project . 2018 - 2023 . On going

OPTIMIZERR

Errors as cost-optimizing decisions? Redefining the origin and nature of human decision errors in light of associated neural computations
Open Access mandate for Publications European Commission
  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 759341 Call for proposal: ERC-2017-STG
  • Funded under: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG Overall Budget: 1,497,120 EURFunder Contribution: 1,497,120 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 May 2018
    End Date
    30 Apr 2023
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Description
Making decisions, from simple perceptual judgments to complex policy-making orientations, often requires to combine multiple pieces of ambiguous or conflicting information. In such uncertain conditions, human decisions exhibit a suboptimal variability whose origin remains poorly understood. Dominant psychological theories attribute the resulting errors to imperfections at the peripheries of an otherwise optimal inference process, and consider them essentially as failures of human cognition. Instead, my research program seeks to redefine decision errors not as cognitive failures, but as cognitive compromises which optimize a trade-off between the expected accurac...
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Description
Making decisions, from simple perceptual judgments to complex policy-making orientations, often requires to combine multiple pieces of ambiguous or conflicting information. In such uncertain conditions, human decisions exhibit a suboptimal variability whose origin remains poorly understood. Dominant psychological theories attribute the resulting errors to imperfections at the peripheries of an otherwise optimal inference process, and consider them essentially as failures of human cognition. Instead, my research program seeks to redefine decision errors not as cognitive failures, but as cognitive compromises which optimize a trade-off between the expected accurac...
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