What is Cognitive Science

Understanding Time

Dr. Ashwani Monga

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 12:00pm - 07:00pm

Rutgers University, School of Business, Department of Marketing

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In this talk, I will share my research findings on how we understand time and the role that it plays in influencing our judgments and decisions. I will discuss results from several studies, primarily experiments, that provide insights into the psychology behind questions such as the following: How do we think about time? How much is our time worth? How do we make decisions for time differently than that for money? How does time influence our patience and self-control? I will also discuss some implications of my results, particularly for public policy.

Dr. Ashwani Monga


"What is Cognitive Science?"

This lunchtime talks series is designed to introduce the University community to issues in Cognitive Science. Cognitive Science is one the the few fields where modern developments in computer science and artificial intelligence promise to shed light on classical problems in psychology and the philosophy of the mind. Ancient questions of how we see the world, understand language, and reason, and questions such as 'how a material system can know about the outside world', are being explored with the powerful new conceptual prosthetics of computer modeling.

The talks in this lunchtime lecture series are every Thursday during the Fall semester from ** 12:00-1:00 ** in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on  Busch Campus.

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