Tehran Institute for Advanced Studies (TEIAS)

/ Thinking Fast and Slow on Networks: Co-evolution of Cognition and Cooperation in Structured Population __ Mohsen Mosleh


Thinking Fast and Slow on Networks: Co-evolution of Cognition and Cooperation in Structured Population

January 07, 2018


Khatam University, Building No2.
Address: Mollasadra Blvd., North Shirazi St., East Daneshvar St., No.17. See location on Google map


Dr. Mohsen Mosleh

Postdoctoral Associate at Yale University


Understanding the evolution of cooperation, which is collectively beneficial but individually costly, is a major focus of research in a wide range of fields including economics, psychology, computer science, and evolutionary biology. To that end, a great deal of work has illuminated various mechanisms which can promote the evolution of cooperative behavior. Here we use evolutionary game theory and focus on the cognitive processes underlying cooperative or non-cooperative choices. We explore cognition using the “dual-process” framework, in which decisions are made based on two different cognitive processes: (1) Automatic, intuitive and relatively effortless yet inflexible processes; versus (2) controlled, deliberate and relatively effortful but flexible processes. We investigate coevolution of cooperation and cognition in structured population and determine conditions under which costly deliberation is favored over intuition, as well as when cooperation is favored over selfish response.



Mohsen Mosleh is a Postdoctoral Researcher at Psychology Department, Yale university. He received his PhD from the School of Systems and Enterprises and Graduate Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics from School of Business at Stevens Institute of Technology. He also received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration, both from Sharif University of Technology. His research interests are Computational Social Sciences, Economic and Technological Networks, and Modeling the Emergence of Social Norms and Collective Behavior in Socio-Technical System.