What Makes Us Decide to Trust or Cooperate with Others

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
Room 306 (Hynes Convention Center)
Alan Sanfey, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior , Nijmegen, Netherlands
What are the psychological and neural mechanisms behind decision-making related to trust, reciprocity, cooperation and fairness in social interactive scenarios? How our expectations of the world shape our responses to social situations and how social norms can have a large impact on our decisions? One of the aims of this research is to develop formal computational, neurally-inspired, models of social preferences. The principles studied are already informing public policy.