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Etienne Coutureau (CNRS & University of Bordeaux, Decision and Adaptation Team, INCIA), Learning to decide
17 January 2017 | 12 h 00 min - 13 h 00 min
Etienne Coutureau (Decision and Adaptation Team, Aquitaine Institute for Cognitive and Integrative Neuroscience, UMR5287, University of Bordeaux)
Learning to decide
Decision making is an essential component of our life in a world of increasing social complexity, means for communication, and technological advances. Solving problems and adapting to new situations requires the integration of several basic cognitive processes which links the pursued goal with the possible values and consequences of our decisions. Therefore, to optimize decision making in a changing world, a subject must learn not only how to predict important events but also how to control their occurrence. These ideas of prediction and control are at the core of contemporary learning theories. This talk aims therefore at providing the most important aspects of these ideas with the perspective of understanding the brain and behavior relationships.
Patricia Churchland (UC President’s Professor of Philosophy Emerita UCSD, USA), Our brains and our moral intuitions6 January | 18 h 00 min - 19 h 30 min
Paul Rainey (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology), Ecological scaffolding and the Evolution of Individuality21 January | 16 h 00 min - 18 h 00 min