Our decisions define who we are. Researchers from various UvA departments share a deep interest in decision science, the study of decision making and decision support. Joining forces would enable researchers with backgrounds in (a.o.) Psychology, Economics, Neurobiology, Biology, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Informatics and Computer Science to capitalize on their complementary expertise. This, in turn, will allow UvA to widen the interdisciplinary nature, scope, and significance of the ongoing research in the decision sciences, and to educate a new generation of experts in this field.
|Date||21 April 2015|
|Time||12:30 - 18:00|
The symposium on Decision Making will bring together UvA staff members and students from various departments and MSc programs to discuss central questions, share perspectives, and identify common ground as well as important focus topics for potential research and education initiatives, in an interactive forum.
The symposium will begin with a lecture by Prof. Paul Glimcher (Center of Neural Science, NYU) with the title: Neuroeconomics: What we have learned and what lies ahead?
Prof. Glimcher is a pioneer of the field of neuroeconomics, who has made outstanding contributions to the study of the neurobiological basis of decision-making. He is also the Director of NYU’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Study of Decision-Making (http://www.neuroeconomics.nyu.edu/), one of the first of its kind in the world. The long-term goal of his research is to describe the neural events that underlie behavioral decision-making employing an interdisciplinary approach: “Our approach to this problem consolidates mathematical economic approaches to decision-making with traditional neurobiological tools. By using these tools in our physiological analyses we hope to develop a coherent view of how the brain makes decisions.”
The core of the symposium will be three interactive panel discussions among UvA faculty members and the audience, focusing on the following questions:
The symposium is a joint initiative of researchers from the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities.
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