Computational Models of Mental Models of Computational Models of the World

April 4, 2018, 12:30 - 1:30

Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Robert Goldstone

Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences and Program in Cognitive Science, Indiana University

When students use computer simulations to learn about system principles, like ideal gas laws, they often misinterpret the underlying rules of the systems. Robert Goldstone will discuss and demonstrate a new model for understanding systems by interacting with them, based on the way human learners discover patterns in natural phenomena.