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Anna Fedor,

Anna Fedor (Hungary 2016) obtained her MSc in Biology and PhD in Evolutionary Biology at ELTE, Budapest. She was a junior fellow at Collegium Budapest, then spent three years in the UK to work at Birkbeck College (University of London) as a postdoctoral researcher. Currently, she lives in Munich and works on an international project on problem solving.

Topic: Evolutionary biology and cognitive psychology

My current research topic explores the hypothesis that new ideas and candidate solutions to a problem are generated by an evolutionary process in the brain. Recently, we implemented Darwinian Neurodynamics in artificial neural networks, which consists of thousands of attractor networks that are inter-connected and we showed that it can solve problems similarly to humans. The model also produced some interesting predictions about human behaviour that I would like to test. My plan is to pilot this experiment during my stay at iASK.