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Wednesday, October 12, 2011
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Beckman Auditorium

Antonio Rangel: "Neuroeconomics: How Does Your Brain Make Decisions?"

Presented By: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs

Salad or steak? Work, family, or play? Stop or have another drink? All of those decisions are made, often effectively, by processes imbedded in our brains - but sometimes in self-defeating ways. Neuroeconomics studies the computations made by the brain to make different types of decisions, how those computations are implemented by the brain, and what the differences are between the brains of good and bad decision makers. This talk will discuss what we have learned about these questions at Caltech over the last few years.

Antonio Rangel is Professor of Economics and Neuroscience at Caltech.

For more information, please phone (626) 395-4652 or email events@caltech.edu.