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Behavioral Social Neuroscience Seminar

Thursday, March 1, 2012
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Baxter B125
How Social Information Modulates Human Decision Making
Hauke Heekeren, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Free University, Berlin,
Many important decisions are made while under the influence of counsel, from politicians deciding whether to invade a country, to personal decisions such as buying a house or accepting a job offer. In addition, every day around the world patients receive suggestions from healthcare practitioners on how to take better care of themselves, with their health and sometimes their lives depending on how they utilize this advice. In my talk, I will discuss recent work from my lab, in which we used model-based functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify the neurobiological basis of following advice. In a second set of studies, we investigated, how humans use expert and novice advice during an estimation task.
For more information, please contact Barbara Estrada by phone at Ext. 4083 or by email at [email protected].