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Over hundreds of years of evolution, human mind has adapted to remembering solutions to problems that our ancestors faced. One such adaptation is the ability to remember situations where one was cheated or treated wrongly by others. This allows us to avoid similar situations in the future. Doctor Raoul Bell, from Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf will present his research on evolutionary perspective on memory.

The lecture, organized by Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies is a part of the series "Fridays with Cognitive Psychology".

The lecture will be delivered in English. Free admission.

November 22
14:00-15:30
Warsaw

Remembering cheaters: An evolutionary perspective on memory

Evolutionary psychology is based on the idea that the human mind is composed of highly specialized modules that represent solutions for adaptive problems faced by our ancestors during the course of human evolution. This includes a module for remembering cheaters that has been proposed as an adaptation to reciprocal altruism. Indeed, several studies show that people may have enhanced memory for behaviors that violate social norms. However, a general tendency to focus attention to expectancy-violating information is better suited to explain these results than a highly specialized cheater-detection module.

This makes sense from a functional perspective as well. It is generally a highly efficient and frugal strategy to preferentially attend to information that cannot be inferred from existing schemas.

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Speaker

Raoul Bell, Ph.D. – is a cognitive psychologist specializing in memory processes. His research interests include evolutionary aspects of memory and the influence of auditory distraction on memory. He works at the Institute of Experimental Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. 

We are pleased to host Dr. Bell at SWPS University and learn about a new interdisciplinary research agenda focused on adaptive functions of memory, which links cognitive and evolutionary psychology.

Maciej Hanczakowski, Assistant Professor, Faculty of  Psychology 

Fridays with Cognitive Psychology

The aim of this lecture series, organized by the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, is to popularize cognitive psychology and to show how the results of research in this field may improve understanding of many processes and help solve everyday problems.

piatki z psychologia poznawcza

Date and Location

Friday, November 22, 2019, 14.00-15:30, room S305
Chodakowska 19/31, 03-915, Warszawa, Poland

Organizers

Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies
Contact: Maciej Hanczakowski
E-mail: mhanczakowski@swps.edu.pl

Learning and Metacognition Experimental Laboratory
Contact: Katarzyna Zawadzka
E-mail: kzawadzka@swps.edu.pl

 
 
 

 

 

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