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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

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.

 

 


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