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Are videogames more effective at improving brain function than dedicated cognitive training?

One of the fundamental issues raised by scientists in fields as varied as biology, behavioral economics, psychology, and sociology concerns the causes of pro-social behavior, and cooperation in situations in which individuals could benefit by acting selfishly. Why do we honor others’ trust if we would be better off exploiting them? In other words, what is the basis of social order?

We talk to Igor Zubrycki, doctoral student at the Faculty of Robotics at the Institute of Automation at the Łódź University of Technology and winner of this year’s INTER competition of the Foundation for Polish Science, about robots supporting children on the autism spectrum disorder (ASD), artificial intelligence and dangers posed by machines.

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