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Social Cognition

Key words: Social cognition, high-order social reasoning, child development, epistemic logic, computational modeling
Themes: e-science, e-humanities

Short description:

We are interested in higher-order social reasoning. We investigate children’s development and adult’s limitations in reasoning about the mental states of other agents, including the representations that these agents have of other agents’ mental states. While computer programs can correctly apply any arbitrary amount of recursion, humans frequently lose track beyond second- or third-order social reasoning. To better understand the cognitive processes involved in higher-order social cognition we are using a close-knit combination of empirical research, logic, and computational modeling.

Group leader: Rineke Verbrugge
Participating researchers: 4
Research programme: Multi-Agent Systems
Research institute: Bernoulli Institute
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Graduate School: Graduate School of Science and Engineering (GSSE)
Link: Social Cognition

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Last modified:18 April 2019 1.47 p.m.