Dr. Lotem Elber Dorozko
Lotem is a post-doctocal researcher at the Technion’s department of Humanities and Arts. She studied for her PhD at the Loewenstein lab for decision making, in ELSC center for computational neuroscience in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where she investigated models of reinforcement learning from neuroscientific, behavioral and philosophical perspectives; She analyzed various suggested models for reinforcement learning and examined how they relate to physical activity in the brain, discovering that the relation between computation and physical activity is not at all straightforward.
Her MA thesis was in philosophy of the cognitive sciences and investigated explanations in the cognitive sciences with the supervision of Prof. Oron Shagrir. Currently, She conducts research in philosophy of the cognitive sciences, specifically investigating the role of both scientific evidence and assumptions about cognitive functions in supporting claims about computations in the brain. She has additional collaborative projects pertaining to assumptions about optimality in behavior, the origin of assumptions in predictive processing, and the place of higher powers in the inner causal models people utilize. She is always happy to discuss future collaborations.
philosophy of the cognitive sciences, including:
· computation in the brain
· How models of cognition explain
· What assumptions about cognition underlie scientific research
· What are the functions of cognition
· How people model the world and the relation to scientific models