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17:30 - 19:00 21 February 2018

Gerd Gigerenzer in conversation with David Tuckett: Making Decisions under Uncertainty


Ground Floor Lecture Theatre (G12) | 1-19 Torrington Place (link Map)
London | WC1E 7HB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

In conversation with David Tuckett, Gerd Gigerenzer, one of today’s most outstanding and interesting psychologists, will discuss differences in thinking about decision-making under risk versus uncertainty, a distinction that is of fundamental importance for cognitive neuroscience but one which is often neglected – with significant consequences for understanding the macroeconomy and public and medical decision-making as well as the validity of research in neuroscience ad psychology. How can we improve research?

Should Risk and Uncertainty be differentiated? What is “rational” decision-making under uncertainty? How useful are academic models and theories of decision-making to real world decisions? Is it useful to speak of a Bayesian brain? Is more rigorous investigation of decision-making in the wild possible? What can be expected from fully automated machine decision-making?


Lara Kirfel
Please email | lara-christina.kirfel.15@ucl.ac.uk


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