The INL is an interdisciplinary group integrated by physicists, psychologists, biologists, engineers, educational and biotechnology scientists, linguists, mathematicians, artists and computer scientists.
The group has wide interests in neuroscience and experimental psychology. Over the last years we developed an empirical and theoretical approach to decision making, with special focus on the assemblage of unitary decisions into mental programs and understanding the construction of confidence and subjective beliefs. Many aspects of our investigation rely on data mining and computational tools on massive corpus of human behavior (text, decision making...). Several members of the group have over the last years developed lines of research to understand how current knowledge of the brain and the mind may serve to improve educational practice. Many of the projects conducted are developed at schools throughout the country and these investigations on cognitive development are being extended to hundreds of thousands of children through the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) framework.
The group has developed numerous interactions with representatives of different domains of human culture including, musicians, professional chess players, elementary school teachers, mathematicians, magicians, visual artists and chefs.
A common motivation of the group is to progressively bring the more phenomenological aspects of the mind to quantitative grounds, trying to be agnostic and innovative on methodologies and often fusing known ideas in novel mixtures.
The group stems from a lab founded in 2006 at the Physics Department at the University of Buenos Aires. It grew steadily over the last years and today it conforms a group of researchers at different departments collaborating closely and in friendship.
The INL today is constituted by researchers from the following departments:
Neuroscience Laboratory, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (www.utdt.edu);
Laboratory of Applied Artificial Inteligence, Computer Science Department, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (liaa.dc.uba.ar);
Physics Department, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (www.df.uba.ar);
Calculus Institute, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (www.ic.fcen.uba.ar).