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The Psychology of Chess

Fernand Gobet has a new book out that, as a (very rusty) chess player, has piqued my interest. As a cognitive scientist and a highly skilled player himself, there are few (if any) better placed than Fernand to write on this topic. Visitors to this site might recall Fernand’s excellent essay on Herb Simon. Here is…

From Bounded Rationality to Expertise

The ninth in a series of excerpts from Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon. Fernand Gobet Introduction Historically, a pervasive assumption in the social sciences, in particular economics, is that humans are perfect rational agents. Having full access to information and enjoying unlimited computational resources, they maximise utility when…

“Storify” Version of Q+A

Minds, Models and Milieux: Commemorating the Centennial of the Birth of Herbert Simon Artificial intelligenceBounded Rationalitycomplexitycomputational intelligenceDecision makingEconomicsFernand GobetHerbert SimonMarcin MiłkowskiMarco NovaresePsychologyrationalismsatisficing

Minds, Models and Milieux: Twitter Q&A

A reminder about our Twitter Q&A tomorrow, Monday 15 February at 8am PST/4pm GMT. The list of participants below, along with the titles of their contributions to the collection — if you can’t join us, a link will provided soon after to an omnibus version: @markpingle — Boundedly Rational Decision-Making under Certainty and Uncertainty: Some Reflections on Herbert Simon @mmarconov…