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July 13, 2021

009 - Cognitive biases and decision making in evacuation with Michael Kinsey

009 - Cognitive biases and decision making in evacuation with Michael Kinsey

Why do we take certain decisions during an evacuation process? How do we choose the evacuation route? These are often affected by cognitive biases, which is the main theme of today's episode. With Dr Michael Kinsey we will discuss how biases can be used to understand known behaviours and model human behaviour in a more realistic way. A lot of focus is placed on the evacuation modelling, and how the decision-making processes are implemented in the computer models... And in the end, we talk a bit about biases in engineering and evacuation of tall buildings - after all, Michael lives and works in Shanghai.

Connect with Michael at https://twitter.com/DrMichaelKinsey

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The paper on cognitive biases, which was the theme of this episode: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10694-018-0708-0

Mike's lecture on cognitive biases: https://www.oasys-software.com/news/research-cognitive-biases-within-decision-making-during-fire-evacuations/
Mike's keynote on cognitive biases at FEMTC 2020: https://www.femtc.com/events/2020/d1-02-kinsey/

PhD on the dynamic signage mentioned in the episode: https://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/8080/
Recent papers of Fire Safety Engineering Group at Greenwich University:
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/authShare/S0379711221001454/20210708T123300Z/1?md5=35a030d79a5c6c6f396effad3e921a2e&dgcid=author (free download till 27.08.2021)

Learning how to learn course that was briefly mentioned by myself: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learning-how-to-learn