Hello, my name is Matthew Fisher, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University, formerly, a Ph.D. student at Yale University’s Cognition and Development Lab.
Broadly, my research examines how people make sense of a complex world with incomplete knowledge and the inherent tradeoffs of the strategies they use to do so. In particular, I explore the effects of outsourcing knowledge to technology (e.g., the Internet) and other people (e.g., testimony, argumentation). I am interested in how our current information-saturated environment affects metacognition, expertise, and consumer behavior.
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