Computational Social Cognition
Fri, April 26, 2013 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM • SEA 1.332 (Hakes Library)
Seminar Featuring Noah Goodman
Noah Goodman from Stanford University will be giving a seminar today over:
Abstract - Social cognition -- reasoning about other people's goals, beliefs, preferences, and emotions -- is a major part of our mental lives. I will discuss probabilistic models of social cognition. I will explore several examples of the ways we use social cognition to learn from other people. For instance from observing the actions of (potential) experts and from direct instruction by a helpful teacher. Finally, I'll consider how we attribute emotions to others, and use others' emotions to understand ambiguous situations.