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Modelling Mind

We model minds in order to understand how people make decisions, how they learn, and how they age. Warwick has a long history of some of the most groundbreaking research in this area, from Bayesian models of rationale choice, to understanding how children learn language, to developing models of social persuasion and the infection of social preferences. This work is derived from empirical studies as well as big data approaches to human behaviour, such as natural language processing of millions of words of text. Warwick has numerous grants in this area and the new Bridges Leverhulme Doctoral Training Centre at Warwick is specifically designed to promote additional research in this area, bridging the theoretical social sciences with the quantitative expertise of the mathematical sciences.


Eliot Ludvig Department of Psychology
e dot ludvig at warwick dot ac dot uk

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Stock market by Perpetual Tourist (CC-BY https://flic.kr/p/4uuwLf
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    Photo credits:

    • 'Brain Lobes' By Allan Ajifo of aboutmodafinil.com (CC-BY https://flic.kr/p/of4Z2o)
    • Stock market by Perpetual Tourist (CC-BY https://flic.kr/p/4uuwLf
    • 'Colores per tres' (colored pencils) by jqmj (Queralt) (CC-BY-SA https://flic.kr/p/bDeKzo)