Counterfactual Reasoning

How do people explore what-if questions? Counterfactual thinking is critical to many areas of human inference and decision-making, allowing us to imagine alternative worlds and infer what would have happened if we’d taken different actions. We investigate how people generate counterfactuals and how they use them to assign causality, blame and praise. We also explore the close link between causal and counterfactual reasoning.


Carlos Fernandez-Basso

Jesica Gómez-Sánchez

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