Brain Awareness Week Public Lecture: Scott Huettel, Ph.D.

Duke University

Neuroeconomics: Do Our Brains Matter for Our Decisions?

This event is a free, public lecture during Brain Awareness Week@Duke. Learn more about Brain Awareness Week@Duke.

Dr. Huettel's research focuses on understanding the brain mechanisms underlying executive control, with particular emphasis on systems responsible for economic and social decision making. He uses functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to probe changes in brain activation associated with decision making, integrating fMRI activation measures with behavioral and psychometric data. Ongoing studies evaluate whether there are distinct forms of uncertainty whose resolution is mediated by different brain systems; how certainty, risk, and ambiguity differentially influence decision processes; and how changes in the probability of events influence brain systems for decision making. Collectively, these studies fall under the emerging field of "neuroeconomics."

Thursday, March 07, 2013

06:00PM - 07:00PM


Broad Street Cafe
This event is not on campus.