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Mathematical theory of human cognitive limits

The human brain has a proven ability to solve difficult problems. However, recent research in economics and psychology has revealed limits to human cognition. This includes situations where the assumption of an optimal Homo economicus has proven to be incorrect.Psychologists have called these issues 'cognitive biases' – situations where the human brain makes consistent and particular mistakes. They have spent a lot of time listing them, and testing them to make sure they are real. There are now dozens of …

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PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
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Science and Engineering Faculty
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School of Mathematical Sciences
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