NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference 2012



We are proud to announce that the keynote lecture at the 2012 NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference in Rotterdam will be given by John O’Doherty from Caltech, who is a world leader in the area of neuroeconomics and decision neuroscience.

The title of his lecture is:
"Neural mechanisms underlying valuation and decision-making in social contexts".

About Prof. O'Doherty

Professor O’Doherty is currently a professor of Psychology at Caltech, and his main research interests are to develop an understanding of the brain systems involved in making decisions under uncertainty, representing the value of stimuli in the world, learning to predict future rewards, and in the flexible control of behavior to obtain reward. This is achieved through a combination of functional neuroimaging (fMRI) with computational models of learning and decision making. Other interests include the functional neuroanatomy of human emotions, and neural structures involved in social cognition.

Prof. O'Doherty is a former professor at the University of Dublin, Ireland, and Director of its Neuroimaging Center.  He collaborates intensively with Caltech faculty Shimojo, Andersen, Rangel, Koch, Adolphs, and Camerer. He is a pioneer of model-based functional neuroimaging to investigate human decision-making (O’Doherty et al., 2001, 2004) and conducts numerous studies that aim to map parameters in computational models of decision-making to specific neuroanatomical regions of the human brain.

Attending the conference

Attendance to the keynote address by John O’Dogerty is free for ERIM affiliates and members of the Institute of Psychology (IOP) and we hope to welcome many of you! This is a rare opportunity to learn more about this exciting new research area of neuroeconomics from a world leading expert.

The theme of the 2012 NeuroPscyhoEconomics conference is:
“Integrating Neuroscience with Research in Economics, Management, and Marketing”

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This conference is organised by the Erasmus Centre for Neuroeconomics.