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Sunday
Mar062016

RS 154 - Tom Griffiths on "Why your brain might be rational after all"

Release date: March 6th, 2016

Tom Griffiths

You've probably heard about cognitive biases -- the systematic errors human brains make when we try to reason or make decisions. But what if our biases are actually a sign of rationality? This episode features Tom Griffiths, professor of cognitive science at University of California, Berkeley and the director of the Computational Cognitive Science lab. Tom makes the case for why our built-in reasoning strategies might be optimal after all.

Tom's Pick: "Matter and Consciousness" by Paul Churchland

Podcast edited by Brent Silk

 

 

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March 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDonza Worden
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