Alexandre Pouget: A probabilistic approach to complex decision making

28 April 2015, 1.00 PM - 28 April 2015, 2.00 PM

Alexandre Pouget, Université de Genève

Experimental Psychology Common Room, Priory Road 12a

Most of the work on perceptual decision making has focused on binary decisions based on one source of evidence whose reliability is fixed over time. Yet, in real life, most decisions involve more than two options, not always mutually exclusive and based on multiple sources of evidence whose reliabilities varies over time. We’ll describe a series of experimental and theoretical studies that can deal with this more general form of decision making. We’ll show that human subjects remain near optimal and we’ll suggest neural implementations for complex probabilistic decision making.

The Bristol Decision Making Seminar Series is intended as a platform for researchers from different disciplines interested in decision making (broadly defined). Presenters can talk about ongoing or published work. The seminars are collegial and we encourage you to make them part of your Thursday lunch routine (so bring along your sandwich).  It is our hope that the series will give rise to collaborations, so feel free to stay on after the seminar to discuss with group members.

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