About Us

Hello, and thanks for dropping by! We’re a research team dedicated to understanding how cognitive processing creates our visual expressions. Following in the footsteps of Dr. Paul Ekman, pioneer of the universal link between facial expressions and emotional states, we ask this question: does the correlation between internal experience and outward expressions extend to other mental activities such as abstract visualization, memory recall, language processing, articulation and cross-contextualization?

By observing hundreds of samples and comparing psychologies, we are developing a predictive model that deduces what kind of mental processing a person is engaged in, on a second-by-second basis. We’ve cataloged approximately 100 signals that consistently describe different cognitive experiences and by learning how to identify these signals in others, we’ve found that we can visually discern a person’s psychology with a high degree of accuracy.

As we study these 100+ signals and their proportions of expression, we find that the majority of people rely heavily – if not exclusively – on only certain signal “clusters” while largely excluding others. And because these signals indicate certain psychological processes, overall this reveals a striking and consistent reliance on certain modes of thinking. These signal leanings (which are psychological leanings) are aggregated to determine the overall  psychological profile that a person has – which we call their cognitive type. We still have a lot more to learn, and this research project is still in its infancy, but we are happy to share what we’ve learned so far.

J. E. Sandoval | TiNe
Alias: Auburn, Erifrail
Email: auburneye@gmail.com
Role: Vultologist, Author, Theorist
Renee Estelle Bayard | TiNe
Alias: Alerith, Shieru
Email: lreneebayard@gmail.com
Role: Vultologist, Author, Theorist
Matthew Zalewski | NiTe
Alias: Commakaze
Email: fastymattz@gmail.com
Role: Vultologist

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to send us a message and we’d be happy to answer as best as we can. You can also visit our online community at: http://cognitivetype.boards.net