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EP/I032622/1 - Decision making in an unstable world

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Professor ID Gilchrist EP/I032622/1 - Decision making in an unstable world

Principal Investigator - Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol

Other Investigators

Dr R Baddeley, Co InvestigatorDr R Baddeley

Dr R Bogacz, Co InvestigatorDr R Bogacz

Dr S Farrell, Co InvestigatorDr S Farrell

Dr D Leslie, Co InvestigatorDr D Leslie

Dr C Ludwig, Co InvestigatorDr C Ludwig

Professor JM McNamara, Co InvestigatorProfessor JM McNamara

Scheme

Standard Research

Research Areas

Complexity Science Complexity Science

Statistics and Applied Probability Statistics and Applied Probability

Start Date

10/2011

End Date

02/2016

Value

£1,646,369

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Grant Description

Summary and Description of the grant

For humans and machines decision making is not always simple. Sometimes the world changes so quickly that experience does not always tell you how to behave. Humans can cope reasonably well in this unstable and complicated world but we don't have a full understanding of how they do this. Solving this problem requires a wide range of researchers from very different backgrounds to work together. This grant assembles a team from Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Psychology, Economics, Earth Sciences, Geography, Neurology, Education and Biology.We will carry out experiments on human volunteers while they make decisions and try to understand how these decisions are made. The resulting models will then be useful in the design of artificial decision making systems such as computer based traffic flow systems, automatic stock market trading systems and early warning systems for disasters. This project also includes a number of researchers who work on real world problems such as food choice, financial decision making, disaster management and human addiction.A major challenge in this area is to build genuine understanding and common working practices across the subjects. We have planned a range of activities to help build a common language and understanding which will result in a new and sustainable community of decision making researchers.

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Grant Event Details:
Name: Decision making in an unstable world - EP/I032622/1
Start Date: 2011-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
End Date: 2016-02-29T00:00:00+00:00

Organization: University of Bristol

Description: For humans and machines decision making is not always simple. Sometimes the world changes so quickly that experience does not always tell you how to behave. Humans can cope reasonably well in this unstable and complicated world but we don't have a full un ...