David A. Lagnado
My main research interests are in human learning and inference, with specific focus on the role of causal models in cognition.
My current research topic is the interaction between causal and temporal judgments. How do we exploit information about time order to understand the causal structure of our environment and, more interestingly, can strong causal beliefs influence our perception of time?
I am interested in how people learn about and exploit the causal structure of their environment. My current research investigates the patterns of interventional actions and attentional shifts which people perform when attempting to learn the causal structure of a system.
Jens Koed Madsen
I am currently working on developing a theory of persuasion. How are we persuaded from believing A into believing B? The work is predominantly clustered around four elements. Mainly, pragmatic and contextual accounts of utterance comprehension, logic and Bayesian models of rationality, mental intention attributions, and socially shared representations. These elements are mainly informed by theories from rhetorical theory, philosophy, psychology, economic theory, and decision-making theories.
I am interested in the cognitive processes and representations underlying
judgment and decision-making.
My research falls into two broad categories. The first examines the cognitive processes involved in causal and counterfactual thinking in children and adults, and the second is focused on fast and frugal heuristics in judgment and decision making. In collaboration with Teresa McCormack and David Lagnado I am currently examining time and intervention in children's and adult's causal structure judgments.
I am exploring the complex relationship between causality and responsibility in situations in which multiple agents are involved. How much should an individual within a group be held responsible for a collectively brought about outcome?
My research combines computer science methods and psychology. Research topics include probabilistic modelling, causal reasoning, narrative formation, reasoning, category learning, language learning, and personality psychology.
I am a research associate, funded by an ESRC post-doctoral fellowship. I did my PhD and a first post doc (in Paris) in philosophy of science. I am interested in cognitive science, both as a tool to analyze the role of representation in scientific learning, reasoning, and decision-making, and as a subject worth studying from a philosophy of science point of view.
My current research focuses on decisions based on and retrospective evaluations of temporally-extended outcomes. I am exploring this research area in the context of gambling (fruit machines, financial markets) and evidential reasoning. Unrelated to my research interests, I also like to play (and win) board games.
I study different aspects of decision making, with an emphasis on strategic decision making. I'm particularly interested in the different effects of communication on cooperation and in performance and attributions of individuals in a team environment.