Hilke Plassmann, INSEAD’s Octapharma Chaired Professor of Decision Neuroscience, talked to us this morning about the basics of behavioural science and the key elements to understanding human behaviour. In this context the students were rearranged into different groups to solve a digital escape game called “Paristopia”. A lot of constructive thinking, creativity and laughter went into the activity, and the outcomes of their performanced were later analysed by the Professor.
Professor Plassmann carried out an interesting social experiment with the students, using Virtual Reality to examine how the group responded social nudging and how that was reflected in their own decision making.
Our amazing sports team later organised a sports bootcamp, including a cycle of exercises like burpees, pushups and abs. The turnout of the bootcamp was great with students and counselors splitting up into teams of three and sharing a large amount of exercises in a coordinated way, before crossing the finish line.
Tonight was also Karaoke Night, where the energy was sky high despite the academically challenging day everyone had. Amazing performances like traditional country songs from Ukraine, Germany and the Netherlands kept the crowd lively until the end, where everyone merged into one act to sing the last song.