Playing Nicky On Blue Bloods Taught Sami Gayle How To Advocate For Herself

Playing Nicky On Blue Bloods Taught Sami Gayle How To Advocate For Herself
In late December 2020, Sami Gayle spoke to Glitter about "Blue Bloods" and her tenure playing the strong, opinionated Nicky Reagan-Boyle. When asked about how the series has impacted her as a person and on-screen talent, Gayle touched on how Nicky's personality influenced her as she matured alongside the character. "Growing up with her by my side helped me learn to speak my truth and to advocate for myself in my personal and professional lives," she told the publication, mentioning Nicky's ability to speak up no matter the situation or consequence really resonated with her. Despite her strong connection to Nicky, Sami Gayle largely disappeared from "Blue Bloods" following Season 10, making her last appearance in a guest capacity in Season 11's "Atonement." In-universe, Nicky took a job in San Francisco, which explains her absence from the Reagan...

How search algorithms reflect game playing

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Illustration of PPN and CNS as search indicators, applied to several two-person and single-player games. These indicators can bridge search algorithms and entertainment via the analogy of 'motion in mind' to uncover the possible underlying affective experiences. Credit: Hiroyuki Iida from JAIST. Humans benefit from playing games more than some might realize. Games can be a relaxed approach to learning or honing our problem-solving skills while relieving stress. However, game playing generally carries a considerable amount of decision-making, involving mathematical and statistical considerations that we make to decide on what we think is the best move. Thus, games showcase many of the impressive faculties and inner workings of the human brain, which in turns makes them a great testbed and playground for research on...

Games, computing, and the mind: How search algorithms reflect game playing

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IMAGE: Illustration of PPN and CNS as search indicators, applied to several two-person and single-player games. These indicators can bridge search algorithms and entertainment via the analogy of 'motion in mind'... view more  Credit: Hiroyuki Iida from JAIST. Iahikawa, Japan - Humans benefit from playing games more than some might realize. Games can be a relaxed approach to learning or honing our problem-solving skills while relieving stress. However, game playing generally carries a considerable amount of decision-making, involving mathematical and statistical considerations that we make to decide on what we think is the best move. Thus, games showcase many of the impressive faculties and inner workings of the human brain, which in turns makes them a great testbed and playground for research on artificial intelligence...