• Warandelaan 2, Dante Building, room D 342

    5037 AB Tilburg

    Netherlands

19992019
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Personal profile

Research interests

How do humans and other animals function so effectively in such an uncertain world, and can an understanding of this ability guide the development of computational intelligence? I study these issues by examining how environmental uncertainty regulates decision making, learning, evolutionary and adaptive systems, and cultural processes.

My research typically involves computational modelling, but also experiments with human subjects. I have made key contributions to the computational modelling of the evolution of language, bounded and ecological rationality, and instance-based learning. My book Introducing Artificial Intelligence is an illustrated guide to the big ideas in artificial intelligence.

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Career

  • Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence, Tilburg University, 2016-
  • Adjunct Researcher, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 2016-
  • Research Scientist, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 2008-2016
  • Faculty Associate and Guest Lecturer, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, 2008-2012.
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, 2005-2008
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Language Evolution, University of Edinburgh, 2004-2005
  • Research Scientist, SHARP Laboratories of Europe, Oxford, 1997-1999

Current courses

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Keywords

  • Language Evolution
  • Cognitive Science
  • Decision Making
  • Health Communication
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Linguistics
  • Psychology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Henry Brighton is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Linguistics Engineering & Materials Science
heuristics Social Sciences
Tin Engineering & Materials Science
learning Social Sciences
grammar Social Sciences
Decision theory Engineering & Materials Science
Decision making Engineering & Materials Science
linguistics Social Sciences

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Research Output 1999 2019

Beyond quantified ignorance: rebuilding rationality without the bias bias

Brighton, H., 2019, Kiel Institute for the World Economy., (Economics Discussion Papers; no. 2019-25).

Research output: Working paperDiscussion paperOther research output

Rationality
Rebuilding
Ignorance
Optimality
Uncertainty

Rationality without optimality: Bounded and ecological rationality from a Marrian perspective

Brighton, H., 2018, PsyArXiv.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Open Access

Building the Theory of Ecological Rationality

Todd, P. M. & Brighton, H., 1 Jan 2016, In : Minds and Machines. 26, 1-2, p. 9–30

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Decision making
Heuristics
Ecological Rationality
Rationality

Introducing Artificial Intelligence: A Graphic Guide

Brighton, H., 2015, Icon Books.

Research output: Book/ReportBookPopular

L'intelligence Artificielle En Images

Brighton, H. & Selina, H., 2015, EDP Sciences.

Research output: Book/ReportBookPopular

Press / Media