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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.

Detail Summary
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.

Programme

  •  12.30-13.00 Walk in
  •  13.00-13.05 Opening symposium by Damiaan Denys (AMC)
  •  13.05-14.00 Keynote lecture by Prof. Paul Glimcher, New York University (NYU)
  •  14.00-17.15 Panel discussions

Keynote lecture

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?

About - Paul Glimcher

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.”  

Panel discussions

The core of the symposium will be three interactive panel discussions among UvA faculty members and the audience, focusing on the following questions:

  •  Who’s in control of decision making?
  •  What drives greedy decision making?
  •  Will computing change the role of human decision makers?

Panelists

  • dhr. prof. dr. C.K.W. (Carsten) de Dreu, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Behavioral Economics, Center for Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED).
  • dhr. dr. C.J.M. (Martijn) Egas, Faculty of Science, Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics, Population Biology.
  • dhr. prof. dr. A.G. (Alfons) Hoekstra, Faculty of Science, Informatics Institute, Computational Science.
  • dhr. prof. dr. C.H. (Cars) Hommes, Faculty of Economics and Business, Section Mathematical Economics & Mathematics, Economic Dynamics.
  • mw. prof. dr. H.M. (Hilde) Huizenga, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Research Group: Developmental Psychology, Formal Modeling of behavioral and brain indices of (a)typical development and aging.
  • dhr. prof. dr. H.L.J. (Han) van der Maas, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Research Group: Psychological Methods, Formalization and testing of psychological theories in areas such as cognition, expertise, development, attitudes and intelligence.
  • dhr. prof. dr. M.R.H. (Michel) Mandjes, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Science, Korteweg-de Vries Institute, Applied Probability.
  • dhr. prof. dr. C.M.A. (Cyriel) Pennartz, Faculty of Science, Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences, Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience.
  • dhr. prof. dr. P.M.A. (Peter) Sloot, Faculty of Science, Informatics Institute, Computational Science.
  • dhr. prof. dr. J.H. (Joep) Sonnemans, Faculty of Economics and Business, Center for Experimental Economics and Political Decision Making (CREED), Behavioral Economics.

Organization

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.

Location

Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond 
Nes 45 Amsterdam

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