Past Event

Rosemarie Nagel - The Strategic Brain under Risk in Games and Lotteries with FMRI

October 31, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
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Uris Hall (Room 140), Columbia University, 3022 Broadway, New York

Event Description: 

While the neuroeconomics of individual decision making has been extensively studied, the neuroeconomics of strategic interaction remains relatively unexplored. Rosemarie Nagel will begin by introducing three classic strategic situations, the Beauty Contest, Stag Hunt, and Entry games to show key principles of game theoretic properties and a general structure of simple strategic interaction situations. These features are then contrasted to actual behavior, and a descriptive model of higher order reasoning. We then include biological data, obtained through fMRI and eye tracking, combined with behavioral observations in the same games, and similarly framed plays against the computer (nature). We discuss similarities and differences across individuals playing against nature vs. against humans in the three mentioned games, using behavioral data for classifying types (e.g., Risk types, higher order reasoning types) to structure biological brain data.

Event Speaker: 

Rosemarie Nagel, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies Research Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Event Information: 

Free and open to the public however RSVP is required via the event webpage

The Cognition and Decision Seminar Series is sponsored by the Program for Economic Research and the Center for Decision Science, both at Columbia University.