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Decision advisor put to test

  • 27 July 2019

In one of our JDM absracts we evaluated a decision advisor by ClearerThinking.org. We found out that it was successful at helping people avoid typical mistakes in making decisions.

Gabriela Iwama Falk Lieder


REG visits Montréal

  • 08 July 2019

This summer Montréal will be the stage for three important conferences concerning research in the fields of psychology, cognitive science, machine learning, cognitive modelling and decision making: the 4th Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM), the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Sociey for Mathematical Psychology and the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Conference on Cognitive Modelling (MathPsych/ICCM), and the 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci). As a matter of course, the Rationality Enhancement Group will be represented there as well.

Falk Lieder Maria Wirzberger Florian Mohnert Yash Raj Jain Lin Xu Gabriela Iwama


Lab's first JDM submissions

  • 20 June 2019

The Society of Judgement and Decision Making proudly hosts an Annual Meeting as interdisciplinary forum for decision analysts and researchers from various fields such as psychology, economics, or organizational studies. This year, it will take place in Montréal and we are very excited about our submitted abstracts on the Goal Characteristics (GC) questionnaire and the Decision Advisor. Both turned out really well!

Gabriela Iwama Maria Wirzberger Falk Lieder


Lab's first CCN submissions

  • 07 June 2019

The Conference on Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) will be held in Berlin in September this year and provide an interdisciplinary forum for understanding the computations that underlie complex behavior. We have submitted two abstracts that introduce our work on meta-cognitive reinforcement learning and computational models of goal pursuit. We look forward to present our work at this exciting occasion!

Falk Lieder Yash Raj Jain Florian Mohnert Sanit Gupta Vasundhara Rakesh


Article in Scientific Reports published

  • 05 June 2019

Our postdoc Maria Wirzberger recently published an article in the renowned Nature journal Scientific Reports. Congratulations, Maria!

Maria Wirzberger


Lab's first Psychonomics submission

  • 01 June 2019

Founded in 1959, the Psychonomic Society celebrates its 60th birthday this year. The Annual Meeting will be hosted in Montréal this year and we submitted an abstract on our Goal Characteristics (GC) questionnaire. We would be happy to join the celebration and proudly introduce our work!

Gabriela Iwama Maria Wirzberger Falk Lieder


Lab's first RLDM submissions

  • 02 March 2019

The lab has submitted three wonderful abstracts to this year's 4th Multidisciplinary Conference on Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making at the McGill University in Montréal. They introduce research around our intelligent cognitive tutor and cover aspects of overcoming present bias, inspecting cognitive decline, and a process-related approach to trace the evolution of planning skills. We keep our fingers crossed!

Falk Lieder Yash Raj Jain


Lab's first CogSci submissions

  • 02 February 2019

We have submitted a great set of papers to this year's 41st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (CogSci) in Montreal. A historic moment for the lab! We will continue this proud tradition in the years to come.

Falk Lieder Maria Wirzberger Florian Mohnert Yash Raj Jain Lin Xu


Gabriela Iwama joined our lab

  • 01 February 2019

Gabriela Iwama has joined our lab for an internship on the development of psychometric measures of cognitive growth. She is currently working towards her bachelor degree in Psychology at the University of Brasília. Welcome Gabriela!

Gabriela Iwama


Mateo Tosic joined our lab

  • 28 January 2019

Mateo Tosic has joined our lab as student assistant focusing on software and web development. He is a bachelor student of Computational Linguistics at the University of Tübingen. Welcome Mateo!

Mateo Tosic