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AFDA Durban’s Elmarie Venter Published in International Journal ‘Kairos’

May 9, 2016 1:04 pm

AFDA Durban Production Course Administrator, Elmarie Venter has had her article; ‘How and why actions are selected: Action selection and the dark room problem’ published in the prestigious international journal Kairos, Journal of Philosophy and Science based in Portugal.

 “Publishing articles is a long, challenging journey. This paper was completed in 2014, I submitted it to a South African journal and was rejected. After polishing the paper, I submitted it to Kairos, an international journal based in Portugal, in May 2015. 11 months later, I have my first publication. Getting your first publication is a great feeling of achievement. It’s a rite of passage into academia and personally I think it is the difference between a student researcher and an academic researcher. I have used this research in my work for AFDA and look forward to incorporating it into the curriculum.” says Elmarie.

The paper explores a model of cognition that is making huge waves at the moment but there is a particular focus on action selection and the motivation behind our decision making. Our behavior is greatly influenced by the value of a reward we expect to receive when making a decision or selecting an action; that is the main claim of the paper. The research conducted for this paper is applicable to many fields including neuroeconomics, psychology and even narrative engagement theory.

Read and see more here:

http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/kjps.2016.15.issue-1/kjps-2016-0002/kjps-2016-0002.xml?format=INT

http://www.afda.co.za/campuses/durban-campus/

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