From the Neural Encoding of Subjective Value to the Behavior: A Neuro-Economics Perspective


Maël Lebreton
Maël Lebreton
  • Speaker
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), Erasmus University Rotterdam

Event Information

Type
Research Seminar
Programme
Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Date
Wed. 4 Dec. 2013
Contact
Niels Rietveld
Time
14:00-15:00 hours
Location
Tinbergen Building H12-30


Abstract

In this talk, I will present how the use of functional brain imaging in humans can provide experimental evidence that subjective values -the putative determinants of our economic behaviours- are reflected in a dedicated brain system -with the limbic fronto-striatal circuits as a key component. 

I will then illustrate some situations in which this brain valuation system (BVS) interacts with other brain systems in the construction of subjective values, or in the processes translating these values in behaviour. I will end by discussing important properties and biological constraints of value encoding which complicate their decoding but may account for important decision-theoretic anomalies.

Niels Rietveld
  • Coordinator