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The Neuroscience of Decision-Making with David Redish, PhD
The Neuroscience of Decision-Making with David Redish, PhD
WhenWednesday, Jun 27, 2018, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Campus locationKane Hall (KNE)
Campus room130
Event typesLectures/Seminars
Event sponsorsDepartment of Psychology
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The Neuroscience of Decision-Making:
How We Make Decisions and How Those Decisions Go Wrong

David Redish
Distinguished McKnight University Professor and
J. B. Johnston Land Grant Chair in Neuroscience,
Department of Neuroscience, University of Minnesota

In the last several decades, technological breakthroughs have enabled us to see the neural processes underlying imagination, dreams, and memory, as well as how processes of the mind arise from the brain, including imagination, deliberation, planning, and regret. Among the breakthroughs that have been discovered is the realization that we are not unitary decision-makers, but rather, that there are competing components to our decision-making processes that drive our behavior. Understanding these different systems and their underlying neurobiology leads us to new implications for policy and psychiatry. Dr. Redish will discuss his experimental results examining these neural processes across species and explore how these new views lead to a new understanding of who we are and what it means to be human.

Registration is now open.

This free lecture is made possible by a generous endowment from Professor Roger B. Loucks.

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