Amir Tal

PhD Student

I am a PhD student in the lab since 2013, studying the very human tendency to generalize.
We formulate, in our minds, rules describing the world around us, and then rely on them to predict how this world will behave next. But how many examples do we need to decide on such a rule? How automatic is that process, how does such a rule affect our perception of the world, and consequently – how many times does it need to fail for us to drop it?
I am very interested in these questions pertaining statistical learning, predictions and emergent stereotypical behavior.

I hold a BSc in computer-science and philosophy from Tel-Aviv University
and an MSc in neuroscience from Bar-Ilan University.