Conference by Becket Ebitz

Event date: April 4, 2023

Becket Ebitz

Department of Neuroscience, Université de Montréal, Canada

Tuesday the 4th of April at 11am in the conference room of the SBRI

Neurobiology of Mistakes

Humans and other animals do not always choose the most rewarding course of action, even when we have ample time and computational resources. Why do we make mistakes? The noiseLab uses a combination of theoretical, behavioral, and neurobiological techniques to address this question, mostly in humans and other primates. In this talk, Dr. Becket Ebitz will discuss converging evidence (1) that mistakes are the product of certain constraints on the computations involved in choice, and (2) that these constraints may offer decision-makers a selective advantage over long timescales, even when they fail to produce the best decision in the moment.