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Neural Plausibility of Decision Making Models – Panel Discussion

June 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Details

Date:
June 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Venue

AMB 067, Arts Millennium Building (Psychology)

Organizer

Denis O’Hora
Email:
denis.ohora@nuigalway.ie

Neural Plausibility of Decision Making Models – Panel Discussion AMB 067, Arts Millennium Building (Psychology) 1-2pm Wednesday the 21st of June

There is little doubt that complex cognition depends on the brain. However, in order for us to model human behaviour, especially the complexities of decision making, we need to make decisions about how to construct such models and whether they should be more influenced by the limitations of the neural system or by reliably observed cognitive and behavioural patterns. Our panel discussion will introduce focus on the “attractor” model of decision making developed by KongFatt Wong-Lin and colleagues, which has been derived from known neural principles. Dr Wong-Lin will introduce his model and the rationale behind his approach. Dr Maria Dauvermann, a cognitive neuroscientist, and Dr Nick Tosh, a philosopher, will discuss the empirical and conceptual implications of Dr Wong-Lin’s model. The discussion will be moderated by Dr Denis O’Hora.