Bernstein Seminar
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November 20, 2017

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Institute of Neural Information Processing
Faculty of Engineering, Computer Science and Psychology

Ulm University

Monday, 20 November 2017


14:15 h


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Lecture Hall (ground floor)
Bernstein Center Freiburg
Hansastraße 9a
79104 Freiburg


Hosted by Carsten Mehring

Bounded rationality in sensorimotor learning and decision-making

Expected utility maximization is the foundation of statistical decision-making, but ignores the problem of limited computational resources. Here we consider information-theoretic approaches for decision-making with limited resources including limited sample size or model uncertainty. We discuss sensorimotor learning and decision-making experiments and investigate how such limitations can lead to interesting deviations from Bayes-optimal behavior including robustness, the formation of abstractions and the coupling of perception and action.



Structure Learning in Bayesian Sensorimotor Integration (Link)

Decision-Making under Ambiguity Is Modulated by Visual Framing, but Not by Motor vs. Non-Motor Context. Experiments and an Information-Theoretic Ambiguity Model (Link)

Thermodynamics as a theory of decision-making with information-processing costs (Link)


The talk is open to the public. Guests are cordially invited!



27-11-2017           Prof. Mark van Rossum, University of Edinburgh

19-12-2017           Dr. Anna Martius, University of Tübingen

16-01-2018           Prof. Andreas Draguhn, Heidelberg University

31-01-2018           Prof. Matthew Rushworth, University of Oxford, UK

13-02-2018           Prof. Julijana Gjorgjieva, MPI Brain Research

13-03-2018           Prof. Siegrid Löwel, Göttingen University

27-03-2018           Prof. Tomislav Milekovic, University of Geneve


Hansastraße 9a
79104 Freiburg im Breisgau