Winter term 2018/19

Program Winter Term 2018/19

January 17th 2019:

Ralph Hertwig (MPI for Human Development)

Please note: The talk is organised within the framework of the Research Training Group 2070, and will take place during the time of the usual Cognitive Science Colloquium in Waldweg 26, room 2.111.

Experience and Description: Exploring Two Paths to Knowledge

Experience and description are powerful ways of learning and adaptation. Recently, evidence has shown that these can imply systematically distinct cognitions and behaviors. However, there has been little integrative conceptual work. Drawing on different lines of research, we characterize experience and description, sketch the factors that influence learning from them, and suggest how to reconcile previously disparate research. We propose that much can be gained by studying the behavioral, cognitive, and hedonic implications of description- and experience-based learning in parallel.