Mariano Sigman : The construction of confidence

Thursday, 10 September, 2015 - 11:30 to 13:00

In this lecture we will explore the construction of confidence, mostly in simple perceptual decisions. I will discuss how and why confidence varies across different individuals.  Why judges make systematic and reliable errors - being often overconfident without sufficient evidence and under-confident when there is ample evidence. I will present how current experimental evidence constrains the mechanisms by which models of decision making compute confidence.