Category Archives: Nemesysco and the LVA-technology

Can a Nobel Prize in Chemistry inspire Finance Research to challenge pseudoscience?

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of listening to Robert J. Lefkowitz‘s Nobel lecture at Stockholm University, in connection with the 2012’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry that he shared with Brian K. Kobilka. Robert J. Lefkowitz is affiliated with … Continue reading

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Study in progress: Why do people believe in pseudoscientific voice-based emotion analyses?

Mayew & Venkatachalam’s recent article on “The Power of Voice…” (Mayew & Venkatachalam, 2012) shows that academics are not immune to the fallacies of pseudoscience. This is a potential problem because academics may end up endorsing bogus technologies that, if … Continue reading

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Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Is finance research flirting with pseudoscience?

Open lecture at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. For further information check the Academy’s event calendar at: http://www.kva.se/sv/Kalendariumlista/Event/?eventId=393 Welcome!

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Further discussion of the Mayew and Venkatachalam’s JF paper, “The Power of Voice”…

…can be followed on the Economics Job Market Rumors thread posted at: http://www.econjobrumors.com/topic/another-flawed-jf-paper The following blog (posted by Ministry of Truth) presents an excellent discussion of why researchers from the world of finance may have been trapped by LVA’s pseudoscientific technology: http://www.ministryoftruth.me.uk/2012/02/08/nemesyscos-lva-technology-ghosts-in-the-noise/

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Money Talks: The Power of Voice — Comment on William J. Mayew and Mohan Venkatachalam’s reply

Nemesysco’s claims are the real problem Nemesysco’s LVA technology has no plausible scientific bases. This is not new but it is the real problem and it cannot be settled by arguing from correlations. It has to be addressed in principle, … Continue reading

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LVA voice analysis technology – A threat to the credibility of academic financial studies

Hobson, Mayew and Venkatachalam’s paper, Analyzing Speech to Detect Financial Misreporting, is just the last of a series of flawed studies by Mayew and Venkatachalam. The authors insist in using Nemesysco’s LVA technology and give the impression that this is as an emerging … Continue reading

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The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) drops Voice Risk Analysis (VRA) based on LVA-technology

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) dropped last week their interest on the Voice Risk Analysis (VRA), based on Nemesysco’s Layerd Voice Analysis (LVA) technology. After extensive tests of Voice Risk Analysis the DWP stated that ”From our findings … Continue reading

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