Value is a central concept in economic theory and in neuroeconomics. Nonetheless, we have only recently begun to understand how the brain evaluates options and compares values to make beneficial choices. These processes appear to involve the coordinated action of multiple prefrontal and striatal regions acting together. Our work suggests that value is an emergent process that depends on the coordinated action of component processes, including memory, executive control, and action selection.
This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested and can be done on the event website.
Ben Hayden, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the University of Rochester. He studies self-control, decision-making, and counterfactual reasoning. He is the recipient of a career development award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the Outstanding Young Investigator from the Society for Neuroeconomics.
This talk is part of the Cognition and Decision Seminar Series and is sponsored by Columbia Business School’s Center for Decision Sciences.