Past Neuroeconomics Colloquiums

Spring 2016 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Title Papers
May 10 Ifat Levy, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine and Neurobiology, Yale University Value-related functions – fMRI and behavioral investigations
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Apr 12 Paul Glimcher, PhD. Director, Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making Professor of Neural Science, Economics and Psychology, New York University The Kavli HUMAN Project
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Mar 22 Vinod Venkatraman, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Marketing and Supply Chain Management, Fox School of Business, Temple University Consumer Neuroscience: Moving Beyond Hype
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Mar 01 Jennifer S. Lerner, Ph.D. Professor of Public Policy and Management Harvard Kennedy School of Government Emotion and Decision Making
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Feb 09 Angela Duckworth, Ph.D. Founder and Scientific Director, Character Lab Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Strategies for Self-Control
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Fall 2015 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Titles Papers
Sep 15 Joshua T. Dudman, Ph.D. Janelia Research Campus Group Leader,
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Vigorous Pursuit of Reward
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Oct 6 Lise Vesterlund, Ph.D. Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Economics,
University of Pittsburgh, Department of Economics
Breaking the Glass Ceiling with “No”: Gender Differences in Accepting and Receiving Requests for Non-Promotable Tasks

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Oct 27 Warren K. Bickel, Ph.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Professor of Psychology,
Director of Addiction Recovery Research Center,
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
A Trans-Diagnostic Approach to Treating Self-Control Failure

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Nov 10 Joshua W. Buckholtz, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Psychology,
Harvard University
Brain Circuit Mechanisms for Self-Control Failure
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Dec 1 Philippe N. Tobler, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neuroeconomics and Social Neuroscience
Group Leader, Neuroeconomics and Social Neuroscience, Laboratory for Social and Neural Systems Research
University of Zurich
Neural Representation of Inequality
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Dec 8 Jennifer S. Lerner, Ph.D. Professor of Public Policy and Management
Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Emotion and Decision Making
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Spring 2015 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Title/Paper
February 10 Charles Sprenger, PhD Department of Economics, Stanford University Working Over Time: Dynamic Inconsistency in Real Effort Tasks
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March 24 Armin Falk, PhD Center for Economics and Neuroscience, University of Bonn Malleability of moral behavior
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April 14 Todd Braver, PhD Cognitive Control and Psychopathology Laboratory and Department of Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis Cognitive control and reward-based decision-making
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Relevant Papers:
Chiew, Braver 2014
Etzel et al. 2015
Jimura et al. 2013
Westbrook, Braver 2015

April 28 Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD Howard Hughes Medical Institute, The Kavli Institute for Brain Science at Columbia University Believing and time. Decision confidence as an evolving attribute.
May 12 Daniela Schiller, PhD Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai A map for social navigation in the human brain
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Fall 2014 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Titles and Papers
Sept 9 Charles Manski, PhD Department of Economics and Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University Diagnostic testing and treatment under ambiguity: Using decision analysis to inform clinical practice
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Sept 16 Matthew Botvinick, PhD Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University Hierarchical reinforcement learning and human behavior
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Nov 4 David Cesarini, PhD Department of Economics, New York University Smoking, Genes, and Health
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Nov 25 Alla Karpova, PhD Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Janelia Farm Research Campus Decision-making under uncertainty: Probing the neural basis of mental models
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Dec 16 Rita Goldstein, PhD Neuropsychoimaging of Addiction and Related Conditions (NARC) Research Program, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai The neurobiology underlying drug addiction: lessons from multimodality imaging and neuropsychological studies in humans
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Spring 2014 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Titles Papers
Jan 28 Uri Gneezy, PhD Rady School of Management, UC San Diego Incentives and behavior change
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Feb 11 Daphna Shohamy, PhD Department of Psychology, Columbia University How memory biases decisions
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Feb 25 Tim Behrens, PhD Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford Value, Competition and choice in the medial frontal cortex
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April 1 Yael Niv, PhD Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Psychology Department, Princeton University Task representations, why they matter, and how we learn them
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April 22 Camelia Kuhnen, PhD UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Asymmetric Learning from Financial Information
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May 6 Ian Krajbich, PhD Department of Economics, University of Zurich A common dynamic mechanism underlying value-based decision making
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Fall 2013 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Titles & Papers
Sept 17 Joseph Kable, PhD Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania Rational temporal predications can underlie apparent failures to sustain delay of gratification
Abstract | Paper 1 | Paper 2
Oct 1 Ariel Rubenstein, PhD School of Economics, Tel Aviv University and the Economics Department, NYU Response Time and Decision Making: A “Free Experimental Study”
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Oct 29 Roshan Cools, PhD Department of Psychiatry, Radboud University Nijmegen Affective and decision functions of serotonin
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Nov 19 Mauricio Delgado, PhD Department of Psychology, Rutgers University The inherent value of exercising control
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Dec 3 Xiao-Jing Wang, PhD Center for Neural Science, NYU, Provost, NYU Shanghai Neurobiology of reward-dependent learning: beyond local circuits
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Dec 17 Naoshige Uchida, PhD Biophysics Department, Harvard University Arithmetic of dopamine reward prediction errors
Abstract | Paper 1 | Paper 2

Spring 2013 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Titles & Papers
Jan 29 Andrei Shleifer, PhD Department of Economics,Harvard University Salience and Consumer Choice
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Feb 12 Rosemarie Nagel, PhD Department of Economics and Business,Universitat Pompeu Fabra Assessing Strategic Risk and Uncertainty in Coordination Games and Lotteries using fMRI
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March 12 CHEW Soo Hong, PhD Department of Economics, National University of Singapore Familiarity Biases Risk Taking: GABAergic Modulation of Amygdala Response to Familiarity
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April 2 Aldo Rustichini, PhD Department of Economics, University of Minnesota A Neuronal Theory of the Decision Process
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May 7 Roozbeh Kiani, PhD Center for Neural Science, NYU Response dynamics of lateral intraparietal neurons represent choice certainty
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Fall 2012 Speaker List

Date Speaker Institution Titles & Papers
Sept 18 Christopher Sims, PhD Department of Economics, Princeton University Modeling the behavior of information-constrained people
Abstract | Paper 1 | Paper 2
Oct 2 Wei Ji Ma, PhD Department of Neuroscience, Baylor College of Medicine Probabilistic Computation in Perceptual Decision-Making
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Oct 23 Eero Simoncelli, PhD Center for Neural Science, NYU Embedding of prior probabilities in neural populations
Abstract | Paper 1 | Paper 2
Oct30 E.J. Chichilnisky, PhD Systems Neurobiology Laboratories, Salk Institute The Trouble with Optimality: Reading Out Visual Motion from the Retina
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Nov 13 Roland Benabou, PhD Department of Economics and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University The economics of motivated cognition
Abstract | Paper 1 | Paper 2
Nov 27 Botond Koszegi, PhD Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley A model of focusing in economic choice
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Dec 4 Andrew Caplin, PhD Department of Economics, NYU Imperfect Perception, Entropy, and Rational Inattention
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Dec 11 David Knill, PhD Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester Visual working memory in theory and practice
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