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CCN Colloquium: "Why do we make mistakes?"


Becket Ebitz, PhD (Université de Montréal)

Humans and other animals do not always choose the most rewarding course of action, even when we have ample time and computational resources. Why do we make mistakes? The noiseLab uses a combination of theoretical, behavioral, and neurobiological techniques to address this question. In this talk, Dr. Becket Ebitz will discuss converging evidence (1) that mistakes are the product of certain constraints on the computations involved in choice, and (2) that these constraints may offer decision-makers a selective advantage over long timescales, even when they fail to produce the best decision in the moment.


Lecture/Talk, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, Research