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Marie Devaine,Jean Daunizeau. Learning about and from others’ prudence, impatience or laziness: The computational bases of attitude alignment. PLOS Computational Biology,2017 by Amir-Hossein Tehrani Safa (*) Interacting with others lets us learn about their subjective preferences, feelings, attitudes and desires. In Psychology, the ability to interpret others’ explicit behavior and infer their hidden mental states or attitudes […]

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Sometimes science is hard and experiments are not decisive

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What happens in our brain when we look at attractive and ugly faces?

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Talking to others changes our opinion in very interesting and non-trivial ways.

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Human children but not chimpanzees make irrational decisions driven by social comparison Esther Herrmann, Lou M. Haux, Henriette Zeidler and Jan M. Engelmann January 2019  https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2018.2228 The paper asks if Social Comparison can motivate primates to make stupid value-based choices. (see Test condition below). Three things are particularly cool about the paper: (1) Authors set social comparative and absolute […]