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15:15 - 16:15 20 October 2017

Brain Meeting: 'Constructing confidence in ourselves and others’ - Dr. Dan Bang


FIL, 4th Floor Seminar Room (link Map)
Institute of Neurology University College London | Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging | 12 Queen Square | London | WC1N 3BG | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Dr. Dan Bang (WTCN, UCL)

Title: Constructing confidence in ourselves and others

Abstract: Decisions are often made in the face of uncertainty and in the absence of immediate feedback. Accompanying such decisions is a sense of confidence in having made the right choice which can be used to guide individual and social behaviour. In this talk, I will present our recent work on how a sense of confidence is constructed, how we estimate confidence in other’s choices, and how we adapt the way in which we communicate our confidence to the social context. In particular I will discuss the neural and the computational basis of these processes. In the last part of the talk, I will propose that individual biases in confidence are not merely due to limitations in how the mind processes uncertainty, but at least in part reflect different strategies for engaging with the social world.


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