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Final INSOSCI-Symposium:

When Policy Making meets Neuroscience and Social Science

12th-13th February 2019 @ Witten/Herdecke University, Germany
INSOSCI-SYMPOSIUM 2019
12th-13th February 2019
@Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

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Explaining norm-divergent behaviour: practical and epistemic contexts

25.06.2018
Decision-theoretic models prescribe how an agent should behave in order to act rationally. But we know both from quotidian phenomena, as well as from the experimental study of behaviour, that human agents diverge from decision-theoretic norms across a wide range of contexts. Divergence from these norms can be more or less severe. Certain cases are... READ MORE
Authors
Dr. Susanne Maria Uusitalo
Dr. Andrew Sims
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Tampere | Louvain-La-Neuve | General | 2018

What are elementary particles atoms of human behaviour?

12.06.2018
At my institution, the Max Weber Centre, a young sociologist is sojourning as a Fellow, Gabriel Abend. He has extremely stimulating work on the concept of ‘decision’ in modern societies, social sciences and philosophy. In a recent paper, he gives us much food for thought, and I think that his views are very relevant for... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018

The evolution of the social brain

05.06.2018
Today I come back on my last post on the paper by Alós-Ferrer that is an excellent overview of what we know about the social brain. In a nutshell, the social brain hypothesis means that one cannot causally reduce human behaviour to internal neurophysiological determinants, but always needs to refer to external causal factors. However,... READ MORE
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Prof. Dr. Carsten Herrmann-Pillath
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Witten | General | 2018
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