02/27/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/27/2020 07:39
Harvard University Professor Elizabeth Phelps will deliver 'The Neuroeconomics of Emotion and Decision Making,' NYU's Annual Dean for Science Lecture in Neuroeconomics, on Monday, March 30, 5-6:30 p.m. at NYU's Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion (60 Washington Square South [at LaGuardia Place], 10th floor).
Phelps, Pershing Square Professor of Human Neuroscience of the Department of Psychology at Harvard, will outline how research on decision making has historically focused on both emotion and reason-and discuss why this approach does not reflect the complexity of emotion and does not align with neuroscience research on emotion and cognition. She will also detail how changing emotion can alter decision choices and why improving our understanding of neuroeconomics depends on a more sophisticated awareness of how the brain works.
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The lecture is hosted by NYU's Institute for the Study of Decision Making (ISDM) and sponsored by the university's Dean for Science.