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SAILS Lunch Time Seminar

Monday 17 January 2022
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Rineke Verbrugge - Computational agents can help people improve their theory of mind

Rineke Verbrugge, Professor Logic and Cognition at Groningen University

When engaging in social interaction, people rely on their ability to reason about other people’s mental states, including goals, intentions, and beliefs. This theory of mind ability allows them to more easily understand, predict, and even manipulate the behavior of others. In this lecture, we discuss some experiments in which we have attempted to encourage participants to engage in higher-order theory of mind reasoning by letting them play games against computational agents. You can find more information about this lecture on the SAILS website (button below).

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