Penn grad students, postdocs and RAs are invited to lunch with interesting guests. Not a seminar – they’ll take 10 minutes to introduce their work, then it’s pure conversation. Sandwiches and drinks served.   Paul Mitchell is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology. He will be discussing scientific racism in the study of the […]

Location: Room 357 Levin Building   Enrique Fatas School of Business and Economics Loughborough University   Democracy fights in darkness   It is an empirical regularity that democratic countries go to war with each other less than pairs of dictatorships (the so called dyadic interaction). The question is whether this relation is causal: do democracies […]

Catherine Hartley Department of Psychology NYU   Developmental tuning of action selection   Computational reinforcement learning models provide a framework for understanding how individuals can evaluate which actions are beneficial and which are best avoided. To date, these models have primarily been leveraged to understand learning and decision-making in adults. In this talk, I will […]