Informavores: Active information foraging and human cognition


Unlike a passive sponge floating in a sea of information, humans are active information foragers -- informavores -- who gather and consume new knowledge. From controlling the movement of our eyes to determining which sources of news to consult, judging the quality of alternative sources of information is a critical part of our behavior. The goal of this symposium is to bring together researchers who are working to understand the cognitive processes underlying active information foraging and how they interact with more general aspects of cognition.

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