Please join us in Moore Filene Auditorium on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 1:15 p.m., for a colloquium given by our Wolford Lecturer, Oriel FeldmanHall, Associate Professor, Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Science at Brown University.
Title: Navigating Our Uncertain Social Worlds
Abstract: Interacting with others is one of the most inherently uncertain acts we embark on. There are a multitude of unknowns, including how to express ourselves, who to confide in, or whether to engage in risky behavior with our peers. All this uncertainty makes successfully navigating the social world a tremendous challenge. Combining behavioral and neuroscientific methods, we explore the social and emotional factors that shape and ultimately guide how humans learn to make adaptive decisions amongst this great uncertainty. In particular, we borrow models from the animal learning literature, and methods from computational neuroscience and machine learning, to examine how humans experience, process, and resolve this uncertainty to make more adaptive decisions.
Coffee, tea, and cider donuts will be available before the talk, starting at 1 p.m., in the foyer space outside of Moore Filene Auditorium
For those who are unable to attend in person—you can join virtually here.