Saturday, 2 November 2013

Visiting speaker: Eddy J. Davelaar

Title: Stopping decisions in memory recall

Date: 7 November 2013
Time: 4pm
Venue: Hatchcroft HG03

Cognitive scientific research on memory has provided much insights in our ability to store and retrieve events. However, only recently researchers have focused their attention in our abilities to terminate memory retrieval, despite the ubiquity of the stopping decisions. I will summarise our research progamme into our decisions to terminate memory search. I will highlight its lawful nature as measured with the Exit Latency and show through computational modelling what is needed in order to observe the data. A rational approach to stopping decisions is tested in a design with monetary rewards. Finally, important connections between animal foraging behaviour and memory stopping decisions are drawn and discussed.


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