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Tethered Rationality: a model of behavior for the real world by UPTEC - XPO

Wednesday 20 September 2023

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Started 15:00 PM

Finished 17:00 PM

Organized by UPTEC

Venue: UPTEC Asprela I

Address: n.º 455/461 Rua Alfredo Allen
4200-135 Porto

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By UPTEC — XPO, a talk by Vinod Goel + Round Table with Heitor Alvelos, Marina Lemos and Joana Barros.In 2021, the denial of approximately 60 million people to the vaccination process against COVID-19 led Vinod Goel to conclude that there are aspects of human behaviour in which insufficient investment is made to understand them.

Decision-making models – intended to explain and predict volitional behaviour – are extreme abstractions from Homo sapiens biology. They invariably choose only cognitive/rational mechanisms. It is proposed that, by choosing only these mechanisms, decision-making models are too abstract and far from biology to assimilate behaviour accurately. An argument is then made for linking cognitive/rational models of decision-making to “lower-level” non-cognitive systems that lead to purposeful behaviour as a combined response of these various systems.

To make this case, Vinod Goel marries data from cooperative economic decision-making tasks to support the matched response hypothesis, evolutionary and anatomical evidence of the trapped brain, and the neuroscience literature on effect and arousal to propose a lingua franca of communication and a control framework for the tethered mind. The speaker explains some real-world behaviours based on bounded rationality.

This session will feature a round table composed of Heitor Alvelos, Director of ID+ Porto and the Design Doctoral Program at FBAUP, Marina Lemos, Director of the Psychology Doctoral Program at FPCEUP, and Joana Barros, Coordinator of Associação Viver a Ciência, and is a part of the XPO, organized by UPTEC, which is composed of a series of activities that include artistic exhibitions, workshops, lectures and meetings to explore the different facets of the cultural and creative industries, in a showcase of creativity and innovation allied to business.

Note: This session will take place in English.

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