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Thomas Shultz


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Professor in the Department of Psychology
Stewart Biological Sciences Bldg., Room W7/3D
1205 Dr. Penfield Avenue
McGill University
Montreal, QC
H3A 1B1

Research Description

I study cognition and behavior through a combination of psychological and computational approaches. Basic psychological phenomena are simulated, leading to predictions that can be tested empirically. Our recent and current lines of research concern learning and cognitive development, artificial neural networks, evolution, cognitive dissonance, and problem solving. Common to of all these projects is emergence – the idea that complex phenomena naturally arise from the interaction of elementary components. For example, cognition arises from activation signals passing across networks of neurons. And ethnocentric cooperation emerges from genes replicating themselves.

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Last Update:   2013/01/10 15:00:59.226 US/Eastern