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Friday, November 7, 2014 - 12:00pm

IRCS Conference Room

Ming Hsu
Neuroeconomics Laboratory
University of California Berkeley

Biological mechanisms underlying social decision-making

The past decade of research has produced exquisite functional maps of brain regions engaged in social and economic decision-making. These advances are now allowing us to ask a number of questions that go beyond localization. For example, what are the computational capacities of these brain regions that mechanistically link perception and behavior? What is the causal relationship between brain and behavior? What are the molecular and genetic mechanisms that constrain and shape these neural circuitry? I will present findings from a set of studies from my lab in the past few years that aim to shed light on these questions.