Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Decision making in small and large worlds One of the main distinctions in research on decision making concerns the availability of information to a decision maker. In so-called ‘small worlds’, all alternatives, consequences, and probabilities are known. In so-called ‘large worlds’,... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:02:42
Declarative memory in humans and animals Declarative memory is usually thought of as the consciously available memory that allows a flexible use of knowledge. Both memories of ones past as well as memorized facts are part of this system in humans. Similar brain mechanisms support... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:02:28
Heuristics Heuristics are simple strategies that allow a decision maker to reach a decision quickly and with little effort. While most people view heuristics as 'second class citizens' compared to optimized algorithmic solutions. In this... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:05:26
The history of decision making The history of decision making goes back to the 1600s – to Descartes and Pointcarre who created a first ‘calculus’ of decision making. The modern view of decision making that takes into consideration of human information processing and the use of... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:04:26
What is memory? Our understanding of memory has changed dramatically over the last few decades. Based on data from patients and animal studies, the notion that memory is a unitary concept had to be revised. Instead, multiple memory systems are working together to... Larry R. Squire goCognitive 00:03:15
What is rationality? There are different ways to define rationality. While most people associate rationality with probability theory and internal consistency of behavior, Dr. Gigerenzer emphasizes a different view of ecological rationality. In this view, rational... Gerd Gigerenzer goCognitive 00:05:33