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Collective Intelligence

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Team Leaders : Hugo Mercier and Brent Strickland

         

Our team studies the cognitive mechanisms that allow humans to become smarter when they reason, solve problems, or make decisions together. We additionally seek to understand how “core” aspects of human cognition influence human collective behavior at scale.

      

            

TEAM MEMBERS


Statutory Members

  • Hugo Mercier - Cognitive scientist working studying human reasoning and communication, as well as cultural evolution. Co-author, with Dan Sperber, of The Enigma of Reason, and author of Not Born Yesterday : The Science of Who we Trust and What we Believe
  • Brent Strickland - "Core cognition" refers to a set of cognitive systems that appear very early in human development, universally across cultures, and are often preserved to some degree by natural selection. I am interested in how these systems continue to influence our lives as adults, often in surprising ways. To this end, I conduct both basic and applied research. My basic research examines how core cognition influences adult perception and language. My research in applied cognitive science asks how core systems influence societally relevant behavior at scale

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ONGOING SEMINARS


  • Experimental Philosophy and Applied Cog Sci (weekly lab meeting)
  • Applied Cognitive Science Webinar (w/TeSACO and the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques ; Africa Business School - UM6P ; School of Collective Intelligence - UM6P)

                 

PROJECTS AND RESEARCH THEMES


  • Basic Research - Brent Strickland - Core cognition and perception & Core cognition and the origins of language.
  • Applied Cognitive Science - Brent Strickland - (Mis)information sharing, marketing, and moral values. New tools for data collection on the African continent. Organizational transformation and improved strategic decision making through applied cognitive science. Measuring and improving individual and collective “Football IQ” : From perception to cognition
  • Hugo Mercier Research Themes - Reasoning and argumentation, Evaluation of communicated information, Trust in science, Interest in science

              

PUBLICATIONS



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