the creation of a unique self-assessment tool called younlocked. In this talk, Brian discusses some of the interesting things he's found out by answering over 10,000 questions during the last six months while unlocking his phone.

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Sub-Perceptual Psilocybin Dosing

Janet Chang

Janet Chang works in the tech industry in San Francisco. In this video, she discusses how her micro dosing experiment in the last 12 months helped her with productivity, mood, and social anxiety. She shares the data from the experiment with sub-perceptual doses of psilocybin and what she learned.

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Reverse Mood Tracking

Alan Greene

A fascinating way of using mood tracking in a clinical setting has been pioneered by Dr. Alan Greene. His experiment with Reverse Mood Tracking came from pausing briefly before walking into an exam room to note his current mood.

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A Testosterone and Diet Experiment

Maximilian Gotzler

Max Gotzler wasn’t feeling his best during a long German winter. He decided to visit his physician to see if anything might be going on. This included various blood and micro-nutrient tests.

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Daily Well being Tracking as a Couple

Jon Cousins

Jon Cousins gives his talk “Daily Well being Tracking as a Couple” at the Silicon Valley Quantified Self Meetup #12. He and his partner, Alex, track their well-being together. Their theory is that emotionally close couples all experience ups and downs together, and that being in tune with somebody else should mean that your ups and downs are kind of in sync, a kind of fellow feeling, maybe what Neuroscientists call feeling somebodies pain with neurons.

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A Reversed Calendar

Danielle Roberts

Danielle Roberts describes her Reversed Calendar, which goes back in time to 2005 and contains eight years of mood and stress data, along with photos, micro diary entries, and poetry. .

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Psychological Self-Monitoring for the Military

David Cooper

David Cooper tried to combined psychology and technology in his current job. He works for the military, specifically under the army and work on building applications – psychology related applications for active service members and their families for two reasons. In this video, he talks about the application that they have developed and some that they were working on.