October 5 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm | Carnegie 113
Foraging is arguably foundational to the evolution of intelligence in humans and other animals. It is an ancient behavior that requires perception, planning, navigation, and coordination and communication among foragers in groups. In this talk, I will present several empirical and computational studies to show how foraging requires a balance between exploration and exploitation at multiple levels—perception, movement, planning, and social interaction—and better foragers are better at managing tradeoffs across levels. These studies advance our understanding of foraging and its tradeoffs as foundational to cognition.