The computational structure of human social cognition
Julian Jara-Ettinger, PhD
Humans have a unique capacity to reason about each other's minds, enabling us to communicate with each other; to share what we know and rely on others to learn what we don't; and to cooperate to achieve what no one can achieve alone. Dr. Jara-Ettinger's lab studies the computational basis of this capacity. Their goal is to understand the representations and computations that underlie our ability to reason about other people's minds, to uncover how this system emerges and develops, and to build machines with human-like social intelligence.